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August 18th, 2016

Meet the Chef: Emily Miner and Thelma's Bread Dough

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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If it can be wrapped in dough and fried, Emily Miner has probably already done it.

“We try everything, and if it blows up in the fryer, we just take it out real quick,” she said during a short break at Field Days last week.

Miner, 34, is the owner of Thelma’s, a mobile food truck that was born in 1979 when her grandma Thelma Miner walked into the Addison County Fair and Field Days with her own cart and a recipe for fried bread dough with maple cream.

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With little water, farmers consider new irrigation plans

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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SHOREHAM — At 2 p.m. on a recent sunny afternoon, a group of 20 farmers stood around a giant metal reel, which pulled a hulking irrigation gun 1,300 feet toward them as it turned. The gun showered water onto the otherwise dry Elysian Fields, owned by Joe and Kathleen Hescock, which were certified organic in 1998.

The farmers were there to learn about something new for many of them — irrigating pastures where their cows graze.

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Carol's preparing for construction disruptions

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



MIDDLEBURY — For the past 11 years, Middlebury residents and visitors have stepped into Carol’s Hungry Mind Café in downtown Middlebury for the coffee, baked goods and relaxed atmosphere to meet friends or do work.

But with major construction on the horizon for downtown, café owner John Melanson is doing his best to make sure his Merchants Row shop will weather the disruption.

“I’m planning on the worst, but hoping for the best,” he said.

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Orwell drivers make strong finishes at Devil's Bowl

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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WEST HAVEN — Orwell drivers Tim LaDuc and Lacey Hanson produced the best results among Addison County competitors at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in action on Wednesday, Aug. 10, and this past Sunday.

LaDuc finished third behind winner Kenny Tremont Jr. in the Aug. 10 main event, a 35-lap Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified race.

On Sunday, Hanson led most of the way in one race on the dirt track, a 30-lap event, before settling for second place behind Bobby Hackel, a double winner that evening.

AUGUST 10 ASPHALT

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Ferrisburgh trucking eyes new home

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Family-owned Ferrisburgh trucking firm J.A. DeVos and Sons Inc. is planning to move its operations from the north end of town to a 9-acre parcel on Tuppers Crossing, just off Route 7 and not far north of Vergennes.

The 35-year-old company, owned in part by former selectman John DeVos Jr., has for more than a decade been sharing space further north in Ferrisburgh on Greenbush Road with the other DeVos family business, organic dairy producer Kimball Brook Farm.

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New school governance being considered

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



At its Aug. 23 meeting, the Vermont Board of Education will consider a new set of rules regarding the criteria and processes for districts pursuing alternative structures for school governance than the ones favored in Act 46. On July 29 the board approved a draft of guidelines for these same districts.

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Busy slate on tap at the golf course

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course has a full slate of events scheduled in the next couple weeks.

This weekend brings the annual home-and-home Ralph Myhre vs. Neshobe Club Challenge. Players from both clubs will compete at Ralph Myhre on Saturday and at the Brandon course on Sunday to determine the yearly victory.

Next weekend brings the similar Ralph Myhre vs. Basin Harbor Club Challenge. On Saturday, Aug. 27, players from both courses will tee off in Middlebury, and the next day the competition will conclude on the lakeside course in Ferrisburgh.

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Youth tennis jamboree set for this Saturday

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Community Athletics Foundation (ACAF) will hold its first Youth Tennis Jamboree this Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until noon at Middlebury Indoor Tennis on Boardman Street in Middlebury.

According to organizers, the event, open to ages 5 to 15, will provide youth the opportunity to play tennis through engaging games and activities. Players will also be able to rally against others from our area. 

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