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07/18/2019
ADDISON The following real estate sales were recorded in the town of Addison in the first six months of 2019: •Jan. 14: Christina and Attila Kovacs to Michael Hollis and Erin Cashman, home on 5.01 acres at 4686 Lake St., $370,000. •March 8: Rheal and Gail Gevry, Trustees, to Lawrence and Dale Lynds, mobile home on 0.96 acre at 6386 Route 125, $183,400. •March 29: Bank of America to Levi and Jennifer Barrett, home on 1.75 acres at 5018 Route 22A, $130,000. •April 15: Brooks Trust to Tanya Hoard and Mark Chapman, mobile home on 2.5 acres at 84 Fisher Point Road, $118,000. •April 25: Constance...
07/18/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — County residents concerned about blue algae blooms in swimming areas may check with a Department of Health website to determine if they might be at risk. There were two blue algae blooms in Lake Champlain off county towns last week, both of which Department of Conservation Watershed Management Division officials determined to be “low alert” events. One was on July 8 near Tri-Town Road in Addison, and the other on July 10 in North Harbor in Ferrisburgh, just north of Basin Harbor.   According to the Department of Health, in the case of a low alert event, “This area is open for...
07/18/2019
LINCOLN — There are still some openings for the Lincoln Sports day camps. Home base for the camp is under the pavilion at the Lincoln Sports Field behind the fire station, but excursions are part of the fun as well. Activities include games, crafts, hikes, swimming, climbing at Petra Cliffs, bowling, and a Lake Monsters game. Students going into fifth and sixth grades will have camp during the week of July 22 to 26. Students going into seventh and eighth grades have camp during the weeks of July 29 to Aug. 9. The fee is $155 per week. It’s not too late to sign up by downloading a registration...
07/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater’s Young Company offering this summer is a production of the musical “Legally Blonde,” July 26-28.  Once a year, director Doug Anderson, who works with professional actors and singers, talented Middlebury College students, and the best local talent, gets to do what he calls his “dream job:” working with teenagers.  “They bring so much energy and joy into rehearsals,” says Anderson, “and people are always surprised by how talented they are. They’re also just wonderful human beings. I love hanging out with them.”  Over the years Anderson has presented local teens...
07/18/2019
ADDISON — Chimney Point State Historic Site’s first “Blast from the Past” program of 2019 will be held on Sunday, July 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., on the porch. Archivists Elizabeth H. Dow and Lucinda P. Cockrell will present “How to Weed Your Attic,” sharing their insights and advice you on how to “weed” your attic. Dow and Cockrell are experts in residence at Chimney Point this summer.  They will offer a presentation first and then are open to questions, so anyone interested can bring their inquiries on what to do with Grandma’s treasured item (is it really a treasure?). All are welcome to bring...
07/18/2019
BRANDON – The rain finally let up and the area enjoyed four of the finest days in memory. The fields are drying and the Otter Creek is receding. Larvae counts during early and mid-June were low. Beginning June 22nd and continuing into July several “hot spots” appeared in several towns. In Leicester (Depot Station and Jerusalam Rd), Brandon (Syndicate Rd, Champlain St) , Salisbury (Swamp Rd) and Pittsford (Pomainville Wildlife Management Area, Depot Hill Rd) where they were very high. Those areas were treated by hand with larvicide. While the dry weather has reduce the wet nesting and hatching...
07/18/2019
WEYBRIDGE — Vermont State Police are investigating a recent break-in at the Lemon Fair Insect Control District (LFICD) office on Weybridge Street, during which the culprit(s) stole several items, including an Olympus SZ-6045 Zoom Stereomicroscope, an Adam CPW Plus industrial scale and a Nikon D80 camera.  VSP Trooper Josh Gurwicz said the burglary occurred sometime between July 12 and July 15. The LFICD office is located within rented space in the Weybridge Congregational Church’s former carriage barn.  Anyone with information on the case should call Gurwicz at 388-4919. You can also submit...
07/18/2019
ORWELL — On Saturday, July 27, two characters from the Revolutionary War return to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell for a time-traveling interview.  This is the annual “Inquiry into the Revolutionary Mind” program, which year featuring two men in the caring professions — Dr. Jonathan Potts and Rev. Thomas Allen. The program begins at 2 p.m. Modern day historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin will interview Potts and Allen, who were responsible for the physical and spiritual well being of the soldiers at Mount Independence. Potts was physician-surgeon for the...
07/18/2019
ALBURGH — Growers will get an update on ongoing and innovative crop and soil research trials at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh as part of the 12th annual Crops and Soils Field Day, July 25.  The event, sponsored by the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils program, will feature a tour of the farm (located at 487 Line Rd.), workshops, exhibitors and a tasting tent where participants can sample food products from local vendors. In addition, UVM researchers will share highlights from the last 12 years of their research at the farm.  The field day will get underway at 10...
07/18/2019
PANTON/STARKSBORO — Two Addison County farms were among the 18 Vermont working lands businesses and service providers that were recognized in June at an event celebrating the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative. The initiative was created by the Legislature in 2012 to stimulate economic development in the agricultural and forestry sectors.  Gov. Phil Scott and Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts recognized each grantee at the Intervale Center in Burlington. The location was chosen to emphasize the importance of working lands businesses to Vermont’s economy and heritage.  For 2019, the...

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