Archive - Page
July 27th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — More than a year since its founding, the Addison County Red Cross Disaster Team is looking to expand its cohort of volunteers.
A local chapter of the Vermont Red Cross, the team is currently a group of four local volunteers who help residents of Addison County in the event of a disaster. They meet once a month at the Middlebury Fire Department on Seymour Street, with the support of the fire department and Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley.
Team coordinator Jill Stackhouse said the Red Cross does more than people realize.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union Middle School language arts teacher Meghan McGrath on Thursday morning gave 10 incoming middle school students their final instructions before they left a Vergennes Union High School classroom to prepare for a zombie apocalypse.
“Grab a snack. Grab a tool,” McGrath said.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds hunters they can apply for muzzleloader season antlerless deer permits for use in the Dec. 5-13 muzzleloader season.
Hunters can apply on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). A quick-link to the information and application is provided on the home page. Or, they can apply with a paper application available from license agents.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has terminated the Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) coeducational social house following an investigation that uncovered multiple violations of the college’s hazing and general conduct policies.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the College Katy Smith Abbott informed the leadership and members of the house of the decision in a letter on June 25.
BURLINGTON — The Porter Medical Center Paddlers, United Technologies Team UTAS and the Woodchuck Cider Pink Paddlers are racing for fun and fundraising at the 10th annual Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival and Races Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-2, at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Each team is composed of 20 paddlers and a drummer. Teams race in a full sprint, head to head in 41-foot long dragon boats over a 200-meter course.
FERRISBURGH — Mary Langworthy, the daughter of Charles and Margaret “Meg” Langworthy of Ferrisburgh, and a rising junior at Hamilton College, is spending her summer analyzing how science writing informs or fails to inform the public.
ORWELL — Orwell native and dairy farmer Louis Hall can’t exactly recall how he ended up on the Orwell Volunteer Fire Department 48 years ago.
“I really don’t remember how I got started,” said Hall, now 71. “I joined in ’67, and I don’t remember if somebody asked me. It wasn’t one of those things where I had a burning desire all my life. I just joined.”
VERGENNES — The first book of its kind to offer a comprehensive study of the secrets, traditions and techniques of Japanese wooden boatbuilding is now available for purchase. “Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding,” written by Vergennes-based boatbuilder and writer Douglas Brooks and published by Floating World Editions, is a fascinating book that fills a large and long-standing gap in the literature on Japanese crafts.