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Annual Ripton Ridge Run draws big crowd

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Over 175 runners and walkers participated in this year’s Ripton Ridge Run on Sunday, Oct. 7. It was an ideal autumn day to be outside and proof that residents of this state are as active and community-driven as ever. Family and friends ran or walked together and shared in some healthy and light-hearted competition.

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Meteorologist Mark Breen to speak in Ripton

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Curious about our weather and what’s going on with it? Join the Ripton Conservation Commission for an evening with meteorologist Mark Breen on Monday, Oct. 29., at 7 p.m., at the Ripton Community House. Breen, senior meteorologist at the Fairbanks Museum and one of the VPR Eye On The Sky forecasters, will give a talk called “Vermont’s Weather: Past, Present, and Future.”

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Rabbi Stillman to offer Bible talk

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Danielle Stillman, Rabbi and Associate Chaplain of Middlebury College, will deliver the annual Rabbi Victor E. Reichert Bible Talk at the Ripton Community Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Eli West and Ben Winship take the Ripton stage

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Eli West and Ben Winship will return to the Ripton Community Coffee House on Saturday, Oct. 6, to perform their acoustic roots music. West and Winship are both masters of the guitar; combined this duo is technically impressive. But don’t worry, their music is equally entertaining for the novice listener.

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North Branch School hires new educator

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The North Branch School in Ripton has welcomed Alexandra Muck as its math teacher for the 2018/2019 school year. Muck comes to NBS as a graduate of Middlebury College and brings with her a variety of teaching experience in both public and private educational settings.

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Ripton friends ran together as kids, now run as dads

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Thirty-one years ago, when they were six and seven years old, Levi Doria and Brian Phinney took part in the first Ripton Ridge Run to raise money for the town’s brand-new school. Growing up in Ripton, attending Middlebury College, and now working in Middlebury, Brian and Levi have run the Ridge Run as small children, high school and college athletes, and as prep school coaches.

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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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Join Vermonters in imagining the future

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — On Saturday, Sept. 15, a unique gathering of Vermonters will take place in Ripton. Called Vision for Vermont Summit, Vermonters from all corners of the state, representing diverse perspectives, and representing different concerns, will spend a day imagining a future supported by common values, strengths and hopes for a future that cares for all Vermonters and the environment.

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Night Tree at Ripton Coffee House this Saturday

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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This Saturday, the six conservatory-trained musicians of Night Tree will take the stage at the Ripton Community Coffee House.

But don’t think this is your standard classical music performance — it’s anything but that. Night Tree is unique. First off, they have two fiddles, a cello, an accordion, a saxophone, percussion, and the occasional viola and mandolin. Secondly, they incorporate traditions from Irish, classical, Swedish, jazz, Klezmer, and Afro-Cuban music to make a sound just their own.

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North Branch School names Doria as new co-leader

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The North Branch School has hired Joanna Doria of Ripton as the new co-administrator of the school. Doria will be taking over the responsibilities of Mia Allen, co-founder and administrator, who will focus on the school’s board management and facilitation of strategic initiatives.

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