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Orwell pupils use floating classroom

Posted on July 5, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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SUDBURY –– Fourteen kids and two teachers guided their canoes away from the shores of Lake Hortonia and paddled over to a small bay full of lily pads and milfoil, looking around at the different plants and wildlife and taking samples from the water.

The group went out to the lake this past Thursday as part of the five-day East Creek Project, a canoe day camp for students from Orwell Village School that is sponsored by the Vermont Community Foundation’s South Lake Champlain Fund.

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Middlebury woman has plans for Burlington College

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY –– Burlington College is looking to expand by 50 percent, and the college has chosen a Middlebury resident to lead the effort as its new president.

“My plan and wish is to grow the college to 300 students within three years, which is a 50 percent increase and an ambitious goal, but we have the space and very unique programs,” said Christine Plunkett.

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Russian and Vermont journalists compare notes

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY ­­–– Questions asked in Russian peppered the air in the conference room in the Addison Independent offices this Tuesday as a delegation of five Russian journalists from the Open World program asked about journalistic practices in the U.S., finances and government accountability.

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Libraries cook up summer fun

Posted on June 25, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY –– Four-year-old Nathan Stefani eagerly watched Dennis Waring play a banjo made out of plywood and a cheap plastic bucket.

The performance delighted the young audience, and Stefani gave it a thumbs-up review.

“I liked it!” the Middlebury resident said.

Stefani and more than 80 other children and parents gathered last Thursday at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury to watch From Trash to Tunes, one of many performances the Ilsley holds as part of its summer reading program.

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BMP honors outstanding business, citizens

Posted on June 25, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY –– The Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) recognized Vermont Hard Cider as its Outstanding Business of the Year, and John and Roch MacIntyre for Outstanding Citizens at its annual meeting this past Wednesday night at 51 Main.

Outgoing board president Donna Donahue lauded Vermont Hard Cider not only for being an exceptional company, but also for deciding to grow its manufacturing business in Middlebury, their charitable contributions, and their commitment to job security.

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Officials, clients say vulnerable hurt

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY –– Tears filled Gwen Buchanan’s eyes as she discussed the improvement in her quality of life and happiness since coming to Project Independence, the senior day care program at Elderly Services Inc. (ESI) in Middlebury.

“When I first came here I was awful depressed with life and I just was discouraged,” the Vergennes woman said. “I’m better now.”

Buchanan is able to attend Project Independence because of her Medicaid insurance.

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A Keewaydin adventure

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY –– Cheers, hugs, signs, bell tolls and a cannon boom greeted the five canoes that pulled up on the shores of Lake Dunmore.

A crowd of more than 100 gathered last Friday at Camp Keewaydin in Salisbury for a ceremonial paddle-in by Expedition 2012, a group of 10 young men who recently completed a 1,200-mile canoe trip to James Bay. The group hadn’t seen this many people since they shoved off in early April.

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Bristol woman ready to hit century mark

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY –– Hazel Devino was born the year Fenway Park was built — 1912. It seems she was destined to be a big Red Sox fan.

“I love it when the Yankees get beat,” she said in an interview last Friday.

 Devino watched the ballpark’s 100th anniversary ceremony on TV and enjoys watching the games.

“I watched that celebration a couple weeks ago,” she said. “Oh, it was something, wasn’t it?”

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Beloved pet inspires Sox fan to write winning essay

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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ORWELL –– When Rhianna Carr, 12, learned that she won a Boston Red Sox Kid Nation community service contest, she couldn’t believe it.

“I was so happy I started crying and I was just jumping,” she said. “I almost passed out when I found out, I was so happy.”

Carr, an Orwell resident and big Sox fan, entered a contest run by Kids Nation, the Red Sox youth fan group.

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Age imbalance concerns Douglas

Posted on June 18, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



NEW HAVEN –– The fact that the Green Mountain State faces an aging population and a declining number of young people in the work force is an issue that concerns many Vermonters, including former Gov. Jim Douglas.

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