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By the way for Apr. 22

Good financial news for the state of Vermont. Revenue collections for the month of March 2021 have been compiled and show the state’s General, Transportation and Education Fund receipts were a combined $60.81 million — or 39% above monthly consensus expectations. General Fund revenues collected for the month totaled $143.69 million, or $51.83 million above the monthly consensus revenue target. The Transportation Fund was $4.04 million, or 17.6%, above consensus expectations for the month, bringing in $27.03 million. The Education Fund was $4.93 million, or 12%, above the monthly consensus target, having collected $46.1 million for the month.
Middlebury College was one of 71 employers statewide to receive a virtual Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness. More than 100 Vermont employers participated in the program, sharing innovations in worksite wellness they will continue providing when the pandemic subsides. The Excellence in Worksite Wellness was developed by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports more 20 years ago, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health. It encourages employers across the state to create a standard of excellence for worksite wellness initiatives.
Remember, May Is Bike Month, so take advantage of local and statewide cycling opportunities. Among them is the Kelly Boe Memorial Bike Ride, a slow-paced bike jaunt to honor those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roads — including Middlebury’s Kelly Boe. It coincides with the National Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Also, the Human Powered Parade offers a self-guided, physically distant, yet zany socially connected event on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bristol.
The Middlebury Community Players will once again award two $1,000 scholarships to students who have graduated from high school within the last two years and who plan to attend college. In order to be eligible for either of these scholarships in 2021, you must have graduated in either 2019 or 2020 or will graduate in 2021, plus you must have worked with the Middlebury Community Players in some regard over the course of middle school and/or high school — either appearing in or working on a show, or helping out at an MCP-sponsored event, such as its costume sale. Here is the link for the MCP 2021 Scholarship Application Form in Google: forms.gle/kwgCiVZmej89R1jA6. For full consideration, Google forms must be submitted by April 30. Visit middleburycommunityplayers.org for more information.
 

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