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09/26/2019
STOWE — Three athletes with Addison County connections will join a who’s who of Vermont’s ski and snowboarding world at The Lodge at Spruce Peak in Stowe on Nov. 2 for the induction of the class of 2019 into the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The event, hosted by the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe, will also honor the recipients of the Paul Robbins Award and First Tracks Award. One of the highlights of the evening will be the showing of short biographical films created for each inductee. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Craftsbury’s Nordic skiing pioneer and...
09/26/2019
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, has grant funds available for on-farm capital improvement projects that have a positive impact on water quality. Eligible farmers can apply for a Water Quality Grant, which provides $5,000 to $40,000 in funding. Matching funds are required and may include federal or state grants as well as cash, loans, or labor. Application deadlines are Nov. 8, 2019, and February 7, 2020. Water Quality Grants help farmers make water quality-related capital improvements that enhance manure...
09/26/2019
VERMONT — Paul Bruhn, who preserved hundreds of historic sites throughout Vermont and led a movement to fortify downtowns across the state, died Thursday, Sept. 19, at age 72. Bruhn, who co-founded the Preservation Trust of Vermont in 1980, was a modest but visionary steward of countless developments, from country store rehabilitations to Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace. He also worked as a top aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. serving as his campaign manager in 1974, and his first chief of staff in Washington. Bruhn died of cardiac arrest this past Thursday evening after living with...
09/26/2019
BRISTOL — The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus are hosting a Knights in Italy spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Parish Hall in Bristol. Proceeds will go toward assisting those impacted by recent natural disasters including Hurricane Dorian. The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverages and dessert. The cost for the meal is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 for a family. If you are unable to make the dinner but would still like to contribute to the Knights’ efforts, mail a check to the St. Ambrose...
09/26/2019
MONKTON — The following arm’s-length real estate sales were recorded in Monkton between Oct. 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019: •  Oct. 2: Frederick Rotax to Miranda E. Fisk, home on 46.67 acres at 40 Cemetery Road, $300,000. •  Oct. 9: Nancy P. Zylstra to Ethan H. Swift, home on 10.03 acres at 475 East View Road, $348,000. •  Oct. 12: Kassie V. Deary to Alyse Wanke, home on 2 acres at 29 Hardscrabble Road, $261,000. •  Oct. 16: Corinne Hayes to Kevin Lambert, home on 2.59 acres at 230 Twin Ridge Road, $425,000. •  Oct. 25: Michael Alderman to Miles Lindsay, home on 17.1 acres at 2432 Monkton Road...

AT A FORMAL dedication of the Lions Club Picnic Pavilion next to the tennis courts at the Middlebury Rec Park, on Sept. 19, Middlebury Lions Helen Bigelow and her grandson Teddy Curran cut a red ribbon with many Lions, and town officials looking on.
09/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — At least three dozen people gathered in the Middlebury Rec Park on Thursday, Sept. 19, to dedicate the new Lions Club Picnic Pavilion. Queen of the Lions Helen Bigelow and her grandson Teddy Curran cut a celebratory ribbon with many Lions, selectboard members and Middlebury Parks and Recreation Superintendent Dustin Hunt in attendance. Hunt said the dedication marked “the end of a three-year process that started with an idea and grew into a reality thanks to a dedicated group of people who shared a common vision. The end result is a structure that instantly becomes the crown...
09/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Broadway stage actor Bryan Terrell Clark will share his personal story and discuss self-empowerment through the arts in a talk at Middlebury College’s Wilson Hall on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. His talk, “Finding Your Purpose: From Baltimore to Broadway’s Hamilton,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Drawing from his humble beginnings in Baltimore to his career on Broadway, Clark will discuss how exposure to the arts can empower young people to discover the best version of themselves. Clark is an accomplished actor...
09/26/2019
LINCOLN — Let’s talk! Our school district is facing a number of challenges such as declining student enrollment and aging facilities. A group of community volunteers and school board members are holding a series of interactive, professionally facilitated conversations in each of the 5-town communities. The conversations will address these challenges and help inform district leaders as they make decisions about the future of education in our district. Lincoln’s community conversation will be held at Burnham Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6-8 p.m. Please RSVP by calling Jennifer Willey at 453-...

MARGE DREXLER'S GARDEN in Cornwall.
09/26/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Garden Club has announced the winners of its annual Roadside Attractions Awards. These accolades recognize gardens cultivated by people around the county who are not members of the club. The winners for 2019 include Marge Drexler in Cornwall, a home on Bristol Notch Road in Lincoln, Gail Butz’s garden on East Street in Bristol, Liz Smith’s porch display on Route 22A in Bridport, a collaboration between Lily P. Snow and the town public works crew in Middlebury, and the Waybury Inn of Route 125 in East Middlebury.         1st garden Marge Drexler, Cornwall Marge...

COLIN GRAY OF Ferrisburgh’s Good Companion Bakery makes a sale on Thursday afternoon at the Vergennes Farmers Market on the City Green. Gray estimates that daily sales are up about 75 percent this year thanks to the market being back downtown and to effective promotion by organizers Chris and Sandy Reck. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy
09/23/2019
VERGENNES — Loaves of bread, croissants and pastry were moving steadily off Good Companion Bakery’s table not far from the monument on the Vergennes City Green this past Thursday afternoon. Manning the table was Colin Gray, who said he had been with the Ferrisburgh bakery since 2012 and working the Vergennes Farmers Market for the past several of those years. This season, with the market back in the city’s downtown park after a two-year absence, has been very successful for Good Companion, Gray said. He estimated the bakery’s take at the market is up by about 75 percent. “Since we’ve come...

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