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'Kiss the Cook' buys local kitchenware store

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Sammy Barnes and Greg Alexander have been willing to hand over the keys to their business if they believe new ownership can take it to the next level.

And they have found that potential in the folks at Burlington’s “Kiss the Cook,” who this week are slated to close on a deal to buy Otter Creek Kitchenware and Electronics on Middlebury’s Merchants Row, the business Barnes and Alexander launched in 2014.

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Meet the chef: Sarah Griswold from Blueberry Hill Inn

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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GOSHEN — Sarah Griswold, Blueberry Hill Inn’s winter chef, might be new to Vermont, but she’s been cooking like a farmer since she was a child.

Griswold grew up on a sheep farm in Danbury, Conn. There, she ate from the garden, canned her own fruits and vegetables, and learned to cook with food she grew herself. In the summertime, she worked with her uncle, who had a catering business based in Rhode Island.

“I’ve loved it since I was little,” she said.

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A flower shop for the Bucket List

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — Existential questions make us do funny things: Some buy candy-apple-red convertibles; others die their hair and head to Los Vegas. Carolee Ploof, did neither. Instead, she opened her own flower shop, Middlebury Floral and Gifts.

“At the end of the day,” Ploof asked herself six years ago, “what have I really accomplished?”

Well, a lot actually; let’s review:

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No contested races on Monkton ballot

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Monkton residents looking ahead to March town meeting will be encouraged to know that a familiar face will be back at the helm.

Ken Wheeling, Monkton town moderator for 40 years before missing the 2016 meeting, will return to the front of the Monkton Central School gym to lead the meeting.

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Mountain Health Center hires new practitioners

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Mountain Health Center in Bristol is offering additional services to the community thanks to the addition of three new doctors, a nurse practitioner and a dental hygienist.

One of the doctors, Frank Provato, and the nurse practitioner, Jessica Lindert, are providing internal medicine and adult psychiatric services, respectively, in the health center. The other two doctors, Susan A. Grimes and John Viskup, and the hygienist, Diane Mortier, work in the dental center, which is located in the Mountain Health Center annex at 61 Pine St.

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'Family Traits' exhibit shows the art and humor in everyday life

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center welcomes the exhibit “Family Traits: Art, Humor and Everyday Life” — celebrating familial culture through the artwork of Stanley Lyndes. The exhibit opened at the end of January and will be on display through May 15 at the Vermont Folklife Center’s Vision and Voice Gallery in Middlebury.

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UVM honors Lincoln resident as first Levitt Family Professor

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON/LINCOLN — Katharine Shepherd, Ed.D., a professor and interim associate dean in the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont, was endowed in a formal investiture ceremony on Feb. 7 as the inaugural Levitt Family Green and Gold Professor. Shepherd is a Lincoln resident.

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Brandon residents to decide on $3 million budget

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The selectboard here has approved the Town Meeting warning and a proposed budget to send to voters.

The proposed $2,999,986 municipal spending plan for fiscal year 2018 includes a 1.8 percent increase in total expenditures, or $53,276, over the current spending plan.

The amount to be raised by taxes, $2,509,066, is up 0.89 percent, or $22,244.

The cost drivers for the fiscal year 2018 budget are centered around stark increases in worker’s compensation insurance and health insurance for town employees.

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Alyse Beauchemin takes Legion's top speaker honors

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Alyse Beauchemin was the winner of the Vergennes Union High School American Legion Constitutional Speech Contest held at Post # 14 on Saturday, Jan. 28. Beauchemin is a senior and two-time state winner from Vergennes Union High School. This accomplishment earned her a monetary award and the right to compete at the District 1 Oratorical Contest hosted by the Middlebury American Legion Post # 27 on Feb. 12, at 11:30 a.m.

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Spirit in Nature to honor conservation ecologist Marc Lapin

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — On Sunday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. the local nonprofit group, Spirit in Nature, will hold its annual meeting in the downstairs conference room at Ilsley Library. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Spirit in Nature maintains a series of forest paths along Goshen Road in Ripton with quotations on trees that highlight how different and diverse religions and spiritual traditions converge around their view of nature.

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