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90-year-old returns to birthplace: Fire & Ice restaurant

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Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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AVIS WARREN BUTLER poses with a group of friends and family after they surprised her with a 90th birthday lunch at Fire and Ice restaurant on Aug. 24. Butler was born in the house that is now part of the landmark Middlebury restaurant. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — It is a homecoming of sorts when Avis Warren Butler dines at her favorite local restaurant.

That’s because Butler was born and raised at 26 Seymour St., which happens to be the address of Fire & Ice Restaurant.

Butler, who now lives in Bristol, returned “home” on Aug. 24 for what she thought would be a fairly low-key 90th birthday luncheon.

But it didn’t turn out that way.

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