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Opera House field trip

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Traveling Sightseeing Associates, or TSA, is a travel group exploring local sites and places of interest.

Last month the group visited the Vergennes Opera House on the December TSA trip to Vergennes. Since September, the TSA has been to the Robert Frost Trail in Ripton, the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury and the Bixby Library, in addition to the Vergennes Opera House.

The group has used the ACTR bus whenever possible and visited local businesses when in towns.

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Property transfers in Panton in 2017

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Panton between October 2016 and December 2017 (Note: Due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions):

•  Oct. 28, 2016: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Richard and Jodie Roorda, home at 2156 Panton Road, $114,000.

•  Feb. 10, 2017: Heather Rheaume to Margaret Ploof, home at 965 Allen Road, $190,000.

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Folklife Center offers grants to fund Vermont Music scholarship

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center and Deb Flanders are excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Flanders Award for Traditional Vermont Music.

For its first year the committee has made two awards, to support projects by Jack DesBois of Middlebury and Jasmine (Yasi) Zeichner of Northfield.

Debois will focus his time working with the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College. Zeichner and her siblings plan to work primarily with the Margaret MacArthur Collection at the Vermont Folklife Center.

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2017 was marked by news of school spending, bridge building, a pipeline and protests

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



If change is good, we had plenty of it in Addison County over the past 12 months. Faces came and went, news stories flamed up and died out. 2017 was quite a year on many fronts.

Relive some of those memories in this round up of the year that’s ending and then have a wonderful 2018.

Click on the headlines to read about each month:

January 2017 Year in Review

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State parks offer free guided family hikes on Jan. 1

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Start the New Year on the right foot with a hike in a Vermont state park. On Jan. 1, everyone is invited to join a free, guided, family-friendly hike taking place at many state parks and forests across Vermont.

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Area police officers grow beards to give kids respite from cancer

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department’s second annual “Deer Camp Beard’s for Kids with Cancer” campaign has raised more than $2,200 for programming at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.

Middlebury police Officer Darrin Hinterneder once again coordinated the effort, which included participation from other Addison County law enforcement agencies, including the Addison County Sheriff’s Department.

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Middlebury patrolman builds a 'Sweet' career

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Police Officer Donnie Sweet’s beard is still fairly brown. And while his bullet-proof vest provides some padding, it doesn’t add quite enough girth for him to be mistaken for Santa Claus.

Still, the loquacious lawman epitomized the true spirit of giving among the younger officers on Christmas Day when he worked a double shift. Sweet’s kids are all grown, so the 31-year veteran of the department decided to help cover that coveted day on the calendar so greener folks on the force could share the holiday with their kids.

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School food earning higher marks in Addison Northwest

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Earlier during her Vergennes Union High School years senior Emma Husk was not exactly thrilled with the school food, either its taste or its quality.

“It wasn’t just that I didn’t like it, but it made me feel like gross and slow and groggy,” Husk said.

Her friend and classmate Kaitlyn Brace, one of a group of seniors and juniors that usually eats lunch in a room off the school library, also gave a thumbs-down review of what used to be served in the VUHS cafeteria.

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A year's worth of Arts + Leisure encapsulated here

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



Arts+Leisure celebrated it’s first full year in 2017. Twelve months, 52 issues, over 830 pages, all dedicated to arts and events going on in Addison County.

Having launched the new arts section as a supplement to the regular Thursday Addison Independent in May 2016, we only had half a year to review last year. This year reviewing all that went on left me breathless.

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Where to party in Addison County on New Year's Eve

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The New Year is right around the corner and Addison County is ready to celebrate. Saturday, Dec. 31 is packed with festivities like Bristol’s Best Night, partying with The Grift at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, enjoying a prime rib dinner and dancing at the VFW, ice-skating and fireworks at the Middlebury Rec Field, or lounging at Notte with music by DJ Del Rue. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to raise a glass to all the amazing artists in our county.

BRISTOL BEST NIGHT

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