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fundraiser http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/244/all en A life at risk, and nothing to do but wait: Bristol woman needs lung transplant http://addisonindependent.com/201502life-risk-and-nothing-do-wait-bristol-woman-needs-lung-transplant <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28402" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201502life-risk-and-nothing-do-wait-bristol-woman-needs-lung-transplant"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Heffernans3913.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Heffernans3913.jpg" title="Heffernans3913.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SISTER KAITLIN, LEFT, and Megan Heffernan have lived with cystic fibrosis their entire lives and now Kaitlin needs new lungs. Family and friends are raising money to help cover the cost of treatments and recovery in Boston. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Kaitlin Heffernan, like many 25-year-olds, keeps her cell phone on her at all times. But it isn&rsquo;t to text friends, check emails or browse the Internet.</p> <p> At any moment, any hour of the day, the Bristol resident could get a call from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, telling her to leave immediately and prepare for a double lung transplant. She&rsquo;ll have just three hours to prepare for a major surgery that could take 6 to 12 hours &mdash; and will likely save her life.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28403">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502life-risk-and-nothing-do-wait-bristol-woman-needs-lung-transplant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol cystic fibrosis Featured fundraiser Heffernan transplant Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:19:33 +0000 Zach Despart 28403 at http://addisonindependent.com Lincoln skier has Olympic goal http://addisonindependent.com/201412lincoln-skiier-has-olympic-goal <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27178" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412lincoln-skiier-has-olympic-goal"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/SkiAction1.thumbnail." alt="SkiAction1." title="SkiAction1." class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREESTYLE SKIER SJ Grundon, a senior at Mount Abraham Union High School, practices her skills at Sugarbush this past February. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> LINCOLN &mdash; This time of year, most high school seniors are busy setting goals for the future: what college they hope to attend, which career they hope to pursue, what they want to accomplish before leaving home for good.</p> <p> Sarah Jane Grundon &mdash; known to everyone but her parents as SJ &mdash; has a goal more ambitious than most. She wants to represent the United States in the Winter Olympics as a freestyle skier.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27179">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412lincoln-skiier-has-olympic-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports freestyle fundraiser Mount Abraham Olympics SJ Grundon skiing Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:58:04 +0000 Zach Despart 27179 at http://addisonindependent.com Kelly Brush Century Ride raises $320,000 http://addisonindependent.com/201409kelly-brush-century-ride-raises-320000 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25630" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201409kelly-brush-century-ride-raises-320000"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/KellyBrushRide_0219.thumbnail.jpg" alt="KellyBrushRide_0219.jpg" title="KellyBrushRide_0219.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CYCLISTS RIDE PAST the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge during the annual Kelly Brush Century Ride on Sept. 6. Photo by Caleb Kenna </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Kelly Brush Century Ride Powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations drew more than 700 riders to its Sept. 6 ride and raised $320,000 for adaptive athletic equipment for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to improve ski racing safety.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25631">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409kelly-brush-century-ride-raises-320000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County fundraiser Kelly Brush Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:33:31 +0000 Zach Despart 25631 at http://addisonindependent.com Woodworkers take a seat for THT 'chair-ity' http://addisonindependent.com/201405woodworkers-take-seat-tht-chair-ity <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23107" style="width: 71px;"><a href="/201405woodworkers-take-seat-tht-chair-ity"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/BigChair0611.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BigChair0611.jpg" title="BigChair0611.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="71" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TOWN HALL THEATER Executive Director Doug Anderson sits with Nancy Malcolm in the giant Adirondack chair she just finished for the theater&#039;s &quot;Big Chair Project.&quot; Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; People visiting downtown Middlebury after Memorial Day are likely to wonder if they became Lilliputians overnight.</span></p> <p> That&rsquo;s because five over-sized chairs will be set up at some conspicuous downtown spots, a scene that will make for some comical seating opportunities and photo ops.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23108">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405woodworkers-take-seat-tht-chair-ity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury chairs Featured fundraiser Town Hall Theater Mon, 05 May 2014 12:09:24 +0000 Zach Despart 23108 at http://addisonindependent.com 'Face Off' raises record $75K for breast cancer patients http://addisonindependent.com/201402face-raises-record-75k-breast-cancer-patients-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21513" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201402face-raises-record-75k-breast-cancer-patients-0"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/face off hockey cancer_780356729_n_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="face off hockey cancer_780356729_n.jpg" title="face off hockey cancer_780356729_n.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE FOUR HAYES sisters played in the tournament for their mom, who is a breast cancer survivor. It was the frist time all four, as members of &quot;Team Warrior,&quot; had played hockey together on one team. Photo courtesy of Sheri Lewis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The 15th annual &ldquo;Face Off Against Breast Cancer&rdquo; hockey tournament broke an all-time fundraising record this year, raising $75,000. That put the total amassed for the statewide Cancer Patient Support Program at more than $400,000 altogether over all 15 years.