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Group surveys families’ interest in pre-­kindergarten

Posted on September 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Act 166, a law passed by the Legislature in 2014, mandates that Vermont school districts provide 10 hours/week for 35 weeks (school-year) of pre-kindergarten to 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children (not in kindergarten) at no cost to families.

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WIC program switching to electronic benefits card

Posted on September 14, 2015 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — The estimated 750 Addison County recipients of Women Infants and Children (WIC) benefits will see some major changes in the manner in which they access their benefits, as well as in the variety of foods at their disposal.

Here’s the biggest change: Beginning next spring, the state will end home delivery of WIC food packages and will instead issue an electronic benefits card to clients. Those clients will, as of May 1, 2016, be able to shop for their own WIC-eligible foods at local supermarkets, such as Shaw’s and Hannaford.

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Gardening on the wild side

Posted on September 14, 2015 |
By Judith Irven



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I love our pond bed. Filled with robust perennials and grasses, many of prairie origin, it is more reminiscent of a meadow than a garden bed. And, situated at the far end of our back garden, it creates the perfect transition to the true meadow, full of the wild, dusky-pink Joe Pye Weed, on the other side of the pond.

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Hannaford offers free auto safety checks

Posted on September 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Auto Class will provide a free, 29-point vehicle safety check or a reasonably-priced oil change on Thursday, Sept. 24, in conjunction with the United Way Days of Caring.

Those who make an appointment will be offered two options:

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Arts Beat for Sept. 21: World-class musicians to perform tango in Brandon

Posted on September 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



Astor Piazzolla is the single most important figure in the history of tango. His innovative style, which came to be known as Nueva Tango, renewed the tango tradition. A unique group of Vermont musicians will come together to present Piazzolla’s tangos at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater.

The Piazzolla Project brings together the talents of four world-class musicians to explore the surprising and always passionate sounds of the Argentinean composer. Two husband-and-wife duos joined forces to establish the Piazzolla Project. 

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Lawmaker fields questions on school consolidation act

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



LINCOLN — Community members brought questions straight to the source last week, when the Lincoln Community School Board hosted a question-and-answer session on the new Vermont law encouraging school consolidation with a lawmaker who helped shepherd Act 46 through the Legislature.

“We thought that a community forum on an important piece of legislation like this is always just a good starting point for any community going through changes,” said Rebecca Otey, Lincoln Community School Board chair.

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ACTR bus company cruises past 2 million mark in riders

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has just eclipsed the 2 millionth rider mark, a substantial achievement for a non-profit organization that got its start 23 years ago coordinating individual rides for transportation-challenged residents.

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Walkers, get ready for Woofstock

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is hosting Woofstock: Walk for the Animals, on Saturday, Sept. 19. This is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Memorial Sports Center in Middlebury. The 2-mile walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Dogs are invited and encouraged to participate. The event will culminate with a 40th birthday party for the shelter, complete with cupcakes, party favors and music. 

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Interfaith group to share thoughts on a moral economy

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Interfaith Action will host a statewide series of discussions titled “Building Vermont’s Moral Economy.” Public Assets Institute will co-sponsor the series and provide a presentation at each event. One of those discussions will be held in Middlebury on Friday, Sept. 25, from 8-9:30 am. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Main St.

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Purcell opera to play at Town Hall Theater

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Opera Company of Middlebury will present one of the glories of English music, “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell, in three semi-staged concert performances at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury the weekend of Oct. 16.

This will be the first time Opera Company of Middlebury (OCM) will present a Baroque opera. “Dido and Aeneas” premiered in 1689 and is generally considered the first great English opera.

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