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19TH-CENTURY FERRISBURGH resident and author Rowland Evans Robinson is the subject of a lecture and discussion at Ferrisburgh’s Rokeby museum on Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m. Photo/Rokeby archives
03/05/2020
FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum will host a lecture, reading and discussion of Rowland Evans Robinson, (1833-1900), one of Vermont’s most beloved writers. The event, which will be held on Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m., is meant for those both new and familiar with the author. Robinson was the son of the abolitionists Rowland and Rachel Robinson, who aided fugitives from slavery at their home, Rokeby, in Ferrisburgh. When Rowland’s eyesight began to fail after a successful career as an illustrator, he turned to writing. He would publish nine books during his lifetime; his family published four more...
03/05/2020
STARKSBORO — The results are in, and the National Geographic Society has named Reed Cousino, a 5th-grader at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at the Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester on Friday, March 27. This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition. To determine each school champion, GeoBee competitions were held in schools throughout the state with students in the 4th through 8th grades. School champions also took an online...
03/05/2020
Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve, and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences, and online. YWP also publishes an annual anthology and The Voice, a digital magazine with YWP’s best writing, images, and features. More information is available at youngwritersproject.org or contact YWP at sreid@youngwritersproject.org or 802324-9538. This month, writers responded to the following challenges: The Community Journalism Project “If...:” In the context of America today in 2020, and your place in the...
03/05/2020
SHOREHAM — “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” On Leap Day afternoon, with a blue sky and cold winter air, several families enjoyed sledding near the elementary school. The snow had a “crisp” top layer, so with just the slightest push to get started the children could get quite a nice little ride. Once their little cheeks were rosy red, we headed inside to the warmth of the Shoreham Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. There, they lined up from youngest to oldest (age 3 to 15), and one by one had an opportunity to give the piñata a few...
03/05/2020
MONKTON — The Russell Memorial Library will host “See it and Sketch It” with Erin from the Birds of Vermont Museum on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. Erin will guide you in how to identify and draw the wild birds in our area. This should be an interesting evening to learn more about our Vermont birds. This was a rescheduling from a previous date. For more information, plus information about any other program or services, call 453-4471. Library hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Saturday Stories program is continuing to be held...
03/05/2020
Ferrisburgh Selectboard Meetings, March 3 and 17, 6:30 p.m. Bixby Children’s Story Hour, March 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. First Friday Movie “The Addams Family,” March 6, 6:30 p.m. Vergennes Union High School Concert, March 12, 7 p.m. Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card parties, March 14 and 28, 6:30 p.m. Roland Robinson’s Writings at Rokeby, March 15, 3 p.m. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Longboats Students Present, March 18, 5 p.m. Vergennes Middle School Concert, March 18, 7 p.m. Ferrisburgh Children’s Theater, March 21, VUHS, 7 p.m. FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Grange “King Pede” card parties are...
03/05/2020
LINCOLN — The Big Change Roundup for Kids has officially kicked off at Lincoln Community School. Students and faculty will be collecting monetary donations to benefit sick children at the UVM Children’s Hospital. If you’d like to help with their fundraising efforts, please visit the LCS page at bigchangeroundup.org or send in your cash/check donation with an LCS student. Thank you for your support. Together we can make a difference one dime at a time. Stop by the Lincoln Library on Saturday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration with Nola Kevra. All ages...
03/05/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Living in these divisive and tumultuous times fills many with passion and energy to work toward the life-nourishing and just world that we want for ourselves, all beings and future generations.  Life also tests our mettle and can be draining and enraging.  How do regular folks work with the fear, anger, hope and other strong emotions that roil them? How do we move toward positive visioning and co-creating?  The group Extinction Rebellion Champlain Valley will host a seminar called “Heartstrong Activist Workshop for Changemakers” on Saturday, March 7. The workshop will be held...
03/05/2020
ADDISON — In Australian balloting on Tuesday, Addison residents favored Amy Kittredge over George Eisenhardt in a race for the Addison Northwest School District Board, supported all town spending measures, and backed Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump in Presidential Primary voting. Kittredge defeated Eisenhardt, 277-154, for the ANWSD board. She will replace George Lawrence, one of several school board members choosing not to seek re-election. Residents backed the tax levy needed to support $774,037 in spending to maintain town roads in the 2020-2021 fiscal year, 348-26. They...
03/05/2020
BRANDON — Incumbents Seth Hopkins and Doug Bailey won re-election to the Brandon selectboard on Town Meeting Day against a solid challenge from newcomer Alison Walter. Board Chair Hopkins was the top vote getter in the race for two one-year seats with 709 votes. Bailey garnered 657 votes, and Walter tallied 553. Reached by phone Tuesday night, Walter said she was pleased with the results. “It was a good showing,” she said. “I think I did pretty well considering I’m a relative newcomer to the Brandon political scene. It was a good learning experience.” So good that Walter said she will run...

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