Bristol's effort to replace plastic bags gains steam

PATTY HEATHER-LEA TRIMS the thread on a tote-bag-in-progress last Thursday evening. In anticipation of a state law banning single-use plastic bags, which will go into effect next July, Heather-Lea and other community members have volunteered to produce and give away reusable shopping bags. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — Last Thursday evening in the basement of St. Ambrose Church in Bristol, the hum of a powerful oscillating floor fan masked other sounds.

Martial arts ‘Break-a-thon’ raises $7K for charity

KELLIE THOMAS OF Taekwondo KICKS believes in teaching her students about helping the community and bringing kindness, confidence, physical fitness and self defense to the practice. It looks like the student with her agrees. Photo courtesy Taekwondo KICKS

MIDDLEBURY — A local martial arts school, Taekwondo KICKS, is demonstrating that Taekwondo is much more than a martial art.

Diamond Island Regatta to sail this Saturday in Lake Champlain

Spinnakers power the boats on the downwind leg during the 2018 Diamond Island Regatta. The Regatta returns this coming Saturday, Aug. 17. Photo / Rik Carlson

Now in its seventh season, the Diamond Island Regatta, hosted by the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina, will once again attract many of the fastest boats and best sailors from aro


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