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Feature Article http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/81/all en Students of the Week - March 16, 2015 http://addisonindependent.com/201503students-week-march-16-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29181">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503students-week-march-16-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Middlebury MUHS vergennes VUHS Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:52:48 +0000 Addison Independent 29181 at http://addisonindependent.com Boys & Girls Club honoree takes on bullying http://addisonindependent.com/201503boys-girls-club-honoree-takes-bullying <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29150" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503boys-girls-club-honoree-takes-bullying"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/YouthoftheYear0982.thumbnail.jpg" alt="YouthoftheYear0982.jpg" title="YouthoftheYear0982.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"> ERIKA DELISLE (Photo by Todd Balfour) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The latest Boys &amp; Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Youth of the Year had several goals in mind when she decided to compete for the honor.</p> <p> Some were practical &mdash; if Vergennes resident Ericka DeLisle, 18 on April 1, wins the Vermont Youth of the Year competition in Montpelier on April 9, she will earn scholarship money to help her attend the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts this fall.</p> <p> DeLisle would also like to have a higher profile for her primary message &mdash; against bullying.</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/29151">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503boys-girls-club-honoree-takes-bullying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Featured Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:50:06 +0000 Zach Despart 29151 at http://addisonindependent.com Healthy snacks for kids can be quite easy to make http://addisonindependent.com/201309healthy-snacks-kids-can-be-quite-easy-make <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Healthy snacks can boost energy levels and help provide the nutrients your kids need to stay alert all day at school and play. Yet kids don&rsquo;t always make the right choices when picking a snack.</p> <p> When a snack attack strikes, will your kids reach for a bag of potato chips or a piece of fruit?</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/18810">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201309healthy-snacks-kids-can-be-quite-easy-make" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Vermont Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:09:59 +0000 John McCright 18810 at http://addisonindependent.com Advocates say better response, enforcement are key to animal cruelty solution http://addisonindependent.com/201308advocates-say-better-response-enforcement-are-key-animal-cruelty-solution <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18209" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201308advocates-say-better-response-enforcement-are-key-animal-cruelty-solution"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Animal Cruelty Complaint Outcome2008_present.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Animal Cruelty Complaint Outcome2008_present.jpg" title="Animal Cruelty Complaint Outcome2008_present.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Luke Whelan </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: In this, the last in a <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/category/tags/animal-cruelty">three-part series</a>, experts discuss ways to improve enforcement of existing animal cruelty laws. Click to read <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201307county-wrestles-animal-cruelty">Part 1</a> and <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201307animal-cruelty-series-part-2-animal-cruelty-cases-hard-prosecute">Part 2</a>. </em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18210">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308advocates-say-better-response-enforcement-are-key-animal-cruelty-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article animal cruelty Featured Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:23:52 +0000 Luke Whelan 18210 at http://addisonindependent.com Video by Middlebury College student, featuring local six-year-old, goes viral http://addisonindependent.com/201302video-middlebury-college-student-featuring-local-six-year-old-goes-viral <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A video featuring a story by a Middlebury six-year-old and created by a Middlebury College student has &ldquo;gone viral.&rdquo; The eight-minute film &ldquo;The Scared is Scared&rdquo; by Bianca Giaever, who graduated from Middlebury this month, was posted on the Vimeo multimedia sharing website last month.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15481">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302video-middlebury-college-student-featuring-local-six-year-old-goes-viral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:22:03 +0000 15481 at http://addisonindependent.com Wellness in a cup of tea http://addisonindependent.com/201302wellness-cup-tea <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15504" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201302wellness-cup-tea"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/tea5685.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tea5685.jpg" title="tea5685.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"> SAMANTHA ISENBERGER, CO-OWNER of Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury, prepares green tea recently. Teas can improve heart health and digestion. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Christy Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> Tea culture has been at the core of many civilizations around the world for thousands of years, and is still the most popular beverage in the world &mdash; after water. But did you know that in addition to being tasty and warming on a cool winter day, teas have <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/category/section/special-section">many health benefits</a> such as calming the stomach, improving digestion, and focusing the mind?