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Panton poet to be featured at Zig Zag 'Table Read' series May 30 at Bixby

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., the Bixby Library will host a poetry event sponsored by Zig Zag Lit Mag, Addison County’s arts and literary magazine, as part of their Table Read Series.

Panton poet Michelle L. Mowery will present “Parallel Circuit,” an in-progress chapbook of poetry whose subject the author describes as, “a particular kind of love: There was an electricity between the two / an unwelcomed / untimed / undeniable spark.”

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City council considers amendments to town plan, including Solar Overlay District

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on May 23 accepted from the city’s planning commission amendments to the city plan that would create a Solar Overlay District and related energy policies and fold the Vergennes Downtown-Basin Master Plan into the larger document.

The amendments would also add the state’s new recycling and composting law, Act 148, to the plan’s Solid Waste/Materials Management Section and move two lots along the far end of West Main Street from a Low Density into a neighboring Medium Density Residential Zone.  

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Zig Zag seeks submissions from writers, artists

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Zig Zag Lit Mag, Addison County’s arts and literary magazine, has issued a call for submissions of writing and artwork for its third issue. Submissions will be accepted from June 1 until July 15.Zig Zag’s Issue 3 is expected to be released at an event on Sept. 24 in the barrel room of Stonecutter Spirits in Middlebury.

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Vergennes finalizes moving farmers' market to N. Main Street

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Farmers’ Market will officially open this week in and around the north end of the Kennedy Brothers building on North Main Street, an action made possible when on May 23 the Vergennes City Council signed off on the proposal.

The market plans to open this Thursday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and operate during those hours every Thursday through Oct. 4. The market operated indoors at Kennedy Brothers this past winter.

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Staging the huge Vergennes Memorial Day parade takes military precision

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Memorial Day Parade, a production of American Legion Post 14, is generally acknowledged as Vermont’s largest.

But according to Post 14 Service Officer and longtime parade organizer Henry Broughton, the parade got off to a humble start: It ran along just a short stretch of Main Street.

“It went from the memorial service down to the bridge,” said Broughton, now 85. “We only had two bands. We had a little band from the high school, and the Weeks School had a pretty good-sized band.”

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Vergennes-area youths selected for Girls' State

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Vermont and Unit 14 of Vergennes will sponsor seven junior girls as delegates to Vermont Girls’ State, June 17-June 22, at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont.

Selectees include Ally Atkins, Anneke Boelens, Norah Deming, Peighton Duprey, Nora Hatch, and Anya Sonwaldt, from Vergennes Union High School and Kristin DeGraaf who is attending Rice Memorial High School.

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D-Day vet to lead Memorial Day parade in Vergennes

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — American Legion Post 14 has chosen Ron Hadley of Middlebury as the grand marshal of the Vergennes Memorial Day Parade this year. Hadley joined the U.S. Navy in the midst of World War II, completed his training in the fall of 1943, and then served all over the world before rounding out his duty in June 1946. He gave this account of his war service:

My war experiences started with my assignment as a junior officer (ensign) to an attack transport ship destined for the invasion of Normandy. Our cargo was 900 Army men and 20 landing craft.

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City farmers market starting season at new home

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — This summer the Vergennes Farmer’s Market will move to a new site with new hours. Chris and Sandy Reck, the new managers of the market, have set the start of the 2017 summer market on June 1 at its new home at Kennedy Brothers on Main St.

Last summer, Chris, and Sandy started Route 7 Pie Co. as a means to get to know more Vergennes residents. Sales were good and they enjoyed the experience. In part because of their success, Chris and Sandy were approached to start an indoor winter farmer’s market at Kennedy Brothers.

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Vergennes Police Log: Vergennes police reunite 4-year-old with family

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The case of a wandering toddler preoccupied Vergennes police and state officials for several hours on May 15.

Police that Monday morning responded to a report of a 3- or 4-year-old boy walking barefoot down the middle of North Green Street and brought him to the station. Eventually, they were able to identify him through an item in his pockets and contact his father in an apartment not far from where he was found. They also contacted the Department for Children and Families.

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New video promotes big doings in Little City

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A new three-minute video boosting Vergennes and its environs made its world premiere at the May 9 city council meeting.

Alderman and Vergennes Partnership President Renny Perry screened for the first time the new video designed to promote Vergennes and its surroundings to prospective visitors, residents and businesses.

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