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August 11th, 2014

Field Days vignette: ‘Cotton candy guy’ is one of many options

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



In terms of food options, Addison County Fair and Field Days is a moveable feast.

Each year, fairgoers flock to the trailers and tents that dot the New Haven fairgrounds to get their annual dose of caramel apples and cotton candy.

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Field Days vignette: Horse and rider work together in competition

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Weyland Joyner



Brief, heavy rain Tuesday night didn’t dampen spirits at Addison County Fair and Field Days, and the Gymkhana horse competition got under way after a brief delay as a rainbow showed itself over the horse ring.

Among the approximately 50 entries in this year’s Gymkhana were local riders of all ages and experience levels, from pre-adolescents to people of middle age and older.

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Field days vignette: Lincoln man finds niche as a chainsaw artist

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Weyland Joyner



A walk through the eastern part of the Addison County Fair and Field Days grounds Wednesday revealed a diverse range of attractions and competitions.

Chris Nelson, a chainsaw carver from Lincoln, shared his thoughts on his trade and life.

“I started doing this in May 2013,” Nelson said, “so about 14 months now.”

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Field Days vignette: Roger Layn passes on blacksmithing tradition

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



On the opening day of Field Days last Tuesday, the blacksmithing barn at the Addison County Fairgrounds was dedicated to Roger Layn and his family in honor of Layn’s lifelong contribution to the fair.

The 94-year-old Monkton resident is a longtime dairy farmer and a collector of antique equipment.

“I really don’t think it was necessary,” said Layn, regarding the building’s dedication in his honor. “I appreciate it, however.”

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Vergennes police celebrate new site with open house

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Around 50 or 60 people visited the new headquarters of the Vergennes Police Department during an open house on Saturday, July 26.

Members of the police force welcomed guests to the new 4,611-square-foot facility, located at 8 Main St. in the city of Vergennes.

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Construction to close Main Street in Middlebury

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Part of Main Street in the heart of Middlebury will be closed for portions of this week to allow construction crews to replace sidewalk and curbs.

The thoroughfare between the roundabout and Merchants Row will be reduced to one lane between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 15. During that time, crews will replace sidewalk and curb on the northbound, or upstream, side of the bridge. Both lanes of traffic will reopen each evening at 5 p.m.

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Brandon artist shares her beautiful and useful art

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — As they say, “It’s not the destination, but the journey.” For Frieda Post, that couldn’t be more accurate. Her life experiences and passion for learning new techniques in arts and crafts has led her to become an artist of engaging contemporary, as well as traditional paintings. Her work is on view at the Compass Music and Arts Center through Aug. 31.

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Bristol author enjoying success with Eddie Red series

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Phoebe Lewis



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BRISTOL — Author Marcia Wells writes her books in her home just outside of Bristol, which is situated far from any neighbors.

“We’re very isolated — it’s just me and the chickens,” she told a visitor with a laugh last week.

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