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December 30th

Lions and Marine Corps League bring presents to needy families

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club recently heard from the Marine Corps League of Vermont, Donald G. Cook Detachment, members Herbert Drew and Gene Courtright about the Toys for Kids (formerly Toys for Tots) program the League runs each year starting around the first of November. Their goal is for every needy child in Vermont receive at least two presents each holiday season.

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Warren Kimble painting to benefit Henry Sheldon Museum

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Internationally known Vermont artist Warren Kimble donated his painting “Barn on the Hill” to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, to be raffled to benefit the museum’s exhibit, education and archive programs. The painting reflects the Vermont landscape and vernacular architecture so prevalent in Kimble’s folk art paintings. Valued at $8,000, the painting sparked excitement; over 700 raffle tickets were sold over a period of several months, bringing raffle sale proceeds of $6,000 to the museum.

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Hazardous waste disposal free in county

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District in Middlebury received a grant of $24,549 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The grant is used to help fund household hazardous waste collection and disposal for the district’s 20 member towns.

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Scholar to talk about challenges to the West

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Visiting Scholar, lecturer and author Stanley R. Sloan will examine the current challenges posed to the West’s values and interests in a talk at Ilsley Public Library on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.

His talk, “Defense of the West,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

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Guitarist Asbell to play in Ripton

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The Ripton Community Coffee House, a nonprofit community concert series, welcomes guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Paul Asbell on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ripton Community House in Ripton.

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Vergennes American Legion donates fuel and food to needy

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — During December, American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes focused on the needs of the local community in several different ways.

The Legion Post donated $2,750 to Jackman Fuels’ Heating Assistance Fund and $1,250 to the Vergennes Community Food Shelf, which is housed at the Vergennes Congregational Church. Both donations included funds from the Vermont Pikers, a group of fishermen from the Metro West Boston area who have been coming to Vermont to fish for northern pike each February since the 1980s.

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Commodores girls' basketball move to 5-1

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team on Monday night ended their non-league schedule about as well as could have been hoped when December began — with a 55-23 victory over visiting Harwood that allowed the Commodores to finish 2015 at 5-1.

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Middlebury boys' hockey shuts out Rutland, reaches 5-0-1

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Dec. 23 defeated host Rutland, 5-0, to remain unbeaten at 5-0-1 heading into three home games this week. Entering this week, Woodstock (5-0) was the only other undefeated team in Division II.

The Tigers are set to play two games vs. New York teams at the Memorial Sports Center in their annual holiday tournament, against Northeast Clinton on Wednesday and Lake Placid on Thursday. Those games were played after the early holiday deadline for this edition of the Independent.

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