BRISTOL — At least for now, the historic fire station at 32 North St. in Bristol will continue to stand empty.
The Bristol selectboard on Nov. 21 voted against Bristol resident Robert Bernstein’s proposal to purchase the site and make it into a museum of 19th century woodworking equipment. In the same motion, the board tabled its discussion of what to do with the property until after the March 2017 town meeting.
The Bristol Fire Department left the 1897 firehouse last July when it moved into a new fire station on West Street.
VERGENNES — At their Nov. 29 meeting, Vergennes aldermen continued to discuss the recent inspection of the city pool, which made some short- and long-term recommendations for upgrades and maintenance, some of which city officials are unsure of. They now agree on the needs to build separate chemical storage, new roofing on the existing building, depth markings on the pool and new starting blocks for the swim team.
WHITING — As a small crowd gathers, the sun glints off a large bronze plaque that is displayed on the front of the Whiting Town Hall on Main Street in Whiting. The crowd talks in hushed tones while others quietly read the lists of names.
They are names that represent some of America’s greatest, veterans who are now honored by the residents in the small town of Whiting.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Jackson Gallery will be filled with original, handmade and hand printed art, fine crafts and jewelry. This exhibition will feature 22 regional artists whose work represents a wide variety of media and styles. In addition, there will be stained glass panels by New York state guest artist Michael Hart as well as a special display of handcrafted items from Mongolia presented by documentary filmmaker Sas Carey.
MIDDLEBURY — When the final bell ends each school day at Middlebury Union High School, Tristan Woods could easily walk home. But the 9th-grader more often than not takes a detour to what many are describing as the “new-and-improved” teen center at 77 Mary Hogan Drive.
“I enjoy this center,” Woods said last week while playing a video game on one of the center’s computers. “This center is a little more welcoming. There’s entertainment, and nice people.”
BRANDON — A reception will be held for the “Peace on Earth” exhibit at the Compass Music and Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. The exhibit arose from an open call to artists to express their ideas and ideals of “Peace on Earth.”
WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has released its annual booklet, Scholarships for Vermonters, the ultimate guide to learn more about available scholarships and how to apply for them.
VSAC administers 168 different programs worth over $5 million each year.