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VUHS senior wins American Legion speaking contest

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Vergennes Union High School senior Alyse Beauchemin recently won the Vermont American Legion Oratorical Contest where contestants are required to speak on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government. She is the first student to take top Vermont honors for three consecutive years.

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Vergennes middle schoolers compete in Jr. Iron Chef Competition

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ESSEX — More than 200 middle and high school students from around Vermont competed in the 10th annual Jr. Iron Chef Competition on Saturday, March 18 in Essex.

The Fusion afterschool program at Vergennes Union Middle School (VUMS) sent a team of five students coached by Basin Harbor Executive Chef Christian Kruse (Vermont Chef of the year) and JoAllen Vincent from Cafe Services, the company that provides lunches at VUHS.

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Screenagers' film aims to help parents, kids communicate

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The public — particularly parents — is invited to see a screening of “Screenagers — Growing Up in the Digital Age, next Wednesday at Vergennes Union High School.

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Literary magazine to hold release party March 28

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — After receiving submissions of photos, stories, poems, artwork — and even a song — from across all towns in Addison County, Zig Zag Lit Mag is ready to release its second issue.

In celebration, the editing board has invited the public to attend a release party as a chance to build relationships between local writers and artists. Zig Zag was founded to support these artists, and encourages their readers to do so as well, with their motto: Read Local. Write Local.

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Author to lead workshop for aspiring memoirists

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bixby Library’s Writers Program will offer a free, eight-week workshop on writing memoirs. Kris Johannesson, who earned a Master’s in Fine Arts from Goddard College, will lead the workshop, which is titled “Memoir Writing 101.”

The class starts next Thursday, April 6, and will run Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., in the Otter Creek Room at the Bixby Memorial Free Library in Vergennes.

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Man clears Vergennes sidewalk for seniors

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Middle of last week, Aaron Gratton, 24, was visiting his grandparents, who live at 52 Armory Lane in Vergennes, a senior housing residence.

He realized that the 150-foot path that many of the residents take to walk to the Shaw’s supermarket parking lot was inaccessible to the residents because of the large snowfall.

On his own initiative, Gratton volunteered to shovel the path, including into the parking lot.

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'Snow White Variety Show' at VUHS Saturday

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — On Saturday, March 25, the Ferrisburgh Children’s Theater cast of 27 students will present “The Snow White Variety Show,” by Brian D. Taylor at the Vergennes Union High School auditorium. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Production rights are courtesy of Pioneer Drama Services.

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Glass art exhibit features 10 local artists

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes will open “Glass Art: Molten Color and Frozen Forms” — an exhibit featuring the work of eight local glass artists — this Friday, March 24 through May 7. The exhibit will include kiln formed glass sculpture by Alyssa Oxley, hand-blown glass by Bud Shriner, and kilnformed glass jewelry and objects by Micaela Wallace.

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VUHS senior wins Speak Out contest

Posted on March 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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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.

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Energized Bixby Library relies on new plan, input to create changes

Posted on March 20, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Changes are coming to the Bixby Memorial Free Library.

Some of those are already evident: The Bixby Gala, a vital fundraiser and spring fixture on the Vergennes social scene, will return for the first time in many years to the Main Street landmark on June 23, while new employee Francis McGill has a new job description — public relations, outreach and social media coordination as well as assistant to Head Librarian Jane Spencer.

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