The Lamoille County Field Days opened Friday in Johnson with attractions from fair rides to ox pulls to pie-eating contests — and of course, lots and lots of food.
The veteran Burlington Free Press scribe defended his role on the lay committee and called it ironic that an organization devoted to protecting the First Amendment would object to a board member “practicing one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment — Freedom of Religion.”
Dawn Little, the city’s homeless outreach worker, said people often struggle to get help — they may not qualify for programs, or don’t hear about them, or can’t apply to them without help, or can’t use the help once they get it.
The Burlington-based academy provides commercial kitchen skills to people who have struggled to find jobs in the past. Its students pay their skills forward with free meals for the public.
This week’s Young Writers Project entry is ‘Bookworm’ by Eva Corbett, 13, of South Burlington.
Sanford-Long is one of the women leading a new initiative on the Holstein Stock Farm that brings farming, solar energy, recreation and housing together on the property. The White River Land Collaborative, as the effort has been dubbed, envisions its community-based land ownership structure as a model that will help young farmers continue the region’s agricultural legacy.
Dewey won a battle that effectively started and ended the Spanish-American War in the Pacific. He was an instant hero — people wrote songs in Dewey’s honor, the masses purchased souvenir dinner plates bearing his image, and countless parents named baby boys after him.
Middlebury author Jack Mayer argues that the collapse of democracy and the rise of authoritarianism in Germany “is a cautionary tale” for the U.S. today.
This week’s Young Writers Project entry is ‘My box of broken thoughts’ by Willa Pelschoen, 15, of Bolton.
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