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Kaitlyn Kirkaldy http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1210/all en Federal budget cuts mean fewer services http://addisonindependent.com/201208federal-budget-cuts-mean-fewer-services <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: This is the final story in a series looking at how federal funding cuts are affecting local nonprofits.</em></p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash; Many Addison County nonprofits have struggled with financial uncertainty in the wake of the 2008 recession. Federal funding for these organizations decreased, causing many to scale back services or operational costs.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12933">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208federal-budget-cuts-mean-fewer-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont budgets Featured social services Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:59:28 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12933 at http://addisonindependent.com Students get credit for skateboard bench http://addisonindependent.com/201208students-get-credit-skateboard-bench <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12925" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208students-get-credit-skateboard-bench"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/skateboardbench2336.thumbnail.jpg" alt="skateboardbench2336.jpg" title="skateboardbench2336.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A SMALL GROUP of Vergennes Union High School students earned credit for constructing this bench out of old skateboards this summer. The bench is at the Vergennes skate park. Independent photo/Kaitlyn Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &ndash;&ndash; Fourteen-year-old Damian Bougor knew the Vergennes skate park needed seating and decided to do something about it.</p> <p> &ldquo;I go there every day and we just needed something to sit on after we&rsquo;re done skating, so I figured we needed a bench,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p> His friend Ian Shalek took the idea further and suggested a bench made out of skateboards.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12920">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208students-get-credit-skateboard-bench" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes skateboarding students vergennes VUHS Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:53:57 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12920 at http://addisonindependent.com Wegar collages portray Vt.'s 251 towns http://addisonindependent.com/201208wegar-collages-portray-vts-251-towns <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12852" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208wegar-collages-portray-vts-251-towns"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/251guy5019.thumbnail.jpg" alt="251guy5019.jpg" title="251guy5019.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ERIC WEGAR SPEAKS at the Ilsley Library behind a framed collage of images from Middlebury that he photographed as part of a statewide project. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash; From Bristol to Burlington, Greensboro to Granville, Eric Wegar has seen it all.</p> <p> Wegar, 62, recently finished compiling a set of collages documenting his trips to all 251 towns, cities, gores and grants in the state of Vermont.</p> <p> A Pittsford resident and retired postal worker, Wegar found inspiration from an older project. He tried to make a large photographic map of the state, but could not find a scale that would fit. During a May 9, 2009, drive to Warren, Wegar noticed a welcome sign for the town of Granville that sparked a new idea.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12853">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208wegar-collages-portray-vts-251-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts Featured Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:21:23 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12853 at http://addisonindependent.com Video: Demo Derby 2012 http://addisonindependent.com/201208video-demo-derby-2012 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12888" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208video-demo-derby-2012"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/201208demo0020jpg.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="201208demo0020jpg.jpeg" title="201208demo0020jpg.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Indpendent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> Lightning flashed and cars crashed at last Thursday&#39;s Demo Derby at Addison County Fair and Field Days. About 1,000 fans turned out despite the stormy conditions to watch derby drivers compete in the muddy ring.&nbsp;</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="443" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zS7A65mLhH0" width="590"></iframe></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12846">full story</a></h4> Feature Article Multimedia Demo Derby Field Days Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:27:31 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12846 at http://addisonindependent.com 4-H group to send cards to thousands of troops http://addisonindependent.com/2012084-h-group-send-cards-thousands-troops <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12830" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/2012084-h-group-send-cards-thousands-troops"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FDcards8800.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FDcards8800.jpg" title="FDcards8800.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JENNIE FOSTER, 15, works at the “Cards for Soldiers” table in the 4-H Exhibit Hall at Field Days last Thursday. The Cornwall 4-H Musketeers event was organized to create and have signed 2,012 cards to be sent to American soldiers stationed abroad. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &ndash;&ndash; Paper, stickers, foam, glue, string, ribbon, buttons, markers, pens and pencils covered the table located in the entrance of the 4-H Exhibit Hall at Addison County Fair and Field Days last week. A few kids sat at the table, making greeting cards and neatening up, always on the lookout for people willing to stop by.