FOR A RUNDOWN of the year's biggest events, check out our annual Chronology Feature. Above, Von Pouliot of Middlebury's Parks and Recreation Department uses a snow blower to battle winter's blustery elements on Jan. 12, in downtown Middlebury. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell.
CLICK HERE FOR a photographic look at the past year in Addison County. Above, pedestrians explore the Lake Champlain Bridge on Nov. 10, after the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, which opened up the new span. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell
MIDDLEBURY ARTIST KATE Gridley is painting 12 portraits of “emerging adults.” Read on to learn about her upcoming exhibit, which is inspired by young leaders she's glad to honor. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
For more than 15 years, a mysterious tree glowing in the dark, winter woods has brought in the holiday season for Lincoln residents. Read the story, by clicking on the hyperlink, to unravel the mystery that almost didn't unfold after Tropical Storm Irene.
LEARN ABOUT RIPTON Resident Paul Bortz's collection of toy trains, boasting over 500 pieces, some of which date back to the early 1900's. Bortz started collecting toy trains four years ago to recapture his childhood. Part of his collection is now on display at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
BRIDGE SCHOOL STUDENTS Abby Young, left, Max Alberts, Declan Anderson and Leeya Tudek enjoy their parts as little woodland creatures in the school’s holiday show last Thursday morning.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell