Are we on yet? Colin Foster, 15, of Middlebury, anxiously waits with his brown Swiss cow before the 4-H dairy conformation class at the Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven on Tuesday.
Independent photo/Steve James
Last week’s Addison County Fair and Field Days was filled with a thousand little stories — more than can be recounted in one newspaper. We present here a few snapshots from the New Haven fairgrounds to give you a taste of our annual agricultural fair.
Click on the links to read some stories from the fairgrounds.
Hair spray on a cow and other Field Days grooming tips
Field Days barbecue couple brings a backstory
Little cow handler carries on a family tradition at Field Days
Farmers-to-be learn the value of work during Field Days prep
Maple in every form is a family specialty at Field Days...
SHOREHAM — Two men are recovering from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash involving a limousine and a pickup truck on Route 22A in Shoreham during the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 4.
Vermont State Police said their preliminary investigation indicates a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Ian Swanson, 20, of Durham N.Y., was southbound on Route 22A with trailer in tow at around a quarter after 3 p.m. Police allege Swanson lost control of his vehicle and partially veered onto the shoulder of the southbound lane, then overcorrected, travelling across the centerline and into oncoming...
WEST HAVEN — Anthony Warren of Shoreham came back to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway here on Sunday and won a race for the second week in a row, and two other Addison County drivers also notched victories during the evening’s racing.
Warren found himself in the right place in the rough-and-tumble O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman feature, and ended up in Victory Lane for the second week in a row. Anthony Ryan of Benson was leading and headed for his first win when contact from second-place driver Matt Bilodeau sent both cars head-on into the wall at lap 14. Warren inherited the lead just as the...
SHOREHAM’S ANTHONY WARREN was a first-time O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman winner at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mid-Season Championships on Sunday, and celebrated his victory with Community College of Vermont President Joyce Judy.
Credit Bill McGaffin Photo
WEST HAVEN — At Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, Shoreham’s Anthony Warren became the Limited Sportsman Division’s sixth first-time winner of 2019 in a race dominated by Addison County drivers.
Using the outside lane with the hard-charging style that has become his signature, Warren’s power move around leader Adam Piper of Leicester came with two laps left in the scheduled 20-lap distance. A last-minute caution re-racked the field for the finish, but Warren drove off into the sunset.
In an evening sponsored by the Community College of Vermont in which double points were awarded for each...
STRAWBERRY DESERTS BRING smiles to the faces of David and Cora Waag and their grandkids Zoey and Justin at the Shoreham Strawberry Festival this past Thursday. Independent photo/Nora Peachin
SHOREHAM — No one is really sure how long the Shoreham Strawberry Festival has been going on. Guesses of half a dozen folks we asked ranged from 15 to 50 years. But one thing is for sure, lots of strawberry-filled smiles greeted my friend Nora and me as we walked into the basement of the Shoreham Congregational Church last Thursday for the annual celebration of the juicy red fruit.
Community members of all ages gathered around tables draped in red-and-white-checkered tablecloths to fill up on strawberry shortcake, pie and other tasty treats (all topped with heaps of whipped cream and ice...
SHOREHAM — Farmers always have to deal with unpredictable weather, but growers of perennial plants like apple trees face additional difficulties with a changing climate. Vermont orchardists have been dealing with the reality of global warming — successfully for the most part — for years, according to Champlain Orchards co-owner and head orchardist Bill Suhr.
Suhr, speaking in early September after the hottest July in the world’s recorded weather history and the hottest August ever in eight Northeastern states, said he and other Addison County orchardists have been adapting to global warming...