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Boy Scout helps erect welcome signs

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Ivor Hughes



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MONKTON — A recent Saturday saw Monkton Ridge (and Monkton Boro) get a series of new welcome signs erected by Will Aldridge of Monkton Scout Troop 525 and his crew. The signs sport the Monkton flag and Welcome to Monkton Ridge, Please Drive Safely.” Corresponding signs are also on the approaches to the Boro. This project was undertaken as an Eagle Scout service project and is the highest achievement award that a Scout can attain.

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Author/illustrator returns to her roots in Addison County

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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SALISBURY — Noted children’s book illustrator and author Ashley Wolff is home.

Wolff left Vermont after graduating from Middlebury Union High School in 1974 to study art at the Rhode Island School of Design. BFA in hand, she did a brief stint in Vermont and then moved to the West Coast, where she’s spent the past 30-some-odd years working from her studio in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights.

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VUHS students join National Honor Society

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Sixteen Vergennes Union High School students were inducted into the Otter Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society at a ceremony at VUHS on Thursday night.

The traditional candlelight induction ceremony was attended by parents, relatives, friends of inductees, teachers, administrators and school board members.

New members inducted from the Class of 2016 were Lathrop Brownell, Hailey Cray, Nora Hubbard, Julia Johnson, Tyler Kepes, Xavier Provencher and Kareena Vorsteveld.

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College students teach area youth about the brain

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Lisa Bernardin



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MIDDLEBURY — The recent “Discover the Brain! A Day of Neuroscience for High School Students” event at Middlebury College’s Bicentennial Hall was a wonderful event. Twenty-plus high school students and teachers from seven high schools in Addison and Chittenden counties attended. It is one of the few events — another being the annual Vermont Brain Bee at the University of Vermont — currently focusing on neuroscience education in Vermont.

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Students of the Week - December 7, 2015

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Master gardener course offered

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON Gardeners interested in taking the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Master Gardener course can do so this spring from the comfort of their home.

The popular 13-week home horticulture course will be offered statewide as an online course through GoToWebinar. Students may either watch archived recordings of the classes or participate in live, interactive webinars on Tuesday nights, beginning Feb. 2, from 6:15 to 9 p.m.

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Santa to make another visit to Vergennes

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Addison County Eagles in Vergennes will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 9-11 a.m.

There is no charge for children 12 years or younger. Adults pay $5.

To sign up for breakfast, call the club at 802-877-2055.

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Night Fires will pull you out of the dark

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Night Fires are being lit once more. Performance dates are Friday-Sunday, Dec. 18-20, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Pre-show singing begins approximately 20 minutes before the show.

This year Theatre Group, Ltd., which has been performing pageant-like celebrations with music and dance at the time of the winter solstice for over 35 years, tells its version of an ancient and familiar tale.

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Meeting in New Haven to discuss power substation plan

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — The New Haven selectboard is inviting the public to come to the town hall Tuesday evening to an informational meeting on Anbaric Transmission’s proposal to bury a high-power electric power line through part of New Haven and build a big new converter station in the center of town.

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Arts Beat for Dec. 14: 'Night Fires' to be performed at Town Hall Theater

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Greg Pahl



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“Night Fires” are being lit once more, starting at 8 p.m. on Friday at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. Repeat performances will be at 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

This year Theatre Group, Ltd., which has been performing pageant-like celebrations with music and dance at the time of the winter solstice for over 35 years, tells its version of an ancient and familiar tale.

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