Monday, September 24, 2012

Photography show coming up

The 2012 Addison County Fall Photography Show is coming up fast!

From the flyer:

Date: Monday, October 8, 2012 through Sunday, October 14, 2012
Place: Ripton Community Church, 1329 Rte 125, Ripton, Vermont (in the Village)
Works: All photographs must have been taken in Addison County, Vermont.
Eligible: ALL photographs MUST BE framed and/or matted, and must be equipped with wire suitable for display hanging.  Each photograph MUST have a label affixed with the following information:
Where Photo Taken:
Artistʼs Name:
Artistʼs Address:
Artistʼs Phone Number:
Purchase Price: (if for sale. If sold 15% goes to the Ripton Community Church) 

Entry Fee: $10.00 for one or two photographs in black and white and/or color.  FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.  Please make checks payable to Friends of the Ripton Community Church. 
Entry forms with entry fee may be dropped off when photos are dropped off or mailed to:
Addison County Fall Photography Show 2012
P.O. Box 107
Ripton, VT 05766-0107.
Drop Off: Photographs may be dropped off at the Ripton Community Church
Schedule: Thursday, October 4th Noon-3:30pm / 6:30-8:00pm or Friday, October 5th Noon-3:30pm.  Friends of the Ripton Community Church are not responsible for any damage or loss to any work entered.
Reception:   A Reception and Open House will be held on Monday, October 8th from 6:30-8:30pm with refreshments.  Award presentations will be at 7:30pm.
Awards:        Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in both color and black and white photography.  There will also be awards for Honorable Mentions and Popular Vote (chosen by visitors) for each category respectively.

Pick-Up        ALL photographs must be picked up on Monday, October 15th between
Schedule:    Noon-3:00pm or 6:30-7:30pm.  Please have proper ID available.
Gallery         Monday through Friday Noon-3:00pm and 6:30-8:30pm and
Hours:          Saturday and Sunday Noon-4:30pm.
More Info:    Please contact Lisa Whitman at 388-0147,

Presented by the Friends of the Ripton Community Church

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Reichert talk this Sunday

This Sunday is another Reichert talk, "History of the King James Bible," given by Middlebury professor Ellie Bagley

From the flyer:

Ellie Bagley’s talk will be the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, which was celebrated in 2011. Her work is specifically on the Catholic reception of the KJB, drawing attention to the criticisms posed by Catholics from 1611 through 1911 and the effect that those attacks had in polarizing Protestant communities in England, Ireland, the United States, either to defend the authority and literary excellence of the version or to campaign for a large-scale revision that eventually resulted in the Revised Version of 1882-85.

Ellie Bagley is Assistant Professor of Religion at Middlebury College.

About the series:
Rabbi Reichert was a long time summer resident of Ripton who took great pride and interest in the historic Methodist Church, where he was named “rabbi in residence.” He began the tradition of gathering his friends and the public and giving a “little talk” on one of the books of the Bible. Since his death in 1990, his memory has been honored by continuing the talks in his name.

That's this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at 4:00 PM.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Riptonite in Outside

Outside magazine ran a great profile of Ripton local Bill McKibben.
"AS WE DROVE INTO the mountains around Ripton, McKibben peered into the night. 'It can get pretty moosey through here.'”

(thanks to Ceredwyn Alexander)

Who will run back country search and rescue?

The state continues to debate our search and rescue plans.  This article is very detailed, and needs to be read all the way through.
Thanks to Willem for his representation.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ripton author on pickling

The Burlingon Free Press has an article on Ripton author Andrea Chesman, concentrating on her pickling book.

“Recently a perfect storm of food safety scares plus an economy downturn has led many people to reconsider gardening and preserving,” she continues in her new book’s introduction. “A desire to eat local foods in season and reduce the carbon footprint of the food we eat has made pickle making particularly attractive.”

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jewett on health insurance woes

Ripton's state representative Willem Jewett reflects on bad experiences with medical insurance.

"It turns out that your health insurance carrier may not be working to promote your health. As we build a new system this must change."