November 23rd, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe is accepting nominations for the 2017 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. Each year, a nomination committee selects a local woman whose work or volunteer efforts in Addison County or the town of Rochester have had positive impacts on the women and/or children in our community.
ORWELL — Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Hinton of Orwell has been charged with an armed robbery of the Maplefields convenience store in Fair Haven more than a year ago, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for Vermont reported last week. The robbery occurred on the early morning of Sept. 30, 2015.
MONKTON — On Sunday, Monkton resident Lillian Williams will be 102 years old.
“I just got old the last couple of years,” said Williams, who holds her petite frame upright, laughs readily and speaks with a sparkle in her eyes.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of family, friends and food. But what happens when you're stuffed to the brim and have run out of things to say to your long lost relatives? Honestly, most of us would rather ditch the formalities, plop on the couch and surf the web. And what does surfing always boil down to? Cat videos. Don't worry your not alone; in fact, the Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound have had so much success with their annual Cat Video Festival, they're hosting another festival for the third year on Saturday, Nov. 26.
BRISTOL — The Tari Shattuck Educational Foundation (TSEF) of Bristol recently funded 12 projects in the elementary schools of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANESU) to support innovative educational opportunities developed by local teachers. This school year, as part of its support of excellence in teaching and learning, the TSEF is granting up to $1,250 for projects to each of the elementary schools.
BURLINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has launched his seventh annual State of the Union essay contest, calling on Vermont’s high school students to address what they view as the major issues facing the U.S.
Last year, nearly 800 students from 39 Vermont high schools wrote essays detailing their own view of the “state of the union.”
SHOREHAM — With a commitment to bridge the digital divide through digital literacy training, OTT Communications (formerly known as Shoreham Telephone) is underwriting adult education through “Computers at the Library” classes at Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham.
The first class is “Are computers a mystery to you?” The very basics of computers will be taught on Monday, Dec. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This class covers parts and process, mystifying computer vocabulary, basic mouse skills and a basic understanding of safe computer usage.
ADDISON COUNTY — Although none of the area high school girls’ soccer teams ultimately ended up winning a playoff game, all were competitive this season — putting it in baseball terms, they were tough outs.
In part, that’s because all four squads benefitted from the outstanding individual efforts that are recognized here in the 2016 Addison Independent Girls’ All-Star Soccer Team.