March 20th, 2017
LEICESTER — When Adam Young worked in the dishroom at the Brandon Inn, he may not have imagined he would become an acclaimed pastry chef. But if you ask Brandon Inn co-owner and chef Louis Pattis, Young was something special from the start.
“That kid is the hardest worker you could ever find,” Pattis said. “Work for him was just something he had to do, no complaints.”
MIDDLEBURY — The members of Porter Medical Center voted unanimously at the PMC annual meeting last Wednesday night to amend the Porter bylaws, which represented the final step for the Middlebury institution to complete an affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network.
The affiliation will become effective in April, and the formal community launch is planned for May 11 during National Hospital Week.
MIDDLEBURY — Local health care providers and agencies that deal with death and dying will host a community discussion about the end of life, along with a screening on the subject on Tuesday.
BRISTOL — Thirty-one Main Street in Bristol has seen its fair share of turnover. Most recently it was ND’s Bar, before that, Dan’s Place, Reggie’s and No-Knee’s. Now it’s Hatch 31.
Sisters Sarah and Kayla Wisell, and their cousin Roberta Sinnock opened Hatch 31’s doors two years ago this May with the help of their father/uncle Matt Wisell. They spent the first month renovating the place.
MIDDLEBURY — In a combined talk/reading at Middlebury College on Tuesday, poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil will explore a different way of thinking about environment and discuss “wonder” as an ecological love practice in nature writing.
The March 21 presentation at The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center, Room 103, is titled “Floating Above this Difficult World: The Importance of Writing the Outdoors with Wonder.” It will take place from 4:30-6 p.m.
VERGENNES — Vergennes senior Sophia Parker won the recent Vergennes Lions Speak-Out competition, and will compete in the state competition in mid-March. “New Mountains to Climb,” is the theme selected by Lions International President Bob Corlew.
Others competing were Alyse Beauchemin, Brandon Cousino and Sarah Dee Webber. Their coach was Cookie Steponaitis, former teacher at Vergennes Union High School. She mentioned how proud she was with the work that the students put into this effort.
MIDDLEBURY — Harriet Scott Chessman will present her new book, “The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas,” in conversation with John Elder, Saturday, April 8, at 4 p.m. at The Vermont Book Shop. Book signing to follow. Free and open to public.
WEYBRIDGE — The Friends of Weybridge School will be host the annual Weybridge Elementary Tag Sale on Saturday, April 8, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Donations of gently used household items, clothing, toys, books and more can be dropped off at the school beginning on April 6.
The sale will be held at the school, 210 Quaker Village Road in Weybridge.
For more information, call 545-2113.