February 10th, 2015
As a Christmas gift this year, my husband sent me away.
I mean that in the best sense: Aware that I could use a solid chunk of quiet and solitude (that's a euphemism for "escaping the children"), my husband booked me a two-night stay at St. Joseph's Dwelling Place, a retreat center just outside of Ludlow, Vermont.
Our Vermont Constitution requires the state to provide education for all our youth. For many years, the state has designated towns to carry out this requirement of the constitution. In the end it is the responsibility of all of us to educate all our youth.
FERRISBURGH — A year after watching a budget defeat for the first time in recent memory, the Ferrisburgh Central School board has adopted a $3.62 million budget proposal for the 2015-2016 school year that would, if approved, increase spending over the current level by 2.97 percent.
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Library has several interesting activities planned at its facility on West River Road in Lincoln.
First off, this Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., will see “Valentines and Origami Boxes.” Give the special person in your life something new: a valentine inside a box made and decorated by you. Younger children can make paper valentines. Special snack and treats will be available.
MIDDLEBURY — The collections of the Middlebury College Museum of Art showcase thousands of years of human creativity, from ancient Greek vases to classic Roman sculptures, old Chinese scrolls to European and American paintings from throughout the centuries.
But starting this week, the museum’s second floor will host art with a strictly modern inspiration: the urban landscape. A new exhibit, called “Outside In: Art of the Street,” will present the work of 16 street artists who use their art to encourage political or social change.
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Company elected a slate of officers at its annual meeting, which was held on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the firehouse. The meeting was followed by a dinner shared with retired firefighters and fire personnel from Monkton.
The following officers were elected: Chief Dan Ober; 1st Assistant Chief Matt Atkins; 2nd Assistant Chief Dudley Leavitt; and Captains Aaron Thomas, Matt Brown and Jesse Bashaw.
ADDISON COUNTY — Let’s face it; Vermont isn’t the sunniest of places. On average, there’s only a 51 percent chance it will be sunny here during daylight hours.
So as the state’s infant solar industry grows, how accurately can solar developers project how much energy an array will produce?
MIDDLEBURY — Ben Eine wasn’t hard to find Thursday morning, on a lift 30 feet above the ground in the atrium of the Mahaney Center outside the Middlebury College Museum of Art.
He was painting a mural to promote the opening of a new exhibit called “Outside In: The Art of the Street”, which is dedicated to showcasing street art by more than a dozen artists, including Eine.