VUHS seniors walk 13 miles for WomenSafe

VERGENNES UNION HIGH School seniors, shown along with a volunteer on Green Street during a walk-a-thon to Middlebury this past Wednesday morning, raised more than $100 per class member to donate to WomenSafe for its transitional housing project. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — The annual walk for charity made by Vergennes Union High School seniors this past Wednesday netted $7,400 — and counting — toward the Class of 2020’s nonprofit of choice, WomenSafe.

Migrant farmworkers face food insecurity

UVM ANTHROPOLOGY PROFESSOR Teresa Mares, holding her new book on migrant farmworkers and food justice, is joined after a talk Thursday at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury by folks from event sponsor Middlebury Natural Foods Co-Op. She is shown, from left, with MNFF board member Louise Vojtisek, Glenn Lower, Emily Landenberger and board member Lynn Dutton. Independent photo/Abagael Giles

MIDDLEBURY — Migrant farmworkers in Vermont are more likely to be food insecure than most Vermonters, but the reasons why are not as simple as having too few financial resources.

'Farmacy' prescribes veggies to families

LOCAL FAMILIES ENJOY fresh local produce they received this summer from Farmacy, a food based prescription program for patients suffering from, or at risk of, chronic or nutrition-related illness.

MIDDLEBURY – Addison County’s inaugural food-based prescription program, Farmacy, ran for 12 weeks this summer and provided a bounty of incredibly fresh local produce to 45 patients and families.

Press association recognizes Independent stalwarts

ADDISON INDEPENDENT EDITOR/Publisher Angelo Lynn (left, circa 1986) and longtime reporter John Flowers (right, circa 1995) were among those honored at the Oct. 10 New England Newspaper & Press Association conference in Worcester, Mass. The Independent also received an award for general excellence.

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Independent and two of its staff were honored with major, regional awards at the New England Newspaper & Press Association conference in Worcester, Mass., on T


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