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Guns & Schools: ACSD board urges lawmakers to act on gun control

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday endorsed a resolution urging legislative leaders to pass “common-sense gun violence prevention legislation” during the 2018 legislative session, and for Gov. Phil Scott to promptly sign that legislation into law.

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FFA building leaders and stewards for the future

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — FFA is a national organization founded by a group of young farmers in 1928. To this day, Vermont’s agricultural traditions are both preserved and modernized thanks to the dedication of today’s generations of stewards of the land, livestock, production, as well as their associated research and management practices.

Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, the group is now known simply as FFA to represent the broader scope of its mission.

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Middlebury to host WinterFest extravaganza this Saturday

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The volcanic allure of Chili Fest this year will surrender to the frigid beauty of snow sculptures and other fun features of the town’s first annual “WinterFest” celebration, planned for noon to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Middlebury Recreation Park.

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Learn about agro-tourism at Feb. 28 workshop

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — ACORN, the non-profit community organization based in Middlebury, next week will host a workshop for farmers on agricultural tourism showcasing best practices for safely engaging with visitors. This business development workshop is an opportunity to bring together food producers for peer-to-peer sharing.

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Spirit in Nature will honor Rodney Olsen

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Ron Slabaugh



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Spirit in Nature is a local non-profit organization whose major work is to maintain and improve the paths in the woods off Goshen Road in Ripton. The Spirit in Nature (SpIN) Paths are used by many locals and, from notes in the guest book at the entrance kiosk, enjoyed by international visitors as well.

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Movie reviewer previews 2018 Oscars

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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After a lukewarm movie year, most of the Oscar nominated films are in theaters now. If you missed any, all are worth seeing before Oscar night on Sunday, March 4. Hollywood not only saved the best for year’s end, they reassured us that there are some brilliant performers of all ages still acting for our pleasure.

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Vermont Gas pushes for rate decrease

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SOUTH BURLINGTON — Vermont Gas last week announced it has asked the Public Utility Commission to approve a 3.8 percent rate reduction beginning this coming November.

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Local FFA chapters mark National FFA Week

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Feb. 19 – Feb. 23 is National FFA Week 

Students who take part in FFA at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center are eager to dispel myths and rumors about their beloved organization. In an article for the Career Center’s biweekly newsletter, “The Trade,” chapter leaders created a brief FAQ to educate the community and help increase interest and awareness of the opportunities FFA provides:

Q: FFA is just for farmers... and hicks, right?

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As population ages, local agencies figure out how to feed area seniors

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — According to 2016 data provided by the Vermont nonprofit Age Well, 19.9 percent of Addison County residents — nearly one in every five — are age 65 years or older. That’s up from 13.4 percent in 2011.

As Addison County’s elderly population continues to grow, so does the strain on the organizations charged with making sure that demographic does not go hungry.

That was the message delivered last week by a variety of human services providers who make up the Hunger Council of Addison County.

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Civil War Heritage Trail is taking shape

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — After years of planning, the Vermont in the Civil War Heritage Trail is taking shape along the Route 7 corridor from Bennington to the Canadian border. The trail was born out of a desire to link key American Civil War sites in the Green Mountain State — museums, historic sites, exhibits and more — and educate by making this important history more unified and accessible.

Howard Coffin’s 2013 book “Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont” has served as a reference and inspiration for the trail.

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