Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tea Party talk in Ripton

“Is it Tea Time in America?
Forecasting 2010 Midterms”

a talk by Matt Dickinson,
Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College

Saturday, October 30th at 4 P.M.
@ The Ripton Community Church

Everyone is invited to hear Matt Dickinson’s non-partisan discussion of the political climate leading up to Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Please bring your ideas, questions and civility to this discussion. Everyone should go away with a little better understanding of the politcal times in which we live, and what the outcome will tell us about this election and our nation.

Professor Dickinson previously taught at Harvard University, where he also received his Ph.D., working under the supervision of presidential scholar Richard Neustadt, and was a Fellow in the Governmental Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Matthew Dickinson is the author of Bitter Harvest: FDR, Presidential Power,
and the Growth of the Presidential Branch (Cambridge University Press) and co-editor of Guardian of the Presidency: The Legacy of Richard E. Neustadt (The Brookings Institution). He has also published numerous articles on the presidency, Congress, presidential decision making, and presidential advisers. His current book
project, titled The President and the White House Staff: People, Positions and Processes, 1945-2008, examines the growth of presidential staff in the post-World War II era.

Sponsored by Friends of The Ripton Community Church

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ripton concert: classical on the 17th

“Classically Ripton”

Concert No. 1

First Annual October Concert
@ Ripton Community Church
2:00 pm on October 17, 2010

All are invited!
The concert will include both classical and Broadway show music pieces. It will feature soloists Susan English — flute, Sarah Metcalf — tuba, Patricia Durante, voice and Lisa Knickerbocker Durante — piano accompanist. There will be some social time and refreshments before and following the concert.
Proceeds to benefit the Ripton Community Church Restoration

Sponsored by Friends of Ripton Community Church

Concert Coordination by Lisa Durante

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ripton Ridge Run this Sunday!

Our annual Ripton Ridge Run is coming up fast. This Sunday, in fact.

The K and 10K begin at 12:30, followed by the kids race at 12:35.

Volunteers may still be needed for servers, clean up, and baking.

For memories of Ridge Runs past, here are photos of the 2008 children's race, along with an overall report on that year's race.