RRMCA son, Declan Augustus Carleton, was born July 29, 2022 to Kevin and Shelby Carleton, of Pittsford.
Adam Luzader, of Wallingford, has been named to the 2022 Spring Dean’s List at Purchase College in Purchase, New York.
AROUND THE CITY
Events in Brandon
BRANDON – Town Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, August 6. Free concerts are held every Wednesday night behind the Brandon Inn.
RUTLAND — MINT is celebrating its 5th anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at 112 Quality Lane in Rutland. Each store will be up and running with demonstrations and hands-on projects. The event, which includes cake and door prizes, is aimed at all ages. The MINT is a community workshop, business incubator, and classroom for anyone interested in making things.
Slate Valley Museum
GRANVILLE, NY – August events include Romancing the Stone, the 22nd annual Garden Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 6, free; Plein Air Painting Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, $300; Demonstrations and work activities on the slate SlaterDay, Saturday August 13, regular admission; Sip & Paint on Slate 7-9 p.m. Friday, August 19, $40, pre-registration required; Annual Silent Auction Dinner and Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Monday, August 29, Lake St. Catherine Country Club, $50.
RUTLAND – The young artists of the Manchester Music Festival (MMF) present a concert of chamber masterpieces at 4pm on Sunday August 7 at Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St. in Rutland. These 10 musicians, aged 18 to 26, spend the summer under the tutelage of guest artists from the MMF as part of their intensive training in chamber music with the festival. Donations to support the MMF Young Artists Program will be gratefully accepted.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center has announced the 31st year of its Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (VTAAP). In partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, VTAAP provides stipends of up to $2,000 to master and apprentice artist pairs to cover time, materials, and travel expenses. Applications for 2022-2023 from master artist and apprentice pairs will be accepted until August 8. For more information, visit www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/traditional-arts-apprenticeship or call (802) 388-4964.
POULTNEY — The Vermont Standard Jazz Trio will perform at 7 p.m. on August 9 at Stone Valley Arts in Poultney. The ensemble includes Bear Irwin (former instrumental music teacher and band director at Mill River Union High School) and Glendon Ingalls (former instrumental music teacher at Rutland Town and Barre Town schools). Part of the Jazz Collective at SVA, this is a voluntary donation event.
WEST RUTLAND – Join the birdwatchers on the monthly Swamp Walk in this Audubon Important Bird Area, for the 3.7 mile loop, or go halfway. Meet at 7am on August 13 at the West Rutland Marsh Walk Kiosk on Marble Street. Email [email protected] for more information.
art in the park
RUTLAND – Chaffee Art Center’s 61st annual Art in the Park Summer Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 14 in Rutland’s Main Street Park at Circuit Junction 4 and 7. Jury of fine artists, artisans, specialty food producers, live music and children’s activities. A voluntary donation is appreciated. Volunteers are needed to help from setup on Friday to the gates on Saturday and Sunday; email [email protected] to register or call (802) 775-0356.
CASTLETON — Hostesses in Colonial dress greet guests at homes along Castleton’s historic Main Street during the 82nd annual Colonial Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 20, rain or shine sale. A free ice cream party will be held on the Castleton Library Lawn. Tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors) and can be purchased at Main Street box offices. For more information, call (802) 468-5691, email [email protected], or visit www.castletonhistorichousetour.org online.
Ride for the Cure
SOUTH WOODSTOCK — Registration is now open for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization’s Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure 2022 on October 10. The 13th annual ride will be held in person at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock. A virtual ride option is available for riders wishing to #RideWhereYouAre.
Registration is free but all runners must meet a minimum fundraising commitment: adults/survivors $150 and youth runners (12-17) $75. For more information, email [email protected] or call (802) 548-4691.
bicentenary of the church
POULTNEY – Stone Valley Arts thanks everyone who attended the Bicentenary Celebration of SVA’s Old Stone Church which took place on July 10. Special thanks to Carolyn Stellatella for organizing the big hug and to Ennis Dulling of the Poultney Historical Society, Meg Campbell of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Sarah Pelkey of Poultney Downtown Development, and Dick Weis and Burnham Holmes, founders of SVA , for their informative and generous presentations. Many thanks to Krista Rupe for researching and working to obtain the building’s historical marker. And thanks to Calypso Connections, the Backyard Brass Band, Poultney’s Welsh Choir and the BBQ Barbershop Quartet for the music. Thank you to the many volunteers who contributed to the realization of the event. It was a memorable day for Stone Valley Arts and Poultney.
AROUND THE STATE
Rabies Bait Drop
BURLINGTON — The annual rabies bait drop is scheduled to take place Aug. 5-13. The rabies vaccine – in the form of an odorous oral bait that is attractive to raccoons and skunks – will be dropped in rural Vermont from low-flying planes and placed by hand in residential centers . Approximately 450,000 quarter-size blister packs containing the rabies vaccine will be distributed to nearly 100 Vermont communities across eight counties.
Rabies is a fatal viral brain disease that infects mammals. Rabies is most commonly seen in raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats, but unvaccinated pets and livestock can also contract the disease. The virus is mainly transmitted by the bite of an infected animal. If an exposure to rabies is not treated, the disease is almost always fatal in humans and animals. However, the treatment is 100% effective when given soon after a person has been bitten by a rabid animal.
Bait packs are non-toxic and not harmful to people, pets or wildlife. If the bait must be moved, use gloves or a plastic bag. If your pet eats bait or a child brings one home, notify officials by calling the Vermont Rabies Hotline at 1-800-4-RABIES (1-800-472-2437) or call the toll-free number printed on the bait.
Open Farm Week
MONTPELIER — For the eighth year in a row, Vermont Farmers welcome the public for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s working landscapes. Vermont Open Farm Week 2022 will be held August 7-14, with over 100 events at more than 50 farms across the state. Events are live and sorted by day and location on DigInVT.com online.
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