Join us for a Ripton community potluck celebrating Hilda Billings' 97th Birthday!
At the Ripton Community House
Cake and drinks provided
Bring a dish to share
“Why Trump Won, and What It Means for America,” will be a discussion and PowerPoint presentation by Middlebury College Professor Matt Dickinson at Ripton Community Church in Ripton village on Saturday, December 17th beginning at. The talk is sponsored by the Ripton Historical Society. Dr. Dickinson summarizes his talk as follows:
“Despite polls showing Hillary Clinton leading the 2016 presidential race, and pundits’ predictions that she would win, Donald Trump emerged as the surprise victor. What led to his unexpected victory? Was it racism? Economic anxiety? Did Clinton run a poor campaign? This talk will examine what political science tells us about why Trump won, and what it might mean for the country.”
Dr. Dickinson previously taught at Harvard University, where he also received his Ph.D. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the presidency, Congress, presidential decision making, and presidential advisers. He has been a frequent and popular guest at local news outlets, analyzing the events leading up to the November 2016 election and its outcome. Matt is a resident of Ripton.
(thanks to Heidi Willis for letting me share this)
In keeping with Rabbi Reichert’s traditional practice, President Patton will challenge her listeners to discern what scripture or text from the Hebrew Bible she will present in her talk.All are welcome. For more information call Norm Tjossem at 802-388-0338.
The annual Reichert Bible Talk is a tradition that reaches back to the years just after World War Two, when poet Robert Frost invited Rabbi Reichert to visit him at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference in Ripton. Frost had met Reichert while giving a reading in Cincinnati, where Reichert was rabbi of the Rockdale Temple, the oldest synagogue west of the Alleghenies, from 1924 to 1964. Their friendship deepened, and Rabbi Reichert and his wife Louise eventually bought an old one-room schoolhouse near Bread Loaf as a summer cottage.
For many summers, the Reicherts attended the nearby Ripton Methodist Church, and Rabbi Reichert would give a talk in the late summer on one of the books of the Hebrew Bible, of those scriptures common to Jews and Christians. The “Bible Talk” became an annual event, and the Ripton congregation named Reichert the church’s “Rabbi in Residence.”
Since Rabbi Reichert’s passing in 1990 at the age of ninety-three, Havurah—The Jewish Community of Addison County---and the United Methodist Churches of Middlebury, East Middlebury and Ripton have collaborated to sustain this interfaith tradition, co-sponsoring the Bible Talk every year.
The Friends of the Ripton School invites runners and walkers of all levels to participate in a 10.4K loop run, a 5K run, or a 5K fun walk through Ripton, VT on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th during peak foliage season. Lunch will be available during and following the race. A raffle and awards ceremony will follow with prizes for top runners and medallions for winners in each age group. All proceeds benefit the Ripton Elementary School.
REGISTRATION: On-line registration is available Sept.1-Oct.3 or to the first 125 registrants. Paper registration and race day registration will remain open until day of race. The on-line registration fee is $25 adults, $15 children (15 and under) and seniors (65+). A credit card transcation charge will be added to the registration fee. Fee includes a great lunch, raffle, awards and, for the first 175 paid entrants, a long-sleeved t-shirt. Racers may opt not to get a t-shirt -- subtract $5.00. Lunch may be limited to the first 200 registrants. Multiple registrations are possible with a single transaction and the transaction fee will adjust.
COURSE: Courses start and finish at the Ripton Elementary School on the Ripton-Lincoln Road. They traverse roads in Ripton and the Green Mt. National Forest and include water stops. The 10.4K course will be run counterclockwise.
LOCATION/TIME: Check in is at the Ripton Elementary School between 11:00-12:00. The races begin at 12:30.
Addison County Gospel Choir Performs At the Ripton Community House
This unique and highly talented group of singers and musicians will be performing at the Ripton Community House starting at . A 35 member chorus with a FULL back up band performing music from Jeffrey L. Ames, Hank Williams,, Stephen Schwartz and traditional spirituals with modern and traditional arrangements such as Witness and He Gave Me Water. This concert has no admission. Free will offering to support music purchase and continued restoration of the Ripton Community Church. A truly unique concert with a 15 + year history.
For additional information please contact Lisa Knickerbocker at lmk88keys at gmail dotcom. Or 802 779 2704. Get ready...to dance and sing!
Event: Jul 30, 2016, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PMThanks to Roger Barkin for sharing this.
RESIDENTS OF RIPTON:
Sign up for a space at the
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
IN THE VILLAGE CENTER
ON RT. 125
$5 for a Space and 1 Table
$5 for each extra Table we provide
Donations of all or part of your proceeds for the restoration and program
of the Ripton Community Church
will be appreciated!
Call Norm at 388-0338