Beauty for all to see
If you haven’t ever entered flowers at Addison County Fair and Field Days, or even considered doing so, you should. It is easy, you often have a good chance at some ribbons and perhaps even monetary awards, and you will be adding to the beauty for all to see.
A piece of contemporary outdoor sculpture is shaking things up in the Sheldon Museum’s period garden in downtown Middlebury this season.
Back in 1965, First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson started a Washington, D.C., beautification project by having teams of helpers plant stunning flowers—by the thousands—around the capital. The project spread to the nation’s roadways and byways and culminated in the U.S. Highway Beautification Act, nicknamed Lady Bird’s Bill.
On Wednesday, June 25, at 7 p.m., historic preservationist and author Thomas Durant Visser, will present an illustrated program on the history and architecture of the porches of North America at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison. Afterwards there will be a book signing and refreshments on the historic Chimney Point porch.
Marijke’s Perennial Gardens Plus in Starksboro will host a Celebrate Spring Open House, Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours and demonstrations include field-grown, hardy perennials.
The garden behind Ilsley Public Library has been drawing many admirers. It is now at its full spring glory. The garden has been planned, planted and tended for several years by Anna Benson.
Rutland Blooms is about to get a helping hand from students at the University of Vermont.
On Wednesday, May 7, at noon, join executive director, Bill Brooks at Middlebury’s Sheldon Museum for a gallery talk on the new exhibit “Lost Gardens of New England.”
Three Vermont institutions are teaming up with Green Mountain Power to ensure Rutland Blooms will bloom again this year.
Free admission to annual event
Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont will host the 17th Annual Home & Recreation Show. The show will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spartan Arena which is located behind Diamond Run Mall on U.S. Route 7 South in Rutland.
Piles of blizzard snow may still be visible in Addison County, but now is the perfect time to plan for the growing season ahead. On Wednesday, March 19 at 1 p.m., David Cobb, a Master Gardener, will present a talk, “Ready, Set, Grow!” at the Sheldon Museum. The presentation will focus on choosing vegetable winners, seed starting, soils, fertilizers, garden pests, succession planting and other related topics
Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s famed Taste of Rutland dinner will take place on Tuesday, March 11. Numerous area restaurants contribute their signature dishes to make this annual get-together a delectable success.
New Market Press, publisher of the Eagle, welcomes hundreds of new readers in the Bristol area starting with the Feb. 1 newsprint edition.
It takes more than a few flakes to deter letter carriers from making their appointed rounds throughout Addison and Rutland counties.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Back in 1959, the United States was on top of the world, leading in manufacturing and innovation. Europe and Japan were slowly recovering from the world war, while the Soviet Union’s sphere was expanding with bigger thermonuclear bombs and bigger rockets by which to lob them across continents.