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Five-town arts guild asks local donors to take a seat

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Attendees at next week’s Fourth of July celebration in Bristol will get yet another chance to be sitting pretty — by bidding on one-of-a-kind, work-of-art chairs painted by local artists. The 5 Town Friends of the Arts’ “Chair-ity” event is part of the group’s annual silent auction fundraiser.

“Funky chairs can be really fun in your house,” said Chair-ity organizer Vera Ryersbach.

Six local artists are contributing this year’s chairs they have painted in a variety of creative and funky ways:

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Mount Abe honor roll

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following students have made the Mount Abraham Union High School Honor Roll for the second quarter.

GRADE 9

Work Habits Highest Honors — BJ Bennett, Jnana Breck-Arndt, Josie Brennan, Faith Brinkman, Emma Campbell, