August 29th, 2013
SUDBURY — Health officials have detected Eastern equine encephalitis in a test pool of mosquitoes in Sudbury.
It’s the first time the virus has been detected in mosquitoes outside of a hardwood swamp area in Whiting where there have been positive tests over the past two summers.
The mosquitoes were collected by the Agency of Agriculture on Aug. 19, and confirmed by the Health Department Laboratory on Aug. 23.
BRISTOL — At the base of the Green Mountains, late summer storms have blown the leaves off some trees and turned others prematurely red, bringing autumn and the annual harvest to mind — and the harvest season had already been on the minds of the Bristol Recreation Department’s staff for some time.
RIPTON — Friends of the Ripton Community Church will host a screening of the Emmy Award winning film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the church on Route 125 in Ripton.
The first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, “Green Fire” explores Leopold’s life in the early part of the 20th century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today.
BRANDON — A family of six was displaced when an early-morning blaze destroyed their two-story, single-family home at 6 Rossiter St. in Brandon on Tuesday morning.
Brandon Fire Chief Roman Wdowiak said that the initial call came in around 6:15 a.m. The Brandon and Pittsford fire departments rushed to Rossiter Street, where Wdowiak said they observed “heavy fire and smoke on the front and side of the building.”
BRISTOL — The WalkOver Gallery in Bristol will be showing the art of Nicaraguan artist Chepe Cuadra from Sept. 1 through Oct. 25.
BRANDON — The Compass Music and Arts Center honored its past earlier this summer with an emotional opening of its exhibit dedicated to the Brandon Training School.
Building K of the former Brandon Training School, which ceased operations in 1993, now houses Compass, which officially opened in June after almost two years of construction and preparation. The July 27 opening of the permanent exhibit of historical information and memorabilia marked the 20th anniversary of the closing of the training school and honored the building’s past.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials and Bread Loaf Corp. have mapped out a tentative planning schedule that would culminate in a December vote on a new municipal building and community recreation facility.
The new schedule is being suggested by Bread Loaf, recently hired by the selectboard to draw up plans for the two new buildings. The timeline was set up to allow for considerable community input, according to a calendar and timeline unveiled on Tuesday by the ad hoc Town Offices and Recreation Facilities Steering Committee.
RANDOLPH — Sounding Joy!, the noted Randolph-based auditioned chorus, is disbanding after almost three decades of singing together. Founded in 1984 by Marjorie Drysdale, the group has performed throughout Vermont, presenting music from the 16th century to the present.
Sometimes the music was delivered in standard concert format, but often it was served up on a platter of music, stories, scripts, costumes and food.