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Porter Medical Center reports that a record 50 births were scheduled for the month of July. What was in the water last fall?
 
The Vergennes Area Lions Club is seeking donations of select furniture in good condition, antiques, and other household items or tools for their annual charity auction on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Anyone with items they wish to donate can contact Jim at 545-8181 to arrange an afternoon pick-up on Tuesday, July 31. A preview of items to auction begins at 5 p.m. on Aug. 1 and the auction kicks off at 6 p.m., at the St Peter’s Parish Hall at 85 South Maple St., Vergennes. For pick-up on afternoon of Tuesday, July 31, please call Jim McClay at 545-8181. No electronics, appliances, clothes, or pianos …
 
You may remember Zeno Mountain Farm from the fabulous floats they have in the Bristol Fourth of July parade every year. Well, the Lincoln nonprofit will show off the diverse talents of its mountaintop community at its annual play this Thursday and Friday. The show is an original musical about time travel titled, “Just in Time.” The show will be staged in the Zeno Barn, 950 Zeno Road, Lincoln on Thursday, July 26, at 1 and 7:30 p.m., and Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. It is a celebration of all that Zeno stands for and a place where all are celebrated and contribute.
 
This summer free sunscreen dispensers are being installed in Vermont State Parks and several other recreational areas. The sunscreen stations are a joint effort by the Vermont Department of Health, State Parks and the skin cancer education and prevention organization IMPACT Melanoma. The stations are intended to provide convenient access to SPF 30 sunscreen, but they also to serve as a reminder of how important it is to protect your skin from exposure to the hot summer sun.
 
Members of the 1949 Class of Middlebury High School are encouraged to attend a mini-reunion at Middlebury Inn on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at noon Come and see your old classmates — or should we say, “former” classmates. Have fun!
 
Entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, CEOs and environmental advocates are gathering for an international forum on ocean plastics in Switzerland this week. Among them is Caleb Rick, CEO of EcoGlobal, a social enterprise company based in Chelsea that two years ago talked about plans to set up manufacturing of its recycled plastic “Ekomats” in Middlebury. Apparently the plans for the Middlebury facility is coming along, as Rick said in a press release that after the gathering in Switzerland he plans to gather the EcoGlobal leadership team in Middlebury to share what he was able to take away from this event and to prepare for the installation of a new Ekomat prototype into the Parks and Recreation space. Stay tuned for more news.
 
Addison Central Teens, the organization that serves teens in the seven towns of the Addison Central School District, may be looking for your help soon. The organization applied for a $25,000 grant through State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist program to provide after-hours transportation for teens living in Ripton, Shoreham, Salisbury and Bridport. If chosen as a finalist, ACT supporters will get to vote through Facebook beginning Aug. 15. We’ll let you know if it comes to that.

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