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Old ride

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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A VINTAGE TRICYCLE is part of a new bicycle exhibit at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Abandon Ship!

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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TUCKER STEARNS, LEFT, and Kobe Kessler leap off one of the log rafts they helped build during the summer FUSION program at Vergennes Union High School. Stearns, Kessler and five other students launched four rafts into Otter Creek below the Vergennes Falls Tuesday morning and took a two-day drift to Lake Champlain.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Monster sighting

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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DAR STATE PARK manager Jenna Curcio, left, assistant manager Sean Bruso and park attendant Melissa Partington show off the paper-mache Champ they’ve created in anticipation of Champ Weekend at the Addison park this Friday through Sunday.

Independent photo/Emma Cotton

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Reading through history

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY TOWN MANAGER Kathleen Ramsay passes a 77-year-old copy of the New York Times over to Robert Myrick during a ceremony celebrating the opening of a time capsule from 1939 that was found in the cornerstone of the old high school/municipal gym. Myrick, 91, was a sophomore at Middlebury High School when he watched the time capsule be enshrined in the building.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Fireworks always fun for 4th - but beware

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



ADDISON COUNTY — As the Fourth of July festivities approach, local residents are making preparations. In addition to burger patties, cases of soda and beer, water balloons and lighter fluid, some shopping lists include all the makings for the colorful and loud displays that will light up backyards and evening skies. 

Products with names like “Behemoth,” “Field of Dreams,” “Loud & Legal” and “Goliath” are already moving off the shelves. 

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U.S. serviceman with Austrian roots to deliver Memorial Day address

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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VERGENNES — George Jaeger’s service to his country started when he was 18, operating a mortar during World War II. It would later include acting as an interpreter in a war crimes investigation team as the horrors of the Holocaust were made visible to the world and for, 35 years, working in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Next Monday, Jaeger plans to draw on these experiences in a keynote speech at the Memorial Day Parade and Observance in Vergennes.

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Paddling Into Spring: Warm temps draw record numbers to race

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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LINCOLN — The nearly snowless winter and dry spring has meant low water on the rivers and creeks around Addison County. But for experienced and novice whitewater paddlers alike, the low water levels were an invitation to come out to compete.

This past Saturday morning, a record 48 paddlers took to the ledges on the New Haven River between downtown Bristol and Lincoln for the eighth annual race — known simply as the “New Haven Race” — organized by the Vermont Paddlers Club.

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Two key employees buy Middlebury bike shop

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — New owners who officially took the helm of Middlebury’s only bike shop, The Bike Center, say Addison County cyclists will continue to be able to choose from a full menu of bike services and get advice on riding in the area this season.

The one new thing cyclists will encounter is a new sign: They are changing the shop’s name to Frog Hollow Bikes.

Local cyclists and Bike Center employees Chas Lyons and Carl Robinson just recently bought the shop on Main Street from longtime owner David Tier.

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Five essential flies for opening day of the fishing season

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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Expert angler Jesse Haller describes five of the flies he’ll be using during opening weekend. These are flies designed for fishing slower and deeper water where cold-blooded fish are likely to be. 

 

 

Sexy Stone

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Expert fisherman shares his love of the sport

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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From splashing around in the creeks near his childhood home in Wisconsin to guiding anglers in Summit County, Colo., to casting lines at the Otter Creek Classic in the Champlain Valley he now calls home, Jesse Haller lives to fish. This summer, he’ll be trying out for a spot on the national fly-fishing team at Lake Placid, N.Y.

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