</span></p> <p> Tournament was hosted by the Middlebury Otters and the Middlebury Mystix, two local women&rsquo;s community ice hockey teams, at the Memorial Sports Center in Middlebury on Jan. 25 and 26.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21514">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402face-raises-record-75k-breast-cancer-patients-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Cancer fundraiser hockey Otters Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:22:05 +0000 Zach Despart 21514 at http://addisonindependent.com Local girls plan dance benefit http://addisonindependent.com/201208local-girls-plan-dance-benefit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12741" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208local-girls-plan-dance-benefit"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/justdancekids7118.thumbnail.jpg" alt="justdancekids7118.jpg" title="justdancekids7118.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SISTERS KAYLEY, LEFT, and Emily Tardie of New Haven have organized “Just Dance,” a fundraiser event for the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont. The event will be held at the New Haven Town Hall on Aug. 25. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; For most children, typical summer activities include playing outside and trips to the town pool. But for two New Haven girls, summer vacation includes organizing a community fundraiser.</p> <p> Sisters Emily and Kayley Tardie, age 11 and 7, respectively, have been hard at work planning a fundraiser scheduled to be held in the New Haven Town Hall on Aug. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event, called &ldquo;Just Dance,&rdquo; will feature a night of dancing, food and prizes for the whole family. All proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12740">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208local-girls-plan-dance-benefit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven arts dance fundraiser Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:27:45 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12740 at http://addisonindependent.com Stampede raises more than $100,000 http://addisonindependent.com/201208stampede-raises-more-100000 <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Rainy weather on July 26 threatened the success of this year&rsquo;s Three Day Stampede, Bristol&rsquo;s annual major event to raise money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, but the rain cleared up for the start of Friday&rsquo;s lawn sale and stayed clear through the weekend, allowing organizers to raise more than $100,000 to fight the disease.</p> <p> Organizer Bonita Bedard said that amount was on par with 2011, and she was thrilled with this year&rsquo;s turnout, despite the worries about the weather.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12678">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208stampede-raises-more-100000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Stampede fundraiser Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:58:13 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12678 at http://addisonindependent.com Group to shine light on domestic violence http://addisonindependent.com/201207group-shine-light-domestic-violence <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12547" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207group-shine-light-domestic-violence"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/stephanielarsen3778.thumbnail.jpg" alt="stephanielarsen3778.jpg" title="stephanielarsen3778.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRISTOL-BASED ARTIST Stephanie Larsen will participate in the “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence” fundraising project this summer. Artists will paint lamps for auction to benefit domestic violence awareness programs in the county. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Bristol-based artist Stephanie Larsen literally dreamed up a fundraiser to benefit local domestic violence awareness programs.</p> <p> Larsen, a domestic abuse survivor herself, was asleep when she imagined how to generate some cash for the Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (ACCADSV). In her reverie, she saw a group of wonderfully painted lamps and shades illuminating a banner that stated, &ldquo;Shine a light on domestic violence.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12548">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207group-shine-light-domestic-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts domestic violence Featured fundraiser Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:14:17 +0000 John Flowers 12548 at http://addisonindependent.com Mary Hogan students read for 431,677 minutes in fundraiser http://addisonindependent.com/201112mary-hogan-students-read-431677-minutes-fundraiser <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Mary Hogan Elementary School students are ready to reap the rewards of ID-4&rsquo;s first-ever Read-a-thon, which in November saw participants read a combined total of 431,677 minutes while raising thousands of dollars for education programs.</p> <p> &ldquo;We really do all feel that the first-ever Mary Hogan School Read-a-thon was already an amazing success,&rdquo; said Janet Lapiner, a lead organizer of the event. &ldquo;The students read and read, and then read more ... and more. And that is the real prize.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10155">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112mary-hogan-students-read-431677-minutes-fundraiser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Middlebury education fundraiser Mary Hogan Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:00:02 +0000 John Flowers 10155 at http://addisonindependent.com Crop Walk raises $24.7K for hunger http://addisonindependent.com/201111crop-walk-raises-247k-hunger <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9791" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201111crop-walk-raises-247k-hunger"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/cropwalk.thumbnail.jpg" alt="cropwalk.jpg" title="cropwalk.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MORE THAN 200 pedestrians marched through Middlebury to raise money to fight hunger in the 34th annual Crop Hunger Walk. </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy"> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; More than 200 area residents laced up their sneakers and filled up sponsor sheets for what was a record-setting Addison County Crop Hunger Walk on Oct. 2, an event that raised $24,705 for programs to feed the hungry.