May 23rd, 2016
BRIDPORT — The Bridport Seniors Association will host a special event on Wednesday, June 1, at the Bridport Grange.
Doors open at 4 p.m. for a silent auction and teacup auction featuring plants and flowers donated by Golden Russet Farm, as well as many other great prizes. Winners will be drawn after the meal.
Musical entertainment by Ed Germon starts at 4:15 p.m.
Dinner featuring Rosie’s Restaurant chicken and biscuits, coleslaw, and fruit crisp for dessert will begin at 5 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY— The Milk & Honey Quilters Guild welcomes guest speaker Marie Bostwick on Tuesday, May 24, at the American Legion building, in Middlebury at 7 p.m. for a discussion of her novels and a trunk show of her inspirational quilts. Bostwick will present “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Turn to Quilting,” a pictorial storytelling of the special quilts that have helped her, her characters, and her readers navigate life’s rough spots.
MIDDLEBURY — The host Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team used a 6-0 first-half run in Sunday’s NCAA Division III regional final vs. Gettysburg to spark a 13-9 victory that sent the Panthers to the NCAA Division III Final Four.
The 20-1 Panthers will face No. 1 Cortland State (20-0) on Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia in one semifinal. Franklin & Marshall (20-2) will meet Trinity College (18-3) in the other semifinal, and the winners will play on Sunday, May 29.
ORWELL — The birds of spring are the focus of the annual Early Bird Nature Walk on Saturday, May 28, at 8 a.m., at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. Bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon leads the walk to help birders find and identify these birds.
Many birds fly through the Lake Champlain corridor on their way to their summer homes. Participants might see anything from the smallest birds to a majestic bald eagle. Every year the group tries to spot and add a new species to the list of birds seen on Mount Independence.
VERGENNES — Forty-five members of the Vergennes American Legion Post 14 were present at a recent meeting to elect Ralph Wenzel to the position of Post Commander.
Commander-elect Wenzel has served the Post for the past several years as sergeant-at-arms and has had many funerals for past Legion members. Wenzel has been a member of the Vergennes Post for 20 years.
VERGENNES — Every year, each high school in the United States may choose one sophomore to represent them at their state’s Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) leadership conference. This year, Vergennes Union High School’s HOBY ambassador is Anneka Boelens.
CORNWALL — UD-3 school board Chairman Peter Conlon confirmed on Thursday that he will run for the Addison-2 seat in the Vermont House soon to be vacated by Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton.
As previously reported in the Independent, Jewett — the former House majority leader — has decided to retire after 14 years representing the single-seat district that includes Cornwall, Ripton, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen and Hancock.
BRISTOL — After 16 months of negotiations, the teachers of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union have a contract.
What began as a fractious and drawn-out negotiation that twice threatened to dead end — first at an officially declared impasse, then at a call for a fact-finding hearing — has resolved with a teacher salary increase of 3.25 percent for this year and the next.