By the way for Sep. 10
The Friends of Mount Abe Fall Musicals is hosting a bottle drive at the Monkton Recycling Center this coming Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m.-noon to benefit the big show. Organizers aren’t yet sure what this year’s production will look like, but the community’s dedication to the students at Mount Abraham and quality theater productions continues. Anyone with questions should contact Joan Holloway at [email protected]. If you have a large quantity of redeemable bottles and can’t get to recycling this weekend, email her to arrange pick up or bring them to Bristol Beverage and ask them to be credited to the Mount Abe Fall Musical.
Bundle presents a Pop-Up Artist Market, on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Riverfront Park in Middlebury’s Marble Works complex. Come shop for wares created by 15 local artists and artisans in a safe and socially distanced outdoor market. Guests will be allowed in in a manner that avoids crowding, with hand sanitizer available at entry and exit. Please wear a mask and keep all dogs leashed.
Johnson Lumber Co. is donating woodchips for the Bristol’s new walking trail. Now trail boosters need wheelbarrows and rakes for the week of Sept. 21 for two organized workdays to spread the woodchips. There will be workdays on Sept. 22 and 25. If you have a wheelbarrow and rake available for loan that week, please email Porter Knight at [email protected] to coordinate drop-off. Also, a volunteer is needed on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to bring a shovel and help fill kids’ wheelbarrows. If you can help out from 11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. that day, please email Knight. You’ll need mask, gloves, and a lunch.
The COVID-19 Local Support and Community Action Team of the Governor’s Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force, in partnership with the Addison County Recovery Team, will host an “Addison County COVID-19 Recovery Virtual Forum” on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Topics will include business support and recovery, building community unity, telecommunications, and family and individual needs — such as housing, food, heat, health care and child care. All are welcome. Share challenges and ideas for community response and recovery, and meet a visiting team of state, federal, business and nonprofit leaders who will share recovery strategies from across the state and ideas for resources and support. Registration for the meeting is required, at vtrural.org/recovery/addison. Registrants will receive instructions for joining via computer, mobile device or phone.
Gov. Phil Scott and the Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday announced the launch of a new online system for temporary registrations and license plates for private vehicle sales. The online system allows for the issuance of a temporary plate and registration for all types of vehicles that are sold, transported and registered in Vermont. Users will enter the owner and vehicle information, the system will verify, and then the user will be asked to certify, pay a $6 fee, and print the temporary plate and registration. Temporary plates and registrations are valid for 60 days and can be used for inspection of the vehicle, if required. In addition to vehicle registrations, the DMV has implemented several new services throughout the COVID-19 State of Emergency, including online license renewals and online learner’s permit tests and modified driver’s license tests. To learn more and to access the new registration system, visit bit.ly/DMVTempReg.
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