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Lions Club offering free eye screening to area children

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Lions will hold a free vision screening for children at Ilsley Library in Middlebury on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Bridport seniors to hold music/auction at Grange

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — The Bridport Seniors Association will host a special event on Wednesday, June 1, at the Bridport Grange.

Doors open at 4 p.m. for a silent auction and teacup auction featuring plants and flowers donated by Golden Russet Farm, as well as many other great prizes. Winners will be drawn after the meal.

Musical entertainment by Ed Germon starts at 4:15 p.m.

Dinner featuring Rosie’s Restaurant chicken and biscuits, coleslaw, and fruit crisp for dessert will begin at 5 p.m.

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Guild speaker to discuss quilts and storytelling

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY— The Milk & Honey Quilters Guild welcomes guest speaker Marie Bostwick on Tuesday, May 24, at the American Legion building, in Middlebury at 7 p.m. for a discussion of her novels and a trunk show of her inspirational quilts. Bostwick will present “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Turn to Quilting,” a pictorial storytelling of the special quilts that have helped her, her characters, and her readers navigate life’s rough spots.   

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Spring bird walk on tap in Orwell this Saturday

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The birds of spring are the focus of the annual Early Bird Nature Walk on Saturday, May 28, at 8 a.m., at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. Bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon leads the walk to help birders find and identify these birds. 

Many birds fly through the Lake Champlain corridor on their way to their summer homes. Participants might see anything from the smallest birds to a majestic bald eagle. Every year the group tries to spot and add a new species to the list of birds seen on Mount Independence.

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Vergennes Legion names Wenzel as new leader

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Forty-five members of the Vergennes American Legion Post 14 were present at a recent meeting to elect Ralph Wenzel to the position of Post Commander.

Commander-elect Wenzel has served the Post for the past several years as sergeant-at-arms and has had many funerals for past Legion members. Wenzel has been a member of the Vergennes Post for 20 years.

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VUHS's Boelens selected as HOBY ambassador

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Every year, each high school in the United States may choose one sophomore to represent them at their state’s Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) leadership conference. This year, Vergennes Union High School’s HOBY ambassador is Anneka Boelens.

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Conlon to run for Addison-2 House seat

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — UD-3 school board Chairman Peter Conlon confirmed on Thursday that he will run for the Addison-2 seat in the Vermont House soon to be vacated by Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton.

As previously reported in the Independent, Jewett — the former House majority leader — has decided to retire after 14 years representing the single-seat district that includes Cornwall, Ripton, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen and Hancock.

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ANeSU teacher contract includes 3.25 percent raises for two years

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — After 16 months of negotiations, the teachers of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union have a contract.

What began as a fractious and drawn-out negotiation that twice threatened to dead end — first at an officially declared impasse, then at a call for a fact-finding hearing — has resolved with a teacher salary increase of 3.25 percent for this year and the next.

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A sure sign of spring: Robins on the nest

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul



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We noticed the first robin in our yard this year in early March. Normally these famous spring harbingers, who move in comically stilted hops across our front lawn, don’t show up until at least April Fool’s Day. Their earlier-than-usual arrival made me wonder how robins decide to begin a spring migration.

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Generations of Mary Hogan kindergarteners say goodbye to teacher Marion Leonard

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The word of the day today, class, is “D.”

As in “diminutive” and “dynamo.”

Two words that only begin to describe longtime Mary Hogan Elementary School teacher Marion Leonard.

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