May 18th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Anna Rose Benson has been meticulously tending to the gardens around the Ilsley Public Library in downtown Middlebury since the early 2000s.
Her love for the gardens is contagious; she radiates joy each minute she spends planning the space, digging the soil and encouraging each bud and blossom with her care.
“Do you know the book ‘Corduroy’ about the bear?” Benson asked. In the book a teddy bear named Corduroy waits on the shelf in a department store for someone to come and take him home.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Facility Committee is expected at a meeting this Tuesday evening, May 19, to unveil a construction estimate for a new West Street firehouse.
That meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be held at the Bristol Federated Church at 37 North St.
MIDDLEBURY — A Port Henry, N.Y., man was released on $10,000 bail on Tuesday, May 12, after pleading innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, stemming from an alleged incident in Cornwall a year ago.
Kevin D. Scott, 36, faces a prison sentence of two to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000 if he is convicted on the charge.
MIDDLEBURY — Local pediatrician Dr. Johana “Jody” Brakeley will speak at Ilsley Public Library on Tuesday evening about how our brains develop and continually change.
Her talk is titled “Early Brain Development: What you should know, and why it matters” and will begin at 6:30 p.m. on May 19.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams each prevailed at a six-team Thursday home meet that included county rivals Mount Abraham and Vergennes.
Two athletes won multiple events: Eagle freshman Lydia Pitts picked up three victories, and Tiger senior sprinter Kat Townsend raced to the front twice.
MIDDLEBURY — When Paul Sommers came to begin his teaching career at Middlebury College nearly 30 years ago, he didn’t envision himself sitting outside on chilly spring afternoons watching softball. Now in his 10th year as the faculty affiliate for the Panther softball team, the Paige-Wright Professor of Economics continues to enjoy time spent as an academic resource and an all-weather fan.
MIDDLEBURY — In recognition of Memorial Day, Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will be closed Monday, May 25. There will be no bus service. This applies to Tri-Town Bristol, Tri-Town Vergennes, Middlebury Shuttle, Burlington LINK, 116 Commuter and RutlandConnector. The Community Transportation Center will be closed. Normal operations resume Tuesday, May 26.
For more bus schedule information, call ACTR at 388-ACTR or visit www.actr-vt.org.
BRANDON — The Brandon Artists Guild presents “Art of the Flag,” featuring works by guild members Warren Kimble, Karen Deets, Robin Kent and Mike Mayone, from June 4-30. An opening reception is on Friday, June 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.