</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/15487">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302wellness-cup-tea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Health and well-being Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:21:03 +0000 15487 at http://addisonindependent.com Planning starts for gas pipeline to Ticonderoga, N.Y., paper plant http://addisonindependent.com/201302planning-starts-gas-pipeline-paper-company <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15412" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201302planning-starts-gas-pipeline-paper-company"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/internationalpaper4549.thumbnail.jpg" alt="internationalpaper4549.jpg" title="internationalpaper4549.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"> VERMONT GAS SYSTEMS officials are starting to meet with residents of Cornwall and Shoreham as the company prepares plans to extend a natural gas pipeline through those two communities into the International Paper Company mill, above, in Ticonderoga, N.Y., by 2015. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> SHOREHAM &mdash; While Vermont Gas Systems Inc. is now actively seeking the necessary permits and easements it needs to extend its pipeline south into Vergennes and Middlebury by next year, the company is also starting to lay the groundwork for the second phase of its expansion plans: Service to International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga, N.Y., by 2015, a construction project that will affect several property owners in Cornwall and Shoreham.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15388">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302planning-starts-gas-pipeline-paper-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Addison County Featured pipelines Vermont Gas Systems Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:29:50 +0000 15388 at http://addisonindependent.com Van Wyck lands Addison-3 House seat http://addisonindependent.com/201302van-wyck-lands-addison-3-house-seat <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Ferrisburgh Republican Warren Van Wyck to serve out the two-year term of the late Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, in the Addison-3 House district.</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/15342">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302van-wyck-lands-addison-3-house-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Addison-3 Ferrisburgh Van Wyck vergennes Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:02:55 +0000 15342 at http://addisonindependent.com Hunters in Vt. had a productive 2012 season http://addisonindependent.com/201301hunters-vermont-had-productive-2012-season <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15203" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301hunters-vermont-had-productive-2012-season"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Successful hunting table.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Successful hunting table.jpg" title="Successful hunting table.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; It was a good year to be a big game hunter in Vermont in 2012, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reports. In particular, populations of wild turkeys and black bears are at very high levels, offering hunters of those species excellent opportunities. The whitetail harvest also saw several positive trends in 2012, with the totals for all hunting seasons within the statewide management goals. Perhaps of greater note, 2012 marked the first year in which there were no hunting-related shooting incidents in Vermont.&nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15204">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301hunters-vermont-had-productive-2012-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article hunting Vermont Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:51:07 +0000 Addison Independent 15204 at http://addisonindependent.com College exhibit shows beauty of black and white photography http://addisonindependent.com/201301college-exhibit-shows-beauty-black-and-white-photography <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15141" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301college-exhibit-shows-beauty-black-and-white-photography"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Black White and Beautiful edgerton_gus_solomons_pr.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Black White and Beautiful edgerton_gus_solomons_pr.jpg" title="Black White and Beautiful edgerton_gus_solomons_pr.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"> “GUS SOLOMONS,” 1960 photo by Harold E. Edgerton, is among the gelatin silver print photos appearing in the exhibit “Black, White, and Beautiful” at Middlebury College. May Mantell will discuss the show this Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Museum of Art. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; May Mantell, a visiting professor of studio art at Middlebury College, this Wednesday will speak about the current exhibit at Middlebury&rsquo;s Museum of Art &mdash; &ldquo;Black, White, and Beautiful.&rdquo; Mantell guest-curated the exhibit in conjunction with her January-term course &ldquo;Introduction to Black and White Photography.&rdquo;</p> <p> The criteria for the exhibit were two: that they be exceptionally beautifully crafted silver prints and that they be meaningful works of art made by significant artists.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15143">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301college-exhibit-shows-beauty-black-and-white-photography" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Featured Middlebury College Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:14:23 +0000 Addison Independent 15143 at http://addisonindependent.com ‘Croki-Nut’ competition introduces county to unusual board games http://addisonindependent.com/201301county-plays-host-its-first-%E2%80%98croki-nut%E2%80%99-competition <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14937" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301county-plays-host-its-first-%E2%80%98croki-nut%E2%80%99-competition"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Pitchnut collage.