Friday, April 29, 2011

Ripton's Tik Root speaks this Sunday

This Sunday, in Ripton's church, Tik Root will describe his Syrian odyssey.
At 4 pm, come hear the story!

Charles Billings writes:

Tik Root, a Ripton resident and Middlebury College student, had just begun Arabic classes at Damascus University in Syria when, on March 18, he was arrested by the Syrian secret police. He spent the next two weeks in a secret police prison, held without any contact with the outside world. Tik would like to use this talk to thank the many members of the Addison County community who rallied around his cause, contributing in a variety of ways to efforts to secure his release. In the talk, he will describe his arrest, imprisonment, and eventual surprise release by the Syrian secret police. He will also share his perspective, gained during previous months of travel and study in the Middle East, on current events in the region.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vermont stories in the Ripton church

Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shared wonderful stories last Sunday, in the community church.

Beck arranged these into categories based on common life experiences: family stories, stories about the coming of the automobile, touchstone tales. Stories about social change, "hard stories" about the worst things in life, "strong man" stories, even accounts of Robert Frost spanned a rich, moving hour.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Come tomorrow night for the town school's principal search!

There's an important event tomorrow night, a community forum where Riptonites can meet the person who might become our school's new principal.

Tracey Harrington will be available for conversation and questions Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30pm. All are not only invited, but encouraged to attend.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fresh Web presence for Ripton Town

The Town of Ripton has a new Website. has been carefully built by Sally Hoyler, and is fine work. Lots of useful, up-to-date information, presented in a lovely design.

This was built using a Web service called Squarespace, with which Sally and other Riptonites have had good experiences. It's easy to use, allows a lot of user control, and has solid support.

Looks good, Sally!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tik Root back in Vermont

Good news: Tik Root is back in Vermont.
after long negotiations to establish he wasn’t a CIA agent or some other covert operative, Root caught a flight from Damascus to London and then another to Logan International Airport.