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Program marks 30 years of summer fun for kids

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERGENNES — This year marks important milestones in the full-day summer camps of the Mary Johnson Children’s Center. The program has operated for 30 years in Middlebury, 25 years in Bristol, and 15 in Vergennes.

Maybe 30 years ago, kids weren’t wiring bananas into piano keyboards or making solar robots, as they’ll do this summer? But then as now, the pioneering program provides an important resource for local families.

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County natives deepen their love of art with their own gallery

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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VERGENNES — “You have the best office in all of Addison County.”

That’s what clientele often say to Justine Jackson and Sophie Pickens, the owners of Northern Daughters, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of downtown Vergennes.

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Blue Spruce fire tied to electrical mishap

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The July 12 fire that destroyed the Blue Spruce Motel on Route 7 South was likely the result of an electrical mishap, according to Middlebury fire Chief Dave Shaw.

Investigators have ruled out arson, Shaw added.

Authorities have not pinpointed any specific appliance or wire within the motel building that might have triggered the fire, but they have identified the general location where the blaze began.

“It looks like it started in the center of the structure, above the office,” Shaw said.

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Expert to illustrate history of jewelry in New England

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — On Wednesday, July 26, at 3:30 p.m., the Henry Sheldon Museum and its alliance partner Historic New England, along with The Residence at Otter Creek, present a talk tracing the history of jewelry in New England spanning nearly 400 years. The talk is free and open to the public at the Residence on Lodge Road in Middlebury.

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Part of Middlebury Main Street closing for bridge work this Friday

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY  — On Friday, July 21, Main Street in downtown Middlebury will be closed between Seymour Street and Merchants Row due to temporary bridge construction, transportation officials announce.

The road will be closed for about two weeks to enable the Vermont Agency of Transportation to build a temporary bridge over the railroad to ensure the safety of travelers until a permanent bridge is built in 2018 through 2020.

VTrans has established a project website, vtrans.vermont.gov/projects/middlebury, to provide information about the project.

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Middlebury American Legion wins award for charity

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury American Legion Post 27 scooped up some impressive awards at the annual Vermont American Legion convention held June 23 to 25 in Rutland.

Post No. 27 was awarded the Americanism Award based on membership, the Ray Greenwood Children & Youth Award, the Meritorious Service Award for Extreme Support of Children & Youth Programs, and the Edward Giles Americanism Trophy for the post with the outstanding Americanism Program.

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Middlebury property tax rate increases by 2 cents

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on July 11 approved an overall, fiscal year 2018 residential property tax rate of $2.806 per $100 in property value. That represents a roughly 2-cent increase compared to last year’s rate of $2.786.

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Stop dog bites from happening

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Dottie Nelson



No matter how you feel about dogs, everyone can agree that dog bites hurt. No one wants their child to be bitten by a dog. There are lots of things you can do to keep that from happening.

Begin by teaching your child about unfamiliar dogs:

•  Don’t approach, touch or bother dogs who are sleeping, eating or chewing on something. This also applies to dogs that are caring for puppies.

•  Never approach a barking, growling or frightened dog.

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Benware is busy in Leicester and Salisbury

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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LEICESTER — On the land that now houses the Blue Ledge Farm, near Leicester’s border with Salisbury, used to sit the first schoolhouse in Addison County. To those who live there, the remnants of that schoolhouse serve as a symbol of the town’s longstanding commitment to education.

One Leicester resident who embodies that commitment is selectboard Chair Diane Benware, who has also been a teacher in Leicester and the surrounding community for more than 40 years.

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Great Brandon auction to be held Tuesday, July 18

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — If you plan to attend one auction this summer, know that a big one is coming up next week.

The 29th Annual Great Brandon Auction will be held Tuesday, July 18, at Central Park in downtown Brandon. The venue will be open for previews at 2 p.m.; bidding with auctioneer Barb Watters starts at 4 p.m.

Terms: cash or good check.

The event is sponsored by the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce and will benefit the community projects of the chamber.

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