June 10th, 2013
FERRISBURGH — From the critical — the town’s involvement in the War of 1812 — to the whimsical — in the 20th century a Burlington-bound train crunched a loaded manure truck — a new professionally crafted film offers a comprehensive look at Ferrisburgh’s history.
ADDISON COUNTY — Berry growers across New England are on high alert for a new invasive insect species this year.
“We’ve been hearing all about it for the last few years,” said Jon Satz, whose Wood’s Market Garden in Brandon sells berries, along with many other vegetables, herbs and flowers.
CORNWALL — When 9-year-old Sarah Holmes did some research on Africa earlier this year, she was astonished with some of the things she read.
“I looked up a video on Africa that showed how kids there are not being treated as well as they are here,” she said. “There are sicknesses there that are preventable, but they don’t have enough money.”
So Sarah, a 3rd-grade student at Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School, brought the dilemma to her young classmates and teacher Janne Giles to see what they could do.
Editor’s note: This piece was submitted by Michele Lowy, literacy specialist at Bristol Elementary School.
BRISTOL — On Thursday, May 30, a beautiful spring day full of the promise of summer, Bristol Elementary School students were out on the town green celebrating their first annual Poetry in the Park Festival. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade spread tarps, blankets and quilts on the grass and listened as their schoolmates went up to the bandstand to read and recite poetry.
BRISTOL/VERGENNES — Local schools will be out for the summer this week, but in community centers and summer camp programs across the northern half of Addison County, the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Food Co-op will be hard at work providing free, healthy lunches to children for the third year running.
MIDDLEBURY — The 2013 Middlebury Arts Walk season continues with this summer’s second event taking place on Friday, June 14. This month will feature nearly 30 hosting venues displaying a diverse array of art — the majority of which has been created by Addison County residents. In addition to the Arts Walk, this may be one of the last opportunities to see and play any of the six vibrantly painted pianos around town, which celebrate Town Hall Theater’s fifth anniversary.
MIDDLEBURY — “It seems like we opened just yesterday,” says Town Hall Theater executive director Douglas Anderson. “It’s come as a shock to all of us that we’ve been at this for 5 years. I guess time passes when you’re having fun.”
MIDDLEBURY — In recognition of Dairy Month, Roger Allbee, former Vermont secretary of agriculture, will present a talk on the history of dairy in Vermont on Friday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. The talk is presented in conjunction with the Sheldon’s current exhibit “From Dairy to Doorstep,” a partnership with Historic New England. Admission is free but donations are welcome.