April 25th, 2016
RIPTON — Students at Ripton’s North Branch School performed an original play, “Almost Heaven,” at the school April 8 and 9.
Each year students at the North Branch School in Ripton author a play based on the school’s theme for the year. The students work together to come up with ideas, create characters, make costumes, build sets and collect props.
VERGENNES — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
Each year, the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission is celebrated on May 8, the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder Henry Dunant.
In Vergennes, a blood donation day will be held on May 11 at Vergennes Union High School, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
VERGENNES — St. Peter’s Church will host a Vergennes Free Community Dinner on Sunday, May 1, from 5–6:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s parish hall.
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a home cooked meal with your neighbors, in in the parish hall at 85 South Maple St. free of charge.
The menu on May 1 will be turkey and biscuits, cole slaw, raisin rum bread pudding, ginger bread and beverages.
FERRISBURGH — Basin Harbor Club Executive Chef Christian Kruse was named Chef of the Year at the 33rd annual Vermont Tourism Summit in Killington on April 14. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce presented their Hospitality Award to Chef Kruse in recognition of his support for Vermont’s agricultural economy.
Kruse’s menus showcase local ingredients sourced from the farms and orchards that surround the 700-acre historic Basin Harbor Club on the shores of Lake Champlain. He is also Basin Harbor’s director of Food & Beverage.
VERGENNES — It was just a routine call to Vergennes police on a Monday morning, in this case Nov. 30, 2015, made by an employee of the Monkton Road branch of Merchants Bank — there were suspicious people outside the bank in a car.
But because that call was made and because police followed up, 10 days later U.S. marshals arrested a New Jersey man, Arun Aftab, 33, on a federal felony weapons charge.
NEW HAVEN — The 87th New England Hound Show will beheld Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. at The Equestry horse farm in New Haven.
A dog show specifically for active foxhounds, the New England should bring together more than 50 foxhounds from seven packs and will include English, American, PennMaryDel and Crossbred hounds.
Green Mountain Hounds is the host for the event, with hunts participating from throughout the New England region, upstate New York and Canada.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District recently received a grant of $26,343 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The grant will be used to help fund household hazardous waste collection and disposal for the district’s 20 member towns.
Residents of these towns are able to bring household hazardous waste such as paints, cleaning products, herbicides, pesticides, automotive products and many other toxic chemicals to the district’s HazWaste Center in Middlebury for safe and proper disposal, at no charge.
MIDDLEBURY — Bridge School announces the awards bestowed during its 36th annual Collar Day celebration.
Bridge School’s Collar Day derives from a 16th-century custom created by Queen Elizabeth I. She commanded her court to dress up and appear before her so that she could bestow upon them awards for unique accomplishments.