October 5th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Otter Creek Brewing this month will begin construction on a nearly 8,000-square-foot addition at its Exchange Street headquarters that will house a state-of-the-art, fully automated 120-barrel brew house that is expected to make OCB the largest brewery (by volume) in the state.
BRISTOL — Several local and regional urban forestry practitioners and community leaders have been invited to address the link between healthy trees and healthy communities at the fourth annual Vermont Tree Stewards Conference on Saturday, Oct. 10, in downtown Bristol.
Registration is $12 for the conference, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holley Hall, 1 South St. Anyone interested in the stewardship and management of the state’s urban and community forests is welcome to attend.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters to make every effort to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect critical information on Vermont’s bear population.
Teeth submitted by hunters are used to determine the ages of bears. Department staff use age and sex data to estimate the number of bears in Vermont and to determine the status and health of the bear population. Envelopes for submitting teeth are available at all big game check stations.
VERMONT — Hunters who take a bear, deer, turkey or moose during the Vermont hunting seasons must bring the animal within 48 hours to the nearest game warden or to the nearest Vermont Fish and Wildlife reporting station.
Below is a list of local wardens and reporting stations for 2015. The full list of wardens throughout the state appears on Fish & Wildlife’s website, www.vtfishandwildlife.com.
MIDDLEBURY — When Lisa Bernardin, Vermont Brain Bee Coordinator, learned that National Kale Day was Oct. 7, she decided to learn more about this day celebrating this highly nutritious leafy green vegetable.
A yearly event (first Wednesday in October), National Kale Day was co-founded by “50 Shades of Kale” authors Drew Ramsey and Jennifer Iserof.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Danielle Gori-Montanelli of Middlebury has been chosen to represent Vermont in American Craft Week’s first virtual gallery featuring 51 works of art representing one celebrated craft artist from each state and Washington, D.C. The exhibition, “Masterpiece E-xhibit & Sale,” is online exclusively and will run through Oct. 11 to coincide with American Craft Week (Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 11). The gallery can be found at www.acwgalleryshop.com.
BRISTOL — Two high school field hockey teams that had generated some recent momentum met at Mount Abraham this past Friday, and it was Mount Mansfield, not the host Eagles that kept moving forward.
The 5-3-1, Division I Cougars used speed and solid defense to stretch their unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-0 victory. The Eagles, who had won two of their past three — including a 2-0 win at Middlebury two days before — dropped to 3-6.
MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls celebrates nonagenarian artist Catherine “Catchi” Childs this October, with an exhibit of figures and still lifes from a 75-year painting career. The internationally exhibited artist demonstrates her broad range and sophisticated aesthetic in this collection. Edgewater Gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 9, from 5-7 p.m., during the final Middlebury Arts Walk of the 2015 season.