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Addison preschool teacher a finalist in educator award

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children has announced the finalists for the third annual Early Educator of the Year Award, which recognizes and celebrates early educators who have gone above and beyond to positively impact the lives of children and have been a valuable resource for families. This year one of the awards goes Cheryl “Cookie” Danyow of Addison.

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Bristol cohousing to hold ribbon cutting

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Developers of Bristol Village Cohousing, a 14-unit eco-village neighborhood near the town center, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 16 North St.

The event will include tours of the project, refreshments and acoustic music by talented local players like John Dickason, Dan Wyman, and Becca Kodis. The a capella singing group Root 7 will perform at 3 p.m.

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Guatemala trip an eye-opener: Mount Abe grad volunteered at multi-age school

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Liam Knight



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Editor’s note: The writer of this story is son of David and Porter Knight of Bristol and a 2016 graduate of Mount Abraham Union High School.

BRISTOL — This past summer, I was afforded the amazing opportunity to travel to Guatemala and volunteer at a school for impoverished children. The experience was one I will not soon forget.

I was able to really enjoy myself, while also feeling like I was genuinely helping.

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Opera Company of Middlebury concocts an 'Elixer of Love'

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The Opera Company of Middlebury enters its 15th season with a production of Donizetti’s famous comedy, L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love).  The fizzy romantic opera tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that his strange concoction can cure any ill — and can even make other people fall in love with you.

Tucked into the laughter is one of the most famous tenor arias of all time, the haunting ballad “Una furtiva lagrima”. 

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Lyn DuMoulin's 'Places of the Heart' now at Jackson Gallery

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Lyn DuMoulin spends her summers canoeing, bicycling, bird watching and hiking the deep country of the Adirondack mountains. Watercolors by the Middlebury artist reflect her passion for nature and outdoor activities with scenes from Vermont and the Adirondacks. She loves to paint people, canoes, mountains, and the back waters of the great North Country.

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The Art of Word' on view through Nov. 30 at Bristol's Artsight Gallery

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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On view now through Nov. 30 at ARTSight Gallery, Bristol, the Art of Word is an exhibit celebrating words in art, and art in words as interpreted by six Bristol artists: Lily Hinrichsen, Karla Van Vliet, Rachel Baird, Basha Miles, Annie Perkins and Reagh Greenleaf, Jr.

Viewers will see mixed media, collage, installation, paintings and a 1928 typewriter — feel free to tap out your own words!

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Unwelcome Northlands students asked to leave VUHS building

Posted on October 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Two Northlands Job Corps students entered Vergennes Union High School on Thursday afternoon through a door that had been left ajar, according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, and, in Merkel’s words, approached and made two female VUHS students “uncomfortable.”

Vergennes police issued both Job Corps students no-trespass orders to stay off VUHS property and, according to Merkel, were terminated from the Northlands program later that afternoon.

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Workout warriors

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Four Addison County residents joined under the Team PatriWODic banner to finish third among 14 teams at the 2017 Vermonster CrossFit Competition, held in Barre on Sept. 23. The team, pictured on the right above, consisted of (left to right) Steven Beckwith, Liz Sabourin, Alicia Prime and Ryan Francoeur. The competition consisted of four different team events, one that required the quartets to pull a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck up an incline. Click below to see a video of the truck pull. 

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City taking on sewer overflows: Efforts ongoing as costly stormwater fix looms

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. Part 1 described how stormwater infiltration from a variety of sources into the city’s wastewater collection system can outstrip the ability of a pump station on Macdonough Drive to handle sudden surges in flow.

By ANDY KIRKALDY

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Ferrisburgh truck depot gets OK, Tuppers Crossing neighors appeal

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



of a proposed Tuppers Crossing truck depot confirmed on Wednesday they are appealing the Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment’s Sept. 6 approval — with conditions — of a project proposed by the DeVos family trucking business.

Route 7 residents Aubrey Choquette said he and fellow Route 7 homeowner Ken Villeneuve are joining with neighbors David Pierson and Jane Melrose on a “group appeal” to Vermont Environmental Court.

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