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Orwell readies for Act 46 showdown; school could face forced merger

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell School directors will meet with the Vermont Board of Education on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in what could be the community’s last opportunity to argue against the proposed merger of the independent school with the recently created Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District (SVMUUSD).

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Family outing in Orwell to include building fairy houses

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — It’s August and time for a family outing. On Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, enjoy an afternoon of “Building Fairy and Other Imaginary Houses.” The activity runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is included in regular site admission — $5 for adults and free for children under 15.

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Historian to talk about how diversity affected Revolutionary troops

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin will be at Mount Independence State Historic Site on Sunday, Aug. 12, to talk about “Ethnic and Cultural Diversity at Mount Independence.” The program is at 2 p.m.

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Mount Independence schedules 'Hike into History'

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Stephen Zeoli will lead a special guided “Hike into History” on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. The walk runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and is included in regular site admission of $5 for adults and free for those under 15.

Learn about the stirring story of Mount Independence and its important role in the American Revolution and in the making of the nation. It was built as an American defense of New England against the British in 1776-77, and then occupied by the British and Germans from July to November 1777.

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Get into the mind of American Revolutionary patriots

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — On Saturday, July 28, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell offers its annual travel back in time interview program, “Investigation into the Revolutionary Mind.” The program summons up two very different American Revolutionary War officers from the Northern Campaign of 1776-1777; Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler, American Army commander of New York (which included Mount Independence), and Col. Seth Warner, leader of the Green Mountain Boys.

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Play war games at Orwell historic site

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Like board games? Like to strategize? Like and know your history?  Come to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, July 15, for the inaugural afternoon of Revolutionary War tabletop war-gaming.

On hand will be several strategy games and scenarios, including “Saratoga 1777,” directly about this area and the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. The event, suitable for ages 12 and up, is included in the regular site admission of $5 for adults and free for those under 15. 

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Mt. Independence hosts bird walk this Saturday

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Enjoy a walk on the wild side by participating in the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. This guided walk is on Saturday, May 26, from 8 to 10 a.m. Noted bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon will guide the walk.

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Note of appreciation: Orwell Green-Up heads are grateful

Posted on May 9, 2018 |
By Cindy Watrous and Barb Young



As the Orwell Green Up chairmen we would like to thank all the town’s folks, kids and school that helped pick up our road side. We cleaned up many miles of roadside and collected a whole dump truck worth of litter. 

Thank you for the road crew for helping out too. 

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History walk is planned at Mount Independence May 5

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — While it may not feel like it lately, spring is here and Mount Independence is getting ready to open for a new season. The State Historic Site will hold a special pre-season guided history walk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

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Orwell students hit the slopes

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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ORWELL/MENDON — On a snowy Friday in early March, Orwell Village School sixth-grader Jacob Clifford sits on a chairlift at Pico Mountain in Mendon. Normally, he’d be in math class at around this time, but on this day he’s mastering a jump in Pico’s terrain park.

Math is Clifford’s favorite subject, but when asked if he’d rather be skiing, he flashes a toothy smile and nods.

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