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May 20th, 2019

Tilly Boulanger's life to be celebrated June 1

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Tilly Boulanger, the 9-year-old Weybridge girl who lost her life after being struck by a car on Weybridge Road on April 25, will be celebrated at a special gathering at Middlebury College’s Snow Bowl in Ripton during the afternoon of June 1.

The young girl’s parents confirmed that news — with more details to come — through a recent post on the Caringbridge website.

Tilly touched many lives during her short life, and has even saved a few since her tragic passing.

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MNFC earns award for helping employee through health crisis

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Grace Sauerwald’s two children are grown and have long since left the house. It’s just her and her husband, Lee.

Or is it?

Sauerwald feels like she’s part of a 100-person family, and their home is the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op (MNFC). Though not bound by blood, it’s a family that works together and looks out for its own, carrying Sauerwald through an epic health scare that fortunately ended with her getting a life saving new kidney earlier this year.

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VUHS seniors give back to their communities

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Marin Howell



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VERGENNES — Early on a recent morning, Vergennes Union High School seniors spread out across northwestern Addison County to complete a day’s worth of community service.

VUHS faculty member Lee Shorey, who has helped plan each service day since the start of the tradition, said that these service days began years ago as a way to get seniors out of the classroom and into the community during standardized testing days for younger students.

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Bristol 2nd-grader starts nonprofit to save oceans

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Eight-year-old Ethan Tanych decided to save the oceans from plastic two years ago, when he saw a video in his kindergarten health class.

“He came home from school one day talking about plastic bags floating in the ocean, hurting animals,” said his mom, Emily Tanych.

At the very same time, Ethan was also participating in the Expanded Learning Program’s Mini Marketers project at Bristol Elementary School, in which kids got to create their own jobs, Emily Tanych said.

What did Ethan want to do when he grew up?

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The Garden Game is in Gary Miller's blood

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Alexis Caswell



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MIDDLEBURY — Gary Miller is a jovial man with glasses who can usually be seen donning a wide-brimmed sun hat during the summer months when he brings in his record-breaking vegetables to the Addison Independent offices. Gary is one of our most active participants in the Garden Game, the vegetable-growing competition that we do every summer, until the first frost hits in early fall.

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Chef John Goettelmann takes a winding road to Notte

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — Part of the allure of being a chef, is that you “can pick up and move anywhere and have a job in weeks.” Well, that’s part of what persuaded young John Goettelmann to pursue life in the kitchen anyway. That, and he couldn’t stand the idea of sitting behind a desk.

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Mount Abe students work on plastic bag ban

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — A Keep Bristol Beautiful forum organized by Mount Abraham Union High School’s Environmental Action Group this past Wednesday evening was fueled by youth energy.

During the event at the Bristol Firehouse, four members of the group — Cora Funke, Chessley Jackman, Rosemary Thurber and Abby Johnson — presented their case for a ban on certain plastics in Bristol.

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Waiver paves the way for Addison salt shed

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — The proposed Addison salt shed has received a needed waiver from the town’s development review board, and last week the selectboard began working on details for a financing package to pay for a building town residents approved on Town Meeting Day. In March, voters backed an up-to-15-year note for up to $175,000 to fund the structure.

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