November 23rd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury is ordering a study to determine ways of preventing further erosion of Creek Road, which was closed this past spring after some large sections of the roadway surrendered to the forces of the adjacent Otter Creek.
RUTLAND — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding hunters who harvest a deer during the November rifle season to provide a middle incisor tooth from the deer so its age can be determined.
Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 14-29 rifle season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer when they go to a reporting station.
BRANDON — The Friends of the Brandon Free Public Library’s annual holiday auction will take place on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the library.
Over 50 local patrons, artists and Brandon businesses have donated wreaths and other seasonal decorations, dinners for two, birdhouses, gift certificates and more. Items may be preview the week before and from 2-2:30 p.m. on the day of the auction. There will be music, refreshments and door prizes.
There is a requested donation of $1. Call 247-8230 for more information.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High/Middle School is seeking a handful of recent MAUHS graduates to speak at a December board meeting on how Mount Abe prepared them for life after high school.
Specifically, the board wants to hear from women and men who graduated within the past one to five years, whether they went from Mount Abe into college, the armed services or directly into the work force.
MIDDLEBURY — Women’s health care specialist Linda Andrews will give a talk titled “Establishing a National Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Tanzania” on Monday, Dec. 7, from 7-9 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury.
BRISTOL — Ashley Wolff, a local children’s book author and illustrator who just resettled to her home county from California, donated an original gouache painting of Baby Bear, the star of her children’s books “Baby Bear Counts One” and “Baby Bear Sees Blue,” to be raffled off on Dec. 5 by Addison County Readers, the providers of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
The distinctively feline tracks through the snow in our woods last winter intrigued me. They would follow the narrow ski trail a ways, then meander into the trees or, sometimes, seem to disappear altogether. There was no way, I thought, a house kitty was so far from home in the deep of winter, and besides, these tracks were a bit large for your average cat.
Then it hit me: These were bobcat tracks.