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12831">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/2012084-h-group-send-cards-thousands-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven 4-H Featured military Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:05:20 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12831 at http://addisonindependent.com Video: Maple Treats at the Fair http://addisonindependent.com/201208maple-treats-field-days <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12889" style="width: 134px;"><a href="/201208maple-treats-field-days"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Screen shot 2012-08-17 at 1.52.04 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen shot 2012-08-17 at 1.52.04 PM.png" title="Screen shot 2012-08-17 at 1.52.04 PM.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="134" height="100" /></a></div> <p> The Addison County Maple Sugarmakers Association runs their sugarhouse every year at the fair. They make homemade maple goods including cotton candy and milkshakes.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="443" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/p-319uhgTXY" width="590"></iframe></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12815">full story</a></h4> Feature Article Multimedia Field Days food Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:32:32 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12815 at http://addisonindependent.com Fragile funding worries conservation groups http://addisonindependent.com/201208fragile-funding-worries-conservation-groups <p> ADDISON COUNTY &ndash;&ndash; While enjoying the summer, many people probably have explored the Trail Around Middlebury, scampered around Moosalamoo Mountain, hiked on the Long Trail or taken binoculars out to Dead Creek for birdwatching.</p> <p> Some may not realize that these areas, and many others in Addison County, are maintained by nonprofits.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12796">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208fragile-funding-worries-conservation-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County conservation Featured federal funding MALT Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:12:01 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12796 at http://addisonindependent.com Maple treats delight at fair http://addisonindependent.com/201208maple-treats-delight-fair <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12793" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208maple-treats-delight-fair"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/maplesugar-10-3.thumbnail.jpg" alt="maplesugar-10-3.jpg" title="maplesugar-10-3.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BARB RAINVILLE SPREADS homemade Vermont maple cream over at doughnut at the Addison County Maple Sugarmakers Association building at Field Days. The building, run by volunteers sells everything from maple creemees to maple cotton candy. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &ndash;&ndash; Each year the inviting scent of warm, sweet maple syrup pulls fairgoers into the Addison County Maple Sugarmakers Association building at Field Days. The sugarhouse is a must-see for most people at the fair, many of whom have a favorite maple treat.</p> <p> &ldquo;Everybody has their thing that they like,&rdquo; said sugarhouse volunteer Maggie Seeley on Tuesday, the first day of Addison County Fair and Field Days. &ldquo;I come in for the cup of coffee and the doughnut, that&rsquo;s my thing.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12794">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208maple-treats-delight-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Featured Field Days 2012 food and drink Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:08:38 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12794 at http://addisonindependent.com Talented singers learn German for Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" http://addisonindependent.com/201208talented-singers-learn-german-mozarts-marriage-figaro <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12784" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208talented-singers-learn-german-mozarts-marriage-figaro"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/opera8091-CMYK.thumbnail.jpg" alt="opera8091-CMYK.jpg" title="opera8091-CMYK.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STUDENTS IN A MIDDLEBURY College German for Singers and Vocal Coaches program at the summer German School rehearse for a weekend performance of “The Marriage of Figaro.” The classic Mozart opera will be performed at the Town Hall Theater on Friday and at the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash; World-class opera usually comes to Addison County but once a year at the June Opera Company of Middlebury performance. And even then it is not usually opera sung entirely in German.</p> <p> But over the past six weeks 11 singers have studied, prepared and rehearsed&nbsp; in German for performances here this weekend of Mozart&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Marriage of Figaro.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12785">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208talented-singers-learn-german-mozarts-marriage-figaro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts opera Town Hall Theater Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:50:48 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12785 at http://addisonindependent.com Local drummer pushes for community music http://addisonindependent.com/201208local-drummer-pushes-community-music-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12707" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208local-drummer-pushes-community-music-0"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/drummer5710_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="drummer5710.jpg" title="drummer5710.