July 7th, 2016
HUBBARDTON — The only Revolutionary War battle fought on Vermont soil will be honored at the annual Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War Encampment weekend at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site on July 9 and 10. Hundreds of reenactors will gather from all over the Northeast to present this colorful, full-scale history pageant, one of the largest Revolutionary War living history weekends in northern New England.
Vermont Business Magazine In a development with implications for future work at GE Aviation Rutland, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) Thursday announced that the US Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), based at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, late Thursday awarded GE Aviation a $1 billion contract to continue development of its three-stream adaptive cycle technology for the Air Force’s next generation of fighter engines. The long-awaited announcement follows an intense competition for the project.
MIDDLEBURY — Since the first performance in 1978, Middlebury’s Festival on-the-Green has been a sign of summer, a place for the community to gather and a celebration of music and craft.
This year, the 38th annual Festival on-the-Green will be back at its home on the green in downtown Middlebury, and in this iconic setting performers will dazzle visitors once again.
After two summers in the Middlebury Recreation Park, the festival will return to the cherished place where memories have been made for many attendees.
EAST MONTPELIER — Fifty-five 4-H’ers competed at the annual State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, June 20, with the top 10 individuals in each age group winning rosette ribbons.
The host farm for the event, which was sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, was Fairmont Farms — The Haven in East Montpelier. The 4-H’ers judged three classes of Holsteins from the farm’s herd as well as three classes of Jerseys that were transported to the farm for the competition by Billings Farm in Woodstock.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) and Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTD) are celebrating the Rutland Connector Bus’s tenth anniversary with a rider appreciation week July 11-15, 2016.
MIDDLEBURY —On Wednesday, July 13, at noon, the Henry Sheldon Museum and its alliance partner Historic New England present a talk by HNE Associate Curator Laura Johnson titled Profiles, Scissortypes, and Blockheads: The Art of New England Silhouettes. The talk will go along with an afternoon of silhouette portrait cutting by Carolyn Guest.
BRISTOL — In a blur of red, white and blue, Edgar Sherman, Connor Norland and Anna Igler flew down Main Street, flanked by crowds of flag-waving spectators all eager to see who would emerge victorious in this year’s 38th annual Great Bristol Outhouse Race.
As triumphantly as our Founding Fathers declared freedom for America on July 4, 1776, the three claimed victory as Team America in a success fitting for the day’s celebration.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion team won just once in five outings between June 30 and July 5, dropping AC to 3-8 and making a Northern Division playoff berth a long shot.
AC lost two home doubleheaders on June 30 and July 2 to Montpelier and Franklin County, respectively, before bouncing back on Tuesday to win big at Stowe.