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Bixby art exhibit offers demonstration, audience participation

Posted on August 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes announces an exhibition of new works by Ripton artist and teacher Jean Cherouny. The show, titled simply “OPEN,” begins on Friday, Aug. 28, with a reception, demonstration and chances for audience participation.  All are invited to the opening, from 5-7 p.m, part of Vergennes’ monthly summer Arts Walk. Just drop in, or plan to view the entire five-act performance.

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Bixby's volunteer IT team keeps tech running smoothly

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Addison resident Ed Place and Vergennes resident Jon Sullivan met at the Bixby Library a little more than three years ago, they quickly realized they were not getting acquainted, but re-acquainted.

It turned out that Place had been Sullivan’s 4-H shooting instructor when Sullivan was 14, about 17 years earlier. That was before Sullivan left his native Vergennes to earned his degrees in computer science and business management at the University of Vermont, and then headed to California to work for more than 12 years for a high-tech firm.

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Bixby Library to host new computer club

Posted on January 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The exceedingly fresh and new Bixby Library Computer Club in Vergennes will present “Exploring the Magic of Digital Radios” at its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The club has invited UTC electrical engineer Scott Fusare to present the history of hardware radios. The presentation will be held in the library’s Community from 3:30-5:30 p.m. A group hacking of Scott’s software-defined radio will follow the presentation.

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Basin Harbor Club to host annual Bixby Gala

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The annual Bixby Gala hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh is scheduled for Friday, May 16, this year. Gala co-chairs Julie Adams and Shanon Atkins, along with Bixby board members and Basin Harbor staff, are once again planning a festive event packed with value and fun. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and time to schmooze, a four-course sit-down dinner with dinner music, live and silent auctions, a raffle for Red Sox tickets and, for those who choose to get out on the dance floor, dancing to the inimitable sounds of The Grift.

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Wind ensemble offers free concert at Bixby

Posted on February 3, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Windsong Woodwind Quintet will give a free concert at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.

Included in the program is “The Mother Goose Suite” by Maurice Ravel and David Maslanka’s “Quintet for Winds No. 2” as well as works by Gabriel, Colomer and Debussy. The performers come from diverse musical backgrounds, drawn together by the shared excitement and joy of live performance. They gather in late fall each year to choose a challenging program and prepare their winter concert series.

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Bixby Library making progress on building, services, finances

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A combination of building improvements, technology upgrades, strong fundraising and new programming has created optimism among Bixby Memorial Library officials that the Vergennes fixture can survive its current financial crisis and become a more thriving part of the five communities it serves.

“It is true that you’re either growing or shrinking,” said Bixby Executive Director Jane Spencer. “I think the board has made the decision that we’re moving forward.”

In recent months, the Bixby has:

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A country doctor to tell tales of indomitable Vermonters

Posted on November 12, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



VERGENNES — Beach Conger, MD — author of “Bag Balm and Duct Tape,” “It’s Not My Fault,” and “It’s Probably Nothing: More Adventures of a Country Doctor”(2011) — will speak at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. as part of the library’s Third Thursday series.

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Bixby library to celebrate first 100 years

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Back in 1907, Vergennes native William Gove Bixby surprised fellow townspeople in his will by leaving much of his estate — the bulk of which he inherited from his sister — for the purpose of building a new public library in his hometown.

Five years later, workers finished building the Bixby Free Memorial Library, and 100 years after that — on Oct. 13, a week from Saturday, to be precise — the Vergennes institution named after Bixby will hold a party to celebrate its 100th birthday.

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Bixby's silent auction to showcase Johnson's art

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes will hold a silent auction of framed prints and watercolors by Addison artist Tom Johnson starting Oct. 6 and running through Oct. 20.

Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Camden, N.Y., Johnson graduated from Middlebury College in 1948. He studied watercolor painting there with Arthur K.D. Healy. He later studied with Xavier Gonzalez on Cape Cod and Dong Kingman at Columbia University and apprenticed in silkscreen printing to Arthur Young at Columbia.

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Vergennes drug bust nets stolen Bixby artifact

Posted on July 26, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library officials held out little hope of recovering a valuable Native American spearhead when it was stolen from the organization’s museum last October.

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