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June 30th, 2011
VERMONT — Those who visit a Vermont winery before the end of the year may well find themselves compelled to visit a couple — or 20 — more.
That’s because the Vermont Grape and Wine Council two weeks ago launched its own version of the wildly popular Vermont brewery passport program. The passport promotion plots out 21 wineries and tasting rooms throughout the state, and participants who collect stickers from at least 10 will be entered in a January prize drawing.
Barbara took a risk asking me to write a guest column in this fine gardening feature, so full of descriptions of abundance, beauty and delectability. I grew up in a gardening family, my mother a genius with flowers; my great grandfather an orchardist from Sicily.
Check out the second part of our annual Summer Guide, with a calendar of summer events in Addison County and a restaurant guide to keep you busy for the whole season. If you missed it, you can find section A of the Summer Guide here.
CHARLOTTE — Charlotte’s Eating Well Media Group — including the popular “Eating Well” magazine, a book-publishing arm, an increasingly popular website, and what company officials say is a promising venture into licensing its products to Internet partners and firms related to the health care sector — has been sold to media giant Meredith Corp.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union officials believe that raising healthy and well-adjusted children is a challenge, and that even the most prepared parents sometimes need a little coaching.
With that in mind, ACSU health coordinator Mary Gill and more than dozen other ACSU elementary school teachers, counselors and principals are taking time out of their summer, learning how to help make parents’ jobs a little easier.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs opened their 2011 Champlain Valley Swim League season at home on Thursday, when 2010 champion and perennial contender Burlington Tennis Club powered to a 341-136 victory. The Champs return to action on Tuesday with a meet at St. Albans, and then will host Essex on Thursday.
Against BTC, younger female swimmers enjoyed the most success for the Champs, as Alyse Beauchemin and Moriah Cushing won two 12-and-under races each, and Megan Tarte won an under-10 event.
MIDDLEBURY — To say that Ian Worley developed an interest in flying at an early age would be an understatement.
“Before I had memory,” he said, when asked of the point at which he became obsessed with all things aviation.