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THREE SCULPTURES BY Burlington’s Kate Pond, including “Adagio,” can now be seen in the Sheldon Museum’s garden. Photo courtesy of the Henry Sheldon Museum
09/10/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Since 1966 the garden at Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History has served as a relaxing, quiet escape for visitors to enjoy the colorful, period flowers and plants. Volunteer members of the Middlebury Garden Club have designed, planted and cared for the garden for decades. The garden is open to visitors from sunrise to sunset. Five new sculptures by three Vermont artists have been added to this in-town, outdoor oasis. At the entryway John Matusz of Waitsfield has installed his “Interrogative Statement #9,” of welded steel, metamorphic stone from the Mad River, and...
09/10/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Walter Cerf Community Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, has announced $77,740 in grants to 25 organizations. The grants build on over $60,000 in Cerf Fund grants already at work in the community in 2020 as part of multi-year commitments. This year’s awards represent a combination of competitive grants to organizations supporting basic needs, historic preservation, arts, and education, as well as a number of proactive grants to longstanding grantee partners that experienced significant disruption as a result of COVID-19 or served on the frontlines of...
09/10/2020
BURLINGTON — A weekly series of virtual teen science cafés will introduce students in grades 7-12 to a diversity of topics ranging from living robots and environmental health to nanotechnology and climate change. University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H will host VTeen Science Exploration! every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45 p.m. from Sept. 16-Dec. 16. Each café gives teens an opportunity to explore a different scientific topic and interact with scientists and experts in that field to learn about their work. Upcoming programs include: Sept. 16: Mitigating Climate Change in Electrical Engineering...
09/10/2020
FERRISBRUGH — The plans for the restoration of the Ferrisburgh Union Meeting Hall are moving forward and volunteers are welcome to become involved in this important effort. The Friends of the Union Meeting Hall is an organization dedicated to the use, preservation and restoration of the historic Union Meeting Hall. The vision is to make this wonderful building return to its traditional center of our town by offering programming and events that will benefit community members all of all ages.  Over the last few months, the Friends have been working with Silas Towler, Jean Richardson, Rick...
09/10/2020
LINCOLN — The library will be restarting their weekly toddler storytime outside on Friday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. with a few precautions. Please bring your own blanket to sit on, your own lightweight scarf or textile square for the scarf songs and your own snack and drink. Email lincolnlibraryvt@gmail.com for more information.  Breathing and Listening with the Natural World, a new afternoon activity geared toward students in grades 5 through 8, will begin outside on the library grounds starting Friday, Sept. 11, from 3-5 p.m. This event, led by Kristin Andrews, will include discussion, craft...
09/10/2020
VERMONT — Emerge Vermont has announced that applications are now open for its Class of 2021. Applications are open to any Democratic woman interested in enrolling in the organization’s extensive training to learn the ins and outs of political campaigning. Participants will receive comprehensive training on: • public speaking and communication. • fundraising. • media and messaging. • voter contact and networking. • campaign strategy. • field operations. • endorsements and issue organizations. • technology and new media. • cultural competency. • ethical leadership. Emerge training...
09/10/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital officials are thanking the Addison County community for helping the region deal with an initial wave of COVID-19 cases this past spring, but they’re asking residents to not let up on mask wearing and social distancing — especially since cooler weather is pushing people indoors, where the chance for coronavirus transmissions increase. Porter officials recently shared information on the current state of COVID-19 in the county, how the hospital’s operations have evolved to meet current pandemic conditions, and how/when individuals should seek testing. After more than...
09/10/2020
Dear Middlebury Community, From the moment we began to live with and through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have said this will be a time like no other in the history of Middlebury. Our town and campus in Vermont, our communities at Monterey and all of our other schools and programs, and the world at large, are being asked to take on new challenges each day. Even as we navigate these challenges, we must think ahead and prepare for what’s next. As I walk across our Vermont campus, into the dining halls, past quiet residence halls, by small but lively physically distanced gatherings and pickup games...
09/10/2020
Six months have passed since Governor Scott declared a State of Emergency. Our community responded and has driven back COVID-19, to date experiencing the country’s lowest incidence even while finding our way back to dining and recreating. Throughout, we have abided by medical professional’s advice — focus on hygiene, maintain distance and wear masks when we can’t observe distance. Our essential workers proved we can function and live in this environment as long as we observe the necessary precautions and use common sense. Now our schools and college begin session and it’s critical we not let...
09/10/2020
Middlebury’s Return to Campus Guide can be found online here. MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College welcomed students back to campus in late August will host residential students this fall as long as it is safe to do so. Upon their arrival students were immediately tested for COVID-19 and then tested again one week later. The college will test at least 750 students, faculty or staff every week, and will increase that number if necessary. Middlebury’s Return to Campus Guide describes the institution’s phased approach to reopening and details health and safety guidelines every member of the college...

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