October 24th, 2016
Rokafella comes to Middlebury for hip hop class and lecture
In conjunction with the exhibition Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring, on view at the Middlebury College Museum, pioneering feminist breakdancer Ana “Rokafella” Garcia will give a lecture demonstration in the Dance Theatre of the Mahaney Center for the Arts at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. Her presentation is free and open to the public.
NEW HAVEN — Mark Krawczyk will deliver a talk called “Hedgerows and New Haven” this Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the New Haven Town Office. The presentation is sponsored by the New Haven Conservation Commission.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Historical Society presents “A History Of The World In Six Boats” on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ferrisburgh Historical Society Building (corner of Route 7 and Little Chicago Road).
Join Mike Smiles of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for an exploration of the interconnected stories of six boat types that shaped our local and global economies, and weave together a better understanding of man’s quest to exploit our world’s oceans and waterways with craft to leverage our human potential.
VERGENNES — St. Peter’s Parish in Vergennes invites the public to its annual Harvest Supper on Sunday, Oct. 30. There will be seatings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The menu for the buffet dinner is roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, vegetable, dinner roll and cranberry sauce. Assorted homemade pies will be served for dessert.
Advance tickets are available at Jackman Fuels on Main Street, St. Peter’s Rectory or at the church after Saturday and Sunday Mass.
What Does This Election Mean to Me?
I found a place to sit on a windowsill in the packed chamber of the House of Representatives as I waited for the inauguration of the first woman to be the Governor of Vermont. A small orchestra played a Suite from Handel’s “Water Music” as she entered the chamber wearing a bright white business suit in 1984. I first met Madeleine Kunin ten years earlier when I attended a meeting of the Vermont Women’s Political Caucus. She ran for the House of Representatives, then Lt. Governor, and in 1982, she ran for Governor.
ORWELL — On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell will be commemorating the Mount’s finest American day during the Revolutionary War with a walk out to the horseshoe battery. “Go Home Guy Carleton” observes Oct. 28, 1776, 240 years ago, when the American’s defensive strength bristling with cannon and 12,000 soldiers here and across Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga helped convince British Gen. Guy Carleton and his fleet to head back to Canada for the winter.
MONTPELIER — With youth deer weekend just around the corner, young hunters are encouraged to take to the field to hone their skills and to also help Fish & Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 24 biological reporting stations around the state.
Youth deer hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training they need for lifelong participation, and it also provides biological information needed to manage the herd into the future.
BRANDON — There were two impressive guests at the regular Brandon Cares meeting Monday night, and they each offered some optimism and advancement in Vermont’s war on opiate addiction.
The first to speak was Theresa Vezina, the Harm Reduction Program Manager for Vermont Cares, the state’s largest AIDS service organization that administers a syringe exchange program.