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Turkey day

MORE THAN 2,000 turkeys fill a barn at Stonewood Farm in Orwell last week. The farm raised 22,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving this year.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Tag team

ROBINSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL third-graders Oren Bentley, left, and Thompson Davis work together to operate a hand-cranked grinder in their classroom last Thursday....

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Hard at work

FOURTH-GRADER JAE Quin Tomasi grinds Abenaki corn in his classroom at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro last Thursday morning.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Old school corn

A BOWL OF CORN awaits grinding by Robinson Elementary School third- and fourth-graders last Thursday morning. The students grew their own corn as part of their study of...

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Making a move

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE SOPHOMORE Sidney Portner makes a move toward the Trinity goal Saturday afternoon. Middlebury swept Trinity over the weekend with a 2-0 win Friday and...

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Early opening!

MEMBERS OF THE Stratton Mountain School drove up to Middlebury College’s Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton early Monday morning to get precious early-season training...

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Paving the way

RIPTON’S ABI JEWETT, an accomplished slalom and giant slalom skier on the national junior circuit and a Green Mountain Valley School senior, recently earned a nice...

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Solid foundation

A STONE FOUNDATION under a small barn in Orwell withstands the test of time.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Some bear

ETHAN HALLOCK, 10, of Ferrisburgh, shows his first ever big game animal, a 201-pound black bear taken on opening day of youth deer hunting season. 

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Early turkey day

ORWELL VILLAGE SCHOOL cook Jackie Holzworth serves turkey during the school's annual Thanksgiving celebration lunch last Thursday. Holzworth and her staff peeled 75...


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STARKSBORO — It’s the Thursday before Thanksgiving — the day the Robinson Elementary School cafeteria dishes out its holiday meal...
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BRISTOL — An estimated 13 million American kids go hungry. In Vermont, it’s estimated that 13 percent of all households are food...
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Get ready because this is the week — the week when holiday cheer becomes socially acceptable for the season. Holiday songs will start...

Editorial

In an interesting discussion of the future of Middlebury’s Downtown Improvement District, members of the DID commission, the selectboard and area businesses were right last Tuesday night at the selectboard meeting to question a continuation of the status quo. As it has been for the past 21 years, additional taxes have been assessed on the 119 affected downtown commercial properties to make improvements to the downtown. The initial...

Sports

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The second-ranked Middlebury College field hockey team rolled to a 4-0 victory over No. 1 Messiah in Sunday’s NCAA Division III final to claim the program’s second national title in three years and third overall.

The 20-2 Panthers scored three times in the first 18 minutes and used strong defense and goaltending and good ball movement to deal the defending champion Falcons (22-1) their first loss...

Feature

  The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would...
ADDISON COUNTY — Area deer hunters enjoyed the second best opening weekend of rifle season since 2005, bringing 242 bucks to an Addison County weigh station on this past Nov. 11 or 12. That...

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Sports Column

Talk to an athlete and you are almost certainly talking to an injured athlete. Maybe not at the moment, but somewhere along the line he or she will have twisted an ankle, suffered a concussion, broken a bone, torn some cartilage, or suffered the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in a knee. My own list includes too many ankle sprains to remember, at least one concussion, two broken bones, and surgeries to remove torn meniscus in a knee and scrape a bone spur out of an ankle joint. Virtually any athlete can tell a similar story. But unlike two of the best high school girls...
TOWN HALL THEATER and Homeward Bound will host “The Bow Wow Film Fest,” a dog-centric film festival that will screen twice on Nov. 25 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving. By Greg Pahl After several seasons of Internet Cats, Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound decided to switch things up a bit with a Film Festival devoted entirely to dogs at 2 and again at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25. The Bow Wow Film Fest is a traveling, dog-centric film festival that celebrates,...

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