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Harnessing true horsepower

Posted on August 10, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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Michealla Flint, 15, of Wolcott, leads Duke around and around as the 20-year-old Belgian draft horse powers one of the antique hay presses. They are part of ongoing demonstrations at the fair put on by the Green Mountain Draft Horse Association. At different times throughout the week, different teams of horses and drivers have harvested wheat and corn, plowed a field, pulled wagons around the fairground, and powered machinery.

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First year lessons: A rookie takes the wheel in the Demolition Derby

Posted on August 10, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRISTOL — After witnessing the action at last year’s demolition derby at the Addison County Fair and Field Days, Ethan Heffernan decided it was time he entered a demolition derby car of his own.

“I thought it was pretty entertaining and a good time, so I wanted to get in on it this year,” the 22-year-old Bristol resident said. “I got myself a car for 200 bucks and said, ‘What the hell, why not?’”

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Guild members card, spin and weave

Posted on August 10, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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Not too far from the antique farm equipment and the draft horses, Peggy Lyons is in the Twist O’ Wool Guild’s big, white tent, spinning thread.

“For me, the fair is the animals and the people,” she says. “We love this new location because it’s down by the horses and the machinery and the sheep. I organize the tent for the guild, and we get members volunteering. The fair is the best excuse in the world to sit and spin all day.”

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Youngsters work long hours caring for cows at Field Days

Posted on August 10, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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Antlerless deer permit deadline coming up quickly

Posted on August 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The deadline to apply for a Vermont muzzleloader antlerless deer hunting permit is fast approaching — Aug. 28.

Hunters can apply on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). A quick-link to the information and application is provided on the home page. Or, they can apply with a paper application available from license agents.

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Arts beat for Aug. 10: Middlebury blends atmosphere and a walk

Posted on August 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Now in its seventh season, Middlebury Arts Walk turns the downtown and historic Marble Works into a center for art, music, food and fun on the second Friday of each summer month. Participating businesses remain open, becoming galleries displaying the work of area artists. Art will turn up in restaurants, stores and in other exciting and unlikely places. Many of the venues will display their participating artist throughout the month.

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Plastic fantastic: Visitors to Button Bay asked to join art project

Posted on August 6, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Visitors to Vermont’s state parks are routinely reminded to dispose of their trash, but over the next two weekends those who make their way to Button Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh are being asked to bring with them at least some discarded items.

Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation officials awarded Burlington artist Rebecca Schwarz a residency at Button Bay that will run Aug. 7 to 9 and 14 to 16, and recycled plastic is a major part of that residency.

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Middlebury Foods continues to deliver for local hungry families

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Lizzy Weiss



ADDISON COUNTY — In January of 2013, five Middlebury College sophomores began to lay the foundation for a small nonprofit known as Middlebury Foods. Originally inspired by a Chicago company called Box Top Foods, Middlebury Foods would work to combat food insecurity in Addison County by selling “supermarket-quality food at fast food prices.”

Using solely volunteer labor, Middlebury Foods since then has provided low-income and middle-class families with monthly deliveries of fresh food at convenient and community-oriented locations across the county.

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Nea-Tocht Farm to host 'Breakfast to Farm'

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Vermont’s first “Breakfast on the Farm” event comes to Nea-Tocht Farm in Ferrisburgh on Saturday, Aug. 22. This free, public event will include a delicious breakfast, self-guided tours of the dairy farm and a peek into the life and business of farming in Vermont. Although this is a free event, tickets must be reserved in advance through www.vermontbreakfastonthefarm.com.

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