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Natural Affection' exhibit opens Friday at Compass Music and Arts Center

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Susan Bull Riley’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world, which was hers to explore as she grew up in a family that spent as much time outdoors as in. Riley’s new exhibit “Natural Affection” opens Friday, Aug. 25 at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. An artist’s reception will be held at the gallery from 5-7 p.m on Friday.

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Discover something new at the film festival

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Jay Craven



Festivals provide us with the equivalent of extra holidays.  They allow us to suspend business as usual and take time off from work or our daily routine to discover the unexpected. We get to see friends in a new setting or catch up with people we haven’t seen for a while. Maybe we punctuate our comings and goings with a shared meal or hot fudge sundae.

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Carol's owner opens a diner on Route 7

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Drive between Middlebury and Vergennes, and you’ll probably notice the little red diner on the east side of Route 7 a couple miles north of New Haven Junction. Surrounded by a large gravel lot, passers-by might not be sure what to expect of the restaurant. But John Melanson, owner of Carol’s Hungry Mind, Middlebury’s neighborhood coffee shop, is inviting newcomers to grab a cup of joe at his new Route 7 location, or to come and sit down for a full meal.

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DaddyLongLegs skitters to Brandon Music's Stage

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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DaddyLongLegs is the confluence of three well-known Vermont musicians whose talents merge to form a highly original acoustic trio. David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten infuse catchy folk songs, Celtic and “old-timey” melodies, and early minstrel and jazz pieces with passion and intricacy. Catch the playful and dynamic trio at Brandon Music on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

With fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion and vocals, DaddyLongLegs creates vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st-century folk music.

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Vergennes Police Log: Local man cited for allegedly assaulting woman who was carrying a baby

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — On Aug. 11 Vergennes police arrested a 27-year-old city resident and cited him for aggravated domestic assault.

Police allege Richard T. Brown grabbed his girlfriend’s teenage daughter by the neck and threw her on a couch, while the victim was carrying a baby in her arms. They said the victim was not seriously hurt, but suffered scratches.

Police allege that Brown was intoxicated at the time of the incident, which they said occurred in at School Street residence. Police jailed Brown at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.

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Bristol Police Log: Vandal shoots village residence full of bullet holes

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On Aug. 8, Bristol police responded to reported vandalism at a village residence. The resident alleged that male juveniles had shot numerous holes into the home’s siding. Police are working to identify the suspects.

On Aug. 7, 10 and 13, Bristol police checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School. Officers conducted foot patrols on Main Street and in the surrounding area on Aug. 7, 8, 11 and 13. And between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13, Bristol police processed four fingerprint requests for employment purposes.

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Middlebury Police Log: Authorities investigating alleged sexual misconduct

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Aug. 14 launched an investigation into allegations of sexual contact initiated by a boy toward a local girl.

Police said the Vermont Department for Children and Families asked them to investigate the matter.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Received a report on Aug. 13 that a local woman had posted on social media that she wanted to harm herself. Police made sure the woman was taken to a family member’s residence.

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Local experts offer advice on healthy living

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Sad as it may be to bid farewell to another summer goneby, there’s something refreshing about getting back to a more stable routine. Summer days can be long and erratic, with vacations and travel, special events, and celebrations, all of which shake up routines. Healthy habits can fall by the wayside during these over-stuffed days and we all know it’s easy to eat too many creemees, go to bed late and forget to take time for personal care.

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Bixby to host blowout book sale on Vergennes Day

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — What did you spend your summer doing?

Friends of the Bixby have sorted and shelved an array of summer donations of used books and they will open the doors for a two-day sales event at the end of this week.

As part of Vergennes Day celebrations, everyone is invited to come in Friday, Aug. 25, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for first dibs on newly received books. Or, come by on Saturday, Aug. 26, during regular sale hours, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., when many of the offerings will be set up in front of the library (weather permitting).

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It's all fun and games for seniors who stay active

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On a recent Tuesday morning at Project Independence, the Blueberries tennis team relied on winners from all seven members, including overheads and drop shots from Mary Wedge, Margaret Hutchins and Tillie Brown, to defeat Ken Schoen, 7-0, 4-7, 7-3.

The match was held in the ground-floor dining room at Elderly Services Inc. in Middlebury.

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