July 3rd, 2013
NEW HAVEN — Beverly Marshall Landon and her kin go back a long way in New Haven. She and family members gathered at the Fitts/Farr homestead at 730 River Road on June 5 to celebrate ownership of the stately white farmhouse for exactly 200 years.
Landon’s great-great-great-great-grandfather Simon Farr purchased the property from Ruloff Lawrence, who lived in Middlebury, for $3,000.
MIDDLEBURY — While the number of college graduates is on the rise, low-income students are less likely to hold a degree than their wealthier peers.
Meghan Mason, a Middlebury resident and Middlebury College staff member, is launching a campaign to fund a project she hopes will raise awareness about the challenges some high school students face when it comes to getting a college education.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles reprinted from The Brandon Reporter that examine the complex personal, medical and political landscape of chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases that have brought so many lives to a standstill waiting for consensus.
LINCOLN — Lincoln author Chris Bohjalian’s 16th novel, which hits bookstores July 9, begins with a sadistic bloodbath and turns out to be a love story. “The Light in the Ruins” is set amidst the chaos of war-torn Tuscany in 1943, and features a German lieutenant and a young Italian beauty from a family of noble lineage, the Rosatis.
LINCOLN — Susan Kevra, the daughter of late Lincoln resident Mary Anne Kevra, had come to the Green Mountains for the summer to tie up lose ends and finalize the sale of her mother’s South Lincoln home.
A contra dance caller who lives in Nashville with her Grammy-nominated guitarist husband Russ Barenberg, Kevra welcomed the opportunity for the homecoming.
VERGENNES — The visiting Vergennes Champs swim team rallied on June 27 during the freestyle events to edge the host Middlebury Panthers, 246-235.
MIDDLEBURY — Along with offering information to prospective customers seeking financing or product information on solar power, SunCommon has been hosting a series of educational events at the “pop-up” store it opened June 14 at the Lazarus Building, which sits at the head of Printers Alley in downtown Middlebury.
WINDHAM, N.Y. — Lincoln resident Alison Zimmer placed second in the downhill race at the Windham U.S. National Mountain Bike Race here on Sunday, almost certainly qualifying her to try out for the 2013 UCI (International Cycling Union) Mountain Bike World Cup — the most elite series of mountain biking competitions in the world.
Just one day earlier she handily won the Super D race, which includes cross-country and uphill stages but does not have a world cup championship.