October 21st, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — The team of around 100 Middlebury College students who toiled for two years to conceive and construct a super-efficient, solar-powered home recently wrapped up an international design competition by earning a prominent finish vs. 20 teams — most from schools that are bigger and with more engineering-focused curricula.
Team Middlebury finished eighth at the U.S. Department of Energy’s sixth biennial Solar Decathlon; winners were announced Oct. 11 at a ceremony in Irvine, Calif.
MIDDLEBURY — A majority of the Addison Central Supervisory Union board on Wednesday endorsed a new assessment structure for central office expenses that is expected to slightly increase education property taxes for Middlebury residents while slightly decreasing them for the other six communities in the district.
MIDDLEBURY — Allison Stanger, a professor of international politics and economics at Middlebury College, will serve as Middlebury’s newest representative on the UD-3 school board.
Stanger takes a spot on the board most recently held by Quinn Mecham, who stepped down this past summer when he relocated with his family to Utah. It’s the role of the ID-4 board — which governs Mary Hogan Elementary School — to appoint replacements for any Middlebury vacancies on the UD-3 board, which represents Middlebury Union middle and high schools.
MIDDLEBURY — The 22nd annual Empty Bowl Dinner fundraiser will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, at the United Methodist Church in Middlebury. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:15.
The Empty Bowl Dinner benefits both HOPE and CVOEO, the two local food shelves that work hard to alleviate the problem of local hunger. With ever-increasing cuts to state and federal funds available to these important organizations, fundraising at the community level becomes more and more important.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Retired Teachers Association (ACRTA), the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) and the Lodge at Otter Creek will host an Addison County legislative forum on elder issues on Monday, Oct. 28, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury.
LINCOLN — Chris Nelson isn’t an artist. He’s not a carpenter, either. Really, he’s just a guy who likes to carve wood.
You can see his work in front of the Jerusalem Corners Country Store in Starksboro. There’s an eagle, a few bears and a full-size man, each intricately carved from a single piece of wood.
Not bad for a guy who’s only been carving wood since May.
MIDDLEBURY — Eighth-grader Jared Bushey’s ram, Moon, recently visited Middlebury Union Middle School to take part in a geometry lesson. Bushey demonstrated his understanding of geometry concepts using shearing tools and strategies for shearing and showing his ram.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Eleven Vermont 4-H sheep club members were selected to represent the state at the regional 4-H sheep show, Sept. 27-29, at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. This is the largest delegation sent by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H in recent years.