April 7th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The European culture correspondent for The New York Times, Rachel Donadio, will deliver the Robert W. van de Velde ’75 Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium on the Middlebury College campus. Her topic will be “Notes From the Field: Reporting from Italy and Beyond.”
As the sunset colors fade from purple to black, the forest is dimly illuminated by a first-quarter moon. An eerie sound breaks the calm. It is not the long, low, slow howling of wolves that can be heard further north, but the group yip-howl of coyotes: short howls that often rise and fall in pitch, punctuated with staccato yips, yaps and barks.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce will participate in a free panel discussion on socially responsible personal investing, “Investing for the Greater Good,” on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Ilsley Library Community Room (rear entrance) in downtown Middlebury.
LEICESTER — A Leicester man will be arraigned on attempted murder charges today after police allege that he went into his neighbor’s house and shot him in the head early Sunday morning and later shot two Vermont State Police trooper when they came to talk with him.
Brandon police were called to the home of 47-year-old Timothy Foley, the alleged shooter, a few hours before the shooting after Foley reported hearing screaming in the woods. Police at that time were told that Foley allegedly suffers from mental illness and may not have been taking his medication.
VERGENNES — Fifteen-year-old Kira Johnson of Vergennes, having logged some 100 hours and been an almost constant presence at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes since grade school, was not a surprising selection for the club’s 2014 Youth of the Year.
When asked about her community service hours through the club, Johnson’s explanation was simple:
“I like to stay busy,” she said. “I can’t sit at home and do nothing.”
MIDDLEBURY — The late Henry Sheldon amassed so many objects, documents and photographs during his lifetime that it’s difficult to condense them all into a single, round number.
Instead, the Middlebury-based museum that bears his name has elected to showcase a sampling of Sheldon’s treasures in a circle — or rather a grouping in which each of the featured items boasts a circle as part of its visual allure.
BRISTOL — Alex Trebek was nowhere in sight, but scores of elementary students from the ANeSU sending towns got together April 2 for a contest based on “Jeopardy!” — the popular game show Trebek hosts.
“It was so wonderful, the students were so excited to connect with each other,” Mount Abraham librarian Laura Mina said. “There was a hum and buzz throughout the library.”
MIDDLEBURY — Sammy Barnes and Greg Alexander were looking for a business opportunity following their relocation to Addison County from the Dallas, Texas, area this past winter. They were prepared to acquire an existing store of some sort, but changed their minds after hearing the following comment from an acquaintance:
“What this town (Middlebury) needs is a kitchen store.”