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July 25th, 2016
VERGENNES — The owner of Grist Mill Island in the Vergennes falls is proposing to add five apartments to the two buildings on the island, for a total of nine overlooking Otter Creek.
Three of the apartments would replace office space in the Grist Mill itself and two would be carved out of a now empty horse barn.
The June proposal followed the Vergennes Development Review Board’s May rejection of a 10-apartment plan submitted by Mahaiwe LLC, of which major city property owner and Ferrisburgh resident David Shlansky is listed as the manager.
BRANDON — Olivia’s Croutons is hoping to make Brandon its new home.
The New Haven-based crouton company owned by Francie and Dave Caccavo is in the process of buying the Tucel building on Route 73 near the Neshobe School in Brandon.
The couple appeared before the Brandon Development Review Board last Wednesday night regarding a conditional use application to change the use of the existing facility that manufactures brushes to a food manufacturing plant and warehouse space.
BRISTOL — At the end of this week Bristol will host a summer staple that combines the classic summer activity of yardsaling with the good work of fundraising for a worthy cause. The Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis will be held Friday to Sunday, July 29-31, at the Bristol Rec Park and around town.
FERRISBURGH — As the owner of some high-profile properties in Vergennes — on Grist Mill Island and on nearby Canal Street — considers updates there, he also looks to move forward with a long planned residential development in Ferrisburgh.
Ferrisburgh resident David Shlansky said the future of a 21-lot planned residential development, or PRD, off the south side of Stage Road in Ferrisburgh, with Lewis Creek at its southern end, looks promising.
VERGENNES — Zig Zag Lit Mag, Addison County’s recently founded literary and arts magazine, is calling for final submissions for its inaugural issue. The first issue is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2016, and the deadline window for submissions will close on July 31. The magazine will be published online and in a limited number of print copies.
ADDISON — On Sunday, July 31, at 1 p.m., explore the history and views from the Lake Champlain Bridge on the first of two “Points of Interest” guided bridge walks offered in 2016 by the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vt., and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, N.Y. Site administrator Elsa Gilbertson (Vt.) and site manager Michael Roets (N.Y.) lead the tours.
MIDDLEBURY — At 6 a.m. on Sunday, while much of New England sleeps after the grind of a long workweek, Julia Clancy is awake. The young chef scans her meticulously constructed list of ingredients and instructions while loading various items — fresh herbs from the garden, maple syrup, coriander seeds — into a large box. She puts the box in her car, pulls out of her driveway in Middlebury and heads for Agricola Farm in Addison.
MIDDLEBURY — The Ilsley Library in Middlebury will host a genealogy workshop next Thursday where people can learn how to use the library’s genealogical databases to explore their family history. Those taking part are asked to bring names of a few people they would like to know more about, ideally one or two who might be in the 1940 U.S. Census.
“We will have two experience genealogists on hand to answer your questions — Joan Hoxie and Ann Watson,” librarian Chris Kirby said.