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'Heat Squad' helps renovate 1791 farmhouse for greater energy efficiency

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By SETH J. LAPIDOW



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SHOREHAM — In 2015 I decided that the time had come to return to my native state and buy a house in Vermont after 30 years away.

We found the ideal place on Smith Street in Shoreham in a big, old farmhouse built by one of Ethan Allen’s boys in 1791 and expanded over the years into a sprawling monster. The heating bills were crazy. But I heard about the Heat Squad and NeighborWorks of Western Vermont from the friendly folks at Green Mountain Power and invited them in.

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Middlebury official explains overflow of Weybridge Street pump station

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — At their meeting on Tuesday Members heard a presentation about a proposal to repair and expand Ilsley Library (see Page 1A), wrote a letter defending their plan for dealing with downtown railroad bridges, and elected leadership.

In other business, the selectboard:

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Addison Historical Society meeting to be held March 26

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — The quarterly meeting of the Addison Town Historical Society will be held Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m. at the Addison Fire Station located at 44 Route 17, just west of Addison Four Corners.

Cliff “Bucky” Douglas will talk about early post offices in Addison, how we went from four to none. Bucky will also share some of his collection of 19th and 20th century postal covers and perhaps some other observations. If you have related artifacts or memories, please bring them to share.

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90 sugarhouses join Vermont's Maple Weekend celebration

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States and contributes significantly to the state’s economy. Vermont sugarmakers work tremendously hard to produce their top-quality maple syrup and will open their doors this Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, inviting the public into their sugarhouses to experience Vermont maple.

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'Snow White Variety Show' at VUHS Saturday

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — On Saturday, March 25, the Ferrisburgh Children’s Theater cast of 27 students will present “The Snow White Variety Show,” by Brian D. Taylor at the Vergennes Union High School auditorium. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Production rights are courtesy of Pioneer Drama Services.

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Daymark performs Irish music with swagger

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power and Northern swagger. The group performs at Brandon Music on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals), the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.

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Glass art exhibit features 10 local artists

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes will open “Glass Art: Molten Color and Frozen Forms” — an exhibit featuring the work of eight local glass artists — this Friday, March 24 through May 7. The exhibit will include kiln formed glass sculpture by Alyssa Oxley, hand-blown glass by Bud Shriner, and kilnformed glass jewelry and objects by Micaela Wallace.

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Swish kids take a shot

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



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Eight youngsters from the Bristol and Vergennes area won the district free throw shooting competition held at the Mount Abe gym on Feb. 26.

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Addison Historical Society meeting to be held March 26

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — The quarterly meeting of the Addison Town Historical Society will be held Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m. at the Addison Fire Station located at 44 Route 17, just west of Addison Four Corners.

Cliff “Bucky” Douglas will talk about early post offices in Addison, how we went from four to none. Bucky will also share some of his collection of 19th and 20th century postal covers and perhaps some other observations. If you have related artifacts or memories, please bring them to share.

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Hospice giving away Nashville vacation in March 25 raffle

Posted on March 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Annual Addison County Hospice Fundraiser is coming up this weekend.

Our two local hospice agencies — Hospice Volunteer Services and Addison County Home Health and Hospice — are holding this major fundraiser, which, as usual, includes a raffle for a huge vacation. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at a big event at the Middlebury Inn this Saturday, March 25, 4-6 p.m. The ticket drawing party will also feature silent and live auctions with comedic calling by Tim Buskey.

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