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Ripton students present Capoeira April 19

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Capoeira is coming to Ripton Elementary School. As part of the school-wide thematic study, “How We Express Ourselves,” and thanks to grants from Vermont Arts Council and Friends of Ripton School, the school will welcome Fabio (Fua) Nascimento to Ripton from Thursday, April 12, through Thursday, April 19.

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Dance program showcases new work on April 19

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The Middlebury College Dance Program offers samples of faculty choreography on Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m., in the Dance Theatre of the Mahaney Center for the Arts. This year’s new works from Julian Barnett, Christal Brown, Karima Borni, Laurel Jenkins and Lida Winfield offer a wide range of aesthetics and artistic voices, representing the breadth and depth of the college’s resident dance scholars and creators.

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High school students sought for video contest

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — Castleton University invites Vermont high school students to participate in the 23rd annual Castleton VideoFest.

High School students throughout Vermont and the surrounding area are encouraged to enter submissions in any of four categories: documentary, experimental/animation, narrative fiction, and public service announcements/advertisements.

Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded for first place in each category. Video professionals will judge the entries on creativity, content, and execution.

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Deer teeth tell stories for the hunters who got them

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — Hunters who provided the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with a tooth from their deer last year can now find out how old their deer was by visiting the department’s website, vtfishandwildlife.com.

Hunters submitted 2,808 teeth from the bucks they took during the November rifle deer season. Combined with the 1,207 deer examined by biologists at reporting stations during the youth and rifle seasons, biologists were able to get accurate ages for 4,015 deer.

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Students endure lockdown drills; shooter preparation can be stressful

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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ADDISON COUNTY — On March 28 Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School conducted a lockdown drill — “locks, lights and out of sight.”

Tenth-grader Mae Peterson knew it was a drill, she said.

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More sewage spills into Neshobe River

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Polly Mikula



BRANDON — Old pipes and erosion led to a break in a Brandon sewer pipe, spilling over 1 million gallons of sewage into the Neshobe River last week.

This is the second time in a month that over a million gallons of wastewater has dumped into the river, which leads into Otter Creek and ultimatly into Lake Champlain.

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Collitts ready to retire from Ripton store; N.Y. Times article spurs nationwide interest

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — If nationally renowned environmental activist and bestselling author Bill McKibben ever decides to do some moonlighting, he might consider donning a Realtor’s jacket.

When the Middlebury College scholar in residence learned Dick and Sue Collitt were having some trouble finding a solid buyer for the Ripton Country Store, he offered to write a story on their behalf for The New York Times.

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Robert Thorn to leave CSAC after 40 years

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Counseling Services of Addison County Executive Director Robert Thorn has come to work each day for the past 39 years with a simple professional priority that’s had a huge payoff.

“It’s not hard in this job to do good; there are opportunities each day,” Thorn said.

The thousands of people Thorn’s efforts have touched over the years — whether they be colleagues or mental health clients — would undoubtedly acknowledge he has accomplished his daily mission, and much more.

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Steve's A.R.T. alumni

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



Addison Repertory Theater isn’t exclusively about acting. Far from it. It also caters to Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center students who want to make their living behind the scenes, whether it be manufacturing sets, lighting, stage management, makeup and other services essential to the theater.

A.R.T. has been able to add to its offerings as its space in the career center on Charles Avenue in Middlebury has grown.

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Steve Small leaving large legacy at A.R.T.

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — If local playwright Dana Yeaton were writing the want ad for the next director of the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center’s Addison Repertory Theater, known as A.R.T., he’d start with a photo of the person who is about to step down from that position.

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