ADDISON COUNTY — If you ask Reed Prescott, surviving the recession has been simple — you just have to be an artist.
“We’re the only ones that could handle it, because we were used to not having money,” Prescott said.
MIDDLEBURY — It’s not unusual for bakers to engage in a little hyperbole when promoting their products.
But when Rachel Wollum claims her cookies are “simply divine,” one can hardly accuse her of stretching the truth.
Not only do Rachel’s cookies taste heavenly, they are baked with love in the basement kitchen of Middlebury’s St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School.
BRISTOL — Balancing acts, tumbles across the floor, jumping, hopping and juggling tricks galore — a performance of Cirque du Soleil?
No, the first performance of “Cirque du Bristol,” the Bristol Elementary School’s school-wide holiday performance, which was performed by 300 Bristol students Monday at Mount Abraham Union High School.
BRANDON — Like the rest of the nation, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent John Castle is still reeling from news of the unthinkable school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday that killed 26, including 20 first-graders.
“This is one of those things that shakes you to the core,” Castle said of the massacre, where six adults including the school’s principal were also killed. “It’s your worst nightmare as an educator.”
MIDDLEBURY — Monday, Dec. 10, brought the 41st anniversary in the search for former Middlebury College student Lynne Schulze, and with it a new set of eyes to scan some new information in the mountainous case file accumulated over the years by the Middlebury Police Department.
Middlebury police Detective Kris Bowdish is the latest in a long line of local investigators to head up the probe into what happened to Schulze, a first-year student who disappeared from Middlebury College campus back on Dec. 10, 1971.
MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School directors are considering a new Spanish program for next year that would fit within the parameters of the school day and ensure that young students have a foundation in a second language as they move on to secondary school.
MIDDLEBURY — Ronald Fenn has filed an appeal with the Vermont Supreme Court in an effort to pursue a 16-acre gravel pit on his family’s property off Route 116 in Middlebury.
ADDISON COUNTY — Several Addison County churches have set their schedule for special Christmas events and services.
Brandon Baptist Church will have a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s Parish will hold a Christmas Eve service Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. There will also be a Christmas Day Mass, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m.
St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at Grace Church on Route 73 in Forest Dale Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.