Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ripton Community Yard Sale coming up

The Ripton Community Yard Sale is coming up fast!

It's Monday, July 4th, and runs from 7am to noon.

Sign up, and reserve space by the Methodist church for $5.
Set up at home, and you'll be put you on a map for free.

Call 388-7442 to join (leaving message with your contact number is ok). Or email Roger Barkin: rogerbarkin at gmail dot com .

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thomas Jefferson: a Ripton talk this Saturday

Local Thomas Jefferson expert will give a talk at 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 18th, at the Ripton Community Church.
The topic:

In the context of Thomas Jefferson’s tombstone legacy, i.e.: Author of the Declaration of American Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and father of the University of Virginia, Chip Stokes will explain what Lincoln meant by his closing phrase of the Gettysburg Address; “Government of
the People, by the People, for the People. "

In the words of Merrill D. Peterson, Stokes “undoubtedly has the best collection of Jeffersonia in private hands in the United States or in the world."

Sponsored by Friends of The Ripton Community Church.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Had enough rain?

If you think we've had too much rain, you're not alone. One weather analyst says 2011 is a record-setter for rain. It's partly due to getting record amounts of snow this past winter.

Look how Vermont is doing, compared with the rest of the US:

I'd like to ship some of our rain to my Texan friends.

(thanks to Bill McKibben for recommending Jeff Master's fine weather blog)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sanctuary Sunday coming up

Coming up this Sunday at the town church is "Sanctuary Reflections", a multimedia presentation by Jim Stapleton and Diana Bigelow .

The seventy-five minute program will feature readings from Jim’s recently
published book, Sanctuary Almanac, and a selection of Diana’s own songs.
During the 1980s the couple lived in the Mid-Hudson Valley at the John
Burroughs Nature Sanctuary where Jim was resident naturalist. In 1987 he
organized his natural history observations into a book-length almanac of
stories and meditations. Diana’s songs were written a decade later on the
Olympic Peninsula in Washington where the couple then lived. The songs share
with the stories a reverence for the natural world and offer a complementary
perspective on “sanctuary”.

That's this Sunday, June 12th.
Sponsored by Friends of The Ripton Community Church.