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recreation http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/561/all en 'Pop-up' park to be sited in Middlebury http://addisonindependent.com/201412pop-park-be-sited-middlebury <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> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard has agreed to establish a &ldquo;pop-up park&rdquo; on the soon-to-be-cleared Lazarus Building spot at 20 Main St. Middlebury College bought that building earlier this year and gave it to the town to raze in order to widen the adjacent Printer&rsquo;s Alley access to the Marble Works, and to make way for replacement of the nearby Main Street railroad overpass.</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/27189">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412pop-park-be-sited-middlebury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Lazarus building park recreation Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:24:29 +0000 Zach Despart 27189 at http://addisonindependent.com Anderson retires as Middlebury's recreation director http://addisonindependent.com/201206anderson-retires-middleburys-recreation-director <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12128" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206anderson-retires-middleburys-recreation-director"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/TomAnderson_0039.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TomAnderson_0039.jpg" title="TomAnderson_0039.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"> MIDDLEBURY RECREATION DIRECTOR Tom Anderson is retiring this month after 15 years on the job. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Tom Anderson has spent the past 15 years coordinating recreation programs for Middlebury-area residents.</p> <p> Now, at age 63, Anderson wants to have some outdoor fun on his own time.</p> <p> &ldquo;I guess after all these years, it&rsquo;s time for me to recreate a little,&rdquo; Anderson said with a smile on Tuesday. &ldquo;I love to hike, snowshoe and kayak.&rdquo;</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/12111">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206anderson-retires-middleburys-recreation-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured recreation sports Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:35:26 +0000 John Flowers 12111 at http://addisonindependent.com Rikert center seeks to add snowmaking http://addisonindependent.com/201204rikert-center-seeks-add-snowmaking <p> RIPTON &mdash; Middlebury College&rsquo;s Rikert Nordic Ski Center is seeking permission to install snowmaking equipment to maximize winter use of its Ripton trails and ensure prime conditions for the NCAA Skiing Championship events that will be held there next March.</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/11361">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201204rikert-center-seeks-add-snowmaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton recreation Rikert Ski Center sports Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:56:08 +0000 John Flowers 11361 at http://addisonindependent.com Citizen-backed Ferrisburgh rink ready to go http://addisonindependent.com/201112citizen-backed-ferrisburgh-rink-ready-go <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10350" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201112citizen-backed-ferrisburgh-rink-ready-go"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ferrisburghicerink5896.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ferrisburghicerink5896.jpg" title="ferrisburghicerink5896.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"> FERRISBURGH ICE RINK organizers are hoping for cold weather so that the new rink can be up and running for students and community members. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Only a pending delivery and the remote possibility of warm weather remain as hurdles for a planned skating rink next to Ferrisburgh Central School.</p> <p> Given that it is late December and rink organizer Tim Bicknell said a needed plastic liner should arrive any day, residents from Ferrisburgh and neighboring towns with any luck should be able to lace up their skates for the town&rsquo;s newest recreation option sometime next week.</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/10325">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112citizen-backed-ferrisburgh-rink-ready-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh ice rink recreation Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:00:00 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10325 at http://addisonindependent.com Nordic ski area to boost tourism draw with new trail http://addisonindependent.com/201112nordic-ski-area-boost-tourism-draw-new-trail <p> RIPTON &mdash; Middlebury College&rsquo;s Nordic ski center in Ripton has completed a new five-kilometer ski trail and enhanced its ski shop in a major step forward in the effort to make Addison County a better draw for those interested in winter sports and recreation.</p> <p class="Bodycopy" style=""> The new trail has been certified for national and international competition, and was one of the key elements that helped Middlebury solidify its bid to host the NCAA Skiing Championships in 2013, according to Mike Hussey, director of the Carroll and Jane Rikert Nordic Center.</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/10160">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112nordic-ski-area-boost-tourism-draw-new-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton recreation Rikert Ski Center tourism Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:00:07 +0000 Christian Woodard 10160 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison County Outside: Mascoma River http://addisonindependent.com/201110mascoma-river-downtown <p> <em>Disclaimer: This river is not in Addison County. Or Vermont, even. It&rsquo;s dirty, full of industrial debris, and you have to walk across busy streets to get back to the top. Out of five stars I give it half a star, and if it didn&rsquo;t have one truly fun rapid it would get even less.</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <img alt="" src="/files/images/IMG_9139.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 267px; " /></p> <p class="rtecenter"> Alex Toth falling down in town</p> <p class="rtecenter"> (photo: Gottlieb)</p> <p> Some things are only good once.