August 25th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District (OCNRCD) is holding a Local Work Group meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Farm Service Center Meeting Room at 68 Catamount Park, Suite B in Middlebury. The meeting will coincide with the Farm Tour from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss natural resource issues and concerns within Addison County.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has issued a grant solicitation for new Transportation Alternatives projects. In 2015, awards totaled over $2 million for design/construction projects and feasibility studies throughout the state.
BRISTOL — John Elder has lived a very purposeful life and a very lauded one. He’s earned Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, was a Carnegie 2008 Vermont Professor of the Year, has written and/or edited multiple volumes, had a chair in Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies Department named in his honor, and has garnered awards from statewide environmental organizations.
But one of the first things he did upon retiring after 37 years of teaching at Middlebury was to simply act on a whim.
Early on a July morning, painter Kathryn Milillo unloaded the pieces for her upcoming September show, lifting them one by one to be carried into Edgewater Gallery on the Green. After spreading them out and leaning the canvases against the walls, she gravitated towards a painting she has titled “What A Wonderful World.” It is a piece she painted at Lake George, of a green mountain sloping down and to the left, below it a line of treetops marches down to the right, and at their base the smooth, emerald line of the lake.
VERGENNES — The Little City will host its 35th annual Vergennes Day on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27.
BRANDON — The moviegoers sit up and lean in as the silver screen in the darkened Brandon Town Hall comes to life.
What is on screen isn’t a feature-length modern film with vivid colors, special effects and dialogue and a full musical score blaring from the speakers.
SALISBURY — Kelly Churchill lives at the end of a winding dirt road, down several flights of wooden steps, in a house that practically floats over the edge of Lake Dunmore. Below the railings of its wooden deck, a dock juts out into water that most mornings is glassy, providing ideal conditions for Churchill’s Vermont Liquid Ski School.
MIDDLEBURY — The music of David Roth has been performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the recent vigil on the Middlebury Green in memory of the victims of the massacre in Orlando, Fla.
The Cape Cod-based folk-singer and storyteller makes his first ever visit to Middlebury this coming Sunday, Aug. 28. He will lead the Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society at 2 Duane Court.