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Happy Mother's Day! What do you love & appreciate about your mom?

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14, so we asked some kids to talk about what makes their mother special.

These messages are from Mrs. Lee’s 2nd Grade class at Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury.

“I love my mom because she makes my bed. She love me and lets me watch tv and play video games.”

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Study shows forest birds are on decline in Vermont

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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NORWICH — A 25-year study of Vermont’s forest birds, including woodpeckers, warblers and other iconic species, has documented a 14.2 percent overall population decline, raising concerns about birds and forests alike.

In one of the longest-running studies of its kind in North America, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) also issued practical recommendations for landowners who may want to conserve or manage their forests for bird abundance and diversity. Vermont forests support more than 125 bird species, VCE reported, and more than 47,000 jobs in the state.

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United Way honors those who helped with the campaign

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — More than 60 community members attended the United Way of Addison County’s Community Celebration, hosted by Jessica’s Restaurant and the Swift House Inn on May 4.

The event in the beautiful setting and with food provided by inn owners Dan and Michele Brown celebrated businesses, donors, and volunteers who make a difference in Addison County through their participation in the United Way campaign and in their community.

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Local high school students make television PSAs about opiates

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Teams of students from three Addison County high schools have spent the past two months learning about the dangers of addiction to opiates and heroin. Using that knowledge, each of those teams has crafted a proposed public service announcement to spread the word about the opiate epidemic.

On Monday, May 22, the teams will learn which among them produced the winning Public Service Announcement (PSA) that will be aired on local TV.

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UVM opens helpline for gardeners

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Gardening season is here, and help is a free phone call away for home gardeners, whether they are planning a garden, concerned about pest control or searching for suitable cultivars for their plant hardiness zone.

The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Service has opened a helpline for calls from Vermont and northern New Hampshire gardeners four days a week. With the Master Gardener Helpline questions may be phoned in between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Thursday.

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Public safety officials urge caution in spring hiking conditions

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — As the weather improves this spring, Vermont State Police and Department of Public Safety are reminding those heading onto Vermont’s hiking trails of the ever changing weather conditions a hiker may encounter this time of year, especially at higher elevations.

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Cuba presentation May 16 at Ilsley

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — In “Cuba Today,” Tami Munford, Middlebury educator and author, will share photos and experiences of modern Cuban culture from her multiple trips to Cuba. The presentation will take place at the Ilsley Public Library community meeting room from 7-8 p.m., on May 16.

Munford has had years of experience with Latin-American culture, beginning when she learned Spanish in Caracas, Venezuela, where she lived from 1984 to 1989.

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Screening of 'Most Likely to Succeed' to be held May 17

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — On Wednesday, May 17, Bridge School and Middlebury Underground will present a screening of the award-winning education documentary “Most Likely to Succeed,” followed by a dialogue about what matters most for education today.

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Bird walk offered May 20 at Mount Independence

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Take a guided walk on the wild side to look for and identify birds during the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Saturday, May 20. Gather outside the museum at 8 a.m. Your leader will be bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon.

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Screening of 'The Long Ride' set at the Marquis May 21

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County’s fledgling anti-racism organization, Showing Up for Racial Justice, will be offering another film screening at the Marquis Theater in downtown Middlebury on Sunday, May 21, at 7 pm. The film, “The Long Ride,” tells the story of the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride that sparked the birth of the new Civil Rights Movement for immigrant workers in the United States.

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