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WILL SMITH OF Middlebury recently started the Drum Collective in the Marble Works, where he holds community drum circles that foster personal connections through music. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury&rsquo;s Will Smith saw an opening to bring more music into the community and took it, because he believes it is important to everyone to have music in their lives.</p> <p> &ldquo;It brings the community together and it&rsquo;s just very good, especially for a place like Middlebury that doesn&rsquo;t have much live music outdoors,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a very quiet town and I want to get something going here.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12708">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208local-drummer-pushes-community-music-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts business music Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:23:41 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12708 at http://addisonindependent.com Cuts possible for Planned Parenthood http://addisonindependent.com/201207cuts-possible-planned-parenthood <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash;Planned Parenthood has drawn more attention on the national stage over the past few years, largely due to concerns about the organization&rsquo;s provision of abortion care.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12625">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207cuts-possible-planned-parenthood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured funding health Planned Parenthood Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:23:22 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12625 at http://addisonindependent.com Food aid recipients getting farmers market coupons http://addisonindependent.com/201207food-aid-recipients-getting-farmers-market-coupons <p> ADDISON COUNTY &ndash;&ndash; 3SquaresVT beneficiaries will now get more bang for their buck at Vermont farmers markets.</p> <p> At the start of July the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Wholesome Wave Foundation began Harvest Health Coupons, a new initiative designed to encourage beneficiaries of 3SquaresVT, the state&rsquo;s food stamp program, to purchase food at farmers markets.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12620">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207food-aid-recipients-getting-farmers-market-coupons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County farmers market Featured food SNAP Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:18:51 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12620 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury Center focused on primary care http://addisonindependent.com/201207middlebury-center-focused-primary-care <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash; Planned Parenthood is a national reproductive health care provider, which is divided into regional affiliates. The Middlebury Health Center is one of 10 sites that comprise Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE).</p> <p> Planned Parenthood provides a variety of reproductive health services to men and women, explained Jill Krowinski, director of Vermont public affairs for PPNNE.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12612">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207middlebury-center-focused-primary-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury funding health Planned Parenthood Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:56:27 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12612 at http://addisonindependent.com Claudon's boatworks business runs like clockwork http://addisonindependent.com/201207claudons-boatworks-business-runs-clockwork <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12555" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207claudons-boatworks-business-runs-clockwork"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/boats3831.thumbnail.jpg" alt="boats3831.jpg" title="boats3831.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MICHAEL CLAUDON, STANDING next to a restored 1959 Cutter Jet deVille, is the owner of Snake Mountain Boatworks in Weybridge. Claudon opened the shop after retiring in 2010 as an economics professor at Middlebury College. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> WEYBRIDGE &ndash;&ndash; Michael Claudon managed to combine three of his passions &ndash;&ndash; antique clocks, economics and wooden boats &ndash;&ndash; into one successful business venture.</p> <p> Claudon started Snake Mountain Boatworks in 2008, opening it for customers in 2011. Before that, he worked with antique clocks and taught economics at Middlebury College. He explained that the jump from restoring clocks to wooden boats is not as farfetched as it seems.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12554">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207claudons-boatworks-business-runs-clockwork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weybridge business Featured Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:22:46 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12554 at http://addisonindependent.com Clippings: Absence adds spark to local vistas http://addisonindependent.com/201207clippings-absence-adds-spark-local-vistas <p> I recently realized that I don&rsquo;t appreciate the smell of freshly spread manure enough.</p> <p> I didn&rsquo;t suddenly decide that I love the odor, but I have discovered the scent a reminder of home and of the beautiful landscape around me, a landscape that I have not appreciated fully until recently.</p> <p> I attend college outside of Boston, which is a considerable change in scenery from what I see here in Addison County. Down there I don&rsquo;t have the same views of rolling mountains and green pastures and the smell of manure is nowhere to be found.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12552">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207clippings-absence-adds-spark-local-vistas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Clippings Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:19:03 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12552 at http://addisonindependent.com