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01/16/2020
Come honor Martin Luther King Jr. by dancing with each other, feeding each other and singing your favorite freedom song or spiritual at a Free Community Potluck, Dance and Sing at Bristol’s Holley Hall on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 6-8 p.m. The event will include West African drumming. Bring extra food to share with others, as well as your own utensils and plates. Email pattyheatherlea@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions for songs. The Bristol Recreation Department is sponsoring this family friendly event. Speaking of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of local AmeriCorps volunteers will take...
01/09/2020
Attention basketball fans: A panel discussion featuring Jackie MacMullan of ESPN, Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe, and longtime Sports Illustrated writers Jack McCallum and Addison County’s own Alexander Wolff will take place Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. in room 216 of the McCardell Bicentennial Hall on the Middlebury College campus. The highly decorated participants on this panel have a combined total of nearly 200 years of covering basketball. Listen to them address the state of the game, swap stories and take questions during this free event. The Middlebury Community Players will hold...
01/02/2020
The Vergennes High School/Vergennes Union High School Alumni Association will hold its annual alumni/seniors basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Commodore Thomas Macdonough Gymnasium at VUHS. The good-natured joust raises money to help fund projects benefitting the school and its alumni. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Adults $4, students $2, under 6 free. Family package $10. For info or if you are interested in playing, call Lissa Gebo at 877-2879. The Bridport Book Club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 8, to discuss “Their Eyes Were Watching God...
12/26/2019
Due to significant support and energy from the Bristol Recreation Club, Bristol Recreation Department and dedicated volunteers, the town ice rink will be holding a loosely organized pickup hockey night on Sundays. The fun starts at around 9 p.m. and the hockey will last as long as your wheels hold out. If you haven’t been, the Bristol rink is regulation-size with meter-high boards, full-size goals, lights and a warming hut. If you want to participate, bring a stick and your skates. It’s located off Airport Road near the Rec Fields. A donation jar will be in the hut, and financial...
12/12/2019
Attention: Open enrollment for the Vermont Health Connect program ends Dec. 15. “Open enrollment” is the time each year when any Vermonter can enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through Vermont Health Connect. If you’re already enrolled in coverage through Vermont Health Connect, open enrollment is the time when you can change plans. The Office of the Health Care Advocate is a free resource for you. They can help all Vermonters with Open Enrollment questions or with problems related to health care. Call 1-800-917-7787 or email HCA@VTLegalAid.org to speak with a Health Care Advocate. Learn more...
12/05/2019
This year’s ceremonial lighting of Starksboro’s Memory Trees is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 22, at 6:45 p.m. at the local Baptist Church. The ceremony is expected to last 15 to 20 minutes. This annual event celebrates community residents and their loved ones and features the reading of the names of individuals being honored. The suggested minimum for a bulb to honor an individual is $3. Larger donations are gladly accepted, as all proceeds benefit the Starksboro Volunteer Fire Department. Please submit the name(s) of individual(s) you wish to remember or honor no later than Thursday, Dec. 19,...
11/27/2019
Starksboro’s Annual Holiday Project drive has begun. The local fire department auxiliary, in collaboration with Robinson Elementary School, is collecting financial donations for this very worthy and much-needed program. Donations, used to help families give their children a nice holiday, may be dropped off at the Starksboro Town Clerk’s Office or mailed to: Starksboro Holiday Project, P.O. Box 91, Starksboro, VT 05487. Don’t miss Salisbury’s 14th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Salisbury’s Veterans Memorial Park (across from Maple Meadow Farm)....
11/21/2019
The Lincoln Library is hosting a donation box for winter work clothing for Addison County farm workers during the month of November. The box is on the library porch. In particular need are vests and jackets of sturdy insulated fabric (such as Carhartt or Dickies type), hooded sweatshirts (especially thick or insulated type), thermal shirts or underwear, down vests or jackets, warm hats, gloves and socks. No scarves please. Donations in men's sizes medium, small or extra small are especially needed and some large boys sizes would also be helpful. Attention to those driving in Middlebury: The...
11/14/2019
Attention, theater enthusiasts: The Middlebury Community Players’ “Company Be” is sponsoring the reading of a new play, “Hetty,” this Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, at 1197 Exchange St., in Middlebury. There is no admission charge, and no reservations are required. The play is about Hetty Green (1834-1916). Known as the “Witch of Wall Street,” she was the wealthiest woman in the world during America’s Gilded Age. She was also one of the cheapest, living a miserly existence that made her the object of scorn and ridicule. History hasn’t been very kind to...
11/07/2019
With Vermont’s youth deer hunting weekend coming this Saturday and Sunday, young hunters are encouraged to help Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 23 biological reporting stations. Addison County reporting stations include Buxton’s Country Store at in Orwell and Rack ’N’ Reel near the intersection of Route 7 and 17 in New Haven. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will have personnel at 23 reporting stations around the state between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (unless the store closes earlier) through youth weekend. Along with having their deer examined and aged...

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