September 19th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury fire officials will receive proposals this week from three companies in the running to build the department’s new ladder truck — the most costly, sophisticated and arguably most important piece of apparatus in the town’s fleet.
SEARSBURG — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people hunting bear in southern Vermont to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and radio collars during this fall’s hunting season. The bears are collared as part of an ongoing study on the effects of a proposed wind energy development within Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.
VERGENNES — September is Vermont Archaeology Month and Bixby Library will make use of its Native American Collections to present focused programs for children and adults. The children’s program will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17. Children will have a chance to view the Bixby Library collection then work with kits that provide hands-on experience with facsimiles of Native American artifacts.
VERGENNES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vergennes has been engaged in a two-year training program exploring how churches can pursue both community engagement and historic preservation.
MIDDLEBURY — In August, prolonged rainfall in southern parts of Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of houses and businesses. Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, recently openedits doors to cats affected by this natural disaster.
They did so to help open up space in a Louisiana shelter for the influx of stray animals that resulted from the flooding. The 12 felines transferred to the Middlebury shelter range from young kittens to older cats and more are expected in coming weeks.
HANCOCK —The Middlebury Ski Club will be holding its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Snow Bowl. The Middlebury Ski Club has been promoting the sport of skiing and ski racing since 1956. The mission to provide the education, the love for the sport, regardless of financial situation relies on events such as this.
ADDISON — Explore the history and views from the Lake Champlain Bridge on a “Points of Interest” guided bridge walk on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1-3:00 p.m. Offered by the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, N.Y., the tour will be led by site administrators Elsa Gilbertson (Vt.) and Michael Roets (N.Y.).
FERRISBURGH — The American Alliance of Museums has announced the winners in its 2016 Museum Publication Design Competition. Rokeby Museum garnered an honorable mention for its book, “Farming & Feasting with the Robinsons.”
Rokeby was the only small museum (budget less than $750,000) to place in the book category. Other museums honorably mentioned include the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Texas and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Rather august company!