March 17th, 2014
VERGENNES — After discussions over the past few months, the Vergennes City Council and the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House have agreed not to do a complete makeover of the front of Vergennes City Hall into a courtyard, a project that could have also included a bulbout.
City officials and the theater group could still cooperate on upgrading the theater’s standing marquee while the city focuses on fixing the sidewalk.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Weybridge will receive $10,000 to invest in a municipal weatherization project of its choice, thanks to its victory in a statewide energy efficiency competition called the “Home Energy Challenge.”
BRISTOL — American Legion Post 19 in Bristol on March 8 honored Lincoln resident Eleanor Scully with its “Above and Beyond” award. A nomination letter called Scully “an extremely dedicated individual who unselfishly donates her time to many organizations.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board on March 10 began its review of a proposal to build 16 townhouses on a 1.19-acre site at the Middlebury South Village (MSV) development off Court Street.
MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe has named Natalie Peters of Middlebury as the recipient of the 2014 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. A public reception will be held on Wednesday, March 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. at 109 Catamount Park in Middlebury to honor and celebrate Peters’ dedication to the community. Refreshments will be provided.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College professor James Calvin Davis will present a talk titled “Faith and Friendship: Pillars for Small-Town Civility” on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the Green in Middlebury.
ADDISON COUNTY — A massive snowstorm last week dumped close to two feet of snow in parts of Addison County and ground commerce nearly to a halt for two days.
Winter Storm Vulcan, as named by the National Weather Service, blanketed much of the Northeast Wednesday morning through noon Thursday. Northern Vermont bore the brunt of the storm, receiving higher snow totals than the other New England states.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County residents will be able to discuss new sustainable approaches to everyday life at the Sustainable Living Expo scheduled for March 29 at the Middlebury Union High School. The event, organized by the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature 100 exhibitors and 35 workshops, including student presentations, off-site tours, live music and local food samplings.