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April 7th, 2015
VERGENNES — The Commodore Parent Teacher Group (CPTG) is sponsoringthe first presentation of a Parent/Family Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 7, at the Vergennes Union High School Library from 7-8:30 pm.
The public is invited to join Tom Fontana, a school based clinician at VUHS for a discussion on “Talking With Your Teen About Dating.”Fontana is a mental health and substance abuse counselor and highly respected staff member at VUHS. He is known for connecting with students on a personal and individual level.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
And the first place winners are...
VERGENNES — The Lake Champlain Committee recently received an $8,280 grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Ecosystem Restoration Program to fund a study of needed design modifications for a stormwater pond in the Crosby Farms neighborhood of Vergennes.
The city will contribute $2,800 in matching funds, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.
The stormwater pond has been identified as needing remediation in the Vergennes Municipal Plan and by a Vermont DEC stormwater mapping project.
VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library will host the first of eight weekly meetings of a new session of workshops for aspiring dramatic writers on Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — The Gensler Family Symposium on Feminism in a Global Context will take place April 13-17. Supported with generous funds from the Gensler family, this annual conference is part of the Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies and this year will be co-sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity at Middlebury College. An exciting week of events with speakers and films is planned, culminating in a full-day conference on April 17. The conference is open to all.
BRISTOL — Comedian Rusty Dewees will visit Bristol on April 11 for a show to benefit a young woman in need of a double lung transplant.
Dewees will perform at Mount Abraham Union High School at 7 p.m. that Saturday evening.
Proceeds from the show will support Mount Abe alumna and Bristol resident Kate Heffernan, who has cystic fibrosis and is on the lung transplant waiting list. Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased through www.lungsforkate.com.