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September 26th, 2016

New bones for old barn: 200-year-old gem still at heart of a working farm

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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SUDBURY — The Miller Hill Farm in Sudbury has seen everything from Abenaki hunting encampments to dairying and subsistence farming to a retail/wholesale plant nursery. For current owners Carl Phelps and Nan Jenks-Jay, restoring the historic property a few hundred yards west of Otter Creek has been both a labor of love and an effort to keep a working farm working.

“We bought the place in 1998,” said Phelps. To which Jenks-Jay quipped, “It had 18 outbuildings and every barn had three feet of manure in it.”

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Area 4-H'ers win ribbons at Eastern States

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Thirty Vermont 4-H club members competed at the Eastern States Exposition 4-H dairy show in West Springfield, Mass., Sept. 15-18, walking away with several championships.

Two Addison County youths captured first place ribbons: Addy Parsons of Weybridge and Jonathan Flores-Torres of Ferrisburgh.

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Bixby to offer writing classes

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNESLocal screenwriter Jay Dubberly will lead a new six-week class at the Bixby Memorial Library on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. The course will focus on preparing would-be writers for the grueling process of writing a longer work.

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Hops yard grows in Starksboro

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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STARKSBORO — It’s a golden early fall day. Across from the beaver pond along a stretch of Route 17 where it snakes toward the spine of the Green Mountains stand two acres of trellises, each row as high as a house. Twirling up 18-foot lengths of twine, 2,000 hop plants reach toward the sun, laden with cones (the name for those blossoms that make beer taste so good to some).

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Youths learn by doing during National 4-H Week

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — National 4-H Week, from Oct. 2-8, recognizes the role that 4-H plays in helping young people “learn by doing” through club work, community service and activities that cultivate strong leadership, citizenship and life skills.

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Ferrisburgh property transfers through June 2016

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Ferrisburgh during the final nine months of 2015 and the first six months of 2016:

• April 21, 2015, Robert Blanchard to Diane Nadon and Tyson Blanchard, home at 189 Old Hollow Road, $187,500.

• May 1, 2015, Kody Murray to Lauren Cynewski, home at 2494 Sand Road, $116,900.

• May 13, 2015, Melissa and Randy Smith to PennyMacHolding LLC, home at 6808 Route 7, $165,400.

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Vergennes students unite to call for Peace One Day

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The sun shone once again this past Wednesday morning on the Vergennes Union High School Peace One Day celebration, the 12th annual student-organized, school-wide assembly dedicated to peace in students’ lives, at the school, and in the broader Vergennes community as well as the nation and the world.

Student speakers, joined by Ben & Jerry’s Rob Michalak, the company’s Global Director of Social Mission, talked about what peace meant to them and what actions the school community could take.

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Vergennes property transfers through June 2016

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded at Vergennes City Hall during 2015 and the first six months of 2016:

•  Jan. 8, 2015, Peter Morris to Pierre Legrand LLC, commercial property at 247 Main St., $280,000.

•  Jan. 20, 2015, Briarwood LLC to Vergennes Healthcare LLC, commercial property at 1 Alden Place, $1,067,317.81.

•  Jan. 29, 2015, Donald Harrington to Claire Gendreau, condo at 5 Country Commons, $168,000.

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