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Labor historian to talk about grassroots struggle against poverty

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Labor historian Annelise Orleck will recount the struggle for welfare rights by Las Vegas women in the 1970s in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. Her talk, “What if Poor Women Ran the World?” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Orleck will tell the story of nine African American union maids in Las Vegas who challenged welfare cuts and built a long-lasting, vibrant anti-poverty program run by poor mothers.

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Maritime Museum appoints new directors

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Mike Smiles has resigned as Executive Director of LCMM effective Dec. 31 to pursue new opportunities.

“Mike has made valuable contributions to the museum during his tenure,” said Bob Beach, President of the LCMM Board of Directors. “Through his innovative approaches to enhancing and expanding our educational programs and partnering with AmeriCorps, Mike has positioned LCMM as a vital Expanded Learning Opportunity Provider. We wish Mike the best in his future endeavors.”

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IPJ Real Estate celebrates new location

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — IPJ Real Estate recently moved to a new location on Middlebury’s Main Street.

Now located at 34 Main St., the new office is situated a few doors down from the company’s previous space. The new office provides work space for each of the agency’s four active Realtors, the licensed agent assistant, the office manager, as well as private meeting space. IPJ’s business has grown by 20 percent in the last couple of years and they had simply outgrown the other space.

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Artists' miniature Christmas trees to be raffled at Sheldon Museum

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Twelve colorful, decorative miniature  Christmas Trees are on display at the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, each decorated by accomplished local Addison County artists. The trees will be on display through Dec. 20, when they will be raffled off to support the education and exhibit programs of the museum. 

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Man killed in a Middlebury house fire Wednesday

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — A 96-year-old man lost his life in a fire at his home on Murdock Court in Middlebury on Wednesday evening.

The Middlebury Fire Department received a call reporting a fire at 7 Murdock Court — off Weybridge Street — at a little past 7:30 p.m. The call came from a family member who came home and found the house filled with smoke. He informed authorities that the man may be inside.

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ANWSD to hear teacher salary pitch

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Teacher representatives of the Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) are scheduled to present their proposals regarding salary, benefits including health insurance, and grievance procedures for the 2017-2018 school year at the next meeting of the negotiation committee. That meeting will take place next Monday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Vergennes Union High School library.

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College students produce podcasts about local dairy farms

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — “I think the dairy business is a lot like a roller coaster,” said Phil Livingston, one of the nine Addison County dairy farmers interviewed by a team of Middlebury College students as part of their senior capstone work.

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Lions gather toys and glasses

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
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VERGENNES — There are numerous barrels around the Bristol and Vergennes area placed by the Vergennes Lions Club to help support the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Kids program. Every new, unwrapped toy will be going to children in this area. Money donated will be used to purchase gift cards for needy teenagers. At the last Vergennes Lions Club meeting, Betty Kipp, representing the Vergennes Community Forum, presented a check to President Jim McClay to help toward the gift cards.

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MUHS wrestler will compete Down Under

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School wrestler Dustin Davio has been selected to compete in the 29th annual Down Under Sports Tournament in Australia next summer. Davio is junior who wrestles at 138 pounds for the Tigers.

Last winter as a sophomore, Davio finished sixth in the Vermont State Meet wrestling at 132 pounds. His coach, Ethan Raymond, says Davio has even greater drive and maturity this season.

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Celebrate solstice at the Waterworks in Bristol

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
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BRISTOL — Come one, come all to the annual Winter Solstice gathering at the Waterworks property in Bristol. This long-running celebration, co-sponsored by The Watershed Center and Vermont Family Forests, will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the Norton Brook Reservoir, a half-mile walk from the parking area at 4783 Plank Road.

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