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July 18th, 2016
For expectant parents, a lifetime of choices awaits: baby names, what brand of diapers to use, what color to paint the nursery and even what kind of doctor to use.
Complementary and alternative approaches to medicine are on the rise, especially in Vermont where naturopathic medicine is not only a part of the culture, but also recognized by insurance companies in the same way as any other physician.
MIDDLEBURY — Vintage bicycle collector and cycling historian Glenn Eames will present four gallery talks about the exhibit “Pedaling Through History: 150 years of the Bicycle, The Glenn Eames Collection at the Sheldon Museum.” The talks will take place on Wednesdays, July 27, Aug. 17 and Oct. 5 at noon, and on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m.
ADDISON COUNTY — Ulysses Suazo, a 15-year-old from Bronx, N.Y., calls Vermont his second home thanks to Rebecca Kodis and her son, Darius Kainen-Kodis, 13.
For Suazo, Vermont is an escape from the chaotic pace of New York City living.
“In the South Bronx, people have a problem with you even if you just look at them. Over here, it’s just peaceful,” he said.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on July 12 agreed to support the planning commission’s quest for a grant to help create a master plan for downtown Middlebury. It’s a document that supporters believe would lead to more careful and structured growth in an area of the community that has seen a lot of change recently, and is being sized up for more.
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center’s board has launched a community conversation including community forums and an online questionnaire as part of their strategic planning process regarding the future of Porter and health care delivery in our community.
According to Porter spokesperson Ron Hallman, the medical center is strongly encouraging members of the community to be a part of the forward-looking strategic planning process now underway to ensure the community continues to have access to high quality health care services for years to come.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday, July 26, will open the time capsule recently found in the old municipal gym. And the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the new municipal building might include a person who was present when the mystery box was first secreted in the southeast cornerstone of the gym back in 1939.
VERGENNES — A crowded pool deck was buzzing with swimmers young and old, families and friends as the Vergennes Champs took down the St. Albans Sharks in a July 12 Champlain Valley Swim League Meet.
And for this fun-oriented team, that’s nothing out of the ordinary.
“We come together as a family,” said Addie Brooks, 14. “It starts at the first practice, where we play a lot of games and do a lot of team bonding.”