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Elaine Ittleman paintings on display at Jackson Gallery

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Elaine Ittleman paints large abstract landscapes. Bold and colorful, they have an improvisational feel and apparent joie de vivre. Ittleman is passionate about art and has been painting for over 20 years in various media including oil, watercolor and pastel. Her work has evolved through impressionistic landscapes to a more abstract approach. She will exhibit 14 recent oil paintings in the Jackson Gallery from May 19-June 25. An artist’s reception will be held this Friday, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

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Law would shield farmworkers from ICE

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., earlier this month introduced legislation to shield farmworkers from deportation and to put them on a path to earned legal status and eventual citizenship.

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Regulations, future of ag top farmers' worries on statewide listening tour

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
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VERMONT — Throughout February and March, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets held a Listening Tour to gather feedback and ideas about farming in our state. Over the course of six weeks, the agency hosted meetings in five and towns and cities, including Middlebury. More than 300 farmers and community members attended.

“The suggestions and ideas shared by participants were insightful, and covered a wide range of topics,” said Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts recently.

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Grants for innovative water quality projects available

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
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COLCHESTER — The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking applications for water quality-focused conservation innovation grants in Vermont.

USDA-NRCS in Vermont will invest up to a total of $225,000 for projects that spark the development and adoption of innovative conservation technologies and approaches that address water quality. The maximum award amount for any project will not exceed $75,000 in fiscal year 2017.

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State issues logging guide for landowners

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
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MONTPELIER — Landowners considering logging on their land can now benefit from a series of simple and concise guides, designed to address the most common questions about timber harvests.

Gov. Phil Scott and Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder recently introduced “The Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest.” These guides encourage wisely planned harvests that support forest health while maintaining or enhancing wildlife habitat, protecting water quality, and encouraging opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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Meet the singers of Il Trittico this weekend

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
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MIDDLBEURY — Opera Company of Middlebury (OCM) has assembled an extraordinary cast of professionals for their June production of Puccini’s rarely performed gem, “Il Trittico.” Fourteen singers have joined this year’s company. On May 21, OCM offers an up-close, personal preview of the singers in a Meet the Singers concert and reception at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury this Sunday at 5 p.m.

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Vt. Folklife Center will host storytelling workshop this Friday

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) will host a day-long workshop on Friday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Storytelling for Social Change” will introduce attendees to collaborative documentary and storytelling skills, interviewing skills, and the design and planning of project ideas. The workshop will be held at the VFC headquarters in Middlebury, at 88 Main St.

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VUHS juniors selected for Green Mountain Boys' State

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
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VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Post 14 will be sponsoring five VUHS delegates to this year’s Green Mountain Boys’ State, held June 18-23, at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont: Lance Bergmans, Mason Charlebois, Casey Kimball, Aaron Premont, and Ethan Sausville. Alternate Ethan Sausville will also attend in place of Ben Praamsma, who was also selected but is unable to attend. 

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Super-large photos, audio interviews on exhibit

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — To celebrate the opening of their new exhibit, the Vermont Folklife Center will host a public reception and gallery talk on Thursday, May 25, from 4-7 p.m. “The Dames” is an exhibition of large format color portraits paired with audio interview recordings, featuring members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the state of Vermont.

Complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including an assortment of “tea sandwiches,” craft cheeses, produce, and more will be served. The gallery talk will commence at 5:45 p.m.

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CVUUS to host rhubarb festival June 3

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The eighth annual Rhubarb Festival is comingSaturday, June 3, to the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (CVUUS) on Duane Court in Middlebury, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be an abundance of homemade rhubarb pies — but come early for strawberry-rhubarb. Sweets and savories will also be for sale. Acafé,opening at10:30, will offer a sandwich or salad lunch for $5, including a dessert of rhubarb crisp with (optional) whipped cream, and choice of coffee, tea, lemonade.

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