Using a handheld phone while driving in Vermont is now illegal.

A person who violates the law faces a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $200 for a first violation, and $250 to $500 for a second or subsequent violation within any two-year period.

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Montshire Museum of Science Hands On Activities Sunday, October 26 11:00 a.m. Creeping Colors Watch as capillary action causes water to creep up your paper strip. As it creeps you will see it separate the dyes from markers into a rainbow of colors. 3:00 p.m. Lab Coat Investigation This special activity explores a different topic each time - from making batteries to using microscopes, extracting DNA to modeling glaciers. This activity is for adults and children 9 years and older. Programs free with museum admission: $14 for adults, $11 for children 2–17, free for members and children under 2 years of age. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Montshire Unleashed: An Evening for Adults The Montshire Museum is open after hours (6–9 p.m.) for adults of all ages! Allow your inner curiosity to run wild! The Montshire is open after hours for adults of all ages. Pull up a stool at the Science Discovery Lab for some amazing activities or simply explore the Museum's visiting and permanent exhibits on your own. Jasper Murdock Ale and wine from the Norwich Inn will be available for purchase. Free with Museum admission. Programs free with museum admission: $14 for adults, $11 for children 2–17, free for members and children under 2 years of [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Teacher Workshop: Engineering in the Science Curriculum: Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards Thursday, November 13, 9 am – 3 pm Learn how to better engage your students in the practices of science and engineering as outlined in the NGSS. The NGSS integrates engineering design into science education, and represents a conceptual shift that K-12 education must reflect how science and engineering are practiced in the real world. Hands-on activities and discussions will enable you to deeply understand the content of the NGSS standards and develop strategies for applying these practices in your classroom. Designed for teachers of grades K–6. Pre-Registration [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Teacher Workshop: Using the NGSS Science Practices in Your Classroom November 6, 9 am – 2 pm The NGSS provides important performance expectations for students to demonstrate they have met the standards, but little guidance on how to meet those goals in your classroom. Arrive at a richer understanding of the Scientific Practices outlined in the NGSS through hands-on activities and discussions. We will explore ways to help your students develop their inquiry skills, and learn how to bring student research experiences into your science units. Designed for teachers of grades K–6. Pre-Registration Required. Fee: $125. http://www.montshire.org/programs/detail/using-the-ngss-science-practices-in-your-classroom Register online: https://www.formstack.com/forms/mms-teacher_workshop_using_ngss_science_practices_2014 [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, considered one of the nation's most dynamic professional chamber orchestras, will embark on its 7th annual tour, launching at Miami's New World Center on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Comprised of 18 of the nation's top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. This unique ensemble earned rave reviews from The New York Times during their highly acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall in December 2004. Allan Kozinn described their performance as “first-rate in every way” and [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present International Bluegrass Music Association award-winning mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull and her Tennessee-based bluegrass quintet Highway 111 at Next Stage on Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 pm. Sierra Hull is a leading light in the new generation of bluegrass musicians. Her phenomenal mandolin playing, eloquent vocals and musical maturity well beyond her years have drawn comparisons to Alison Krauss. A seasoned performer, Sierra has appeared on Garrison Keillor's “A Prairie Home Companion” and the Grand Ole Opry radio and television shows, as well as at numerous music festivals including Merlefest, the [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Vermont Ghost Expert Joe Citro will thrill us with tales of local hauntings. Not for the weak of heart, this frightening evening is recommended for ages 12 and up. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Wear your costume and get ready for some Halloween fun, Library style! Story and activities. All ages. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Young Scientist Program: Session 2 Begins October 29. AM session (9:30-11:30 am) or PM session (1-3 pm). Weekly, October 29-December 17 (7 weeks) A weekly program designed to ignite and foster young children's curiosity about the physical and natural world. This program for preschoolers and kindergartners integrates hands-on experiments, fun projects, and individual explorations in the physical and natural science sciences. The science investigations and natural history explorations are specially designed to introduce young learners to the tools and processes of science in an age appropriate manner. Both morning (9:30–11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1–3 p.m.) sessions are offered during the Fall, Winter, and [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Apples of Uncommon Character is Rowan Jacobsen's celebration of the incredible diversity and utility of Malus domestica. A two-time James Beard Award winner and a perennial presence in the Best Food Writing anthology, he writes for Orion, Mother Jones, Harper's, Outside, Yankee and many other publications. His other books include A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall and American Terroir. [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
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