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Calendar for 2020 Available at Adamant Coop

A calendar for 2020 featuring watercolors of historic barns in East Montpelier, Calais, and Woodbury is now available at the Adamant Cooperative Store. The paintings are by artist Janet MacLeod of East Montpelier. The price is $15. Stop by the Adamant Coop or call 223-5760 for more information.

Norwich Narrows Presidential Candidates to Four

The search for the next president of Norwich University has come down to four finalists selected by the Search Committee. Only two have been named publicly—Brig. Gen. Cindy R. Jebb. and Maj. Gen. Cedric D. George. All candidates have been invited to campus for two days each to become better acquainted with the university and Central Vermont community, to meet with the administrative and academic leadership of the university, and to tour the campus and spend time with President Richard W. Schneider. Norwich plans to make its final selection by the end of January, with the new president taking office June 1.

Chamber Names Athena Award Winners

Jeanne Morrissey and Gwen Pokalo won women’s leadership awards at a ceremony hosted by the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce on Saturday. Morrissey, who runs J.A. Morrissey construction in Williston, won the Athena Leadership Award, and Pokalo, who works at the Center for Women and Enterprise in Burlington, took home the Athena Young Professional Leader Award. Finalists for the Young Professional honor included Montpelier Mayor Anne Watson and U-32 program director Katie Staley. Finalists for the Leadership Award included Jen Kimmich of The Alchemist Brewery and Lisa Dion of the University of Vermont.

“Counter Rotation” Art Installation Unveiled at Transit Center

Along with the ribbon cutting at the transit center on Taylor Street was the unveiling of “Counter Rotation,” an interactive art installation by the Putney-based team of Rodrigo Nava and Gregory Miguel Gomez. The work consists of a 7-foot rotating circular granite bench that activates an old-fashioned, analog flap counter (think your old alarm clock) to display alphanumeric text and images, symbols, and messages. The bench also serves as a compass for visitors to orient themselves.