LINCOLN — The Lincoln Library Community Read for August is “Black Is The Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine” by Emily Berner. “Black is the Body” won the Christopher Isherwood Prize for autobiographical prose in the Los Angeles Times2020 Book Prizes competition. A native of Nashville, Emily has, since 2001, been a faculty member at University of Vermont, where she is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English. The library has many copies of this book, so they invite anyone who might be interested in reading it to do so. There will be an outdoor...
SALISBURY — In spite of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 this summer, there’s plenty going on in and around Salisbury. Here’s a teaser or two:
The Salisbury Congregational Church is holding a rummage sale this weekend. According to the organizers, there will be many free items. It will be held under tents on the lawn both Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds are to go to local food programs. Please plan to bring and wear masks.
Also, the Salisbury Library is alive and well. The annual fundraising effort has been very successful, and heartfelt thanks go out...
MIDDLEBURY — Mary Johnson Children’s Center recently received a $10,000 grant from the Help Feed Kids and Families During Summer program. The center has been working to respond to the dramatic surge in requests for food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis through its Middlebury Nourishes program.
The campaign is part of Shaw’s Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Initiative. The funds will be used to support the center’s summer food service, which is providing breakfasts and lunches for two summer camps serving school-age children. There is an open site for community members to “grab-and...
MIDDLEBURY —WomenSafe is now accepting applications for its Annual Volunteer Training, scheduled to start on Saturday, Sept. 26. The organization, which works to prevent, address and end dating, domestic, sexual violence and stalking is looking for those with a desire to help make the community a more just and safe place to live.
WomenSafe has designed a comprehensive and dynamic training program and encourages community members to apply now. This year training will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Participants will acquire all the tools needed to: provide direct service through both...
MIDDLEBURY — A recent donation of $50,000 from two long-term supporters of Porter Medical Center has given a boost to an ongoing and vitally important project to relocate the Porter Pediatric Practice from its current location on Exchange Street to the Porter Medical Center Collins building. Upon completion of the project this fall, the Porter-owned pediatric practice will occupy the spaces in the Collins Building that have housed Middlebury Family Health and Rainbow Pediatrics.
The project will take place in stages. In mid-September, the Porter Pediatric Practice will relocate to a space...
MIDDLEBURY — As students continue to return to Middlebury College this week, college officials announced that they have begun to implement their phased Return to Campus plan, which includes the closure of the campus to the public and nonessential visitors and a period of campus quarantine for all students.
Until further notice, no one except students enrolled in in-person classes, and faculty and staff who need to be on campus for their work, is permitted on campus.
“We know this is hard for people who are so used to walking their dogs or being on campus for many other reasons to change...
Addison County was busy and bustling 50 years ago this fortnight, with Field Days in New Haven and an air show in Middlebury drawing large crowds seeking summer entertainment during the first week of the month. The tone changed in the second week of August. Here are some of the top stories that appeared in the Aug. 13 and Aug. 20, 1970, editions of the Independent:
• Porter Hospital received a new transport incubator that would allow it to more safely transport premature babies in need of medical care to UVM Medical center.
• After months of debate, Weybridge residents narrowly voted down...
MIDDLEBURY — The Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) has appointed Andrew Brown as the agency’s Compliance and Quality Assurance Officer.
Before joining CSAC, Brown was a program manager for Housing Vermont. Prior to that, he served as operations manager for Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s (VSAC) Career and Educational Outreach Department. His dedication to community building and serving disadvantaged Vermonters is reflected in being awarded Vermont Business Magazine’s Rising Star award in 2015.
Brown earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of...
ORWELL — The First National Bank of Orwell has appointed Lindsey Wing as its vice president and senior loan officer. In her role at the bank, Wing is responsible for the lending team, loan compliance and the bank’s wholesale lending operations.
She also continues her responsibilities in developing and managing a growing portfolio of mortgage, consumer and commercial loans. Wing joined the bank in 2014 and has been in banking for nearly 20 years, first beginning her career as a teller at another local community bank.
“Lindsey not only does a great job working with customers and helping them...
VERGENNES — While Addison Northwest School District officials lay the groundwork to prepare for tough decisions that lie ahead (see related story), some good short-term financial news has recently arrived.
Director of Finance & Operations Elizabeth Jennings told the ANWSD board on Monday the district was carrying a surplus from the recently concluded 2019-2020 fiscal year, and she confirmed on Tuesday that the fund balance would be about $1.1 million.
Jennings also told the board at its Monday meeting that she expected the Vermont Department of Taxes to send out revised — and lower —...