Category Archives: At the Ilsley

Midd 350 VT: Panel Discussion of Proposed Town Meeting Environmental Resolutions

Middlebury College students and community members discuss two Middlebury Town Meeting resolutions addressing climate change and renewable energy to be voted on Tuesday March 5th. These are nonbinding resolutions encouraging the State of Vermont and the Town of Middlebury to pursue efforts to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Co-sponsored by the Middlebury College Sunday Night Environmental Group and concerned Middlebury citizens. Recorded 2/25/19.

Producer: MCTV

Author Talk: Judy Chaves “Secrets of Mount Philo”

The landscape history of Mt. Philo, Vermont’s first state park, is the landscape history of Vermont, in miniature. “Sheep fever,” the devastating deforestation of the mid-1800s, Vermont’s early tourism industry, the early conservation and park movements, reforestation… it’s all there on the mountain, if you know where to look. North Ferrisburgh resident (and long-time Mt. Philo hiker), Judy Chaves, has spent 8 years researching the mountain’s history and has recently written a guidebook to the park’s historic sites. Join her on a “virtual” tour of the mountain and discover, through then-and-now photos, old maps, and even a bit of poetry, what historic gems lie hidden — within plain sight — in the park. Filmed Oct. 19, 2018 at the Ilsley Public Library by Middlebury Community Television.

Producer: Ilsley Public Library