Wed, Mar 21, 2012 10:22 AM
Stafford Technical Center student George Barry recently received
statewide recognition for his poster on Entrepreneurship. The
Rutland High junior took part in an annual poster competition that
recognizes Entrepreneurship Week in Vermont.
Mill River Union High School recently hosted a regional one-act
drama festival, part of a statewide competition. Mount St. Joseph
Academy, Fair Haven Union High School, Arlington Memorial High
School, Mount Abraham Union High School and Green Mountain Union
High School each made presentations on the stage. This year was the
second in a row that Mill River hosted the annual event; Rutland
High also hosted one of the state's regional festivals earlier in
West Street bridge work
Proposals are due Monday, March 26, for repairing the West Street
Bridge, with construction expected to begin before August. Work is
a complete rebuild, using only the existing girders and abutments.
While the bridge is closed - two to three months - traffic diverts
to Columbian Avenue and State Street; project cost is estimated to
be $550,000 to $600,000, with the help of a $175,000 grant from the
Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award
The New England Association of Health Philanthropy (NEAHP) recently
gave its Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award to William
(Bill) H. Bannerman and Jeremiah (Jerry) Tarr. They co-chaired
Rutland Regional Medical Center's recent capital campaign
initiative to raise funds for a new linear accelerator in the Foley
Cancer Center. The campaign surpassed the established goal of $1.25
million, raising an additional half million dollars.
Alder board president race
William Notte is running against incumbent David Allaire for the
presidency of Rutland City's board of aldermen. Notte was recently
elected to the board for his third term; Allaire, also re-elected,
has served on the board for 14 years and been president for six of
them. Notte is campaigning to build a stronger relationship between
the city and City Hall; he decries the scarcity of candidates for
the alder board and seeks greater transparency and use of social
media and technology to communicate with city constituencies.
Allaire touts his own leadership skills and voter confidence, as
well as trust with various levels of city government.
In the recent election, Allaire received the greatest number of
votes; Notte, the third highest.
Vermont farmers market board
Cris Phelps-Brown of Good Dog! Cookies is the new president for the
Vermont Farmers Market, elected at the group's annual meeting. Also
elected are Paul Hogan, vice president, from Foggy Meadow Farms;
Sherry Smith, secretary, Riverside Farms; and Ralph Williams,
WATER WOES RETURN
A new water main break recently flooded the intersection of
Woodstock Avenue and North Main Street in Rutland. Officials say it
appears that the 133-year-old pipe gave way in the early evening.
Without water overnight were Lagasse's restaurant, CVS pharmacy,
and residences on Woodstock's north side between Main and Lafayette
Changes in the city's water system delayed repair. The standard for
water lines has expanded from 5 inches to 6, so finding the
narrower line parts took some detective work. The city eventually
located the necessary couplings in Latham, NY.
Saturday, March 24-Harmony in rhythm from The Shirelles and the
Drifters at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St. 775-0903.
Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25 - Sugarhouses across the state
invite visitors for this year's Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.
Satisfy your sweetness cravings; see maple syrup being made.
Participants include Baird Farm, North Chittenden; Cross Road Sugar
Co., Ira; and Sugar & Spice Restaurant & Gift Shop,
Friday, March 23-The Chaffee Art Center opens the Bone Structures
exhibit, work that depicts the human body. An opening reception
follows on the 24th, complete with hors d'oeuvres, wine, and jazz.
Curator is Michael Winslow, former director of the Carving Studio
and Sculpture Center in West Rutland.