Calendar


NAOMI CUTLER, AN ECO AmeriCorps volunteer serving the Middlebury Area Land Trust, is coordinating a year-long effort to create a 2022 calendar for MALT that will include photos of six scenic locations. Participating photographers are being encouraged to shoot the same spots at different times throughout 2021.
MIDDLEBURY — Everyone is eager to turn the page from a politically divisive, pandemic-laden 2020 — including folks at the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT). And MALT — the nonprofit steward of a variety of conserved properties and the much-loved, 18-mile-long Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) — can’t wait to retire the 2020 calendar and spend all of 2021 crafting a stunning calendar for 2022 that will feature photos of cherished local scenes. The resulting 2022 calendar will be sold to raise money for MALT, for such things as TAM trail maintenance and the scholarship fund for the organization’s...

COMEDIAN AND PEIRCING artist Pierre Vachon playfully pours hand sanitizer on his head while showing off his tattoos for his upcoming COVID Calendar. The Middlebury entertainer is finding new creative outlets since public gatherings went away when COVID-19 showed up. Photo by Season Violet
MIDDLEBURY — Over the years, modern day Renaissance man Pierre Vachon has worn many different hats. The Burlington native has been known as a professional wrestler, a stand-up comedian, a piercing artist, an event producer at the Marquis Theater in Middlebury, and a DJ with Big Guys Entertainment, which he started with his friend Vinny Herbert. But, when most in-person entertainment was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vachon found himself scrambling for a place to exercise his imagination … and to earn a paycheck. Well, the Middlebury resident is doing what he does best: getting...

CHANGING THE SYSTEM Addison Central Teens is connecting locals to the “Seeing and Disrupting Racism” online workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1-2 p.m. Run out of the Peace & Justice Center of Burlington, the workshop will define racism and white fragility — exemplified in the image above — explore how white fragility perpetuates racism, and challenge participants to consider what steps they can take to disrupt racism at every level. U.S. Government photo/Jack Delano
Thursday, Jan. 14 Submissions accepted for “Expressions of Color” art gallery in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 14-Wednesday, Feb. 17, M-F, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Addison Central Teens, 77 Mary Hogan Dr. Addison Central Teens is hosting our Expressions of Color Art Gallery in honor of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month and are looking for submissions from youth of color. ACT wants to create a space where the identities and experiences of youth of color can be highlighted in a community where their lives can go unseen. Make something you feel is representative of your identity as a person of...

ERIN DAIGLE PAINTED the Black Sheep Bistro and 11 other of her favorite businesses in Vergennes during her free time this past summer and fall. She is turning them into a calendar.
VERGENNES — This past summer Erin Daigle painted oil paintings, plein-air, of 12 Vergennes businesses, and the paintings are being put together in a 2020 calendar called “Vibrant Vergennes.” The paintings are of Vergennes storefronts and restaurants. Each month of the calendar includes a brief statement from each business letting people know a little about them.  Daigle will host an opening reception this Friday, Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m. at Kennedy Brothers on North Main Street, where the original paintings will be on display until the end of February.  The Franklin County native was living in...

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