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Nottonson takes the helm at Helen Porter; Leader to shape budget, repairs

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Mary Jane Nottonson couldn’t have picked a more pivotal time to make an impact on the future of Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

As Helen Porter’s new top administrator, Nottonson will guide the Middlebury nonprofit through a $1 million renovation project while simultaneously looking at ways to shore up a fiscal year 2017 deficit currently estimated at $2.1 million.

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Mahaney Center for the Arts celebrates anniversary with 2017-2018 season

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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In case you haven't heard, Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. The arts center invites everyone from the college and surrounding communities to celebrate and enjoy the diverse and exciting array of concerts, plays, exhibitions, dance performances, films and more featured this season.

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Effort to improve local economic climate kicks off Monday

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Groups looking to spur the economy in Addison County’s shiretown will host a series of workshops on Monday, Sept. 18, called the Greater Middlebury Community Climate Economy Initiative. The half-day program, sponsored the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power, will launch a process for residents to identify and advance priorities that strengthen the community in the face of climate change, including measures to improve economic opportunity and affordability.

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Officials solicit input on Middlebury town plan

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — At its Tuesday evening meeting the Middlebury selectboard set Oct. 24 as the first of two public hearings on proposed updates to the Middlebury Town Plan.

The document — last updated in 2012 — serves as a municipal blueprint for how Middlebury residents would like to see their community grow in the future. Town plans must be updated every five years, though new legislation will soon extend that period to eight years, according to Middlebury Town Planner Jennifer Murray.

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Teen leaders sought for 'science cafes'

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Teens interested in science and technology are invited to apply for a position on the leadership team that will design, organize and host TRY (Teens Reaching Youth) Science Cafés.

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 1. Any student in grade 9-12 is eligible to apply, but must either reside in the Burlington area or be willing to travel to Burlington for monthly organizational meetings and cafés.

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Grants offered to improve water quality: Farmers can apply for $40K in funds

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB), has announced the availability of grant funds for on-farm capital improvement projects. Eligible farmers can apply for Water Quality Grants or Dairy Improvement Grants, both of which allow up to $40,000 in funding. Matching funds are required for both grants and may include federal or state grants as well as cash or loans. Upcoming application deadlines and eligibility requirements for both grant programs are available on the Viability Program website.

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Flood relief applications are due

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible Private Non-Profit organizations (PNPs) in Vermont of the Oct. 16 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the severe storms and flooding from June 29 through July 1, 2017.

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Studio School gets Arts Impact grant

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Studio School recently received the Arts Impact Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. This grant will be used along with the Walter Cerf Grant to collaborate with local social service organizations to provide low-cost pottery and art classes to four non-profit community organizations: Counseling Service of Addison County, Community Associates, Parent-Child Center of Addison County, and Mary Johnson Children’s Center.

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Rare Houdini films screen with live music

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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He reigned for decades as the legendary "Handcuff King," famous for his daring and impossible escapes staged around the world. But Harry Houdini also had a brief career in the movies, starring in a series of silent adventure films that showed off his athletic prowess as his talent for illusion, stunts and escape.

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Celebrate Alpaca Farm Day this weekend

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



During the month of September alpaca breeders from across the United States will invite the public to come to their farm to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals.  This weekend, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Maple View Farm Alpacas and the Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio will welcome guests to come visit the farm, mill and 23 alpacas at 185 Adams Road in Brandon.  

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