MIDDLEBURY — Ginger Lambert will conduct a workshop called “Poetic Methods of Memorization” on Tuesday, April 1, from 7-8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Ilsley Public library in Middlebury.
Lambert was recently published in the March edition of Vermont Maturity magazine. The article, “Some Very Good Reasons to Memorize Poetry,” describes the benefits of learning a poem by heart.
VERGENNES — Little City Players, the community theater group based at the historic Vergennes Opera House, will be presenting its first-ever production of a work by William Shakespeare April 4-6.
MIDDLEBURY — Green Mountain Care Board member Dr. Allan Ramsay urged Addison County’s medical community to be patient as the state transitions to a new health care system that he acknowledged will be fraught with change and challenges.
“One of the things I’ve learned intensely over the past two years is that change is very hard,” Ramsay said at Porter Medical Center’s annual meeting last week. “It is very hard to change the system.”
HANCOCK — It was a great time at the fourth annual Iguana Cup Ski Race Sunday, March 23, at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. Many familiar faces turned up to enjoy a day of outdoor fun and festivities. The sun was shining and it really was a very successful fundraiser for Quarry Hill School. We could not have done it without the wonderful parents who volunteered and raced in the event with friends and families.
ORWELL — State Librarian Martha Reid, on behalf of the Winnie Belle Learned Fund of the Vermont Public Library Foundation, recently presented a grant of $1,000 to the Orwell Free Library in Orwell.
The library used the funding to enhance its collection of early reader books for local children. A new shelf, paid for by the Friends of the Orwell Free Library, will house the collection.
BURLINGTON — Songbird populations have been declining in recent years due to threats to their nesting habitat. To help reverse that trend, the Bobolink Project uses community contributions to compensate farmers for adopting haying practices that protect nesting habitats of grassland birds.
MIDDLEBURY — As the snow and ice slowly recede from view, the town of Middlebury will turn its attention to a laundry list of public infrastructure projects aimed at repaving some local roads, upgrading the municipal water and sewerage systems, and replacing two prominent downtown railroad overpasses.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — A 1981 graduate of Vergennes Union High School has become a one-star general in the U.S. Army.
Jeffrey A. Farnsworth was promoted to brigadier general March 13 in a ceremony at the Pentagon. His parents are Carol and Allen Farnsworth of Waltham.
Farnsworth is the deputy commanding general for operations at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT).