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Senior author cranks out novels for fun

Posted on April 9, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — Betty Hampel makes it very clear that it’s not about the money. Just like her cat Cricket thrives on “sunshine and love,” she’s taken a similar approach to her writing. 

“Artists are this way,” the Middlebury author said. “As long as they’ve got somewhere warm to sleep, food to eat, something to write on, they’re fine. You really don’t need much else.” 

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Expo to teach hands-on lessons in sustainability

Posted on April 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The various workshops at the Addison County Relocalization Network’s 2015 Sustainable Living Expo on Saturday will feature a range of local experts that will offer helpful, practical information.

The event at Middlebury Union High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will also feature more than 50 exhibits, as well as music, children’s programs and local foods. The admission fee is $5 for adults, students and children over 12; and $2 for children under 12.

Here is a sampling of the workshops offered:

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VUHS to host discussion on teen dating

Posted on April 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Commodore Parent Teacher Group (CPTG) is sponsoringthe first presentation of a Parent/Family Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 7, at the Vergennes Union High School Library from 7-8:30 pm.

The public is invited to join Tom Fontana, a school based clinician at VUHS for a discussion on “Talking With Your Teen About Dating.”Fontana is a mental health and substance abuse counselor and highly respected staff member at VUHS. He  is known for connecting with students on a personal and individual level.

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Students of the Week - April 6, 2015

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Addison Independent Pet Photo Contest 2015

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Addison Indepdendent



And the first place winners are...

 

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State funds help pay for stormwater fix in Crosby Farms neighborhood

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Lake Champlain Committee recently received an $8,280 grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Ecosystem Restoration Program to fund a study of needed design modifications for a stormwater pond in the Crosby Farms neighborhood of Vergennes.

The city will contribute $2,800 in matching funds, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.

The stormwater pond has been identified as needing remediation in the Vergennes Municipal Plan and by a Vermont DEC stormwater mapping project.

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Bixby to host workshop for aspiring dramatic writers

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library will host the first of eight weekly meetings of a new session of workshops for aspiring dramatic writers on Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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College set to host feminism conference

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Gensler Family Symposium on Feminism in a Global Context will take place April 13-17. Supported with generous funds from the Gensler family, this annual conference is part of the Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies and this year will be co-sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity at Middlebury College. An exciting week of events with speakers and films is planned, culminating in a full-day conference on April 17. The conference is open to all.

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Rusty Dewees to perform at 'Lungs for Kate' benefit in Bristol

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Comedian Rusty Dewees will visit Bristol on April 11 for a show to benefit a young woman in need of a double lung transplant.

Dewees will perform at Mount Abraham Union High School at 7 p.m. that Saturday evening.

Proceeds from the show will support Mount Abe alumna and Bristol resident Kate Heffernan, who has cystic fibrosis and is on the lung transplant waiting list. Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased through www.lungsforkate.com.

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City rec survey reveals opinions

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — One hundred-forty-four respondents to a Vergennes recreation survey showed strong support overall for parks and recreation, picked music and “overall wellness” as their top priorities for programming, and backed creating a part-time recreation director position.

The Vergennes City Council plans to use the survey and feedback at upcoming public meetings to help it decide how to spend recreation funds, and how much to spend, when it sits down to create the city’s next annual budget.

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