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native american art

SHELBURNE — The Shelburne Museum has established a new Curatorship for Native American Art and appointed Victoria Sunnergren as the museum’s first Associate Curator of Native American Art. She will lead the interpretation and exhibition of the museum’s collection of Indigenous art and material culture and curate an exhibit highlighting the Perry Collection of Native American masterpieces. Sunnergren will guide the museum’s program in conjunction with an advisory board of Indigenous artists, curators and community leaders. His first project will be presented from June 24 to October 22 at the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Murphy Gallery.

Subsidies for specialty crops

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets announced a $200,000 grant to strengthen Vermont’s specialty crop industries and grower associations. Special crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, nuts, horticultural crops (including honey, hops, maple syrup and mushrooms) and nursery crops (including Christmas trees and floriculture).

Grant funds will support specialty crops by: leveraging efforts to market and promote specialty crops; assist producers in research and development; increasing availability and access to specialty crops; or address local, regional and national challenges for producers. Any entity may apply, but projects must benefit more than one specialty crop company, person or organization.

To register for an information session webinar for all potential candidates to be held from 3-5 p.m. on February 2, visit online. Interested candidates should apply by 11:59 p.m. on February 28. A review committee will invite top-ranked projects to submit full applications by downloading the application form at


Need for coachesGirls on the Run Vermont needs volunteer coaches. Girls on the Run is a 10-week physical activity-based youth development program for girls in grades 3-8. The 10-week spring season begins the week of March 27. Teams meet twice a week for 90 minutes and the program culminates with all teams taking part in one of two non-competitive, festive 5K events in Essex and Manchester.

Coaches don’t have to be runners. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check. High school students are encouraged to volunteer as junior coaches. For more information visit or email [email protected]


New military school

JERICHO – The new Army Mountain Warfare School complex in Jericho welcomed its first class with students reporting Jan. 14. The school was established in 1983 and operates from a nearby facility in Jericho. The old building will become the armory of another Vermont National Guard unit. The new $30 million facility took about two years to build.

The Army Mountain Warfare School is taught to U.S. Army National Guard, Reserve, and active duty soldiers. International students and students from all branches of the military are also eligible to attend the school. AMWS teaches Basic Military Mountaineer, Advanced Military Mountaineering, Rough Terrain Evacuation, Mountain Planners, and Mountain Rifleman.


song circle

RUTLAND – Wild Woods Music Song Circle will be held from 7:15-9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland. Music lovers, singers, acoustic instrument players and listeners are welcome. There is no charge to attend or perform. For more information, email [email protected] or call 802-775-1182.

“Rutland’s Real Feud”

RUTLAND – The Chamber and Rutland Area Economic Development have announced the return of the annual “Real Rutland Feud” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 at the Paramount Theater. Based on the “Family Feud” game show, this year’s event will feature teams from local businesses and organizations including: Xfinity vs. City of Brandon, Community Health vs. NewStory Center, Killington Resort vs. Green Mountain Power, Rutland Regional Medical Center v Rutland Regional Medical Center and Fabian Earth Moving v Casella Construction.

Ticket sales open January 7, priced at $30 each, are available during regular business hours at the Paramount Theater box office or online anytime at online. Proceeds are donated to the CEDRR – Real Rutland Regional Marketing Initiative. For more information, visit for more information.


Beekeeping events

“Effective Control of Small Hive Beetles” will be held online at 7 p.m. on January 26 presented on Zoom by Atreya Manaswi, a 10th grade student at Science High School in Orlando, Florida, who has been recognized as one of of the best in the country. 30 young scientific minds in the prestigious Broadcom MASTERS STEM competition in 2021.

The Vermont Beekeeping Association’s 2023 Winter Meeting on Saturday, February 11, via Zoom, will feature two speakers. Dr. Scott McArt of Cornell Dyce Lab will speak about pesticides affecting honey bees and his work on pesticide legislation in New York. Randy Oliver,, will talk about his work on sustained release of oxalic acid as well as some of his very recent research. The meeting is free for current VBA members and $15 for everyone else.

For more information visit

Electrical Webinars

The Vermont Department of Public Service is hosting a series of webinars to share information and answer questions about Vermont’s current electrical system. The webinar series is the first of public engagement opportunities planned by the department as part of the comprehensive review process of the state’s renewable and clean electricity policies and programs.

Webinar 1: “Where Does Vermont’s Electricity Come From?” — Tuesday, January 31, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Thursday, February 2, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Webinar 2: “Current policies on renewable electricity” — Tuesday, February 14, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, February 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Webinar 3: “Parking Session to Cover Additional Questions” — Thursday, March 9, 12-1:30 p.m.; and Monday, March 13 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit or email [email protected]

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