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March 20th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — The Annual Addison County Hospice Fundraiser is coming up this weekend.
Our two local hospice agencies — Hospice Volunteer Services and Addison County Home Health and Hospice — are holding this major fundraiser, which, as usual, includes a raffle for a huge vacation. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at a big event at the Middlebury Inn this Saturday, March 25, 4-6 p.m. The ticket drawing party will also feature silent and live auctions with comedic calling by Tim Buskey.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
LEICESTER — When Adam Young worked in the dishroom at the Brandon Inn, he may not have imagined he would become an acclaimed pastry chef. But if you ask Brandon Inn co-owner and chef Louis Pattis, Young was something special from the start.
“That kid is the hardest worker you could ever find,” Pattis said. “Work for him was just something he had to do, no complaints.”
MIDDLEBURY — The members of Porter Medical Center voted unanimously at the PMC annual meeting last Wednesday night to amend the Porter bylaws, which represented the final step for the Middlebury institution to complete an affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network.
The affiliation will become effective in April, and the formal community launch is planned for May 11 during National Hospital Week.
MIDDLEBURY — Local health care providers and agencies that deal with death and dying will host a community discussion about the end of life, along with a screening on the subject on Tuesday.
BRISTOL — Thirty-one Main Street in Bristol has seen its fair share of turnover. Most recently it was ND’s Bar, before that, Dan’s Place, Reggie’s and No-Knee’s. Now it’s Hatch 31.
Sisters Sarah and Kayla Wisell, and their cousin Roberta Sinnock opened Hatch 31’s doors two years ago this May with the help of their father/uncle Matt Wisell. They spent the first month renovating the place.
MIDDLEBURY — In a combined talk/reading at Middlebury College on Tuesday, poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil will explore a different way of thinking about environment and discuss “wonder” as an ecological love practice in nature writing.
The March 21 presentation at The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center, Room 103, is titled “Floating Above this Difficult World: The Importance of Writing the Outdoors with Wonder.” It will take place from 4:30-6 p.m.
VERGENNES — Vergennes senior Sophia Parker won the recent Vergennes Lions Speak-Out competition, and will compete in the state competition in mid-March. “New Mountains to Climb,” is the theme selected by Lions International President Bob Corlew.
Others competing were Alyse Beauchemin, Brandon Cousino and Sarah Dee Webber. Their coach was Cookie Steponaitis, former teacher at Vergennes Union High School. She mentioned how proud she was with the work that the students put into this effort.