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Local sculptors' whimsical iron crane greets Sheldon visitors

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — While still an orthopedic surgeon in Utica, N.Y., Dr. Warren Rinehart used a team of Belgian draft horses to work his farm. He soon tired of hiring a local blacksmith to shoe the horses, and took up blacksmithing and forging. His childhood had been spent on a farm in Kansas and Dr. Rinehart was comfortable tackling the multiple chores associated with animals and crops. Before retirement he settled in Vermont to join the Medical Center at the University of Vermont.

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LEGO league seeks kids to build robots for new team

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Do your 9-14-year-old kids want to build robots tor tabletop competitions while also learning about how to solve real problems facing the world today? A new group is forming to enable those youngsters.

There will be an informational meeting for the newly formed the FIRST Lego League, Middlebury/Addison County Team this coming Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Mahaney Center for the Arts announces new season

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts is getting ready to launch its 2018-2019 season, with beautiful performances in music, theatre and dance, as well as exhibitions, films, spoken word events and more. The Mahaney Center serves as a hub of arts activity for both the college and the surrounding communities. Both on- and off-campus communities are cordially invited to all the events throughout the year.

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Microchips are helping return more lost pets

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound is offering a microchip clinic on Saturday, Sept. 15. The clinic is open to both dogs and cats.

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Take a virtual canoe trip with Ilsley talk

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Peter Macfarlane will be on hand at Ilsley Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., to present his talk “Northern Forest Canoe Trail: the ‘Wrong’ Way.”

In the spring of 2013, Macfarlane through-paddled the Northern Forest Canoe Trail from the Adirondacks to northern Maine, a distance of some 750 miles, in 28 days in a cedar-strip canoe that he designed and built.

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Firefighters and police team up for Battle of Badges blood drive

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Local fire and law enforcement personnel including the Vermont State Police are teaming with the American Red Cross for the first annual Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their community to donate blood.

Individuals can join the Battle of the Badges blood drive by donating on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Middlebury American Legion Post located at 49 Wilson Road. People’s blood donations will help decide who wins bragging rights for Addison County.

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St. Johnsbury football tops Tigers

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ST. JOHNSBURY — Defending Division I champion St. Johnsbury outlasted the visiting Middlebury Union High School football team on Saturday, 44-32.

Hilltopper QB Jake Cady sparked his team by completing 24 of 29 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for four scores and 106 yards.

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Addison County police investigations inspire novel

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Acclaimed Vermont author Joseph Olshan often looks to the news headlines as inspiration for his suspenseful novels; his 10th book, “Black Diamond Fall,” is no exception.

And Olshan’s Addison County readers will immediately recognize two of the real-life events that help build the foundation of “Black Diamond Fall”: the disappearance and tragic death of Middlebury College freshman Nick Garza in 2008, and the vandalism spree at the Robert Frost Farmhouse in Ripton in December 2007.

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Opera Company of Middlebury celebrates 15 years

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — “It’s not often that you get a chance to look back over a chunk of your life and see so clearly that you’ve had an impact on people – that they love you and care for your community and want to be part of what’s happening here.”

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Middlebury Community Chorus begins new season

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Looking for a group to sing with? Check out the Middlebury College Community Chorus. Made up of students, alumni, staff, faculty and community members from the surrounding area, this group gets together twice a week on Sundays and Tuesday evenings to sing classical works alongside newly composed choral music and arrangements of traditional and popular songs. Open to all who love to sing without audition.

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