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Lake Champlain to be the topic at Audubon society's annual meeting

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Audubon Annual Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, in Middlebury at the American Legion. The social hour will start at 5:15 and dinner will be at 6:00. The public is welcome to attend the talk at no charge by our featured speaker, Mike Winslow, which will start at 7:45.

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Program enlists dogs to help Vermont veterans

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dale Tucker scooped up a tennis ball and sent it hurtling into the teeth of an unseasonably warm wind that was swirling around the new Middlebury dog park last Tuesday.

His beautiful young German shepherd, Abby, dutifully gave chase.

Abby kept one eye on the ball and the other on Tucker, the center of her universe. Her bond to Tucker is being strengthened through a program called Vermont Paws & Boots, which trains service dogs to aid military veterans and first responders who need a constant companion for savings that can be life-saving.

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College to host 'Sister-to-Sister' summit

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — “Sister-to-Sister” is hosting its thirteenth summit for middle school girls on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Middlebury College’s Kirk Alumni Center. “Sister-to-Sister” brings together middle school girls from Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes with female Middlebury College students.

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Meet the baker: Erin Bettencourt from Sweet-E's in Middlebury

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Remember these words:

“No dessert until after you’ve finished your ______.” Brussels sprouts, lima beans, okra… whatever overcooked, slimy, totally gross vegetable you left piled in the corner of your dinner plate.

Most of us remember these words coming from our parents, but it’s not something Erin Bettencourt says to her three kids. In fact she believes just the opposite.

“Life is short. Eat dessert first.”

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Shoreham farm family receives organic honors

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SHOREHAM — Each year, Horizon Organic announces the recipients of its Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) Award, which recognizes farmers who advocate for organic agriculture and dairying. At the Farm Aid festival in Pittsburgh recently, Joe and Kathleen Hescock of Elysian Fields in Shoreham received a 2017 HOPE Award honorable mention.

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Area 4-Hers do well at regionals: Addison County delegation competed at Eastern States

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Vermont 4-H sheep members held their own in regional competition at Eastern States Exposition, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, in West Springfield, Mass.

The Vermont delegation included Jarod Bushey of Addison; Charlotte and Rebecca Moriarty, both from Jericho; and Riley Ochs of Orwell. They participated in the sheep show and comprised the four-member Vermont quiz bowl team that captured first place in competition.

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Wonderland closing at end of year

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Wonderland — a costume, vintage and custom sewing shop — on Main Street in Middlebury, will close its doors on Dec. 31. Shop owner and seamstress Hannah Hurlburt achieved her childhood dream when she opened the shop in the spring of 2015. Now she’s ready to leave retail and focus on her true passion — sewing.

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Bristol food shelf looks to Saturday's Fill the Firehouse Food Drive

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The cupboards are just about bare at Bristol’s Have a Heart Community Food Shelf. Literally. With the exception of some canned and packaged foods in reserve for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, last Friday’s regular monthly distribution cleaned out the food pantry that serves the 5-town area.

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Public asks medical center execs about the future of health care

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Charlie Mitchell



MIDDLEBURY — While the heads of Porter Medical Center and University of Vermont Health Network came to Monday evening’s community forum to talk about how the affiliation of the two institutions has gone over the past six months, many of those at the event were looking at their health care going forward.

One prominent question from the audience of around 60 at the Middlebury Regional EMS building was how their care will change as Porter transitions to an “all-payer” system.

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Addison Central Teens sees turnover in leadership

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — In addition to looking for financial stability (see story on Page 1A), Addison Central Teens is looking for a new administrative team to run its teen center at Middlebury’s former warming hut.

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