Schools for sale
A price has been placed on the former Dana School on East Street.
The proposed price tag is $290,000. The century-old building needs
major repairs. It had been home to the Rutland Recreation and Parks
Department until last year.
Also for sale is the former Watkins Avenue School. Its asking price
Arts & Culture
Rutland Free Library- readers have recently reviewed Flame
of Resistance by Tracy Groot; Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls by
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Jonathan Glapion; and Railsea by
China Miéville. See what their readers think on the library's
The Backpack Theatre touring youth actors group presents
Gingerbread Tales and other fun at the Fox Room Wednesday, June 27,
at 3:30 p.m.
The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center- A pair of
week-long sessions for youth are planned for July. The week of July
9-13, youth ages 6 through 8 learn about the four basic elements of
earth, wind, fire, and water as they "battle fire-breathing
dragons, search for the water of life, mine the earth with dwarves,
and ride the four winds to the castle that lies east of the sun and
west of the moon." Participants of this camp will explore the
four elements and the natural environment through books,
theme-based sculptural projects and creative movement.
The following week's Sculpture Explosion gives 9- through
12-year-olds the opportunity to try a variety of sculptural methods
and materials, including working with stone. To register or find
out more, call 438-2097.
Rutland's Rec Department-Outdoor art camps for ages 6
through 10 will be held during the weeks of June 25 and July 9;
these are big, messy projects using a variety of materials and
Three- to five-year-olds may explore art with a medieval theme
the weeks of July 23 and August 13. For the Love of Color
Paint Camp is for ages 11 through 14 the week of July 30. The 10
participant artists learn color theory, brush strokes, skill and
technique, plus application each morning. Acrylic Paint Camp is a
three-day afternoon camp for 9- to 12-year-olds; the others are all
morning sessions. Visit with Jen, 345-8881, about any of these;
registration is at the Rec Department offices, 1 Deer Street.
Summer Theatre Camps are also available to keep your young folk
busy this summer. There's a Create Your Own Play workshop in the
morning and a mid-day No Fear Shakespeare workshop from July 9
through the 20th. Both are for grades 3 through 6. Similar sessions
for kindergarten through second grades follow July 23 through
The Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County - Also
provides summer camp program opportunities. Call 747-4944 to learn
what your young people can learn about the arts; sports, fitness
and recreation; health and life skills; education and career
development; and character and leadership development.
The top four Rutland school administrators are receiving
substantial raises, nearly 3 percent per year, and contracts that
cover the next two years.
Robert Bliss, assistant superintendent; Eloise McGarry, support
services director; and Mary Moran, overall superintendent all are
contracted through June 30, 2014. Peter Amons, chief financial
officer for the district, receive a contract that extends a year
longer. The hiring agent is Rutland School Board.
In comparison, teachers received a 3 percent raise per year for
each of the next four years; taxpayers provided 87 percent of
Financial advisor Rob Kurchena joins the Rutland school board this
summer, replacing Collin Fingon. Fingon resigned because he has
moved out of the city.
Friday, June 22 - Listen to Bow Thayer & Holy Plow at 7 p.m.,
Satin & Steel at 8:35 in downtown Rutland as Friday Night Live
opens its 2012 summer season. 773-9380.
Friday, June 22 - Tuttle Hall, College of St. Joseph, hosts the
annual Night of Italian arias, performed by five professional
vocalists. Auction, raffle, and ticket sales proceeds flow into the
college's annual fund for student scholarships. 776-5264.
Friday, June 22- All ages and levels are welcome at Friday yoga
sessions in Main Street Park at 12-noon. Class is free; six yoga
instructors have donated their time.
Fri. - Sat., June 22-23 - Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre's
showcases readings of Special Deliveries, a musical comedy by
Vermont author Harrison Lebowitz and composer Kyle de Tamowsky.
Saturday, June 23 - Relay for Life of Rutland County benefits
American Cancer Society at the Vermont State Fairgrounds.