May 5th, 2016
Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a series of essays on Lucretius, an early philosopher who provides a link to “lost classics” through his epic poem “On the Nature of Things.”
Lucretius supposed that the human species is exceptional in one way only: we are, compared to other animals, ill prepared for life. It is left to us to find ways to achieve security and comfort; the product of our efforts is civilization.
MONKTON — After sitting in a tree in Monkton along the construction path of the Vermont Gas Systems natural gas pipeline for two weeks, Burlington resident Addie Herbert climbed down from the white pine on Friday, April 15.
Herbert was cited for criminal trespassing and released, the group Rising Tide Vermont announced late last week.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont International Film Foundation announces the statewide tour of the newly restored and digitally remastered film “A Vermont Romance” (1916). In celebration of the film’s 100th anniversary, the high-definition 2K restoration will tour six towns in Vermont accompanied by a live piano score played and composed by Bob Merrill.
MIDDLEBURY — The National Museum of the Morgan Horse, located on Main Street in Middlebury, has a new exhibit on display. The exhibit, “Jeanne Mellin Herrick: American Morgan Master,” focuses on the life’s work of one of the Morgan horse community’s most inspiring advocates. The exhibit opening and reception will be on Friday, May 20, from 5:30 until 8 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Energy Committee will be presenting the 2016 Sustainability Expo on Saturday, May 14, at Middlebury Union Middle School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sustainability Expo builds on the success of the previous 2015 Sustainable Living Expo, which was attended by over 500 residents and local businesspeople.
BRANDON — DuBois & King (D&K), a consulting engineering firm founded in Randolph in 1962, has opened a new office in Brandon. The 25 Union St. location provides a base of operations for firm engineers living on the western side of the Green Mountains, and the location will better serve clients along the Route 7 corridor. The firm is headquartered in Randolph and also has offices in South Burlington and Springfield.
MIDDLEBURY — Bridge School in Middlebury announces the hiring of its new mentor-administrator, Joslyn Cassady. She will assume her new position in June.
MIDDLEBURY — Cambium Construction, a design-build company owned by Chris and Jill Stackhouse of Middlebury, is featured on the cover the May-June 2016 issue of New England Home magazine, based in Boston.
New England Home is dedicated to showcasing the unique architecture and superior design that define the luxury homes in New England. This elegant oversized magazine is filled with lush color photography, expert design advice, and insightful interviews that showcase the area’s most talented design professionals.