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November 11th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — Whether it’s receiving rental income or assistance with household chores, or just having a friendly companion, there are many ways that homesharing could help seniors in Addison County. HomeShare Vermont is in its 31st year of serving seniors by matching them with a housemate who moves in and provides service in exchange for affordable housing. There are no age or income requirements to homeshare; anyone with a spare bedroom in their home could participate. Here are some examples of how homesharing can benefit all involved.
Two chipmunks vie for seeds on our front lawn. One lives directly underneath the bird feeder. Another hails from the far side of the house, address unknown.
The chipmunks appear identical to me: same size, same stripes. Same interests, namely seed hoarding, aggressive chittering, jumping into the bushes and back out again, and brazen stiff-tailed standoffs with the dog.
BRISTOL — A six-figure federal grant announced last week will enable a Bristol medical clinic to expand its services, particularly to low- and moderate-income residents in Addison County.
The Five Town Health Alliance was awarded $812,500, which will be put toward expanding services at the Mountain Health Center in BristolWorks complex. It was one of three practices in Vermont that were designated as “community health centers.”
MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is working overtime to make sure hungry Addison County residents have enough to eat through the holiday season.
BRISTOL — Workers from J.H. McDonald Co. of Lyndonville moved closer to completing a temporary bridge across the New Haven River at Sycamore Park in Bristol late last month, when this photo was taken by Peter Grant. By late last week the span was pretty much ready to go, Bristol Town Administrator Bill Bryant said on Thursday. By Friday, with the asphalt was down, it was open to two-way traffic.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team reached Saturday’s Division I final vs. South Burlington by winning 10 straight games, all by margins of at least 22 points.
Game by game, the Tigers’ results in the 2013 campaign were:
• Aug. 30: At MUHS 35, Essex 7.
• Sept. 6: At MUHS 23, Hartford 0.
• Sept. 13: MUHS 28, at Colchester 6.
"Shrek the Musical" will be performed on Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Theatre in Middlebury. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Nov. 10, 16 and 17. Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for children. See the full story here.
BRISTOL — The Vermont Land Trust has teamed up with local supporters and members of the Bristol Conservation Commission to protect the scenic corridor north of Bristol on Route 116. The “Gateway to Bristol” project is moving toward a successful outcome and conservation easements will be placed on 687 acres of farm fields and woodlands in early 2014.