May 12th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Otter Creek Audubon will host a “Let’s Go Birding!” outing in Middlebury on Saturday, June 25, from 9-11 a.m. in Wright Park off Seymour Street Extension.
Participants will meet promptly at 9 a.m. for this all-ages, guided walk for beginning birders along the Quest Trail, a spur off the Trail Around Middlebury. People may bring their own binoculars or borrow a pair from OCAS. Snacks will be provided. The walk is family-friendly, but is not suitable for baby strollers.
MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County will hold its 2016 Community Celebration on Thursday, May 26, at 4:30 p.m. Tourterelle Inn & Dining will sponsor this event at its beautiful hillside location in New Haven. All are welcome to this free, family-friendly event to help UWAC thank and honor the people and businesses who help their friends and neighbors achieve better lives.
MIDDLEBURY — Jim Gish, community liaison for the Middlebury rail bridges replacement project, on Tuesday updated the Middlebury selectboard on the upcoming $40 million project.
Among other things, Gish reported on efforts to relocate the Addison County Transit Resources bus stop from Merchants Row to the north end of South Pleasant Street, and the scheduled start, this fall, of work on a temporary road from Water Street to the Battell Block parking area, and a drainage system that will be built under the former Lazarus building site on Main Street.
MIDDLEBURY — The Foundation for Alcoholism Research, Inc. (FAR) on May successfully held its eighth annual lunch and card party fundraiser at the Swift House Inn in Middlebury. Thanks to the inn’s generosity, said FAR President Peg Calder, FAR has been able to hold the event, year after year, at a significant discount and ensure thousands of dollars go directly to fund research.
MIDDLEBURY — The faculty and staff of the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Adult Education Program announce that the following students completed the Licensed Nurse Assistant certificate program during the month of April and were licensed by the Vermont State Board of Nursing: Veronica Sargent, Chelsea Plouffe, Lisa Kenyon, Amber Dragon, Jeffery Andrews and Loren Thresher.
BRISTOL — Although many Vermonters are flocking to Cuba, few have lifelong connections with the island nation. Bristol resident and musician Rick Ceballos will share his story and images of the trip that reconnected him with his Cuban heritage in “Cuba: A Personal Journey”at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. The presentation is hosted by the One World Library Project.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Gateway Players will stage another summer production this coming July and they are looking for young thespians to take part.
Auditions for “Alice in Wonderland,” the classic fantasy by Lewis Carroll, will be held for young people ages 6 to 18, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, and Friday, May 20, in the Lawrence Memorial Library at 40 North St. in Bristol.
MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday, April 30, 35 tai chi practitioners and interested community members gathered at the new Middlebury recreation facility on Creek Road to be part of the celebration of the 2016 World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day.