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Vergennes Lions Club gives out dictionaries


THIRD- AND FOURTH-graders from Addison Central School recently received dictionaries from the Vergennes Lions Club members Susan Hayes, president, Kathy Dorman (with vest) and Larry Simino. Photo courtesy Larry Simino

VERGENNES — Continuing the tradition started three years ago, the Vergennes Lions Club last week delivered student dictionaries to third- and fourth-graders at Addison Central School, and third-gra

80-year-old Goshen rider joins an elite group


CLAUDETTE LAWTON PATS her Morgan horse, UVM Finnegan, at the Salisbury stable where she boards him. The duo, ages 80 and 22, are members of The Dressage Foundation’s Century Club, which recognizes a horse and rider whose combined age is at least 100. Independent photo/Russell Jones

GOSHEN — “Dressage” is a French term most commonly translated as “training.” It is a highly skilled form of horse riding where the rider shows their mastery by having the horse perform a series of

Doug Wilhelm's book is 38 years in the making


WEYBRIDGE AUTHOR DOUG Wilhelm stands with a local man in Herat, Afghanistan, in 2007. The fort behind them was built by Alexander the Great in 330 B.C. and is known as the Citadel of Alexander. Wilhelm will give a talk and reading of his latest book, “Street of Storytellers” at the CVUUS in Middlebury on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. Courtesy photo

WEYBRIDGE — As a young adult novelist, Doug Wilhelm knows that if you don’t pull the reader in right away, “your done.” Nothing is different about the way he starts his 17th and newest book, “Stree

Arts Beat: Brayton to perform with Champlain Philharmonic Oct. 19


PIANIST NICO BRAYTON will join the Champlain Philharmonic to perform Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

The Champlain Philharmonic will be presenting its Fall Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury and Sunday, Oct.

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