America’s Health Rankings 2013 report
Vermont, long ranked the no 1 healthiest state, dropped to second place after Hawaii in the America’s Health Rankings 2013 report released Dec. 11 by the United Health Foundation.
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will open the lottery for personal roadside firewood lots on state forest lands on Jan. 2.
The Middlebury College Snow Bowl, located in Hancock, Vt., on Route 125 above Middlebury Gap, opened for the 2013-14 ski season during the morning hours of Dec. 11.
Audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town as award-winning Rutland Youth Theatre in partnership with the Paramount Theatre presents the enchanted story of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.: The Musical”, Dec. 13-14.
Vermont scored above the national average in five of six categories of a new National Health Security Preparedness Index that measures a state’s ability to protect public health in the event of epidemics, foodborne disease outbreaks, terrorism and other emergencies.
Middlebury College and award-winning Orion magazine are teaming up to launch the Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, a unique forum modeled after Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Middlebury College’s The Mahaney Center for the Arts was buzzing with excitement as the college welcomed the arrival of a new Steinway model D concert grand piano.
A dynamic group of virtuoso Vermont musicians, Heliand Consort, performs engaging classical music, from the baroque era through 20th century and contemporary repertoire. The local group—comprised of Elisabeth LeBlanc, Katie Evans, and Berta Frank—is now in its eighth season and comes to Brandon Music on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
The annual Hinesburg Community Christmas Concert, presented by the Hinesburg Artist Series, will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. at St. Jude Church.
Mark your calendars for St. Peter's Breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbes, located at 85 South Maple St. in Vergennes, on Dec. 8, 8-10 a.m. Eggs, omelets, hot cakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, and more. Families and individuals welcome.
Middlebury's Sheldon Museum once again hosts its annual model electric trains event rolling down the tracks. To add to the festive atmosphere, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m, the Sheldon will present a vocal program celebrating the history and lore of trains by singer-songwriter, poet/performer Rik Palieri.
The music and performing arts students at Vergennes Union High School started the school year off with the disappointing news that their auditorium would not be available for their fall production, said Gerianne Smart, interim president of the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House.
Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources issued a report to the legislature last week on the implementation of Vermont’s Universal Recycling law, Act 148, which passed the Vermont Legislature in 2012.
Holiday magic is once again coming to Middlebury, beginning Dec. 1 with A Very Merry Middlebury.
It seems you can’t go many places without running into someone over the age of 55 talking about Obama Care and their own personal health-care concerns.
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