July 23rd, 2015
ADDISON — The lost Daughters of the American Revolution insignia belonging to Eva Grace Goss was presented to the current leadership of the Vermont DAR at a special ceremony at the John Strong Mansion Museum in Addison on July 12. The ceremony was conducted by Purple Hearts Reunited (PHR).
ADDISON — Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison will hold its annual “Evening to Remember” summer social at on Friday, July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. The historic c.1785 Chimney Point tavern and summer resort offer history, fun and the beautiful lakeside setting.
Editor’s note: The writer of this piece last month finished her sophomore year at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol and wrote this piece in June reflecting on her time in Addison County.
ORWELL — The summer and fall of 1776 during the American Revolution was a time of high drama on Lake Champlain and Mount Independence in Orwell. On Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m. the Mount Independence State Historic Site gets out the time machine for the program, “An Investigation Into the Revolutionary Mind: What Were You Thinking, Benedict Arnold and Guy Carleton?”
With so many terrible things happening in this world that we must address, each one seems a monumental task. I’m convinced that all these things are connected. The action we take to address all these terrible circumstances seems to be on a downward spiral, treating violence with more violence.
Why are we alone in the developed world with capital punishment, which has never proved effective in deterring crime? We are a violent culture. We are a warring nation, history proves it.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Marlins defeated St. Albans, 275-164, at the Middlebury town pool on July 16 to finish the Champlain Valley Swim League regular season with a 4-3 record, which according to team organizers is the Marlins’ first winning mark in several years.
“I am so bored. I’m bored to death!” moans my 7-year-old daughter.
We are three weeks into summer vacation. For one of those weeks, she attended a day camp at Lake Dunmore. For two and a half of those weeks, her grandparents visited from California; this visit included a trip to the Six Flags Great Escape water and amusement parks, a day at Shelburne Farms, the Ilsley Library summer reading truck touch, and a strawberry picking outing. For two weeks, she took daily swimming lessons at the Middlebury Town Pool.
Gov. Shumlin’s decision not to seek re-election next year has accelerated the timetable for Vermont’s 2016 election cycle. Prospective Democratic candidates for governor are expected to announce their intentions within the next few months, rather than wait until 2016.
At this time, the strongest potential Democratic candidates would be, in alphabetical order, Matt Dunne, Sue Minter and Shap Smith. Each of them would bring assets to the campaign, and each would also need to address weaknesses and vulnerabilities.