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Mt. Abe district seeks funds for mentoring


ABOUT 40 VOLUNTEERS from the five Mount Abraham Unified School District towns gathered on Dec. 5 in Starksboro to write letters to district residents seeking support for the MAUSD mentoring program. The program currently matches 94 district students with long-term, trained adult mentors from local communities.

STARKSBORO — Around 40 volunteers from Mount Abraham Unified School District towns gathered on Dec.

Ripton elementary school students sell art for hurricane relief


STUDENTS AT RIPTON Elementary School raised $600 for Hurricane Dorian relief at their Art Sale last month. The funds will go to The Humane Society of Grand Bahama and Water Mission Photo courtesy Wendy Leeds

RIPTON — When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas in August, Ripton Elementary School students had not yet returned to school for the 2019-20 school year.

Cat's foster mom nets $5K for shelter


KIRA SERISKY HOLDS Arminius, the kitchen she fostered from the Middlebury animal shelter Homeward Bound. After Serisky told her story, Petco gave a $5,000 grant to Homeward Bound.

MIDDLEBURY — When Kira Serisky took in a kitten to foster from Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, she had no idea what the chain of events would bring.

Carol sing helps feed families in need


THE ANNUAL CAROL Sing to benefit the Charter House will be hosted by Middlebury United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. John-Eric Colley-Robinson, (left) Isaiah Robinson, Chelsea Robinson, Sue Colley and Tom Colley will be among those joining the singing. Photo/Julie Coons

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury United Methodist Church will be holding its annual carol sing and benefit concert on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.

This naughty elf takes the stage in Middlebury


COMEDIAN JASON LORBER will perform the one-man play “The SantaLand Diaries,” based on the David Sedaris essay and adapted by Joe Mantello, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Friday, Dec. 20. Margo Whitcomb, a former Middlebury resident, directed this performance.

MIDDLEBURY — Holidays can bring out the best in people — or not. It’s a time of joy, happiness, love and giving; what could possibly go wrong?

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