The Breeze July 2017

Introduction to ‘The Breeze’

Introduction to ‘The Breeze’

The Breeze is back! This is our third year of creating a publication for youth, by youth with the guidance of the staff at The Bridge. From writing the stories to editing to layout, area youth have contributed to this project every step of the way. Thank you to all of the youth contributors and […]

Saving The Planet One Bridge at a Time

Saving The Planet One Bridge at a Time

by Will Kyle MONTPELIER — Have you ever wondered who brought The Bridge to the spot around town where you pick it up? The man responsible will be the focus of this story. Dan Renfro is his name. Twice a month when The Bridge is published, he can be found carrying stacks of newspapers in […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: The Breeze, July 2017

Transfer Day July 17 at Johnson State College  JOHNSON  — The first Transfer Day this summer at Johnson State College for students considering transferring from another college will be July 17. Students who submit the JSC online application and other materials in advance can get an on-the-spot admission decision. The free event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., […]

Traditional On The Outside, Changing On The Inside

by Matt Koucky Note: This story was written by Montpelier High School (MHS) student Matt Koucky as part of his participation last semester in the school’s Community-Based Learning (CBL) program. As part of the overall CBL program, students get hands-on workplace experience at local businesses and organizations. In Koucky’s case he got hands-on experience in […]

Snapchat? Instagram?  An Analysis of Social Media

Snapchat? Instagram? An Analysis of Social Media

by Karli Robertson Snapchat lights up on 800 million screens, Instagram opens on 500 million screens and Facebook is seen on 1.8 billion screens each month. Odds are, if you have a smartphone, you have at least one of these social media apps. In fact, the website Statista declares, “As of 2016, 78 percent of […]

Releasing Perfectionism

Releasing Perfectionism

by Will Kyle One year ago, as I began my third semester at Vassar College, my grade point average was in the 2 range. This meant that I could not apply for a junior semester abroad to Barcelona, Spain, which was a dream of mine for a long time. My third semester was filled with […]

POETRY: The Breeze, July 2017

The Black Lagoon Lives On The Moon The black lagoon lives on the moon The moon has cheese spilling on its knees The moon likes peas but can only eat cheese The moon is white but is not very light The black lagoon lives on the moon —Leonie Fournier, age 8, Union Elementary School, Montpelier […]

Literacy Foundation Awards At-Risk Children Grant

WATERBURY CENTER  — The Children’s Literacy Foundation has awarded 10 organizations in Vermont and New Hampshire At-Risk Children grants for fall 2017. The grant provides selected organizations serving at-risk children (up to age 12) in Vermont and New Hampshire with resources to encourage a love of reading and writing. Each of the chosen organizations will […]

‘Dream, Girl’ Documentary to be Shown in Waitsfield

WAITSFIELD — The Vermont Women’s Fund is hosting a screening of a documentary about women entrepreneurs, “Dream, Girl,” on Wednesday, July 26 at 6 p.m.at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield.    Dream, Girl showcases the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs and the risks they take to achieve their dreams. Doors will open […]

New Bestselling Children’s Books

Compiled from various lists Little Excavator Fun, fast-paced construction story is truck lover’s delight By Anna Dewdney   She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Short, inspiring profiles of groundbreaking women By Chelsea Clinton   The Legend of Rock, Paper Scissors A laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book about the epic tale of the classic […]