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The 34th annual Crop Hunger Walk was organized by Addison County clergy and culminated in a 2.2-mile jaunt through Middlebury on what was a fairly chilly, rainy day.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9780">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201111crop-walk-raises-247k-hunger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Crop Walk fundraiser Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:00:03 +0000 John Flowers 9780 at http://addisonindependent.com Humane society makes hay out of cats, dogs http://addisonindependent.com/201110humane-society-makes-hay-out-cats-dogs <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9694" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201110humane-society-makes-hay-out-cats-dogs"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/haybaleartguy3717.thumbnail.jpg" alt="haybaleartguy3717.jpg" title="haybaleartguy3717.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WYATT VINCENT HAS spent much of the past month crafting massive hay-bale dogs and cats around the county to raise awareness about an Addison County Humane Society fund-raising campaign. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; To the 150 animals squeezed into a space meant for 60 at the Addison County Humane Society, Wyatt Vincent is the cat&rsquo;s meow.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> For more than a month, the Vergennes resident has busied his paws building massive hay-bale animals around Addison County to raise awareness for the humane society&rsquo;s &ldquo;Homeward Bound Campaign.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9686">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110humane-society-makes-hay-out-cats-dogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County fundraiser Humane Society Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:00:07 +0000 Andrew Stein 9686 at http://addisonindependent.com Mary Hogan kids will read to raise cash http://addisonindependent.com/201110mary-hogan-kids-will-read-raise-cash <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9698" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201110mary-hogan-kids-will-read-raise-cash"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/readathon3592.thumbnail.jpg" alt="readathon3592.jpg" title="readathon3592.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School students have adopted a new fall fund-raiser, a Read-a-thon, through which participating kids will collect donations based on the amount of reading they do outside of class. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury residents have been able to count on certain fall rituals throughout the years. Those have included apple picking, raking leaves, stacking wood and an annual fund-raiser for Mary Hogan Elementary School student activities.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9676">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110mary-hogan-kids-will-read-raise-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury education fundraiser Mary Hogan Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:00:01 +0000 Christian Woodard 9676 at http://addisonindependent.com Local fund-raisers send money into recovering communities http://addisonindependent.com/201109local-fund-raisers-send-money-recovering-communities <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9405" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201109local-fund-raisers-send-money-recovering-communities"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/cornwallstudents.thumbnail.jpg" alt="cornwallstudents.jpg" title="cornwallstudents.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STUDENTS AT CORNWALL&#039;S Bingham Memorial School present the jar filled with hundreds of dollars in change and bills they collected over the last month to help pay for flood recovery in Hancock, the hometown of Bingham Principal Denise Goodnow. </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Riding out of Hancock in the back of a pickup truck just two days after flooding pummeled the town, Denise Goodnow made her way to work as principal at Cornwall&rsquo;s Bingham Memorial School, where she knew she could count on her students to help her hometown.</p> <p> &ldquo;People (in Hancock) weren&rsquo;t in need of clothing. They weren&rsquo;t in need of food. They weren&rsquo;t in need of hygienic products,&rdquo; Goodnow said.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9392">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109local-fund-raisers-send-money-recovering-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County flooding fundraiser Irene recovery Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:06:22 +0000 Andrew Stein 9392 at http://addisonindependent.com Shoreham library project fully funded http://addisonindependent.com/201106shoreham-library-project-fully-funded <p> HINESBURG &mdash; The town of Shoreham has netted a $50,000 Vermont Community Development grant that will round out funding for an ongoing expansion project on the town&rsquo;s Platt Memorial Library.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8405">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201106shoreham-library-project-fully-funded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shoreham federal funding fundraiser library Platt Memorial Library Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:00:24 +0000 John Flowers 8405 at http://addisonindependent.com Havens perseveres as lungs begin to fail http://addisonindependent.com/201103havens-perseveres-lungs-begin-fail <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7314" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201103havens-perseveres-lungs-begin-fail"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/custodian9588.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EddieHavens" title="EddieHavens" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LONG-TIME MIDDLEBURY Union High School custodian Eddie Havens is persevering through his job as he awaits a double lung transplant in Boston. Family and friends are raising money to cover some of his expenses. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Eddie Havens has spent the past 28 years making sure the Middlebury Union High School building has been in tip-top condition for teachers to teach and students to learn.</p> <p> But recent months have seen Havens, a 52-year-old custodian at MUHS, do a little teaching of his own while tidying up the campus. And it&rsquo;s a lesson steeped in courage and built on a real-life testimonial on the dangers of smoking.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7290">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103havens-perseveres-lungs-begin-fail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury fundraiser health MUHS Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:00:24 +0000 Andrew Stein 7290 at http://addisonindependent.com