Monday, August 24, 2015

Middlebury man arrested for burglarizing Ripton home

A Middlebury man appeared in court last week, charged with breaking into a Ripton home.

Travis Huestis, 25, of Middlebury broke into a residence located on Lincoln Road in Ripton.
Huestis was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the VSP New Haven Barracks for processing.
Huestis was released on a citation to appear in Addison County District Court on Sept. 28, at 12:30 p.m., to answer the charges of burglary and unlawful trespass.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Robert Frost Cabins receive more national media attention

Our own Robert Frost Mountain Cabins starred on the Today Show this week.
Online social networking company, Foursquare, identified Robert Frost Mountain Cabins and featured the property and the city of Burlington along with 5 other locations across the country during the Today Show’s travel segment on Saturday, July 25th. Foursquare’s Editor-at-Large, Sarah Spagnolo, highlighted the best cities and nearby accommodations for summer camp style getaways .

Carol and Marty's business won national notice in June, too.  Well done!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ripton history presentation this Saturday

What is the history of Ripton?Our town's historical society will dive into that question at the community church on Saturday, July 25th, from 10 am until noon.

RHS president Charles Billings will present and lead discussion.  Jerry Shedd will play videos he created of residents describing their personal histories.

All are invited.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Route 125 to Hancock closed this week

Route 125, the major road running through our town, will be closed between Ripton and Hancock this week.
Vermont 125 in Ripton will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Saturday for a culvert replacement project. Drivers should look for a signed detour.
Please share any photos or additional information.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ripton Fire Department cookout coming up

Riptonites, the annual town fire department cookout is coming up!
It's on Saturday, July 25th, from noon until 2 pm:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ripton Community Yard Sale coming up the Saturday after next

The Ripton Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon, rain or shine.

It will take place in in the community church parking lot, on US Route 125.

As the organizers say, expect "Treasures from more than 30 Ripton families Antiques, clothing, furniture and much more!"  There is still time to participate.

For more information, please contact Bonnie Degray at (802) 388-1008.

Sponsored by Friends of the Ripton Community Church

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rainy week

It's apparently the rainy season, or at least it feels like it.  We're experiencing a lot of rain this past week, and will probably enjoy some more during the next, according to VPR.

It's not good news for those of us growing stuff:
Across the state some farmers have reported they're harvesting only half as much hay as their fields normally produce. Others say their corn definitely won't be knee-high by the 4th of July...  
“It’s actually fairly well-drained soil, but with the rainfall we’ve had we’re seeing lots of ponding,” says Workman, an agronomy outreach professional with UVM Extension, as she points to struggling corn stalks sitting in several inches of water. “What we really are seeing across Chittenden, Addison, Franklin counties is nutrient deficiencies in the corn crops and soy corps because of all the rain.”

Up on Pearl Lee, our woods were quite misty after so much precipitation: