August 22nd, 2016
VERGENNES — While Bixby Memorial Free Library officials and patrons last week celebrated recent work that allows more people to enter the city landmark at the same time (see story, Page 1), the library board members are also amid a months-long process that will help them decide how the Bixby will use its new capacity.
By the end of the year, Bixby officials intend to have in place a new strategic plan that should cover at least the next three years.
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Producer Lloyd Komesar and MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven are anticipating many highlights during the four-day festival, Aug. 25-28.
Among those high note events will be:
MIDDLEBURY — As parents and children across Addison County head to stationery stores for new notebooks and backpacks to prepare for the new school year, the MiddView Orientation team at Middlebury College is getting ready to welcome its 606 first-year students to the Green Mountain State.
MONTPELIER — In 2015, our nation lost over 35,000 lives on our roadways, 57 of which were in Vermont. Impairment by alcohol, drugs or both was a contributing factor in almost half of last year’s fatal crashes in Vermont.
BURLINGTON — Following new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nasal spray flu vaccine will not be available in the U.S. for the upcoming flu season. Instead, all flu vaccinations will be given as a standard shot.
VERGENNES— The Little City will host its 35th annual Vergennes Day on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27.
The event kicks off on Friday evening with the Vergennes Arts Walk from 5-7 p.m. and a street dance on the City Green featuring the music of “The Hitmen” from 7-10 p.m. Vergennes Day, hosted and sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, is a celebration of city and community and can be enjoyed by all ages. Full details of the event and a schedule of activities are available at www.vergennesday.com.
BRISTOL — Bristol nature writer and environmental activist John Elder will read from his new book, “Picking Up the Flute: A Memoir Through Music,” this coming Thursday, Aug. 25, at Lawrence Memorial Library. The free reading will begin at 7 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Bristol Gateway Players and by Vermont Family Forests.