August 29th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed of the theft of “numerous items and cash” from the Indulge Full Service Salon off Washington Street on Aug. 24. Police are investigating the incident.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted a Sugarwood Apartments resident with a noisy neighbor complaint on Aug. 19.
• Investigated a report of two youths missing from the Ossie Road area on Aug. 19. Police said the youths were soon located.
VERNON — Entergy Corp. on Tuesday said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2014.
New Orleans-based Entergy said Vermont Yankee will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.
MIDDLEBURY — In anticipation of continued growth of its commercial awning manufacturing business, KE Durasol Awning Co. has purchased the building on Pond Lane that formerly served as the headquarters of Geiger of Austria.
Durasol on June 27 closed on the $1.8 million purchase of the 51,600-square-foot building on 19.1 acres at 38 Pond Lane. The sale was facilitated through $720,000 in financing through the Vermont Economic Development Authority.
MIDDLEBURY — Four singers, one piano player, and an enthusiastic crowd gathered Aug. 18 at the Town Hall Theater to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Opera Company of Middlebury.
“We wanted to feature two OCM alums who have gone on to major professional careers and two of our former cast members whom we think will have terrific careers,” said Artistic Director Douglas Anderson.
NEW HAVEN — The Starline Rhythm Boys will play at Lincoln Peak Vineyard on Friday, Aug. 30, 6-8 pm.
Now celebrating 15 years together, the trio plays vintage country, honky-tonk and rockabilly music with strong harmony vocals. Their repertoire includes many superb originals as well as covers of both classic and obscure numbers. Promoters say their music is great fun for both listening and dancing.
MIDDLEBURY — Immigration expert Harriet Orcutt Duleep will deliver the fall 2013 edition of the D.K. Smith ’42 Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 4:30 p.m. at Middlebury College’s Twilight Auditorium. Orcutt is research professor of public policy at the College of William and Mary. Her lecture is titled “The New Immigrants — Blessing or Bane?”
SHOREHAM — The town of Shoreham will celebrate the theme “Dog Days of Summer” on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the 2013 Shoreham Festival.
The day kicks off with a hearty pancake breakfast served at the Shoreham Congregational Church from 8 to 10 a.m.
The Shoreham Tennis Club will host 3 hours of fun play from 9 a.m. to noon. This fun and friendly group of tennis players will welcome new players, as well as help seasoned veterans on the court shake the rust off that backhand.
VERMONT — As districts across the state prepare for the new school year, educators and administrators are gearing up to continue the transition to the Common Core State Standards, a new approach to education that has been prompting changes in testing and classroom instruction in recent years.
Vermont, which adopted the Common Core in 2010, is among 44 other states and the District of Columbia overhauling their educational approach.