BATHERS AT LAKE Dunmore, c. 1910, is just one of the archived photos being added to the Sheldon Museum’s digital archive project. A new CARES grant from the NEH will help the Sheldon continue with their digital archive despite economic pressures caused by the coronavirus and Middlebury’s rail and bridge project. Photo/ Henry Sheldon Museum Collection
MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES grant in the amount of $29,362 for the project, “Archives Alive: Building Primary Source Collections During COVID-19 at the Henry Sheldon Museum, Vermont.” The project will help to fund the retention of three staff members and to provide expanded access to the archives’ rich and voluminous ephemera, photography and map collections. The grant will also support increasing the Museum’s social media presence, implementation of a Stewart-Swift Research Center online...
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District recently received a grant of $40,796 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The grant is being used to help fund household hazardous waste collection and disposal for the District’s 21 member towns. Residents of these towns are able to bring household hazardous waste such as paints, cleaning products, herbicides, pesticides, automotive products, and many other toxic chemicals to the District’s HazWaste Center in Middlebury for safe and proper disposal, at no charge. These wastes are prohibited from disposal...

VERGENNES IS SEEKING a grant to install decorative street lights along the north side of Main Street in the city’s downtown. One of the possible benefits of installing new streetlights is that it could allow overhead power lines to be moved off Main Street in the future. Independent photo/Steve James
VERGENNES — At their March 10 meeting Vergennes City Council members backed a resolution that will allow City Manager Daniel Hofman to apply for a $170,000 Downtown Transportation Fund Grant to help fund decorative streetlights on the north side of Main Street.  Hofman told the council the grant, which is administered by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, would require a 50% local match.  Hofman said in a later email to the Independent that the city’s Water Tower Fund “could be a source of matching funds,” but that if the grant were awarded, “I could find a better...

VERMONT LAND TRUST is now accepting applications for the Rozendaal Memorial Award. Eric Rozendaal, above, known for his creativity and innovation in farming, died in 2018. Photo/Natalie Stultz
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Land Trust is accepting applications for an award to celebrate and benefit Vermont farmers. The $5,000 Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award will be given to a Vermont farmer who exemplifies land stewardship, giving back, and entrepreneurial farming. The deadline for applications is June 30. A creative, innovative and enterprising farmer, Eric Rozendaal was a longtime vendor at the Burlington Farmers’ Market. He also worked to improve the soil on his farm, built community with customers and farm workers, and shared his knowledge with others. After Rozendaal passed away in...
MIDDLEBURY — The Hoehl Family Foundation has awarded $75,000 to Middlebury’s End of Life Services in support of their mission to provide compassionate care for those at the end of life. End of Life Services believes that every person should be able to die in comfort and with dignity. In partnership with the community, End of Life Services supports patients, families, friends, and caregivers before, during and after the dying process. End of Life Services advocates for compassionate end-of-life care by providing volunteers, bereavement support, music and other therapeutic practices, education...
VERGENNES — The Vermont Agency of Education has awarded a $25,000 grant to Vergennes Union High School to help expand the school’s personalization efforts, including Personalized Learning Plans. With the “Connecting Personalized Learning Plans to Curriculum & Assessment” grant, the Addison Northwest School District “hopes to build on systems currently in place to achieve even greater benefits of personalization for its students,” said ANWSD Director of Learning & Technology Violet Nichols in a press release. According to the National Association of Secondary School Principals,...

BUILDING ON THE success of previous classes, Hannaford Career Center students Sam Klingensmith (left), Roza Stewart and Adin Girard, along with their classmates Ileigh Aube and Eben Clifford (not pictured), will spend the year helping develop a meter to measure maple sap flow. Their project was recently chosen for a $10,000 InvenTeams grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program. Independent photo/Christopher Ross
MIDDLEBURY — After years of development by successive student teams at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, an invention called the “maple meter” has won some major recognition. Yesterday the HCC received a $10,000 InvenTeam grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “I am impressed by this year’s InvenTeams and their commitment to solving important problems in society,” said Stephanie Couch, executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, in an Oct. 23 press release. “By drawing on many different disciplines, the InvenTeam initiative...
MIDDLEBURY — RiseVT has awarded The Blueprint for Health, in partnership with Porter Hospital, a $1000 grant to offer free cooking classes as part of the Blueprint’s Diabetes Prevention Program. The cooking classes will take place once per month for 12 months immediately following the one-hour-long Diabetes Prevention class. The cooking class will be led by Hannaford Career Center’s Culinary Arts Instructor Woody Danforth. More than 1 in 3 people have a condition called prediabetes. This means their blood sugar levels are too high, but not yet high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes....
BRISTOL — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., this past Wednesday announced that Bristol will get a half-million dollars in federal funds to advance a plan to build a business park in town.  It was one of two Vermont economic development projects to be awarded significant infusions of federal funds; the other is in Gilman on the Connecticut River.  In the Fiscal Year 2019 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Leahy — the vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee — authored a unique partnership between the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) and the U.S. Economic Development...
GRANVILLE — The Corner School Resource Center of Granville has recently been awarded both a Vermont State Tax Credit and a grant from the Walter Cerf Community Fund. These awards will help the organization, known as the CSRC, continue its renovation of Granville’s historic one-room schoolhouse and create a vibrant community space. On Oct. 2, CSRC board members Ron Millard and Diane Eramo, accompanied by Granville Selectman Bruce Hyde and part-time resident Christine Millard, attended the tax credit ceremony presided over by Gov. Phil Scott. The competitive program promotes the revitalization...


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