October 27th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — While the camera is usually thought of as a tool for recording the facts of the real world with great exactitude, it can also be used to explore the wonders of the imagination. PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury’s newest juried exhibition, “Dream, Fantasies and Illusions,” this other aspect of photography. An opening reception is on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.
BRANDON — History, foliage, the arts and inns, even the quality of the water. For decades, there have been great reasons to visit Brandon. Now, there’s fiber.
Alyssa Zollman, former chair of the Brandon Area Economic Development Committee and advertising manager of The Reporter (sister paper of the Addison Independent), has lit upon an idea that knits together many of Brandon’s artists and craftspeople in the name of fiber. Introducing “The Home Spun Tour.”
MIDDLEBURY — This Thursday the Addison County Regional Planning Commission’s Energy Committee will host a workshop to discuss best practices for siting solar power facilities.
The Oct. 30 gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the planning commission’s 14 Seminary St. office in Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Noted Vermont beekeeper Ross Conrad will offer a free talk titled “Honey Bee Health: How You Can Help in Your Garden” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the Middlebury Garden Club and will take place at the Residence at Otter Creek in the Founders’ Room.
Autumn is coming to a close. The brilliant fall foliage is past peak, if not already layered in the compost bin. The last geese are honking their way toward winter homes. Predictions are proffered (sometimes cheerfully, mostly not) for how cold and snowy this year’s winter will be.
BRISTOL — The Bristol First-Sunday Salon Series continues on Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at Walkover Gallery, 15 Main St., Bristol. Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will give a staged reading of “I take your hand in mine … .” The play by Carol Rocamora is based on the love letters of the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and his actress-wife, Olga Knipper. Russian incidental music will be played by Cynthia Huard.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is running for re-election to his third term as the top executive of the Green Mountain State.
The St. Albans Messenger solicited answers from Shumlin to a set of questions, and what follows is Shumlin’s responses.
Q: If you could summarize your accomplishments as governor into four bullet points what would they be?