More than a year after Tropical Storm Irene, Vermonters are still cleaning up the mess. A new children's book simplifies the disaster for young readers. Written by Ferrisburgh resident Kevin Fitton and illustrated by Caldecott-award winner Mary Azarian, Higher Ground presents a tale of a dairy farmer whose cows were endangered by the storm. Fitton's story, which was inspired by news coverage of a Royalton farm, shows the positive side of the historic flood, focusing on the neighbors and community members who pitched in to help. Both Fitton and Azarian donated their services to produce the book, as did Orleans publisher Radiant Hen. Meet the author-illustrator team at a 7 p.m. reading on September 20 at the Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes. Or order the book online at radianthen.com.
TDI is a summer camp/academic program, with overnight and commuter options, for advanced and gifted students who are entering grades 4-9. The 2016 Institute will be held for two weeks: June 19-25 and June 26-July 2. Participants may be involved for one or both weeks. This year's classes, which vary…(more)