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Farm stands offer fresh picks for hungry locavores

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Drive along any backroad in Addison County, and you’re bound to find yourself passing long lines of corn, spots of tomatoes, meandering cows and in the fall, fields speckled with pumpkins and gourds. Somewhere on the farm, you can almost always count on a wooden stand with a colorful awning to hold an abundance of the crops grown on those fields.

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Vt. Student Assistance Corp. to offer free financial aid workshops at local high schools

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent and Addison Independent



WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at over 60 local high schools from early  October through mid-December to help families fill out financial aid forms.

These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont grant application. The FAFSA is the basis for determining eligibility for federal Pell grants, the Vermont state grant, financial aid from the school that the student attends, and for student loans.

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Hunter access class set for Oct. 5

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent and Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Hunting can be a valuable tool for private land conservation, but managing hunters can be intimidating, particularly if you are not familiar with hunting or experienced problems with hunters in the past. To help, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding a free seminar this fall for landowners interested in learning more about hunting and managing hunter access.

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Scarlet color highlights county's apple harvest

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Midway through the 2017 harvest, Addison County apple growers are expecting a good to average season with one area orchardist calling it a “bumper crop.”

 This year’s crop has been blessed and hampered with early rains and some spots of hail. Temperatures in the 80s and 90s the past few weeks have orchardists hoping the hot streak ends so apples can be picked before they over-ripen and drop.

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Student of the Week, 9/18/2017, Ally Atkins

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent and Addison Independent



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Vergennes Union High School is pleased to recognize Ally Atkins as its Student of the Week. Ally lives in Ferrisburgh with her dad and mom, Ron and Shannon Atkins. Ally has an older brother, Chase, who lives and works on a farm in Addison.

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Student of the Week, 9/18/2017, Andrea "Andi" Boe

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent and Addison Independent



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Middlebury Union High School is pleased to introduce Andrea “Andi” Boe, a lifelong resident of Middlebury, as our first student of the week. She is the daughter of Kathy and Kelly Boe and a member of the Class of 2018 at MUHS. Her older sister, Sara, is a senior at McGill University in Montreal.

Andi was the recipient of one of the school’s highest honors in the spring of her junior year when she was presented with the Dorey Cup. It is given annually to a male and female student based on their academic record, athletic ability and leadership skills.

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Arts Beat for Sept. 18: VSO to perform here as part of state tour

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Greg Pahl



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Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will cover the state from top to bottom for its Made in Vermont Statewide Tour. On Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m., the orchestra will perform in Robison Hall at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury.

The concert program will include Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Gluck’s “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo, Britten’s Simple Symphony, and the new work, “Breath,” by Vermont composer Paul Dedell.

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Food shelf use rises as crop yields decrease

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) food shelf in Middlebury is seeing a substantial uptick in demand from Addison County residents who are having a hard time making ends meet.

That, in itself, is of major concern to HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross. But the problem is compounded by the fact that this demand is occurring before the toughest winter months, and Montross knows there are many other hungry people in more distant reaches of the county who simply can’t get to the HOPE food shelf.

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Old home making way for affordable new housing

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two local nonprofits are joining forces to ensure affordable housing will continue to exist at 51 Seymour St. in Middlebury.

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Local United Way to create new endowment fund

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — You do the same thing for 50 years and you can get into a rut.

Unless you’re the United Way of Addison County (UWAC), which is marking its 50th birthday with a new fund drive, some new program priorities and a new philanthropic game plan for the next half-century.

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