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VTDigger: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner may be vacationing in Barnard

Cody McKinstry, 10, of East Thetford, Vt., and his brother Kaleb, 5, watch a helicopter with the Trump name written on the side take off from Lebanon Municipal Airport in West Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 14, 2017.

Cody McKinstry, 10, of East Thetford, Vt., and his brother Kaleb, 5, watch a helicopter with the Trump name written on the side take off from Lebanon Municipal Airport in West Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 14, 2017. It was Cody’s birthday and they were having lunch with their mother in their car near the airport control tower when they saw the helicopter land, refuel and take off in a half-hour. Cody asked the flight crew if the aircraft belonged to the President and they said yes. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Could this be why a Trump helicopter was spotted at the Lebanon Municipal Airport on Monday?

VTDigger reports that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner currently are vacationing somewhere in the Green Mountain State. Their trip was first reported by The New York Times.

The couple’s location and plans have not been made public.

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Originally posted by Amanda on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Update from Maggie on Thursday at 10:50 a.m.:

VTDigger is now reporting that the Trump helicopter was seen landing at an Upper Valley resort: Twin Farms in Barnard.

From VTDigger:

An employee who answered the phone at Twin Farms said no one by the name of Trump or Kushner was staying at the resort. “I wouldn’t be able to tell you anyway,” he said.

 

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the couple were in Vermont, after initially indicating their destination as Croatia. According to Vanity Fair, the couple was in Vermont for a two-day jaunt.

 

Twin Farms is the former homestead of author Sinclair Lewis and journalist Dorothy Thompson.

Villalobos Brothers are set to perform a benefit for Migrant Justice in Barnard on Saturday night

Villalobos Brothers will be performing at Feast and Field in Barnard, Vt., on August 12, 2017. (Stephanie F. Black photograph)

From a story in Thursday’s Valley News:

“We’ve been getting the word out,” (24-year-old Enrique) Balcazar, who works at a dairy farm in Addison County, said through a translator during a phone conversation on Monday. “I’m in a group of four that’s going, and we’re hoping others are able.” …

 

“The dairy industry is a particularly grueling industry, where workers are working 14 hours a day up to seven days a week, without a day off,” said Balcazar, who six years ago followed in the footsteps of his southern Mexican parents to become a migrant dairy worker in the state. “Plus in Vermont, there are very few musical or cultural acts in Spanish, so it’s very rare that farmworkers would get to see a concert even if they could go.” …

 

Helping Migrant Justice (the Burlington-based agency that advocates for farmworkers in Vermont) meet workers’ logistical, legal and social needs by donating proceeds from the Barnard concert has become an annual mission for Alberto Villalobos, his brothers Ernesto and Luis, and their band.

Heads up: This event is scheduled to take place Saturday night, not Friday night. We had that incorrect in one of our references to the performance date in an earlier version of that story. Here’s the relevant deets:

The Villalobos Brothers perform on Saturday night at the Feast and Field Market, on the former Clark Farm in Barnard. Cuban musician Albertico Lescay opens the concert at 6. For tickets ($25) and more information, visit barnarts.org.