Brandon raises big bucks to get local man outdoors in all-terrain wheelchair

BEN WIMETT, LEFT, and his dad Dave show big smiles after Ben bagged his first turkey ever this month. Wimett, 35, has cerebral palsy and started a GoFundMe to raise money for an all-terrain wheelchair, and the community responded with more than enough to purchase the chair.

BRANDON — Ben Wimett has been hunting and fishing for over 20 years, but it’s gotten more difficult as he’s gotten older. 

Activities around town for May 21

MAKING GLUTEN-FREE bread is the topic on Amy Mincher’s workshop offered Thursday, May 28, from 7-8 p.m. by The Makery at Hannaford Career Center’s eMakery classes.

UVM’s Fleming Museum goes online. A new series of videos on the Fleming Museum’s website explores the work and life of American Modernist Wood Gaylor.

Community seed swap planned in Weybridge

SWAP THOSE SEEDS that never made it into the ground at the Weybridge Seed Swap this Saturday, May 23, from 10-11:30 a.m., on the lawn at the Weybridge Congregational Church, 12790 Weybridge Road. Social distancing protocols will be practiced. Photo/Sarah Pope

WEYBRIDGE — Home gardening is currently experiencing a big uptick in Addison County and many folks are looking for ways to plant a first garden, or to expand their existing gardens.

Shoreham farmers work to prevent runoff

THE HESCOCKS, TIRZAH, left, Kathleen and Joe own and operate Elysian Fields, an organic dairy farm in Shoreham. Photo courtesy of the Hescock family

Like most Vermont dairy farmers, Joe and Kathleen Hescock, and daughter Tirzah, are committed to implementing good conservation and pasture management practices to prevent nutrient runoff and prote


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