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New Middlebury electric car charging station juices up vehicles much faster

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Green Mountain Power has partnered with the town of Middlebury to open a new station for charging electric cars — one that charges car batteries faster than earlier technology. The utility is also offering grants to pair solar power producing arrays with electric car charging stations.

The new NRG EVgo Freedom Station off Mill Street in downtown Middlebury was sited in Addison County so that it would be at a convenient location between Rutland and Burlington.

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Fresh Air photos

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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FRESH AIR VISITOR Keymani Sykes and host sibling Elena Bronson stay cool on a hot summer day in Vermont in the photo on the right, and, left, Elena and Keymani smile for the camera. The photos, taken by Vicki Wright Bronson, were recently announced to be the winners in the Fresh Air Fund’s 2015 Photo Contest in the categories Laketime Fun and Summer Sisters. 

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Panton man, Addison girl take gold at atlatl contest

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — At the 20th annual Northeast Open Atlatl Championship at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison on Sept. 19, 31 competitors from five states battled the breezes to test their skills. The event, a highlight of September’s Vermont Archaeology Month, is New England’s longest running event using the atlatl, the ancient spear-thrower used around the world before the development of the bow and arrow. Contestants are challenged in tests of accuracy, distance and the International Standards Accuracy competition.

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Five-town Arts seeks grants applicants

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
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BRISTOL — Five-Town Friends of the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its fall round of community grants. The Community Grants program helps to fund experiences and events in the fine arts, performing arts, history and other cultural experiences to enrich the lives of people living in Monkton, New Haven, Bristol, Lincoln and Starksboro.

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Mt. Abe teens promote seat belts

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
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BRISTOL — Members of the Mount Abraham Union High School Vermont Teen Leadership Safety Program reminded drivers and passengers arriving at school on Sept. 30 to buckle up for safety.

In addition to observing and counting the rate of seatbelt use, the students gave out “tickets” to anyone who was not buckled up and rewarded those wearing safety belts with a treat and a “thank you.”

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American apprentice builds boats in Japan, to speak about it in Bristol

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Douglas Brooks of Vergennes will tell his personal story of apprenticing with elderly Japanese masters to build five unique and endangered traditional Japanese boats in the program “An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan” on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. The presentation is hosted by the One World Library Project and sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council through its Speakers Bureau.

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Middlebury College students to host family literacy programs

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s Page One Literacy program will host two family events this fall.

First is a “Robert Frost Walk” in Ripton on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 1-3 p.m. Families are invited to join Middlebury College students for a poetry walk on the Robert Frost Trail. The 1.2-mile loop offers poetry stops along with way. There will be snacks and games as well.

In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Kirk Alumni Center at Middlebury College. Visit sites.middlebury.edu/page1/ if the weather is questionable.

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MUHS students earn top musician honors

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School musicians Sophie Saunders, flute, and Haven Tate, bass trombone, have been selected to perform with the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Honors Concert Band in Nashville, Tenn., in late October. Only four students from Vermont were selected for this honor.

Saunders and Tate will rehearse for three days with other top students from around the United States, culminating in a performance on stage at the Grand Ol’ Opry.

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Ferrisburgh wildlife program on tap for Oct. 21

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Vermont’s Department of Fish & Wildlife Conservation Planning Biologist Jens Hilke will present “Where the Wild Things Are,” a program and conversation about local wildlife, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Ferrisburgh Community Center and Town Offices.

The event includes a historical look at the region and discussion of who lives here, current issues, and what can be done to protect vital habitat.

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Scarecrow sighting

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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TWO WELL-DRESSED VISITORS enjoy the fall flowers in one of the GFWC Orwell Fortnightly Club gardens on Main Street in Orwell. Garden Committee members Sharon Macedo, Rita Swogger, Kelly Norris, Cheryl Weseman and Anne Harper take turns tending the garden from May through frost. The club welcomes new members: call Loretta Lee at 948-2091 if you are interested. 

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