July 27th, 2015
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.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — There are currently over 83,000 Vermonters who receive 3SquaresVT benefits to help them buy more food for their families. Now when Vermonters use their 3SquaresVT benefits at the farmers’ market, they can double their money with “Crop Cash,” which allows them to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. The program began June 27.