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November 30th, 2015
VERMONT — As the nights grow colder, the Agency of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division reminds Vermonters to take steps to ensure they “get what they pay for” when heating their homes.
“With winter approaching, it’s important for Vermonters to know there are rules in place to govern transactions related to both fuel and firewood,” said Henry Marckres, chief of the Consumer Protection Division of the Agency of Agriculture.
MIDDLEBURY — Dartmouth classics professor Roberta Stewart will share what Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” has to say about modern war in a talk at Ilsley Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Her talk, “Reading Homer with Veterans: Narratives of Return and Rage,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis. This Latin version of John 1:14 translates into the familiar, “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” The Latin words will be the first sung by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. John Sheppard’s setting of this verse from John’s Gospel is part of their program, “Mater Ora Filium, Music for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.”
VERGENNES — Creative Space Gallery on Main Street in Vergennes will take part in Saturday’s Holiday Stroll activities.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Starksboro resident Mike Block has joined the Canopy Team at NPI, a technology management company based in South Burlington.
Block will provide managed IT services support to the company’s clients.
He comes to NPI with more than 20 years in the information technology service industry. He ran his own Apple service business in New York City and most recently held the server administrator position at Addison Central Supervisory Union.
MIDDLEBURY — Quality crafts in the intimate setting of the Middlebury Congregational Church basement will be offered for sale at the Quarry Hill Craft Fair and Café on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Quarry Hill School Scholarship Fund. Located in Middlebury, Quarry Hill School has provided preschool programs for children in Addison County since 1972.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Education on Dec. 15 will evaluate the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s plan to consolidate into a single school district. A nod from the agency and Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe would pave the way for ACSU residents to vote on the proposed merger on Town Meeting Day next March 1.
The 11-member Addison Central Supervisory Union Charter Committee last week finalized the 19-page final report and proposed “articles of agreement” that outlines the consolidation plan for the Middlebury-area schools.
FERRISBURGH — After hearing from a Plank Road resident whose wife had been hurt in an accident on that road in the southeastern corner of Ferrisburgh, the town selectboard said at its Nov. 17 meeting it would take steps to make a stretch of Plank Road safer, probably in cooperation with neighboring towns.