Lincoln

10/17/2019
LINCOLN — The fire departments in our five-town area will once again open their station doors for the annual Fill the Firehouse Food Drive on Saturday, Oct. 26. The drive will benefit the Have A Heart Food Shelf in Bristol. Join us at the Lincoln Firehouse as we will be accepting donations from 9 a.m. to noon. Members of the Lincoln Fire Department will be on hand to talk with kids and show them the fire trucks. Join your neighbors in helping to Fill The Firehouse and make a difference in our community. Cash/check donations welcomed and greatly appreciated. Suggested donations include:...
10/10/2019
LINCOLN - The 5th- and 6th-grade students at LCS recently participated in a protest about climate change. Here’s what students Zavier Barnes and Wiley Hanf wrote about their experience: “When we got to school on Friday we watched a video on Greta Thunberg. We started a protest with posters at school for climate change. At first, we did a silent protest in which we walked around the school, then at recess, we went to the road and got very vocal, one guy praised us and another lady stopped and cheered us on, then at the end of the day when parents were picking kids up we did another protest....
10/10/2019
Editor’s note: This letter was written by Rob Backlund of Lincoln on behalf of his five-month-old. To The Community Members of Lincoln, I want to thank each and every Lincoln community member (a robust and diverse group!) who showed up last night for the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) Community Conversation at Burnham Hall. I want to thank the MAUSD Community Engagement Committee (composed of local community volunteers from the 5 towns, school board members, and a professional facilitator) for hosting this series of community conversations (one in each of the 5 towns along with...
10/03/2019
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Library presents “The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. According to the medieval Icelandic sagas, a Viking woman came to the New World 500 years before Columbus. Gudrid the Far-Traveler, sister-in-law of the explorer Leif Eriksson, tried to set up a colony on the shores of the Gulf of St Lawrence around the year 1000. While this story was long thought to be a myth, author Nancy Marie Brown tells how more and more of Gudrid’s story is being proved true by recent archaeological digs in Newfoundland, Greenland, and Iceland. This event...

SARA GRANSTROM, LEFT, Sophie Pickens, center, and Justine Jackson, right, are reviving Marrowbone — a celebration of storytelling through poems, music and dance, performed in the woods of Lincoln. This year the performances will be held Oct. 12 and 13, beginning at 1 p.m. COURTESY PHOTO
10/03/2019
LINCOLN — Marrowbone is a celebration of story and storytelling performed outside in the blaze of Lincon’s autumn woods. Perhaps you remember it? This annual tradition was conceived, produced and directed for about 20 years by Marianne Lust; but she hung up the reins in 2009. Since then, those woods have belonged only to the birds and the bears, and a few good caretakers keeping the path open in case Marrowbone would someday be revived. Well, that “someday” is here. Three childhood friends are rekindling the production for the first time in nearly a decade. Sara Granstrom, Justine Jackson and...

DAVID AND NATHAN Gusakov, father and son, perform original songs and old tunes about life and death and the beauty of the hills.
10/03/2019
LINCOLN — Last Train to Zinkov will perform at the Burnham Music Series, Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. in Lincoln on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, perform original songs and old tunes about life and death and the beauty of the hills. Featuring clawhammer banjo, fiddle, and family harmonies, Last Train To Zinkov’s music draws from Appalachian old-time, gypsy jazz, classical, and the klezmer of their Eastern European roots. Zinkov: a small town in rural Ukraine, and the ancestral hometown of the Gusakovs. The duo plays with a lively, toe-tapping touch,...
09/30/2019
BRISTOL AREA — Like many neighboring communities in Addison County, the Mount Abraham Unified School District is facing significant challenges such as declining student enrollment and aging facilities. On the district website, the Community Engagement Committee posted a notice saying, “We need to figure out, together, how to address these challenges and give our kids the education they deserve.” A group of school board members and community volunteers is sponsoring a series of interactive, professionally facilitated conversations this fall. There will be one in each community in the 5 Town...
09/26/2019
LINCOLN — Let’s talk! Our school district is facing a number of challenges such as declining student enrollment and aging facilities. A group of community volunteers and school board members are holding a series of interactive, professionally facilitated conversations in each of the 5-town communities. The conversations will address these challenges and help inform district leaders as they make decisions about the future of education in our district. Lincoln’s community conversation will be held at Burnham Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6-8 p.m. Please RSVP by calling Jennifer Willey at 453-...
09/19/2019
LINCOLN — Bridges presents the movie “Dark Money” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., at the library. The film takes viewers to Montana — a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide — to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. “Dark Money” uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (“Prodigal Sons”) and produced by Katy Chevigny (“E-Team”). The Ladies Aid Industria...
09/16/2019
BRISTOL/LINCOLN — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has awarded grants to the towns of Bristol and Lincoln for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvement projects. “Improvements to the bike and pedestrian infrastructure around the state help communities modernize and become more livable and affordable,” said Gov. Phil Scott in a press release issued last week. “The positive effects of these projects are widespread, including benefits to property values, tourism, business and the environment.” Bristol will receive $42,000 for its Main Street Lighting and Sidewalk Improvement...

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