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Local opioid education program develops a statewide following

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A program launched last year to teach Addison County teens about the dangers of opioid addiction has become so successful that it has gained statewide attention and will soon be exported to school districts in other parts of Vermont.

It’s called HELP (Heroin Epidemic Learning Program) and uses volunteer experts to clearly explain, educate and enlighten students about how addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids is affecting their community.

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Babies & Families: Find ways to manage prenatal stress

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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It’s true, getting and being pregnant may be one of the most inherently stressful processes we go through.

Starting with the choice to try to conceive, questions about how fit you are to be a parent and realizations of how much you don’t know come flooding in. You might suddenly ask yourself why you didn’t pay more attention during sex ed, or ask yourself why you never knew all of these facts that suddenly are ruling your reality.

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Yellow iris abatement to continue in the Lewis Creek area

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus), with its striking yellow flowers, provides a colorful addition to the Vermont landscape — and a threat to our priority natural communities. In recent years, it has gained a foothold in many Lake Champlain wetlands and flood plain forests of Champlain direct drainage streams. Both are priority natural communities, as documented by Vermont Fish and Wildlife Natural Heritage Program.

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Babies & Families: Is exercise safe in pregnancy?

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Alexis Caswell



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Babies & Families: Tips to keep your breasts healthy while breastfeeding

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Breastfeeding is a natural, cost-effective and healthy way to provide sustenance to a growing baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics and Health Canada advise that mothers should breastfeed their infants exclusively until around six months of age. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says eight in 10 American women initiate breastfeeding right after childbirth (the Canadian Women’s Health Network says nine in 10 Canadian mothers do so), many mothers do not make it to six months.

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Guns & Schools: ACSD board urges lawmakers to act on gun control

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday endorsed a resolution urging legislative leaders to pass “common-sense gun violence prevention legislation” during the 2018 legislative session, and for Gov. Phil Scott to promptly sign that legislation into law.

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FFA building leaders and stewards for the future

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — FFA is a national organization founded by a group of young farmers in 1928. To this day, Vermont’s agricultural traditions are both preserved and modernized thanks to the dedication of today’s generations of stewards of the land, livestock, production, as well as their associated research and management practices.

Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, the group is now known simply as FFA to represent the broader scope of its mission.

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Middlebury to host WinterFest extravaganza this Saturday

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The volcanic allure of Chili Fest this year will surrender to the frigid beauty of snow sculptures and other fun features of the town’s first annual “WinterFest” celebration, planned for noon to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Middlebury Recreation Park.

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Learn about agro-tourism at Feb. 28 workshop

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — ACORN, the non-profit community organization based in Middlebury, next week will host a workshop for farmers on agricultural tourism showcasing best practices for safely engaging with visitors. This business development workshop is an opportunity to bring together food producers for peer-to-peer sharing.

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Spirit in Nature will honor Rodney Olsen

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Ron Slabaugh



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Spirit in Nature is a local non-profit organization whose major work is to maintain and improve the paths in the woods off Goshen Road in Ripton. The Spirit in Nature (SpIN) Paths are used by many locals and, from notes in the guest book at the entrance kiosk, enjoyed by international visitors as well.

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