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June 26th, 2017

Tour de Farms sets earlier date this year for biking tour

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — After running its bicycle tour of Addison County farms in September for many years, ACORN’s 10th annual Tour de Farms this year has been moved a month or so earlier.

The Tour, one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours, will be held Sunday, Aug. 6, in and around Bristol. This year’s route will follow 28 miles of rolling hills and backcountry roads through the Champlain Valley’s quintessential pastoral landscape.

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Bixby to host table read of local man's play

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday, June 27, from 6-8:30 p.m., Zig Zag Lit Mag continues its monthly Table Read Series at Bixby Memorial Library with a reading of work by A. Jay Dubberly of Vergennes.

The format for the table read is simple: the author’s work is read aloud by peers, and then discussed, all while the author remains silent; the author exists like a fly on the wall, observing others interacting with their work.

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Fireworks and concert are set for July 3rd in Vergennes

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 3801 and the Vergennes American Legion Post No. 14 will co-sponsor a fireworks display at the Vergennes Union High School athletics fields on Monday, July 3, beginning at dusk.

Prior to the fireworks, the public is invited to come and enjoy music provided by the Vergennes City Band, directed by Susan O’Daniel. Refreshments will be available from food vendors, and the Vergennes Fire Department will be on site to keep everything safe.

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Mount Abe student wins Hildene writing award

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MANCHESTER — Mount Abraham eighth-grader Madison Shepard was honored in a statewide essay competition last month for her writing on climate change.

Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester, paid tribute to 13 eighth-grade students at a celebratory luncheon there on May 21. The event honored the winners of the 11th annual Hildene Lincoln Essay Competition.

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Tiger senior tops Independent softball all-star squad

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham Union High School softball team made history this spring, and is deservedly well represented on the 2017 Addison Independent Softball All-Star Team.

But the top nod goes to a Middlebury player. Senior Payton Buxton excelled on the mound, at the plate and in the field and deserved her third straight selection as the Addison Independent Softball Player of the Year.

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Local Lions distribute donated eyeglasses

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — From July 2016 to June 2017 Vermont Lions Club members have been quietly collecting eyeglasses from the public and stashing them away in the basement of Vergennes Lion Brad Howe, the chairmen of the effort. 

On June 14, under Howe’s direction, members of the Vermont clubs delivered about 15,000 pairs of eyeglasses to the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) in West Trenton, N.J. More than 3,000 of those glasses were from the Lions Club donation boxes in Brandon, Middlebury and Vergennes.

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Addison North girls' lacrosse team takes title

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison North Under-15 girls’ lacrosse team on June 11 won the Division A Northern Vermont Girls Youth Lacrosse Championship, defeating host Middlebury in the final. 

Addison North team members are 7th- and 8th-graders at Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high schools. 

Coached by Julianna Doherty and Steve Konczal, Addison North entered the season-ending tournament as the second seed behind No. 1 Middlebury.

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Fish & Wildlife fishing program offered at local state parks

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont State Parks and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department have expanded the popular “Reel Fun Vermont” program for 2017, meaning added fishing opportunities for park visitors statewide.

Reel Fun will be offered at six additional state parks this summer — including at Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury and Button Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh — making fishing easy and accessible to even more park campers and day visitors.

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