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By the way for March 29

Author Tanya Lee Stone, whose presentation was cancelled last month due to a snowstorm, will discuss her book, “Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time,” on Tuesday morning, April 3, at 11 a.m. in the Mount Abraham Union High School auditorium. Stone will discuss and answer questions about her book, which examines global barriers to girls’ education. The presentation is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible. Guests are asked to arrive early so they can be directed to the auditorium by members of One World Library Project, which is hosting the event.
 
It’s almost spring, which in many Addison County towns means it’s almost time to renew your dog license. Time runs out on Monday, April 2, in Middlebury, as well as in many other Vermont towns. Go to your local clerk’s office and bring a current rabies certificate to prove that your dog has been vaccinated. Every town charges a few bucks; it’s usually a little more if the dog still has working reproductive parts. Monday’s deadline is a day later than usual because April 1 falls on a Sunday.
 
The 2018 AARP Community Challenge is now accepting applications through May 16to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects and are awarded to projects that deliver a range of transportation and mobility options that increase connectivity,create vibrant public places that improve open spaces, parks and access to other amenities, support the availability of a range of housing that increases accessible and affordable housing options and other community improvements. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on May 16, and all projects must be completed by Nov. 5. Applications must be submitted through AARP.org/CommunityChallenge.
 
The Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for the Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. For 25 years, the annual award has recognized leaders from across the state, celebrating the actions they have taken to advance environmental sustainability. So if you have a neighbor, colleague or know of a local organization that should be considered for the award, visit dec.vermont.gov/environmental-assistance/governors-awards and enter their names.

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