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Watercolors depict forest fires

Posted on September 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Until the end of the month, original watercolor paintings of Lake Champlain’s Button Bay are on display at Vergennes Wine, which is on Main Street in Vergennes.

All of the money raised from any sale of a painting will go to The Wildland Firefighter Foundation, a nonprofit that helps support families of firefighters who die while battling forest blazes. Artist Vanessa Hampton will mark proceeds for Justin Beebe of Bellows Falls, who died last month while fighting a forest fire with the U.S. Forest Service.

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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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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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City council OKs money to study pool, resurface courts

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After months of discussion, the Vergennes City Council last week decided to spend $4,000 on a professional evaluation of the city’s East Street swimming pool, as a number of residents have urged.

The council on Tuesday, Sept. 13, also decided another recreation facility issue it had debated for a shorter period of time, voting to spend $10,000 to resurface the nearby tennis courts, which double as a wintertime skating rink.

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Zig Zag: Who's behind the local literary magazine

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Stuck in the closet? Not anymore. Writers and artists throughout Addison County now have a literary magazine that will consider their work for publication. Zig Zag Lit Mag — a 64-page, black and white, 8.5-inch by 5.5-inch printed magazine — will release it's first edition today, Thursday, Sept. 22. And there's a party to celebrate. Head over to Bixby Library in Vergennes at 6 p.m. tonight. (Psst, there will be free doughnuts.)

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Native American artifacts at Bixby part of kids' offering

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — September is Vermont Archaeology Month and Bixby Library will make use of its Native American Collections to present focused programs for children and adults. The children’s program will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17. Children will have a chance to view the Bixby Library collection then work with kits that provide hands-on experience with facsimiles of Native American artifacts.

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City church engages the community

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vergennes has been engaged in a two-year training program exploring how churches can pursue both community engagement and historic preservation.

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New Vergennes gallery looks to make a splash with fine art

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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VERGENNES — A Vergennes duo has big plans for a small gallery that throws open its doors this Friday.

Northern Daughters is the art gallery owned and operated by Justine Jackson and Sophie Pickens, lifelong friends who have endeavored to share their lifelong appreciation for art by creating a space where they can showcase all sorts of work.

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Addison County literary magazine set to publish its first issue

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — After receiving over one hundred individual submissions from across all towns in Addison County, “Zig Zag Lit Mag” is ready to release its first issue.

In celebration, the editing board has invited all those included in the inaugural issue to attend a release party as a chance to build relationships between local writers and artists. Zig Zag was founded to support these artists, and encourages their readers to do so as well with their motto: Read Local. Write Local.

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