By the way for Aug. 1

Organizers of the 3rd Annual Downtown Middlebury Block Party on Aug. 14 are in need of some volunteer help to pull off the event, scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Helpers are needed for the dunk tank (where taunting is allowed!), to spin cotton candy, grill delicious food, paint faces, help set up and pick up… There are lots of options and shifts to choose from. Check them out and sign up online at
Some fine performers will be donating their talents at a special Aug. 7 concert in Middlebury to benefit immigrants living in the community and those making the transition at the U.S. borders. The Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society will host the concert, from 7-9:30 p.m., at its meeting hall at 6 Duane Court. Among the performers: Dr. Francois S. Clemmons and Cynthia Huard,  Rick Ceballos and Lausanne Allen, Patrick Fitzsimmons , Honey in the Hive (Kristin Bolton and family) and Blue Brass! (Margie Bekoff and Jim Morse). A $ 10 free-will donation is suggested. For more information, email
The MUHS Class of 1969 is celebrating its 50th Reunion this weekend.  Dinner and cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. at Mr. Up’s on Saturday night, Aug. 3.  Pre-registration required.  Please contact Carolyn Leggett Perine at 989-8074 for details. Other events also planned include an Early Bird Get Together on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Lake Dunmore home of Peter and Sue Reynolds Mackey and breakfast at the VFW on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.  All are welcome.
A reminder to Middlebury taxpayers: In 2019, town meeting voters approved payment of property taxes in two installments, instead of the customary three, due to the timing of the town-wide reappraisal. As a result, taxpayers will receive their bills in the mail by Sept. 15, and property tax payments will be due by close-of-business on Oct. 15, 2019, and March 15, 2020. This change applies only to the current fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

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