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In these parts, local cider can be a bit of an obsession

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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It’s fall. The temperature is dropping, flannels are becoming the requisite attire and many are developing a craving for a quintessential fall treat: apple cider. Of the many ways to enjoy cider — hot with a cinnamon stick, cold and fresh from the press — adults may crave their cider hard.

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Farm stands offer fresh picks for hungry localvores

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Drive along any backroad in Addison County, and you’re bound to find yourself passing long lines of corn, spots of tomatoes, meandering cows and in the fall, fields speckled with pumpkins and gourds. Somewhere on the farm, you can almost always count on a wooden stand with a colorful awning to hold an abundance of the crops grown on those fields.

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Carol's owner opens a diner on Route 7

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Drive between Middlebury and Vergennes, and you’ll probably notice the little red diner on the east side of Route 7 a couple miles north of New Haven Junction. Surrounded by a large gravel lot, passers-by might not be sure what to expect of the restaurant. But John Melanson, owner of Carol’s Hungry Mind, Middlebury’s neighborhood coffee shop, is inviting newcomers to grab a cup of joe at his new Route 7 location, or to come and sit down for a full meal.

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Swimmers wrap up season of competition and fun

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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HARTLAND — At the Vermont Swim Association 2017 Championship meet, held at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in Hartland on Sunday, Vergennes swimmer Will Clark climbed up on the block. It was the last heat of the eight-and-under 50-yard freestyle, and Clark’s seed time of 33.87 seconds was faster than the state record.

The starting buzzer beeped, and Clark flew into the water alongside five other boys. With a flurry of kicks and strokes, Clark pulled ahead of his competitors, touching the wall 33.75 seconds later, officially setting a new VSA record.

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Farm equipment catches fire in New Haven

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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NEW HAVEN — Three municipal fire departments — New Haven, Middlebury and Vergennes — responded to a fire that flared up around noon on Thursday on a farm just south of Tourterelle restaurant on Route 7 in New Haven. Passersby observed black smoke ballooning from the property.

According to New Haven Fire Chief Alan Mayer, the fire destroyed a piece of farm equipment — a Claas chopper. Tyler Steady, the chopper’s owner, had been sharpening its knives when the blaze occurred.

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Diving deep: Tenth shipwreck added to recreational dives in Lake Champlain

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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In Lake Champlain, 100 feet down in the dark and chilly waters of Shelburne Bay, the U.S. La Vallee tugboat sits upright and in nearly perfect condition. Aside from the windows, blown out from air pressure upon the boat’s sinking 80-plus years ago, it is completely intact, with its original paint and a readable steel plaque that lists details about its unique steam-powered engine.

Chris Sabick, archaeological director at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh, dove on the shipwreck after it was found in 1996.

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$10,000 grant funds effort to plan future of biking & running trails

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY — On any given summer day up on Chipman Hill, pedestrians, mountain bikers, runners and their four-legged companions travel through the trees, grateful for the 132-acre forest’s peace and quiet less than a 10-minute walk from Middlebury town center. The town forests — Chipman Hill, Means Woods and Battell Woods — are available for all to enjoy, but, until now, have not been managed under any overarching plan.

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Meet the chef: Ian Huizenga of Hired Hand and Bar Antidote in Vergennes

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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This spring, Ian Huizenga, owner, head chef and brewer of Vergennes restaurants Hired Hand and Bar Antidote, received an unexpected phone call. On the other line, a member of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce informed him that’d he’d won a big award: Vermont’s 2017 Chef of the Year.

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Music in the air at Brandon outdoor concerts

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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It’s a Wednesday night in Brandon, and 150 people have gathered on the big lawn behind the Brandon Inn. Children dart and cartwheel from one grassy spot to the next, some holding bags of popcorn they picked up for free from a nearby popcorn machine.

The early-evening sun is out, birds fly overhead and the Neshobe River, high from recent-but-long-forgotten downpours, rushes past. In the lawn’s center, an Irish band called Extra Stout entertains the crowd with jigs, sing-alongs and some mean fiddling. Everyone seems to be having a very good time.

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Champs edged by Burlington, but swim team wins 12 races

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



BURLINGTON –– In a close match, the Vergennes Champs swim team were defeated by the Burlington Tennis Club this past Thursday. 

Vergennes pulled within one point of the host team during the freestyle relay races that close the meet, but BTC won the last three races and the meet, with a score of 251-229.

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