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March 23rd, 2017
VERMONT — Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States and contributes significantly to the state’s economy. Vermont sugarmakers work tremendously hard to produce their top-quality maple syrup and will open their doors this Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, inviting the public into their sugarhouses to experience Vermont maple.
VERGENNES — On Saturday, March 25, the Ferrisburgh Children’s Theater cast of 27 students will present “The Snow White Variety Show,” by Brian D. Taylor at the Vergennes Union High School auditorium. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Production rights are courtesy of Pioneer Drama Services.
BRANDON — Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power and Northern swagger. The group performs at Brandon Music on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals), the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.
VERGENNES — Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes will open “Glass Art: Molten Color and Frozen Forms” — an exhibit featuring the work of eight local glass artists — this Friday, March 24 through May 7. The exhibit will include kiln formed glass sculpture by Alyssa Oxley, hand-blown glass by Bud Shriner, and kilnformed glass jewelry and objects by Micaela Wallace.
Two local stories stand out in today’s Addison Independent: a shocking $10 million price tag for upgrading the Ilsley Library in Middlebury, and, more importantly, a look at how the threat of deportation of migrant workers could impact the state’s and county’s dairy economy.
As Republicans hope to end ObamaCare and begin the launch of TrumpCare, here’s a basic primer that explains one over-arching problem Republicans face: As crafted, the GOP plan does two things that have Republicans up for re-election in 2018 and 2020 running for cover: it could make roughly 24 million Americans now on Obamacare either lose their insurance or see the premiums increase so much they wouldn’t be able to afford coverage; and premiums for older and sicker Americans will skyrocket.
This year’s Women Who Change the World Award, sponsored by Womensafe, has gone to Cheryl Mitchell. I first met Cheryl in her office at Mary Johnson Day Care Center to discuss my now 48-year-old daughter attending the program. Beside Cheryl’s chair and part way under her desk was her baby son sleeping in a cradle. In the late 1990s, I wrote this story about her.