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/9674/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/9674">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110mascoma-river-downtown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Outside Addison County Outside kayak lebanon new hampshire recreation whitewater Sat, 29 Oct 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Christian Woodard 9674 at http://addisonindependent.com The Queechee Gorge: a caustic trip to eastern Vermont http://addisonindependent.com/201110queechee-gorge-caustic-sally-eastern-vermont <p> <em>Disclaimer: This description is for a river that is NOT Otter Creek. It&#39;s not even in Addison County, or the Champlain Basin, for that matter. It&#39;s on the other side of the mountains. However, its source is only about 15 miles from Otter Creek, and no matter how close Woodstock is to Massachusetts, it&#39;s still Vermont. &nbsp;</em></p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/9673/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/9673">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110queechee-gorge-caustic-sally-eastern-vermont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Outside kayaking ottauqueechee recreation whitewater woodstock Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Christian Woodard 9673 at http://addisonindependent.com Program promotes pedal-powered pupils http://addisonindependent.com/201110program-promotes-pedal-powered-pupils <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9482" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201110program-promotes-pedal-powered-pupils"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/bike7356.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bike7356.jpg" title="bike7356.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"> BEEMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL student Faith Brinkman zooms across the school’s soccer field during a Local Motion-sponsored class at the school last Thursday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; The rapturous sounds of children bicycling carried across the leaf-scattered fields outside New Haven&rsquo;s Beeman Elementary School last week, where students took advantage of 46 free bikes provided by Local Motion &mdash; the Burlington-based nonprofit promoting people-powered transportation &mdash; as part of its new Bike Smart Loaner Program.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> For some students, it was a fun and insightful week of class with wellness teacher Patty Whittemore, but for others it was groundbreaking.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9470">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110program-promotes-pedal-powered-pupils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven education recreation Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:00:11 +0000 Andrew Stein 9470 at http://addisonindependent.com The Great Otter Doors http://addisonindependent.com/201109great-otter-doors <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9367" style="width: 133px;"><a href="/201109great-otter-doors"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/IMGP0734.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Okay, so this is a little downstream of this week&#039;s section, but we&#039;ll feature it soon..." title="Okay, so this is a little downstream of this week&#039;s section, but we&#039;ll feature it soon..." class="image image-thumbnail " width="133" height="100" /></a></div> <p> So, the Weekly Rider is &quot;rolling on&quot; into a broader blog dealing with The Great Outdoors more generally. You&#39;ll still get biking updates on occasion, but this week, it&#39;s paddling. &nbsp;</p> <p> I&rsquo;ve been doing a lot of paddling on Otter Creek lately, and there&rsquo;s nobody else out there. So, it&rsquo;s time to go public:</p> <p> <strong>There&rsquo;s some phenomenal canoeing and kayaking to be had in our backyards.</strong></p> <p> You could literally paddle in the backyard a few weeks ago, but this is more figurative.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/9368/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/9368">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109great-otter-doors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Outside canoe kayak llama mussels Otter Creek paddle recreation Wildlife Wed, 28 Sep 2011 19:07:00 +0000 Christian Woodard 9368 at http://addisonindependent.com Staff Blog: Green Mountain National Forest closed indefinitely http://addisonindependent.com/201109staff-blog-green-mountain-national-forest-closed-indefinitely <p> If your Labor Day holiday plans involved a hike in the Green Mountain National Forest, you&#39;ll probably want to start looking for an alternate weekend activity.</p> <p> That&#39;s because on Thursday, forest officials ordered the entire 400,000 acre expanse closed indefinitely for health and safety reasons, with the threat of fines or imprisonment for anyone caught entering onto forest land.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/9156/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/9156">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109staff-blog-green-mountain-national-forest-closed-indefinitely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog flooding Irene recreation Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:02:16 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9156 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh eyeing community rec center http://addisonindependent.com/201105ferrisburgh-eyeing-community-rec-center <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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A group of residents and Ferrisburgh Central School officials is working to create both a year-round town recreation center on school property and a bicycle and pedestrian path that could link neighborhoods to the school.</p> <p> Tim Bicknell, an FCS board member and a physician with a practice in Vergennes, has helped lead an effort that has included three meetings to discuss design and funding ideas.</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/8021">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201105ferrisburgh-eyeing-community-rec-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh facility recreation Thu, 26 May 2011 18:00:24 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8021 at http://addisonindependent.com