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VBT pedals into fifth decade

Posted on June 30, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — When John Freidin founded Vermont Bicycle Tours in the early 1970s he never imagined that 40 years later the company would grow to annually serve 5,000 travelers in 26 countries. He didn’t know of any businesses at the time that were based on bicycle touring.

A young Middlebury College professor of history, Freidin recently recalled that he was trying to escape the world of academia. On the suggestion of a colleague, he and a fellow professor took an overnight bike trip through Vermont.

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Vermont vintners promote northern wines with passport

Posted on June 30, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



VERMONT — Those who visit a Vermont winery before the end of the year may well find themselves compelled to visit a couple — or 20 — more.

That’s because the Vermont Grape and Wine Council two weeks ago launched its own version of the wildly popular Vermont brewery passport program. The passport promotion plots out 21 wineries and tasting rooms throughout the state, and participants who collect stickers from at least 10 will be entered in a January prize drawing.

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Media giant Meredith buys Vermont's 'Eating Well' magazine

Posted on June 28, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



CHARLOTTE — Charlotte’s Eating Well Media Group — including the popular “Eating Well” magazine, a book-publishing arm, an increasingly popular website, and what company officials say is a promising venture into licensing its products to Internet partners and firms related to the health care sector — has been sold to media giant Meredith Corp.

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Educators learn to help families help themselves

Posted on June 27, 2011 |
By Ian Trombulak



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union officials believe that raising healthy and well-adjusted children is a challenge, and that even the most prepared parents sometimes need a little coaching.

With that in mind, ACSU health coordinator Mary Gill and more than dozen other ACSU elementary school teachers, counselors and principals are taking time out of their summer, learning how to help make parents’ jobs a little easier.

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FAA lauds Worley for flawless flying

Posted on June 27, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — To say that Ian Worley developed an interest in flying at an early age would be an understatement.

“Before I had memory,” he said, when asked of the point at which he became obsessed with all things aviation.

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Team aims to expand local technology use; targets training

Posted on June 27, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



MIDDLEBURY — Extending coverage to every last mile may be the buzzword in Vermont’s broadband Internet discussion, but at a meeting in Middlebury last Wednesday, the real question was “what’s next?”

The event was the first meeting of the ad hoc “regional technology team” at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, and it brought together voices from various sectors in the community to discuss what planner Kevin Lehman said will be a county-wide plan for increasing technology usage.

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Former Porter patient rolls out Kids' Kart

Posted on June 27, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Future young patients at Porter Hospital will owe a debt of gratitude to 11-year-old Jamee Barnum, who recently turned 10 days of post-operative boredom into a quest to provide entertainment options for other recuperating kids.

It was back in late March that the New Haven resident took ill — while eating her own birthday cake, no less. Her parents took her to Porter Hospital, where she received a disturbing diagnosis: Her appendix had ruptured, requiring speedy surgery.

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Mary Hogan seeking to fill two board slots

Posted on June 27, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Mary Hogan Elementary School (ID-4) board is looking to fill two vacancies in the wake of recent resignations.

Board member Ruth Hardy has stepped down from the board in anticipation of a long-term family commitment abroad. She was in her first three-year term on the seven-member panel.

Serena Eddy-Moulton, an eight-year veteran of the board and its former chairwoman, also stepped down recently, citing a need to spend more time with family.

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Ski areas helping local farms with donations

Posted on June 27, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



JAY — What do skiing and dairy farming have in common?

Not much, it might seem, but two New England organizations would beg to differ. On June 5, Ski Vermont presented its first donation of $8,495 to Keep Local Farms, a Massachusetts organization.

“The skiing and farming economies run deep throughout our local communities,” said Ski Vermont president Parker Riehle. “Working together is vital to ensure the future success of these two iconic Vermont industries.”

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Prosecutor Teri Ames set to leave her post

Posted on June 27, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office will soon be in the market for a new, part-time prosecutor to focus on cases involving crimes against women.

Addison County Deputy State’s Attorney Teri Ames will be stepping down from her job this Wednesday, June 30, to spend more time with family.

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