LINCOLN — Let the Bobcat Cafe take care of your dinner plans on Wednesday, Aug. 7, to help raise money for the Lincoln Library. The Bobcat will donate a portion of the dinner proceeds to help support the library. For reservations, call 453-3311. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a nice night out. We’ll see you at the Bobcat.
The annual meeting of the Lincoln Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m., at the town office. Our program will feature Bobby Patterson, informing us of past local wildlife. The museum and barn will be open at noon. Plan a visit before the...
MONKTON — The historic East Monkton Church will again be open for worship services during the month of August. Services will begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by refreshments and time to socialize.
Then Len Rowell, pastor of the Monkton Friends Methodist Church, will lead this year’s services. Weekly messages will be based on the book of Psalms with selected verses from Psalm 107 on Aug. 4, Psalm 50 on Aug. 11, Psalm 80 on Aug. 18, and Psalm 71 on Aug. 25.
Dedicated in 1867, the East Monkton Church was once one of three places of worship for the Methodist Episcopal Church of Monkton. Although the...
BUXTON'S STORE IN Orwell
Caroline Kapp and Nora Peachin visited many of Vermont's country, general and village stores to find out what makes them special — and how they are evolving. Read their companion article here.
ADDISON FOUR CORNERS STORE
ADDISON — The Addison Four Corners Store is a land of temptation. If the table of homemade chocolates when you enter the door doesn’t make you immediately stop in your tracks to fill up a bag, the cider doughnuts (made fresh daily) will certainly do the trick. These treats were all part of the updates made by current owner Terri Glidden and her husband, Herbert. Terri...
MELLON SQUARE IN Pittsburgh, Pa., restored by Simonds and Simonds, will be one of the featured landscape architecture projects highlighted in Patricia O’Donnell’s talk at the Middlebury Town Offices on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Patricia M. O’Donnell, preservation landscape architect and urban planner, will present a talk “Revitalizing Modern Landscapes for Contemporary Life: Fletcher Steele, Louis I. Kahn, Simonds and Simonds,” on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. O’Donnell founded Heritage Landscapes LLC of Charlotte, in 1987 and has completed over 500 diverse projects and garnered 89 professional awards.
The talk takes place in the conference room of the Middlebury Town Offices and is part of the Henry Sheldon Museum’s summer-long exhibit honoring landscape architect Dan Kiley.
In her talk, O’Donnell will...
MONTPELIER — Hikers and rock climbers can return to Vermont cliffs starting Aug. 1 now that peregrine falcon nesting season has ended. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has confirmed that all the young falcons have learned to fly and will not be disturbed by human presence on the cliffs.
“The young peregrines have fledged, and nesting data suggest Vermont falcons had a successful year. A final report will be issued later this year,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s bird biologist Doug Morin. He noted that the falcons’ nesting success is due in large part to the hikers and rock...
ORWELL — Hike into history at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, Aug. 4. The site offers a special guided walk around the trail system, from 2 to 4 p.m., led by Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli. It is included in regular site admission of $5 for adults and free for those under 15.
Stephen Zeoli is known for his story-telling and special knowledge. He will relate the stirring story of Mount Independence and its important role in the American Revolution and in the making of our nation. It was built as an American defense of New England against...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into a spate of burglaries at Route 7 businesses this past Friday.
Early on the morning of July 26 troopers at the New Haven barracks received information regarding three burglaries at three stores in Ferrisburgh and New Haven. Someone broke into the Dakin Farms and Auto Creek A.C. Sports businesses in Ferrisburgh and into Cyclewise Inc. off Route 7 in New Haven.
State police said that two cash boxes were reported stolen, though they didn’t specify from which businesses.
Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to contact...
A DEDICATED GROUP of Monkton residents is helping eradicate the invasive species from the meadows that surround town playing fields and the Monkton Central School’s playground.
Independent photos/Steve James
MONKTON — “Is it weird to find it therapeutic?” asked Whitney Leighton earlier this month, after she had spent an evening helping pull up wild parsnip in Morse Park, near Monkton Central School.
Leighton is one of 16 or 17 Monkton residents who have at one time or another this summer gathered in small groups to fight what is being called the Wild Parsnip Battle.
And they’re making progress.
Wild parsnip is an invasive plant, native to Europe and Asia that outcompetes bird- and pollinator-friendly plants, and contains a phototoxic sap that can cause burns, blistering and discoloration when...
LILY BRADBURN, LOCAL food access coordinator for the non-profit Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, has begun assembling volunteers to glean surplus produce from area farms. That fresh, nutritional food is being distributed among low-income households in Addison County.
Independent photo/John Flowers
MIDDLEBURY — The non-profit Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is again collaborating with area farms to glean fresh produce that will provide a free, healthy boost to meals in the county’s low-income households.
Based at 282 Boardman St. in Middlebury, HOPE helps low-income residents access critical services, including food, clothing, housing and financial assistance to prevent heat/electric shut-offs. The organization also extends job-related assistance — including tools, uniforms, tests and other items needed to get or keep paid employment.
Among the services is a “gleaning program...
KATE COBURN IS the co-organizer of EcoBag Vermont Vergennes.
VERGENNES — A small group of Vergennes-area residents is working with city businesses and residents to help prepare the Little City for next year’s implementation of the new state law banning single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam containers.
The new law, which takes effect in July 2020, will prohibit shops and restaurants from giving customers those environmentally unfriendly items.
According to EcoBag Vermont Vergennes co-organizer Kate Coburn, the group originally came together about 10 months ago, with support from an established Middlebury EcoBag effort. At that point its...