BURLINGTON — The annual Vermont Maple Conference, offered at two venues in January, features talks by industry and university maple experts on a range of topics of interest to both experienced and novice sugarmakers.
Sponsored by Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association and University of Vermont Extension, the day-long program will be Jan. 18 at Brattleboro Union Middle School, 109 Sunny Acres, Brattleboro; and Jan. 25 at Lamoille Union Middle School, 736 Vermont Route 15, Hyde Park.
For more information, visit http://go.uvm.edu/extension-maple.
Also, the 2020 Addison County Maple Seminar will take place Jan. 11 at Middlebury Union High School in Middlebury. For more information, visit www.addisoncountymaple.org.
Fraternal newsBARRE — Barre Elks Lodge purchased, wrapped and delivered 20 lap blankets to Barre Gardens residents in time for the annual Christmas party. Special thank you goes to Maureen Lawson for organizing and delivering the blankets.
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