With blood donations in a summer slump, Rutland’s Gift-of-Life Summer Mini Marathon Blood Drive will be back for a fourth run this summer, aiming to boost regional blood supplies cut short by donor travel and school vacations.
Independence Day and other July events
Things to do starting July 4 around the Middlebury-Brandon-Rutland-Killington region
Vermont Watchdog Report
The U.S. Supreme Court last Thursday ruled 6-3 to allow states without insurance exchanges to continue receiving federal subsidies. Critics of the ruling say the decision does nothing to help Vermonters escape the state’s troubled health care exchange.
PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, is hosting a free video workshop “Composition & Camerawork: Helpful Tips for Better Video”. The workshop will be held Thursday, July 2 from 6-7:30 p.m., at the PEGTV studios located in the Howe Center in Rutland on 1 Scale Avenue.
Designed to share the joy of camping with Vermonters, “Random Acts of Camping” are coming to a state park day use area near you. “Random Acts of Camping” rewards lucky park visitors with two free nights of tent, RV, lean-to, or cabin camping in any Vermont State Park campground.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Abenaki Heritage Weekend, at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Saturday, June 27, from 10-5 and Sunday June 28 from 10-4
Attendees of the 2015 National Railway Historical Convention in Rutland enjoyed a daylong passenger excursion on the Vermont Railways Rutland-to-Burlington June 21.
Middlebury's Steve Hare placed 9th overall while winning the Men's 55-59 age group in 2:33:04.
Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
Summer has arrived in Addison County and the gardens are in full bloom. On Saturday, July 11, from noon-5 p.m., the Sheldon Museum presents its fourth annual Garden Tour.
Three Spinner pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as Lowell completed a three-game sweep of the Vermont Lake Monsters to open the 2015 New York-Penn League season with a 5-0 victory on Sunday evening at historic Centennial Field.
Vermont Sun Fitness Center in Middlebury and Vergennes started its Triathlon and Running Series, for the 30th season, at Branbury State Park, on Lake Dunmore last week. The most popular sporting event in Addison County continues through the summer months.
For serious consumers of coffee, there’s nothing in the world like a great cup of coffee, and Vermont Coffee Company of Middlebury helps make many great cups of coffee—roasting on the order of 750,000 pounds of the dark bean just last year.
Voted the Eagle’s 100 Best “Best Fireworks in Region”
Don’t miss the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Extravaganza which has previously been awarded the Vermont Eagle's 100 Best Readers Choice Award for “Best Fireworks in the Region”.
Officials of the Neshobe Golf Club in Brandon have announced a list of upcoming entertainment events.
Montcalm Mile expects to draw record field
A record field is expected for the 2015 Montcalm Mile.
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