CATHERINE WOOD BROOKS
FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum has announced the retirement of director Catherine Wood Brooks, who accepted a three-year term in 2017. “It has been an incredible honor to serve as director,” Brooks says. “Rokeby’s historical resources are vast. I have thoroughly enjoyed working to share Rokeby’s stories with an ever- widening audience.”
Under Brooks’ leadership, the museum has experienced growth in attendance, income and giving. “Catherine’s creative and energetic touch has resulted in new programs, new collaborations and a heightened awareness of Rokeby as a dynamic, relevant organization it...
VERGENNES — Obtaining enough protective gear for first responders, police and volunteers, and offering help for the psychological well-being of local residents were focal points of the latest online meeting of municipal, school and nonprofit officials from Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Waltham and New Haven on Friday morning.
The meeting, attended by two dozen, was the latest in a series begun by city officials that have been increasingly embraced by their neighbors in order to coordinate responses, resources and messaging to residents during the COVID-19 crisis.
VERGENNES — At an online Vergennes-area Regional COVID-19 Meeting on Tuesday morning officials heard that the Ferrisburgh Shaw’s Supermarket has taken steps to protect customers and employees.
They also worked to pool local municipal and nonprofit email lists to better reach residents and discussed easing late fees on payments for property taxes and dog licenses.
Officials from Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Addison Northwest School District, city and county nonprofits, and Rep. Matt Birong, D-Vergennes, were among the 18 attendees at a meeting hosted by Vergennes City Manager Dan Hofman....
19TH-CENTURY FERRISBURGH resident and author Rowland Evans Robinson is the subject of a lecture and discussion at Ferrisburgh’s Rokeby museum on Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m.
FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum will host a lecture, reading and discussion of Rowland Evans Robinson, (1833-1900), one of Vermont’s most beloved writers. The event, which will be held on Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m., is meant for those both new and familiar with the author.
Robinson was the son of the abolitionists Rowland and Rachel Robinson, who aided fugitives from slavery at their home, Rokeby, in Ferrisburgh. When Rowland’s eyesight began to fail after a successful career as an illustrator, he turned to writing. He would publish nine books during his lifetime; his family published four more...
Ferrisburgh Selectboard Meetings, March 3 and 17, 6:30 p.m.
Bixby Children’s Story Hour, March 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
First Friday Movie “The Addams Family,” March 6, 6:30 p.m.
Vergennes Union High School Concert, March 12, 7 p.m.
Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card parties, March 14 and 28, 6:30 p.m.
Roland Robinson’s Writings at Rokeby, March 15, 3 p.m.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Longboats Students Present, March 18, 5 p.m.
Vergennes Middle School Concert, March 18, 7 p.m.
Ferrisburgh Children’s Theater, March 21, VUHS, 7 p.m.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Grange “King Pede” card parties are...
FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents’ decision-making was focused on financial matters at town meeting on Saturday morning and in voting booths on Tuesday.
Town spending measures were decided from the floor of town meeting.
Voters backed without amendment the selectboard’s proposed town budget of $2,116,148, which will increase spending by about $57,000. Most line items in the budget are level or close to it, but health insurance costs and the town’s contracts for police and fire services are increasing, according to officials.
The selectboard also asked voters to increase the town’s Building...
OLLIE THE CAMEL, who died on Feb. 21, gets a snuggle from owner Judith Giusto in this 2017 photo. Since 2002, Oliver has lived on Giusto’s Ferrisburgh farm, where he became a fixture for motorists passing by on Route 7. Hundreds of people expressed their sadness on Facebook over the loss of the good-natured camel.
Independent file photo/Christy Lynn
FERRISBURGH — Oliver the camel, 17, better known as “Ollie,” died in the early evening of Feb. 21, 2020, following an illness and well before his typical life expectancy of 40 or 50 years.
A regular sight in his Route 7 pasture along with the flock of Merino sheep also owned by Ferrisburgh resident Judith Giusto, the Bactrian camel was known for his friendliness and willingness to pose for selfies with those who stopped to see him.
The seven-foot-tall, 1,500-pound, two-humped camel first moved to Ferrisburgh as a youngster in September of 2002 and had provided companionship to Giusto’s family...
FERRISBURGH — With no contested races, most of Ferrisburgh residents’ decision-making will be focused on financial matters at town meeting this Saturday morning and in voting booths on Tuesday.
Town spending measures will be decided from the floor of town meeting, which will be held at the Ferrisburgh Central School and begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29.
Election of town officers and voting on a proposed Addison Northwest School District budget will be done at Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town office building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3.
There have been two financial changes since...
FERRISBURGH — The following real estate sales were recorded in Ferrisburgh in the final six months of 2019:
• July 12: Tara Bruss and Lucy Allen to Jason Garvey, home on 3 acres at 283 Round Barn Farm Road, $331,000.
• July 26: Howard Oosterman to Cody Rowe, home on 10.2 acres at 1074 Satterly Road, $278,000.
• Aug. 16: Charlotte Tatro estate to Charlotte Windom and Barrett Seymour, home at 2690 Little Chicago Road 23.7 acres, $92,000.
• Aug. 19: Charlotte Gardner to Nancy Brisbin, seasonal home on leased land at 287 Shore Road, $197,500.
• Aug. 23: Raszka Trust to Paul Taylor and Heidi...
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...