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Flowers & Berries: Enjoy the beautiful transformations of fall folliage

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



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A couple of weeks ago, as I was strolling past my veggie garden, a beautiful bunch of berries caught my eye. There it was ?casually poking its head out from among the long grass at the edge of the woods. 

I was captivated by the dramatic shape of the cluster, almost six inches long, as well as its ripening berries ?from pure white to ruby red.  A quick look at the leaves suggested I was looking  at some False Solomon’s Seal (Smilacina racemosa).

FROM FLOWER TO FRUIT

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Judith Irven: Inspired by local gardens

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



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The roving gardener heads north

Before summer slips away, there is still an opportunity to spend a few pleasant hours meandering through some beautiful public gardens. 

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Goshen Gallop trail race will pay for Irene repairs

Posted on June 24, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



GOSHEN — On Saturday, July 16, the Goshen Gallop will unite runners from across Vermont and around the world, seeking to take the road less traveled, while supporting repairs to trails and bridges damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. To repair this damage, proceeds of this year’s Goshen Gallop will be used to replace two bridges and to fix surrounding trails, allowing visitors to ski over to Romance Mountain.

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Mosquito district buys new rig to aid swamp spraying

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON/LEICESTER/SALISBURY/GOSHEN/PITTSFORD — It’s been a year since the area’s mosquito control district raised the idea of buying an amphibious vehicle to apply larvicide in swamp areas. Now, that notion is a reality, thanks to some help from interested parties.

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Sustainability and the gardener

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



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Sustainability is surely the buzzword of the century, tacked onto anything and everything. But despite its overuse, the concept of “sustainability” is still a great yardstick to guide all types of human endeavors — including gardening.

Spring speaks of new beginnings in the garden, a time when we make new plans and fervent resolutions. So let’s take a look at what it means to grow a sustainable garden and some of the ways we can achieve this goal.

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Brandon-area voters give strong support to unification

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in eight Brandon-area towns on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal to merge six school districts into two under the state’s Act 46 school consolidation law. It was the second consolidation in Vermont since the law was approved last spring.

The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, along with the Barstow School District, proposed a new side-by-side school district, which the state Board of Education approved earlier this month.

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The hidden gardens of Middlebury

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Judith Irven



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The success of any garden is measured by the pleasure it brings to the people who use it. And, when many people use a garden, there is much pleasure to go around.

Hidden behind the walls of the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury is a garden that is enjoyed by hundreds of people in sundry ways. It is a garden that serves the entire Helen Porter community — not only the residents and their visitors, but also the many staff and volunteers associated with the nursing home.

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Sudden change in state policy hampers local mosquito spraying efforts

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



LEICESTER — In what local mosquito control officials are calling a “perfect storm” for breeding, the 2015 mosquito season may be one of the worst in recent memory, especially for residents living on private roads.

Last week’s first hatching of the season created mosquito swarms of epic proportions even for this area, which is used to dealing with high numbers of mosquitoes each spring and summer.

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National forest considers backcountry skiing plan

Posted on December 8, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



GOSHEN — Every winter, skiers and snowboarders venture into the woods and hillsides in search of untracked snow. In the future, skiers in southern Addison County may not have to venture far.

This winter the U.S. Forest Service is considering a proposal to develop four backcountry skiing glades totaling approximately 210 acres on land in the Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Goshen, Rochester and Chittenden.

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