Category Archives: Educational

Middlebury Five-O: Nick Artim

This multi-term member of the Middlebury Selectboard talks with characteristic charm and poise about his service to the community over the past several years, striving to help our modest town flourish. Nick touches upon some of the controversial and some of the impressive accomplishments of the board, and looks toward its future, creating economic opportunities, encouraging health and well-being, and improving our infrastructure, most notably through the upcoming railway renovation proposal. Nick talks about the expertise he’s gained as an engineer working on some large and high profile projects, and the breadth of vision he’s acquired traveling to an array of culturally diverse places around the globe. Recorded 2/8/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Growing Bright Futures: Anne Gleason

Cheryl Mitchell talks with Anne Gleason, School Age and Summer Programs Coordinator of the Mary Johnson Children’s Center. Growing Bright Futures is a joint production of Treleven, Building Bright Futures, Let’s Grow Kids, and Middlebury Community Television. Recorded 4/4/16.

For more information on Mary Johnson Children’s Center, visit www.mjccvt.org. Recorded 2/8/16.


Producer: Cheryl Mitchell & Dana Anderson

Growing Bright Futures: Mike Reiderer

Cheryl Mitchell talks with Mike Reiderer, director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes. Growing Bright Futures is a joint production of Treleven, Building Bright Futures, Let’s Grow Kids, and Middlebury Community Television. Recorded 2/8/16.

For more information about the “Free My Ride” campaign that Mike mentioned, visit: http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/tobacco.


Producer: Cheryl Mitchell & Dana Anderson

Middlebury Five-O: Ruth Hardy

The captivating new Executive Director of Emerge Vermont talks about her role in the organization, and its core mission to encourage, support and train Democratic women to run for government office on every level, from the local to the federal. Ruth speaks with poise, humor and vigor about the ways in which women are deterred from political participation both culturally and structurally, and how critical it is to the flourishing of our democracy and our society that they be drawn in. The conversation veers headlong into feminism, the shortcomings of androcentric governance, and the inspiring example of Madeleine Kunin – the Chair of the Board of Emerge Vermont, the former Governor of the State, and, according to Ruth, a consummate lady. Ruth touches upon her role as Chair of the Mary Hogan (ID4) School Board and deftly explains the upcoming merger. An absorbing show, swimming with wisdom, jocularity and, above all, glamour. Recorded 2/4/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux