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Wooden Wonders: Sheldon Museum showcases Vermont's old-time toys

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Look at a child’s holiday wish list this year and you’ll be hard-pressed to find an item that doesn’t need batteries or isn’t endowed with electronic circuitry. If it doesn’t whir, ring, text, conjure explosions, rack up points or play movies, it’s probably not going to find its way under a Christmas tree.

It hasn’t always been that way.

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Ways of Seeing: Johanna Nichols' wild dream

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Johanna Nichols



As we gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, we are blessed to be Americans. But this year, the presidential contest and election results cracked us open and created a need for us to reimagine common life and common good. I ask myself, how have our relationships become so broken that we can’t communicate with each other in a country that seems so divided? We sing “America, America, God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.” Is this just a dream?

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WomenSafe seeks nominations for world-changing woman award

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe is accepting nominations for the 2017 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. Each year, a nomination committee selects a local woman whose work or volunteer efforts in Addison County or the town of Rochester have had positive impacts on the women and/or children in our community.

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Orwell man charged with robbery

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Hinton of Orwell has been charged with an armed robbery of the Maplefields convenience store in Fair Haven more than a year ago, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for Vermont reported last week. The robbery occurred on the early morning of Sept. 30, 2015.

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Monkton 102-year-old shares some of life's lessons

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — On Sunday, Monkton resident Lillian Williams will be 102 years old.

“I just got old the last couple of years,” said Williams, who holds her petite frame upright, laughs readily and speaks with a sparkle in her eyes.

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Cat video festival to offer all-ages entertainment at THT

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of family, friends and food. But what happens when you're stuffed to the brim and have run out of things to say to your long lost relatives? Honestly, most of us would rather ditch the formalities, plop on the couch and surf the web. And what does surfing always boil down to? Cat videos. Don't worry your not alone; in fact, the Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound have had so much success with their annual Cat Video Festival, they're hosting another festival for the third year on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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Five town grade schools win grants

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Tari Shattuck Educational Foundation (TSEF) of Bristol recently funded 12 projects in the elementary schools of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANESU) to support innovative educational opportunities developed by local teachers. This school year, as part of its support of excellence in teaching and learning, the TSEF is granting up to $1,250 for projects to each of the elementary schools.

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Sen. Sanders challenges students to write State of Union essays

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has launched his seventh annual State of the Union essay contest, calling on Vermont’s high school students to address what they view as the major issues facing the U.S.

Last year, nearly 800 students from 39 Vermont high schools wrote essays detailing their own view of the “state of the union.”

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Computer courses offered in Shoreham

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — With a commitment to bridge the digital divide through digital literacy training, OTT Communications (formerly known as Shoreham Telephone) is underwriting adult education through “Computers at the Library” classes at Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham.

The first class is “Are computers a mystery to you?” The very basics of computers will be taught on Monday, Dec. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This class covers parts and process, mystifying computer vocabulary, basic mouse skills and a basic understanding of safe computer usage.

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Quick tips for a food safe Thanksgiving

Posted on November 22, 2016 |
By Vermont Department of Health



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BURLINGTON — Thanksgiving food, family and fun may start with a hundred items on your to-do list, but there are only four things you need to remember to guarantee a food safe holiday — CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK, CHILL.

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