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Pitchnut collage.jpg" title="Pitchnut collage.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"> BEN MEADER OF Middlebury plays a game of Pitchnut set up on his dining room table. Meader has been playing and researching Pitchnut and Crokinole, both traditional Canadian board games, for several years and is organizing Addison County’s first ever Croki-Nut Day at Lincoln Peak Vineyard on Jan. 19. Independent photos/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; In the cold depths of winter, people have long turned to indoor pastimes. But recently, two traditional Canadian games have made a steady rise in popularity on this side of the northern border, right here in Vermont &mdash; say hello to &ldquo;Crokinole&rdquo; and &ldquo;Pitchnut.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14938">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301county-plays-host-its-first-%E2%80%98croki-nut%E2%80%99-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Featured Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:57:48 +0000 Addison Independent 14938 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury yoga teacher shares her journey to teaching http://addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-yoga-teacher-shares-her-journey-teaching <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14884" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301middlebury-yoga-teacher-shares-her-journey-teaching"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/joannacolwell6138.thumbnail.jpg" alt="joannacolwell6138.jpg" title="joannacolwell6138.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"> JOANNA COLWELL OF East Middlebury teaches Iyenga yoga at Otter Creek Yoga in Middlebury. Colwell started teaching in Vermont in 2000 and opened her Marble Works studio in 2011. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Joanna Colwell began practicing yoga in her early 20s, after meeting her future instructor by random chance: The two strangers met during an earthquake in Santa Cruz, Calif.</p> <p> Chance may have spurred her initial exposure to yoga, but it was also fate. &ldquo;I was instantly hooked,&rdquo; Colwell said.</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/14885">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-yoga-teacher-shares-her-journey-teaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Addison County Middlebury Yoga Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:21:57 +0000 Addison Independent 14885 at http://addisonindependent.com Mount Abe opens computer labs to community http://addisonindependent.com/201212mount-abe-opens-computer-labs-community <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Mount Abraham Union High School has launched an impressive array of educational programs in the past few weeks.</p> <p> With support from an e-Vermont grant, which supports computer literacy in communities across the state, as well as a grant from the Rowland Foundation, Mount Abe has opened its computer labs to the public &mdash; and its dedicated staff is collaborating with local community organizations to capitalize on the space&rsquo;s availability to foster educational opportunities and conversations on many levels.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14745">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201212mount-abe-opens-computer-labs-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article E-Vermont MAUHS Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:47:55 +0000 14745 at http://addisonindependent.com MUHS team sweeps to Scholars’ Bowl title http://addisonindependent.com/201212muhs-team-sweeps-scholars%E2%80%99-bowl-title <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14673" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201212muhs-team-sweeps-scholars%E2%80%99-bowl-title"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/scholarbowl2275_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="scholarbowl2275.jpg" title="scholarbowl2275.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"> THE MIDDLEBURY UNION High School scholars’ bowl team placed first out of 48 varsity teams at the Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament at South Burlington High School. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Which president signed into law the Edmunds Act, the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Pendleton Civil Service Act after he succeeded James Garfield?</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14623">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201212muhs-team-sweeps-scholars%E2%80%99-bowl-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Featured MUHS Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:39:49 +0000 14623 at http://addisonindependent.com College open to discussion of divesting from fossil fuels http://addisonindependent.com/201212college-open-discussion-divesting-fossil-fuels-companies <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14481" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201212college-open-discussion-divesting-fossil-fuels-companies"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Liebowitz, Ron.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Liebowitz, Ron.jpg" title="Liebowitz, Ron.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"> MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE PRESIDENT RON LIEBOWITZ </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury College announced on Tuesday that it would take formal steps to consider divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14483">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201212college-open-discussion-divesting-fossil-fuels-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article climate change Featured Middlebury College Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:44:22 +0000 Addison Independent 14483 at http://addisonindependent.com