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Veterans awarded pins at Christian school

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — For the past 10 years the Champlain Valley Christian School in Vergennes has held a Veterans Day breakfast and a ceremony thanking our local veterans for their service.

At this year’s breakfast, which took place last Friday, Nov. 11, there was an addition made to the program. Some veterans received a new pen to mark their service.

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East Middlebury flag flies for veterans

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Peggy Peabody



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EAST MIDDLEBURY — In honor of Veterans Day, an East Middlebury Veterans flag was displayed on the front of the Sarah Partridge Community House on East Main Street. The flag was hung by Henry Haskell and Toby and Renita Welch.

The original East Middlebury Veterans Flag dates from World War II. A blue star represents each soldier who enlisted from an East Middlebury address. On patriotic occasions, the flag was hung over (East) Main Street along with the American Flag. The last time the original flag was flown was on the 50th anniversary of VE Day.

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County 4-Hers do well showing sheep

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Six Vermont 4-H sheep members and two dairy goat members last month had the opportunity to compete at Eastern States Exposition, in West Springfield, Mass.

Representing Vermont in sheep events were Jarod and Raymond Bushey, both from Addison; Rebecca Moriarty, Jericho; and Gabrielle and Riley Ochs and Siri Swanson, all from Orwell. Bridget Denio, Waterford, and Lillie Tuckerman, South Woodstock, participated in dairy goat contests, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

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Class offered on digital storytelling

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Bryan Alexander of Ripton will lead a class called “Introduction to Digital Storytelling” at Ilsley Library later this month.

The two-hour workshop on Monday, Nov. 28, will introduce participants to the idea of digital storytelling. They will explore the many ways people use digital tools to create and share stories, from images to video, audio to multimedia. No technological skill is required.

Alexander is author of “The New Digital Storytelling,” and a long-time storytelling teacher. 

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Panton preserving antique town building

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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PANTON — Panton officials have in recent meetings agreed on how to approach both making and paying for improvements to Panton Town Hall and to raising money for potentially returning the building’s cupola to its roofline.

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Local vigil to support Dakota Access Pipeline opponents

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Members of the public are invited to Triangle Park in downtown Middlebury on Tuesday evening for a vigil in support of efforts to block a petroleum pipeline in the central part of the U.S.

Two groups — Showing Up for Racial Justice and the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society — organized the vigil in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Water Protectors who are working to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Bristol hires part-time officer, eyes zoning regs

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard last week hired Bruce Nason as a new part-time officer for the Bristol Police Department.

Nason, a Bristol resident, has been a police officer for 22 years, 20 of those on the police force in Saranac Lake, N.Y., where he was chief for six and a half years. He came to the Addison County Sheriff’s Department in April 2015, and will continue to work full-time there as patrol supervisor.

He and his wife and youngest son moved to Vermont from New York state.

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MUHS to perform 'Little Mermaid' this Friday-Sunday

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School this weekend will present a stage adaptation of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” — family friendly show.

More than 60 students have been working onstage and off since September to bring the musical’s memorable characters and high-energy songs and dances to life. The show is filled with the irresistible songs from the animated film, including “Under the Sea,” Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

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Mount Abe students to present 'Mary Poppins' this week

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Transforming words, music, movement, costumes and well-crafted design into a Mount Abraham Union High School fall musical has been an annual undertaking for the past 25 years or so. It depends upon the knowledge, talents and intentions of dozens of community members and parents, and the energies, drive and commitment of a hundred young people — and a storyline that compels and inspires creativity.

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Local kids to take the stage with 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Everyone knows Roald Dahl’s classic story of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Perhaps the widespread, beloved reputation of this delicious tale is why it’s so fun to put a new spin on things.

In 1976, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book by Richard George was first published. Mr. George had adapted the story into a play, which Mr. Dahl readily approved.

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