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Thirty years' service

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES LIONS CLUB President Chuck Burkins, left, presents Lion Tom Jackman with his 30-year chevron at a recent meeting. Jackman was also recognized by Lions Clubs International for sponsoring three new Lions in the past year.

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Folklife center names gingerbread house winners

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury has announced the winners of its 17th annual gingerbread house competition, held in December. Staff report that well over a thousand visitors came to see the display.

This year’s (optional) theme was “Folklore: Emoji, Rainbow Unicorns and Lolcats,” which celebrated contemporary, electronic creativity by bringing it off screens and into the real world — as gingerbread.

The winners are as follows:

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Group recognizes college chaplain for community building

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) on Dec. 21, 2015, awarded its annual scholarship to Associate Chaplain Naila Baloch at Middlebury College’s Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.

The scholarship, named after Lyndon State College’s former president Carol A. Moore, recognizes women working in Vermont higher education who aspire to advance their careers. In its 11th year of supporting women in their professional endeavors, this scholarship awards up to $1,000.

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Bridport man to give insights on his experience in Peace Corps

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — A personal journey as a Peace Corps volunteer where ideals encountered the gritty working realities of another culture is the subject of the upcoming One World Library Project program on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. Paul Kenyon, an engineer from Bridport, will present “It’s Often Not What We Expect: Experiences of a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic.”

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Deadline nears for education grants

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation has announced available funding for the 2016-2017 school year to support projects that create systemic improvement in the access all Vermonters have to post-secondary and career education. A supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, the McClure Foundation envisions a Vermont where all people have abundant opportunities for career education and advancement and no promising position goes unfilled for lack of a qualified applicant.

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Vermont State Police Log: State police seek three men who robbed Leicester store

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Champlain Beverage store on Route 7 in Leicester this past Saturday night.

The men got away with cash and cigarettes. The clerk on duty said the enormous Powerball lottery may be to blame.

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'The Gin Game' to be staged in Bristol, Jan. 23

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Bristol actors Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will perform a staged reading of “The Gin Game” by D.L. Coburn on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in Holley Hall. This single performance will be sponsored by the Bristol Gateway Players and will serve as a benefit to improve the acoustics of the hall.

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Powerhouse 'MLK Today' chorus to honor civil rights leader

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — This Martin Luther King Day, when members of the college and local communities gather in Middlebury College’s Mead Chapel to celebrate King’s legacy, they will also celebrate the return of guest director Keith McCutchen and his powerhouse MLK Today Choir. The “MLK Today” event on Monday, Jan. 18, will mark McCutchen’s second appearance at Middlebury as conductor of the group, a community choir of students and townspeople.

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Democratic presidential debate to be aired at Paramount, Castleton

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — The Paramount Theater and Castleton University present a broadcast of the Jan. 17 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate as part of the 14-month series, Project 240: Celebrating the American Experience. The event on Sunday is at the Paramount Theater; doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the event to start at 8 p.m.

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Men's hoop splits games on the road

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team split its first two NESCAC contests on the road in Connecticut this past weekend, coming close to sweeping the games. On Friday, the Panthers (7-7, 1-1 NESCAC) topped Wesleyan, 86-76, and on Saturday, Connecticut College edged them, 82-81.

Middlebury will host league foes Tufts on Friday at 7 p.m. and Bates on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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