Ferrisburgh

02/06/2020
Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card parties, Feb. 15 and 29, 6:30 p.m. Ferrisburgh selectboard meetings, Feb. 4 and 18, 6:30 p.m. Bixby Children’s Story Hour Feb. 6: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Bixby Library. Green Mountain District Music Festival for HS Concert Band Feb. 6, 7 p.m., College of St. Joseph, Rutland. First Friday Movie, “The Sun is Also a Star,” Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., Bixby Library “Finding Jesse” discussion, Feb. 9, 3 p.m., Rokeby Museum Black and White Cabaret Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m., VUHS Gymnasium Pancake Breakfast, Feb. 15, 7-10 a.m., VUHS Cafeteria. Treasures and Trinkets Collection, Feb. 15, 9...

'DAISY AND THE Doll” is a true story as told by Vermont’s African American storyteller Daisy Turner.
02/06/2020
FERRISBURGH — In recognition of Black History Month, Rokeby Museum will be open Sundays in February, from noon to 5 p.m., for exhibits and special programs for children, teens and adults.  Admission to the museum is $10/adult; $8/children age 5 and up. The museum is located at 4334 Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. For more info call (802) 877-3406 or email info@rokeby.org www.rokeby.org. “Free & Safe: the Underground Railroad in Vermont” Sunday, Feb. 2, 12-5 p.m. In honor of Black History Month, visitors may take advantage of special winter hours to visit the only permanent exhibition in New...
01/30/2020
FERRISBURGH — In recognition of Black History Month, Rokeby Museum will be open Sundays in February, from noon to 5 p.m., for exhibits and special programs for children, teens, and adults. From noon to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 2, Rokeby will open its doors for “Free & Safe: the Underground Railroad.” Museum staff will be available in the galleries for conversation about the museum’s award-winning multi-media exhibit. “Free & Safe” is the only permanent exhibition in New England that addresses slavery, abolition, and the Underground Railroad. It tells the story of Simon and Jesse, two...

THE KIDS AT Ferrisburgh Central School were mesmerized by artist in residence Troy Wunderle, who taught different circus skills and brought them to the brink of joyful chaos with his humor one second and serious direction the next. Independent photos/Steve James
01/20/2020
Ferrisburgh Central School kicked off 2020 with a two-week residency with circus artist Troy Wunderle of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures. The kids were mesmerized by Wunderle, who has performed with Circus Smirkus. He taught different circus skills and brought the youngsters to the brink of joyful chaos with his humor one second and serious direction the next. The residency culminated in a performance at the Vergennes Union Middle School gym this past Thursday. Addison Independent photographer Steve James caught a rehearsal of the big performance and took these photos. Click here to watch a...

FERRISBURGH FIREFIGHTER JIM AVERILL, left, receives the ACFA Senior Firefighter of the Year Award from Bob Patterson. Photo by Mark Bouvier
01/20/2020
FERRISBURGH — The atmosphere was celebratory as almost 200 firefighters from 17 local departments gathered at the Eagles Club for the Addison County Firefighters Association (ACFA) 76th annual meeting this past Wednesday. They took the opportunity to pay tribute to their colleagues who have died, share a few laughs, and celebrate the year’s achievements. Those achievements included organizing the 130th annual Vermont State Firefighters Association Convention and holding the convention in Middlebury this past summer without any cost to the Addison County association, and collectively...
01/20/2020
FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh Central School kicked off 2020 with a two-week residency with circus artist Troy Wunderle of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures. The kids were mesmerized by Wunderle, who taught different circus skills and brought them to the brink of joyful chaos with his humor one second and serious direction the next. The residency culminated in this performance at the Vergennes Union Middle School gym. The residency was made possible by the FCS PTO, Ferrisburgh families, teachers and staff, and the generous support from the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts,...
01/16/2020
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday adopted a proposed budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year that — assuming voters back nonprofits’ funding requests on Town Meeting Day — would raise town spending by about $51,300, or 2.45 percent, and boost the tax rate by less than a cent. The face value of the spending plan the board adopted on Tuesday for residents’ consideration at town meeting stands at $2,116,148. That figure does not include $32,195 of donations, the same amount of money residents approved easily in 2019. If those donations are supported again and residents OK the...
01/02/2020
FERRISBRUGH — Ferrisburgh Central School students will put on a circus on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Vergennes Middle School Gym. The performance is the culmination of a two-week artist-in-residence program at the school. For two weeks, Troy Wunderle, a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, will work with FCS students, exploring the skills needed for circus performance. Wunderle is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past 23 years he has toured...
01/02/2020
Jan. 2: Children’s story hour 10:30 a.m.-noon, Bixby Memorial Library. Jan. 3: First Friday movie, “Downton Abbey,” 6:30 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library.  Jan. 4 and 18: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card parties 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 21: Ferrisburgh selectboard meetings, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14: Vergennes Booster Club, 7:00 p.m., VUHS. Jan. 15: Plan Your Future Night for VUHS Juniors, 6 p.m., VUHS. Jan. 16: Circus student performance for FCS families: 6 p.m., VUHS. Jan. 27: Commodore Parent Teacher Group, 6:30 p.m., VUHS Library. FERRISBURGH — The new year is beginning with lots of action at...
12/26/2019
FERRISBURGH — A contractor is poised to do basic structural work to Ferrisburgh’s town-owned Union Meeting Hall at the intersection of Route 7 and Middlebrook Road, while in the meantime a new group has sprung up that hopes to raise funds for a more complete fix to the historic building’s physical issues. The Friends of the Union Meeting Hall, a nonprofit formed to restore the building, will hold its first official meeting on Jan. 9, organizer Ashley LaFlam told the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Dec. 17. Before then Vermont Heavy Timber might have the staging in place needed to shore up Union...

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