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TaeKwon Do school honors belt earners


ELIAS URANG OF Middlebury, age 5, breaks a board. Urang earned high red belt in TaeKwon Do this spring in preparation for his black belt assessment in December.

ADDISON COUNTY — Despite most activities being canceled due to COVID-19, students from TaeKwon Do KICKS in Middlebury, Vergennes, Orwell and Hinesburg kept on kicking.

Retired counselor offers thoughts on isolation


ELISE BLAIR USES gardening around her Middlebury home as a way to stay busy, especially during the quarantine, which is causing many seniors to experience isolation. Blair also hosts zoom classes through Elderly Services, which she finds to be just as rewarding for herself as for her peers. Independent photo/Alexa Lapiner

MIDDLEBURY — The isolation of this pandemic can feel at times unmanageable. That can especially be the case for seniors who cannot leave their homes or visit with loved ones.

Watch our videos to see rail work in action


MEMBERS OF a family hang out in front of the National Bank of Middlebury Monday afternoon intently watching a once-in-a-lifetime construction project, just steps away from the action. Photo by Dave Devine

MIDDLEBURY — The removal of Middlebury’s Main Street bridge this past Monday marked the beginning of the 10-week intense phase of the rail tunnel construction project.

Bristol TV to host local music series


NORTHEAST ADDISON TELEVISION producer (and local musician) Shawn Kimball recently tested the studio, equipment and live-streaming technology that will be used to bring the Studio2 Summer Covid Music Series to live online audiences. The series will feature a different artist every Friday night for six weeks beginning July 17. Courtesy of NEAT

BRISTOL — Drawing on a wealth of local music talent and the availability of an additional studio for the summer, Northeast Addison Television (NEAT) is launching a new series of live-music broadcas

Activities around town for Jul. 16


ARTIST REBECCA KINKEAD will be hosting a ZOOM portrait collage workshop on Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. Photo courtesy of Henry Sheldon Museum

Connect with a hunting mentor. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering a new way for Vermonters to get started hunting through its recently established mentorship prog

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