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June 15th, 2015
EAST MIDDLEBURY — After the wind calmed on Saturday, June 6, 12 men gathered in East Middlebury to set up for the annual community picnic. Ranging in age from 10 to 60, they made short work of erecting a large tent loaned by Eric Murray. Then the tables, chairs and a food tent were added to scene.
BRISTOL — United Way of Addison County held its annual Community Celebration on May 28. The event was sponsored by Mary’s at Baldwin Creek and Bristol Financial Services, and generously hosted by Linda Harmon and Doug Mack in Mary’s beautiful barn and with fabulous food. Awards were given to businesses, nonprofits and individuals this year. The event was held to honor and thank those businesses and community members who worked to make Addison County strong by supporting this year’s campaign.
MONTPELIER — Vermont Fish & Wildlife is reminding would-be moose hunters that June 17 is the deadline to apply for a permit for next fall’s hunt.
It’s quickest to apply on their website, www.vtfishandwildlife.com, which automatically enters applicants to win a new Thompson Center “Triumph” muzzleloader.
MONTPELIER — Vermont State Parks and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are teaming up this season to promote and enhance fishing opportunities for campers and visitors at state parks across Vermont through the recently created “Reel Fun” program.
This exciting new program will encourage park visitors to take advantage of the diverse, easily accessible and family-friendly fishing opportunities that exist in most Vermont State Parks.
SHELBURNE — Shovels and tree saplings at the ready, an energetic group of volunteers, including 35 biology students from Vergennes Union High School, fan out along an eroding riverbank. Planting locations are scouted, holes are dug, young trees are gingerly placed, and moist earth is tamped down.
ADDISON COUNTY — The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Midwestern United States could have severe consequences for Vermont’s poultry producers. Although HPAI is not directly affecting Vermont at this time, the disease may begin to affect New England as early as fall of 2015, according to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.
This is of particular interest in Addison County, home to two of the largest poultry producers and one of the largest egg producers in the state, not to mention numerous backyard flocks.
MIDDLEBURY — Jutta Miska’s contributions to teen issues date back to the 1970s, when she — then a teen herself — took a lead role in organizing youth activities at her former church in the small village of Thungen, in her native Germany.
She went on to study social work, which started her on a career of helping children with various disabilities.
MIDDLEBURY — Ask veteran Middlebury Union Middle School social studies educator Mary Goodale what got her interested in teaching, and she will give you, without hesitation, a very offbeat answer.
“Swimming,” she said with a grin during an interview last week about her decision to retire this month after more than three decades as a teacher.