Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sand Hill bridge construction is done

The Sand Hill bridge reconstruction project is complete, says WCAX.

Wednesday night community members celebrated the completed project. 
"It's just great when a community works so well together and collaborates with the state. I feel so pleased with the project when it's done that they come out in a rainstorm. It's key to our economic growth," said Sue Minter, VTrans Deputy Secretary. 
"We've been here for about 10 years now and ever since then we've always heard discussions about the new bridge and now it's finally come to fruition, and we're really excited about it," said Elias Erwin, East Middlebury resident. 
The bridge had been closed for 45 days. It's one of six bridges VTrans will renovate in Rochester and Middlebury.d

Friday, July 18, 2014

“Writing Jesus” presentation at the Ripton Community Church

The last Sunday of this month will see a fine presentation at our town's church:

 Renowned Vermont professor and author, Jay Parini, will share his journey of researching and writing a biography of Jesus of Nazareth in a talk entitled “Writing Jesus” at the Ripton Community Church on Sunday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. 
Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.  There is no charge for his presentation, but contributions will be welcome to support the restoration and preservation of the historic Ripton Community Church.   
Jay Parini is Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College, and has enjoyed a distinguished career inspiring his students and writers everywhere. 
Contact Norm Tjossem (802 388-0338) for more information.

(thanks to Norman Tjossem)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sand Hill Bridge completion ceremony coming up

VTrans is hosting a ceremony in honor of the new Sand Hill bridge:

Please Join Us As We Celebrate

The Completion of the Sand Hill Bridge

Wednesday, July 23rd, 6:30 PM

Ceremonies at the Bridge on Rt. 125
East Middlebury

Reception following at the Waybury Inn

The invitation also includes this nice photo: