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November 28th, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — United Way of Addison County has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. UWAC will be asking for support of the Vermont 2-1-1 program, which provides access to vital resources in times of personal crisis to all Vermont residents.
NEW HAVEN — This past Wednesday, Nov. 23, local businesses joined law enforcement officers and officials from the Governor’s Highway Safety Council, AAA of New England and the Vermont Truck and Bus Association to promote the importance of seat belt use in a press conference in New Haven.
You don’t have to ski, or even like winter sports (though it helps), to appreciate the world-class event Killington Resort pulled off this past weekend when it hosted the first World Cup racing event in Vermont in 38 years.
VERGENNES — The tenth annual silent auction of gift baskets is being offered by the Friends of the Bixby Library. On display now until the auction closes Saturday, Dec. 3, the Friends have assembled baskets that include toys, cookbooks, pet items and many local handmade crafts.
FERRISBURGH — If the dream of one Ferrisburgh resident comes true, the town’s office building and community center will by next summer start hosting a series of monthly performances — and before then host two family-friendly artisans’ markets that will help fund that series.
Resident Kate Yarbrough has already met with the Ferrisburgh selectboard about getting its permission to establish the Grange Series and Grange Markets in the town’s Route 7 landmark, and board members gave her an essentially friendly reception on Nov. 15.
MONTPELIER — The U.S. government recently expanded its Historically Underutilized Business Zones program in Vermont. As a result, Addison County has been designated as a HUBZone due to the 2011 closures of Courcelle Brothers U.S. Army Reserve Command in Rutland and Chester, Vt. Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor counties have also been designated as HUBZone due to the closures.
ADDISON COUNTY — Sarah Peluso of IPJ Real Estate in Middlebury was named the Addison County Board of Realtors’ (ACBOR) 2016 Realtor of the Year (ROTY) earlier this fall. The ROTY Award is ACBOR’s highest honor and recognizes a member for their civic, business and industry-related activities and achievements.
CORNWALL — Workers have until Dec. 9 to remove the charred remnants of the former Swamp Road covered bridge, in anticipation of the Vermont Agency of Transportation installing a temporary span to restore traffic between Salisbury and Cornwall before Jan. 1, 2017.
That update was provided on Nov. 23 by Cornwall Selectman Brian Kemp and Salisbury Selectman Paul Vaczy, the local liaisons to VTrans in the aftermath of the Sept. 10 fire that destroyed the historic covered bridge spanning the Otter Creek on Swamp Road.