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Middlebury College ski teams win Winter Carnival

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College ski team captured its own carnival this past weekend for its first carnival victory meet in 11 years.

The Panthers performed well at both the Middlebury Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center to finish with 915 points and edge Dartmouth (908) and Vermont (875). The Panthers will compete in the Eastern championships this weekend at Bates.

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Troubadour rolls through Ripton with folk rock

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Greg Klyma will perform on Saturday, Feb. 2 for the Ripton Community Coffee House music series, but note, that this concert will be held at the Ripton Elementary School, due to repair work being done at the regular location.

Some artists find inspiration in romantic break-ups, others find it in rediscovering their roots. For Boston-based singer-songwriter Greg Klyma, it came from both.

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Ripton families dream big and take on the Long Trail

Posted on January 21, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Anyone who has hiked with their children know that it has its delights and its pitfalls. At the Green Mountain Club Breadloaf Section annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, two families will tell the story of what happened when they decided to join forces and hike together. The presentation will follow the business portion of the meeting, which will take place at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society at 2 Duane Court, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Patrick Fitzsimmons to take stage in Ripton

Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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Singer/songwriter Patrick Fitzsimmons will perform with and Becca Kodak on violin at The Ripton Community Coffee House on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Fitzsimmons is a 2011 and 2012 Solarfest national songwriting contest finalist and a three time Ploughshares national songwriting contest finalist. He has shared the stage with some of the acoustic music scene's biggest names including Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams, Roger McGuinn, Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert.

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New Haven man helps launch adaptive trike program at Rikert

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Jill Kiedaisch



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RIPTON — Larry Buck is a man on a mission. Not much can slow him down. Nearly every day of the year, you’ll find the New Haven resident pedaling around Addison County on his road trike doing everything the rest of us do in cars.

Weather is no object. In the rain, in the snow, and through all six Vermont seasons, Buck is out there, muscling through whatever the road conditions splatter at him.

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New owners signal a new era at Ripton Country Store

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Folks making their daily visit to the Ripton Country Store are getting some “change” for the first time in 42 years.

Stepping across the rustic threshold is still akin to breaching a time portal leading to an early 20th century general store, where you got your mail and your food staples, crowded onto a maze of shelves.

Need help? The friendly store shopkeepers provided personal attention and knew you by name.

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Legend Amy Rigby to play in Ripton

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Amy Rigby is a minor legend, and she’s coming to the Ripton Community Coffee House on Saturday, Dec. 1.

“She’s the sort of quirky singer/songwriter that appeals to young and old, definitely very Vermont,” said RCCH organizer Winslow Colwell. 

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Harp and Soul to perform at area schools Nov. 29

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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WEYBRIDGE/RIPTON — The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Harp and Soul” harp and flute duo will present performances at Weybridge and Ripton Elementary Schools on Thursday, Nov. 29. Made possible by Neat Repeats, the concerts feature flutist Anne Janson and harpist Heidi Soons.

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Ripton skier raced with the pros at Killington World Cup this past weekend

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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KILLINGTON — On Thanksgiving Day last week Ripton resident Abi Jewett was feeling especially thankful: The 18-year-old U.S. Ski Team rookie was getting ready to spend the weekend at Killington, racing in her first World Cup giant slalom event on her home turf.

On Saturday she was set to toe the line to compete with some of the best women alpine skiers in the world.

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