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City Lions wrap up a busy fall

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club members have been busy this fall doing service projects such as food for Thanksgiving, building accessible ramps, purchasing eyeglasses, testing school children’s eyes, and donating funds for numerous local organizations.

The Vergennes Rotary Club joined with the Lions to collect food for Thanksgiving, which was distributed through the Vergennes Community Food Shelf. Lion President Debbie Brace said more than 70 turkeys, all the fixings and $500 were collected from customers at the local Shaw’s Supermarket.

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Vermont educators share school merger success stories

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Michelle Monroe (St. Albans Messenger)



NORTHFIELD — State officials used Gov. Phil Scott’s Dec. 18 Education Summit to drive home the point that school mergers have saved significant amounts of money and enabled merged districts to improve educational opportunities for students.

Two panel discussions at the summit featured administrators and school board members from merged districts.

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How to find time for exercise in the new year

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Metro Creative



A new year marks a great time to embrace change, and New Year’s is right around the corner. Many people do just that by making resolutions designed to improve their lives in the year and years ahead.

Resolutions regarding personal health are annually among the most popular changes people hope to make at the dawn of a new year. In fact, a quick scan of annual lists citing the most popular resolutions found that pledges to eat healthier and exercise more can be found at or near the top of such lists.

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New director at Ferrisburgh's Rokeby Museum has strong experience in marketing history

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum’s board of directors did not have to search far and wide when museum director Jane Williamson announced this summer she would retire at the end of 2017 after 22 years leading the Ferrisburgh nonprofit.

Instead, the board looked around the table toward its president, Vergennes resident Catherine Wood Brooks, and she agreed to assume the title of Rokeby director, effective Dec. 3.

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Bristol lumber company adopts a high-tech vision

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Statewide renewable energy mandates that kicked in this year are helping an important local industry — production milling of trees — upgrade its energy infrastructure so that it can modernize equipment and increase capacity.

“Technology is playing a more and more important part in our industry,” said A. Johnson Lumber Co. General Manager Ken Johnson. “If you’re  going to be competing in the production (milling) industry it’s kind of a technological arms race.”

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Middlebury to prepare plan for its public forests

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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Editor's note: This story has been updated; the workshop to explore uses for town forests was moved from Jan. 15 to Jan. 29.

MIDDLEBURY — A group of area mountain biking enthusiasts, municipal officials and environmentalists are seeking input for a comprehensive recreation and stewardship plan for a large swath of Middlebury’s publicly owned forestland.

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Red Cedar's fall apple project put students' hands and minds to work

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — This fall, students in grades four through six at the Red Cedar School in Bristol undertook an in-depth and tasty series of hands-on experiments with the school’s apple crop. Every year the students produce about a dozen gallons of cider along with other apple treats such as applesauce and apple crisp with fruit from the school’s orchard and a cider press.

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Living with Dying: Grief etiquette

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison County Partnership: ARCH – HPHRC – ACHHH – HVS



“Grieving is private, but it can be public, too. We need to stop being afraid of public mourning. We need to be open to mourners. We need to look each other in the eye, and say ‘I am so sorry.’” — Jess Decourcy Hinds

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Snowmobilers encouraged to put safety first this winter

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — With additional snow expected in the coming weeks, the U.S. Forest Service is looking forward to a successful snowmobile season and wants to encourage all riders to put safety first. Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) officials are recommending that snowmobilers exercise caution when operating in the National Forest and all lands in Vermont this winter. GMNF officials remind snowmobile enthusiasts to heed to all gates and signs and to stay off roads and trails that are closed.

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Bristol Police Log: Local cops have typical week of activity

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police on Dec. 20 investigated a report of a person falling off a bike and allegedly sustaining an injury on Mountain Street.

Police checked that area and could not find the person.

In other activity from Dec. 18 to 24, the Bristol Police Department:

• Conducted foot and vehicle patrols throughout the village area, including the Mountain, North and Main Street areas in the vicinity of Bristol Elementary School and the town park.

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