January 20th, 2014
BRISTOL — They say the early bird catches the worm.
Fred Baser hopes that old adage applies to politics, as the Bristol Republican on Thursday became one of the first candidates to confirm a run for the Vermont House this November.
FERRISBURGH — Denecker Chevrolet co-owner Tom Denecker said last week his pending $350,000 purchase of land owned by Ferrisburgh at the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A is going well, and he also confirmed he has a prospective purchaser or tenant for the 14 North Main St., Vergennes, branch of his existing dealership.
And the Vergennes Development Review Board on Dec. 30 approved an application for a proposed new business in what is now primarily Denecker Chevrolet’s service and parts branch: Neil’s Family Market, a grocery store.
MIDDLEBURY — More than 110 people showed up at a Jan. 15 open house at Middlebury’s municipal building and gym at 94 Main St., an event aimed at showcasing deficiencies within those two structures while explaining a proposal to erect new town offices and a new recreation center.
ADDISON COUNTY — “Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all,” wrote Stacy Horn of Time magazine in a piece this past summer on how singing can change a person’s brain.
If you ask the Middlebury Union High School chorus and the Maiden Vermont women’s barbershop singing group they’ll tell you that, boy, is she ever right.
MIDDLEBURY — Alice Eckles and Ross Conrad were living in a traditional apartment in Weybridge when they bought 25 acres in Middlebury with a plan of building a cordwoodhome. Soon after purchasing the land, the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico took place and the couple talked about how they could step away from being part of the fossil-fuel-guzzling world while their permanent home is being built.
MIDDLEBURY — Fishing is a sport that typically conjures images of hot, sunny days, shorts and a wide-brim hat, clear streams or a quiet canoe and a calm lake.
But for some, the hobby that many of us leave to warm weather lives strong throughout the cooler months of the year.
MIDDLEBURY — The annual meeting of the Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church in Middlebury. At the meeting, Chris Bouchard will present a program and slideshow titled “Tornado Alley.” Bouchard is a meteorologist with over seven years’ experience forecasting Vermont’s temperamental weather.
MIDDLEBURY — Social entrepreneurs are transforming and improving education while colleges and universities are fostering social entrepreneurship. What impact is this trend having on the economy and the challenges we face as a society? And what does it mean for today’s students now and when they graduate?