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Flower show brought cheer to residents


RESIDENTS AND STAFF at both Eastview at Middlebury and Helen Porter Nursing and Rehabilitation enjoyed flower shows this spring, made possible by donations from the community.

MIDDLEBURY — The residents and staff of Helen Porter Rehab Center and EastView at Middlebury send out thanks to the generous Addison County community for the support of our recent flower shows.

Turtles need your help crossing the road


TURTLES, LIKE THIS snapping turtle, will be digging their nests soon and may be on the shoulders of roads. Drivers are urged to keep an eye out for them. VTF&W photo by George Scribner

MONTPELIER — It’s the time of year again when Vermont’s turtles will be on the move. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe.

Collins Aerospace teams with career center


ROB BIRMINGHAM, ASSOCIATE director for Missile Systems at Collins Aerospace in Vergennes, on Monday visited the Hannaford Career Center to talk about Collins’ support for worker training in Addison County. Pictured are, from left, are David Roberts of the career center, Addison County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Fred Kenney, Birmingham, and Career Center Director Dana Peterson. Photo credit: Demetrius Borge, ACEDC

MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A.

Electric fencing offers protection for chickens


VERMONT FISH AND Wildlife urges poultry owners to use electric fencing and follow other precautions to protect their birds from predation. Photo courtesy of John Hall, Vt. Fish & Wildlife

Keeping a small flock of chickens at home to provide eggs and meat has become increasingly popular, but many first-time small-scale poultry farmers are discovering that several species of wildlife

Daffodil tsunami is a gift to us all


REBEKAH IRWIN RELAXES on the porch in front of her Seminary Street home in Middlebury among the 500 daffodils she planted in her modest front yard. She said the marvelous spring display was a gift to her neighbors. Photo by Paul Dahm

When spring sprang last month Vermonters were delighted to see flowers return to fill in select spots around their homes and properties.

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