Out & About: Quilters receive honors at exhibit

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    "Floral Bouquets" by Mary Jane Arvidson, of Brownsville, was honored in Billings Farm & Museum's 35th Annual Quilt Exhibition. (Courtesy Billings Farm & Museum) Courtesy photograph—Courtesy photograph

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    Linda Diak, of Chester, Vt., left, was honored by juror Marti DelNevo, right, for her quilt "Berkeley" at Billings Farm & Museum's 35th Annual Quilt Exhibition. (Courtesy Billings Farm & Museum) Courtesy photograph—Courtesy photograph

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    "Confetti Carnival" by Norma Ippolito, of Chester, Vt., was honored by juror Froncie Quinn and received the Billings Farm & Museum Staff Choice Award during the nonprofit organization's 35th Annual Quilt Exhibition. (Courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum) Courtesy photograph—Courtesy photograph

  • Vermont State Game Wardens Asa Sargent and Travis Buttle are shown here receiving Vermont’s Warden of the Year Awards on July 22 from Governor Phil Scott in Montpelier. Left to right: Major Justin Stedman, Sergeant Travis Buttle, Governor Scott, Asa Sargent, Colonel Jason Batchelder. (Vermont Fish and Wildlife photograph) Courtesy photograph—Courtesy photograph

Published: 7/25/2021 6:09:25 PM
Modified: 7/25/2021 6:21:19 PM
Quilters receive honorsat annual Woodstock exhibit

WOODSTOCK, Vt. — Linda Diak, of Chester, Vt., Mary Jane Arvidson, of Brownsville, and Norma Ippolito, of Chester, Vt., were honored for the pieces they submitted to the 35th Annual Quilt Exhibition at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock.

Diak’s quilt, “Berkeley,” was selected by juror Marti DelNevo; Arvidson’s “Floral Bouquets” was selected by juror Nola Forbes; and Ippolito’s “Confetti Carnival” quilt was selected by juror Froncie Quinn. “Confetti Carnival” also received the Billings Farm & Museum Staff Choice Award, according to a news release from the nonprofit organization.

The Quilt Exhibition is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 22. It can also be viewed virtually at billingsfarm.org/35th-annual-quilt-exhibition.

Bradford, Vt., hosts forum about the future

BRADFORD, Vt. – People who live in the greater Bradford, Vt., community are invited to participate in a virtual forum titled “Moving Forward Together” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The forum is sponsored by the Vermont Council on Rural Development. Prior to the event, the group will host sessions beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Bradford Academy about the creative economy, infrastructure and connectivity, youth and recreation, housing and lodging, inclusivity and welcoming, and economic development, workforce and jobs.

People can register for the forum at vtrural.org/programs/community-visits/bradford/cv-day and find more information about the other events throughout the day. Children and teenagers are also welcome to give their input.

There also will be a free community dinner with live music at 6 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church. Transportation, accessibility accommodations and childcare is available by emailing info@vtrural.org or calling 802-223-6091.

77th Annual North Haverhill Fair starts Wednesday

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. — After a year’s hiatus, the North Haverhill Fair is back.

Events begin Wednesday and run through Sunday at the North Haverhill Fairgrounds, located at 1299 Dartmouth College Highway.

Among the events are ox pulling, a classic car show, two demolition derbies, amusement park rides and musical performances.

Food will be available for purchase.

Admission is $12 per person for those over 12. Children 5 to 12 are $3 and children under 5 are free. Parking also is free. A full schedule of events can be found at nohaverhillfair.com.

Artists and writers wanted for Clara Martin Center exhibit

RANDOLPH, Vt. — The Clara Martin Center is looking for submissions for its 5th annual art/writing show entitled “Resilience: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery” which will be displayed from Sept. 24 to Nov. 14 at the White River Craft Center in Randolph.

Applications are available by emailing GPlumb@claramartin.org and are due by Aug. 20.

People must be Vermont residents to enter the show and preference will be given to applicants who live in the Upper Valley, according to a news release from the nonprofit organization.

Poetry, 2D or 3D artwork and photography are all welcome. Artists must include a statement about how their work relates to the theme.

Pregnancy and post-partum support group starts up

RANDOLPH, Vt. — Gifford Medical Center is holding a weekly pregnancy and post-partum support group from 1:30 to 3 p.m. each Tuesday at a conference room at its Randolph campus.

It is led by licensed mental health counselors Erica Schleif and Sarah Roberts, according to a news release from the nonprofit health care center. Each week begins with a check-in with each participant before discussing a topic selected by Schleif and Roberts.

People can find out more information or sign up by emailing ESchleif@giffordhealthcare.org, SRoberts@giffordhealthcare.org or calling Roberts at 802-728-2372.

East Thetford Road closed this week for repairs

LYME, N.H. — Portions of East Thetford Road will be closed in Lyme from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday as New Hampshire Department of Transportation workers repair culverts.

The road will be closed to thru traffic and down to a single lane for local traffic, according to a news release from DOT. It will be reopened after crews finish their work each day. For more information, call 603-448-2654.

Hartland man named ‘Warden of the Year’

HARTLAND, Vt. — Vermont State Game Warden Asa Sargent, of Hartland, was honored as the 2019 “Warden of the Year” earlier this month.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sargent did not receive the award until earlier this month during a ceremony attended by Gov. Phil Scott and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter.

Sargent was honored alongside Sgt. Travis Buttle, of Shaftsbury, Vt., who received the “Warden of the Year” award for 2020.

Sargent has been a game warden since 2016 and is a certified wilderness first responder who assists in remote search and rescue operations, according to a news release from the Fish and Wildlife department.

Sargent “received the award for his high motivation and effort, positive attitude, public outreach achievements, and outstanding casework resulting in a 100% conviction rate as of 2019,” according to the release.

“I want to thank both wardens for their outstanding efforts to protect Vermont’s fish and wildlife resources and to serve the people of Vermont,” Scott said in the release. “Wardens Sargent and Buttle were chosen for their integrity, professionalism and commitment, and they have earned respect from other wardens and the public. These awards are very well-deserved.”

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