By the way for May 12
Thirty-six Salisbury residents, along with more than 50 local school children and teachers, members of the 4-H Swamp Riders and 4-H Silver Hooves, participated in their community’s Green Up Day cleanup this past Saturday, May 7. The joint effort resulted in the removal of 1,200 pounds (including 144 bags and large items) in roadside trash, along with 33 tires. Participants want to thank the Salisbury road crew for trucking the trash heap to the Addison County Solid Waste Management District transfer station in Middlebury.
A free screening of the Vermont filmmaker Bess O’Brien’s documentary “I Am From Here” is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Mount Abraham Union High School cafeteria. A discussion will follow the showing of the film, which chronicles the experience of Black and Brown youth in Vermont’s public schools. Individuals and families are welcome to attend. The film is deemed appropriate for middle schoolers and older. No registration is required for this, the second in a monthly social justice discussion series for the Bristol community. Last month, 32 folks logged onto a Zoom call about “Seeing and Disrupting Racism.” Stay tuned for future events, and email [email protected] if you have any questions.
You know the summer can’t be far away when town bands begin to warm up for another season of weekly community appearances. The Vergennes City Band will hold rehearsals at the Vergennes Opera House from 7-9 p.m. on the Mondays of May 16 and 23, and June 6 and 13. Weekly concerts in the city park will commence Monday, June 20, and continue for consecutive Mondays through Aug. 29. New members are welcomed. Please email Dave Tatlock at [email protected] with any questions.
The Starksboro Village Meeting House will hold a lawn sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A wide variety of items will be available, including items from a downsized household. All proceeds will benefit the meeting house’s belfry restoration project. Meanwhile, donations of good quality items are welcome. Limited clothing gifts please. Call Marlaine at 802-453-2795 or Peg at 802-989-4591 to arrange a drop-off before the sale, or if you have any questions. If townspeople would like to set up a table to sell their own items, contact Marlaine or Peg. A donation for a vendor space would be appreciated. The Starksboro Meeting House is located at 2875 Vt. Route 116, in the center of Starksboro village. Parking is available in the town center.
There’s still time to get in on the Addison County Parent-Child Center’s virtual auction, which started April 30 and ends May 21, at 3:15 p.m. All proceeds from this event will help the Parent/Child Center, a nationally renowned nonprofit that offers diverse educational and self-help programming for young parents and their children. You can participate in this auction from your mobile device or desktop computer in the comfort of your own home, by logging on to zoomgive.com/7096/c/Chairs. You can also text “Chairs” to 800-619-5042. The auction includes artwork from such folks as Woody Jackson, Chris Hodges, Chris Murray, Emily Sunderman, Alice Eckels, Jill Madden, Rena Diana, Sara Katz, Pam Fogg, Sage Tucker Ketcham, Laurel Waters, David Sandler & Kathy Hall.
Beginning on June 1, Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History will introduce a new admission/membership pricing structure. It looks very similar to the current structure, but blends in what museum officials are calling “enticing new opportunities.” For example, there’s an all-new Addison County Family membership that allows area residents to enjoy the perks of the museum’s traditional “Family membership” at a discounted rate of $60. Current membership fees listed on the museum’s website are $40 for an individual, $55 for “family,” $100 for “friend,” $150 for “supporter,” $500 for “patron” and $1,000 and up for “benefactor.” New and renewing members at the “Supporter” level and above will receive a complimentary Henry Sheldon Museum tote bag to sport around town. And, in conjunction with the Sheldon’s 2022 “Buy A Brick, Plant a Seed” campaign, new and renewing members at the Patron and Benefactor levels will receive complimentary bricks to be laid in the Sheldon’s reimagined garden. These changes will begin on June 1, and won’t affect active members until it’s time for renewal, at which point membership will be subject to the pricing change.
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