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Red Cedar's fall apple project put students' hands and minds to work

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — This fall, students in grades four through six at the Red Cedar School in Bristol undertook an in-depth and tasty series of hands-on experiments with the school’s apple crop. Every year the students produce about a dozen gallons of cider along with other apple treats such as applesauce and apple crisp with fruit from the school’s orchard and a cider press.

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Snowmobilers encouraged to put safety first this winter

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
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VERMONT — With additional snow expected in the coming weeks, the U.S. Forest Service is looking forward to a successful snowmobile season and wants to encourage all riders to put safety first. Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) officials are recommending that snowmobilers exercise caution when operating in the National Forest and all lands in Vermont this winter. GMNF officials remind snowmobile enthusiasts to heed to all gates and signs and to stay off roads and trails that are closed.

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Bristol Police Log: Local cops have typical week of activity

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police on Dec. 20 investigated a report of a person falling off a bike and allegedly sustaining an injury on Mountain Street.

Police checked that area and could not find the person.

In other activity from Dec. 18 to 24, the Bristol Police Department:

• Conducted foot and vehicle patrols throughout the village area, including the Mountain, North and Main Street areas in the vicinity of Bristol Elementary School and the town park.

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Opera House field trip

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Traveling Sightseeing Associates, or TSA, is a travel group exploring local sites and places of interest.

Last month the group visited the Vergennes Opera House on the December TSA trip to Vergennes. Since September, the TSA has been to the Robert Frost Trail in Ripton, the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury and the Bixby Library, in addition to the Vergennes Opera House.

The group has used the ACTR bus whenever possible and visited local businesses when in towns.

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Folklife Center offers grants to fund Vermont Music scholarship

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center and Deb Flanders are excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Flanders Award for Traditional Vermont Music.

For its first year the committee has made two awards, to support projects by Jack DesBois of Middlebury and Jasmine (Yasi) Zeichner of Northfield.

Debois will focus his time working with the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College. Zeichner and her siblings plan to work primarily with the Margaret MacArthur Collection at the Vermont Folklife Center.

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Scoreboard and Schedule for Jan. 1, 2018

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Girls’ Hockey

12/28 Mt. Mansfield/CVU vs. MUHS........ 4-0

Boys’ Hockey

12/28 MUHS vs. Milton............................. 2-1

Girls’ Basketball

12/27 Mt. Abe vs. Burr & Burton........... 48-24

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2017 was marked by news of school spending, bridge building, a pipeline and protests

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



If change is good, we had plenty of it in Addison County over the past 12 months. Faces came and went, news stories flamed up and died out. 2017 was quite a year on many fronts.

Relive some of those memories in this round up of the year that’s ending and then have a wonderful 2018.

Click on the headlines to read about each month:

January 2017 Year in Review

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State parks offer free guided family hikes on Jan. 1

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Start the New Year on the right foot with a hike in a Vermont state park. On Jan. 1, everyone is invited to join a free, guided, family-friendly hike taking place at many state parks and forests across Vermont.

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Where to party in Addison County on New Year's Eve

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The New Year is right around the corner and Addison County is ready to celebrate. Saturday, Dec. 31 is packed with festivities like Bristol’s Best Night, partying with The Grift at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, enjoying a prime rib dinner and dancing at the VFW, ice-skating and fireworks at the Middlebury Rec Field, or lounging at Notte with music by DJ Del Rue. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to raise a glass to all the amazing artists in our county.

BRISTOL BEST NIGHT

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Mark Benton exhibits paintings at WalkOver Gallery

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
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Local artist Mark Benton poses the question: “Rural Industry: An Embellishment or Blemish on the Landscape?” In a series of eight oil paintings, all of which are untitled but many of which are recognizable locations, the artist takes his inquiry to the rural industrial landscape.

“I began this series by simply being caught in the moment,” he said, “prevalently a melancholy moment of catching the light at just the right angle reflected off a lonely piece of utilitarian metal.”

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