September 19th, 2016
VERGENNES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vergennes has been engaged in a two-year training program exploring how churches can pursue both community engagement and historic preservation.
MIDDLEBURY — In August, prolonged rainfall in southern parts of Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of houses and businesses. Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, recently openedits doors to cats affected by this natural disaster.
They did so to help open up space in a Louisiana shelter for the influx of stray animals that resulted from the flooding. The 12 felines transferred to the Middlebury shelter range from young kittens to older cats and more are expected in coming weeks.
HANCOCK —The Middlebury Ski Club will be holding its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Snow Bowl. The Middlebury Ski Club has been promoting the sport of skiing and ski racing since 1956. The mission to provide the education, the love for the sport, regardless of financial situation relies on events such as this.
ADDISON — Explore the history and views from the Lake Champlain Bridge on a “Points of Interest” guided bridge walk on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1-3:00 p.m. Offered by the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, N.Y., the tour will be led by site administrators Elsa Gilbertson (Vt.) and Michael Roets (N.Y.).
FERRISBURGH — The American Alliance of Museums has announced the winners in its 2016 Museum Publication Design Competition. Rokeby Museum garnered an honorable mention for its book, “Farming & Feasting with the Robinsons.”
Rokeby was the only small museum (budget less than $750,000) to place in the book category. Other museums honorably mentioned include the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Texas and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Rather august company!
Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical, “The Threepenny Opera,” will be broadcast live on Thursday at Town Hall Theater from the stage of the National Theater at 2 p.m. with an encore presentation at 7 p.m.
MONTPELIER — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Sept. 24 and 25.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team had plenty of chances to win Friday night’s game against Brattleboro, or at least take a first-half lead that would have put tremendous pressure on a Colonel team that came to Doc Collins Field with a 0-2 record.