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Little brown bats get big new home at state park

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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FERRISBURGH — The little brown bats of Ferrisburgh’s Kingsland Bay State Park are getting a major housing upgrade thanks to the freely donated efforts of two dedicated bat enthusiasts and the local utility company.

Green Mountain Power lineworkers last Thursday morning planted four tall utility poles near the woods at the park and then used a bucket truck to hoist a 1,140-pound “bat condo” on top of them to create a new home for the flying mammals.

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Ferrisburgh aid society picks officers

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — At the annual meeting of the Rogers and Hazard Relief Society on June 14, the following new officers were elected: Karlene DeVine, president; Art Cohn, vice president; Sally Torrey, secretary; and Shelly Eriksen, treasurer. One director is elected at Town Meeting each year for a two year position. Pennie Beach was elected beginning 2016. Other members are Kim Hornung-Marcy, Anna Husk and Liz Markowski.

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Methodists treat firefighters to BBQ in Ferrisburgh

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh volunteer firefighters were treated to a special thank-you barbecue by the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 22. Bob Jenkins, the retired fire chief who has served with the department for over 54 years, could not remember anyone ever doing this for the Ferrisburgh firefighters.

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Meet Gloria Warden, Ferrisburgh town clerk

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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Gloria Warden is town clerk of Ferrisburgh. She and her husband, Jim Warden, have lived in the town since 1987. Reporter Sam Hartley chatted with her recently in the historic Grange Hall on Route 7 that now serves as the Ferrisburgh town offices.

Q: When did you become town clerk?

A: In 2014 the (former) town clerk retired. I didn’t know about it until it was too late for (nominating) petitions (to run for the office). I was approached by some residents asking me to run as a write-in, and I did. 

Q: Could you explain what a petition is?

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Lake Champlain Challenge to feature human-powered propulsion on July 10

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — On Sunday, July 10, the annual Lake Champlain Challenge Race takes place at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Basin Harbor Road, Ferrisburgh.

This 3-mile race is open to all human-powered boaters who would enjoy the competition and the beautiful scenery on Lake Champlain.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the race begins at 11 a.m. Registration is $25 per person and includes admission to the museum, two extra tickets for guests and a free buffet lunch. Prizes are awarded in each boat class.

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Ferrisburgh activist is running for Vermont House seat

Posted on June 20, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — For 27 years, Monique Thurston beat a steady path from Mexico, Maine, to the state’s capital of Augusta in order to advocate for a variety of issues — most notably, lowering sound standards for wind turbines.

Now she’d like to blaze a similar path from her home in Ferrisburgh to the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, as a representative of the Addison-3 House district.

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Frederick Douglass' alternative July 4 speech to be read aloud

Posted on June 20, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH —Rokeby Museum in Ferrisbugh will host a free community reading of Frederick Douglass’ most famous speech at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.

Asked to deliver a Fourth of July oration, Douglass refused. Instead, he delivered his powerful condemnation of American hypocrisy — “What to the slave is 4th of July” — on July 5, 1852. His words ring true more than 150 years later, and the speech is widely considered to be his best.

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Abenaki to present their history at Maritime Museum

Posted on June 20, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — What does it mean to be Indian in Vermont? What does it mean to be an indigenous artist? On June 25 and 26 members of Vermont’s Abenaki community gather at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh to present their own history and heritage directly to the public.

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Ferrisburgh lawyer launches campaign for House seat

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ferrisburgh Democrat and longtime attorney Fritz Langrock hopes to make the leap from the Addison County courthouse to the Vermont Statehouse come next January.

To that end, he has joined a cast of four candidates who will compete this November for the two Addison-3 House seats representing Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham. Also running are Ferrisburgh Republican Monique Thurston and incumbent Reps. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, and Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh.

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