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IN THE BOOK “Good Husbandry,” Kristin Kimball sketches out the first five years on a farm in Essex, N.Y., after she and her family moved there from New York City. She will read from the book in Middlebury next month. Photo by Deborah Feingold
09/19/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Organic farmer and writer Kristin Kimball will read from and discuss her new memoir, “Good Husbandry,” on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Vermont Book Shop in downtown Middlebury. The talk is free and open to the public. From the celebrated author of the beloved bestseller “The Dirty Life,” “Good Husbandry” is a “beguiling memoir about the simple life” (Elle), in which Kristin Kimball describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on Essex Farm — a 500-acre farm across Lake Champlain that produces a full diet for a community of 250 people. “The Dirty...
09/19/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Research has shown that three billionaires today own as much wealth as the bottom half of U.S. households combined.  The Middlebury College Economics Department next week will sponsor a talk by an expert who will give an in-depth analysis of the root causes of inequalities of wealth and power across our society. Chuck Collins, director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies/Co-editor of Inequality.org, will focus on tax and other public policies that would effectively reverse four decades of inequality.  Collins will deliver the D. K. Smith ‘42 Fall 2019...

BOB AND NANCY Sunderland walk with their five children through a barn at Rolling Acres Farm in Bridport. The family is implementing newer practices and technology to keep the farm healthy for a sixth generation.
09/19/2019
BRIDPORT — Meet Bob, Nancy, Brittany, Abigail, Vanessa, Laila and Beau. Farmers Bob and Nancy, and their five kids, make up the Sunderland family. Despite their busy lives, they wouldn’t change a thing because they love where they live and what they do. Their dairy operation in Bridport consists of 440 head of cattle, 450 acres of tillable land, 160 acres of corn, and state-of-the-art technology that helps them manage their dairy workload. A commitment to community and conservation are at the heart of this remarkable and close-knit family. Rolling Acres Farm, located off Crown Point Road,...
09/19/2019
RUTLAND — Two Ferrisburgh 4-H’ers received awards at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland in August. In the Dairy Competition Jonathan Flores-Torres took home the Rita Tracey Award. Averi Salley garnered an Outstanding Dairy Breed Exhibitor for her Brown Swiss.
09/19/2019
LEICESTER — The Leicester Democratic Caucus will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at 803 Fern Lake Rd. For more information, contact Joseph Watson at 247-3171. The Republican Caucus for Leicester was held on Tuesday, Sept. 17. For more information, contact Tom Barker at 247-3160.  The Leicester selectboard is seeking a resident to serve as the second representative to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission. Duties include attending one night meeting a month. For more information, contact selectboard chair Diane Benware at 247-3786.
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...

THE 1ST VERMONT Cavalry reenact cavalry tactics used during the Civil War at last year’s Cavalry Day at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge. This year’s Cavalry Day will take place this Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 10 a.m. Photo courtesy UVM Morgan Horse Farm
09/19/2019
WEYBRIDGE — Many Vermonters know that the Morgan horse is Vermont’s state animal, but they may not be aware of its important connection to the Civil War. The University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm will host its second annual Cavalry Day this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can journey back in time to learn about the Morgans’ contribution to the nation through historic re-enactments, informative talks and exhibits led by the 1st Vermont Cavalry.   The story begins in 1861, when the 1st Vermont Cavalry rode south to aid the Union effort in the Civil War. All of their more...
09/19/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has announced that they will publish a new Shuttle Bus System schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 24. They will also launch of a new information system that was much requested by riders.  “Transit” is a smartphone app that integrates arrival predictions, trip planning and step-by-step navigation. For the first time, riders can use an app to find out where their bus is and not have to worry if it’s late or if they missed it. This has been a game-changer in urban transit and is expected to do the same in rural and small town areas.  Other highlights...
09/19/2019
ADDISON — Chimney Point Historic Site will once again host the annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship weekend Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 22. With workshops, competitions and other activities the event gives people the chance to step back in time thousands of years, before the bow and arrow were invented.  The weekend commences at noon on Friday with the popular atlatl workshop with Robert Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl. The workshop runs until 5 p.m. The $70 fee includes materials, instruction and coaching. Participants make an atlatl and three fletched darts and receive...
09/19/2019
RIPTON — The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) will hold its Annual Summit on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Ripton. The summit is a day-long educational and networking event for community volunteers engaged in planning and caring for natural resources, with a particular focus on Vermont Conservation Design (VCD).  Vermont Conservation Design is Vermont’s current framework for investing in the state’s conservation future so that the state can sustain its valued natural areas, forests, waters, wildlife and plants for generations to...

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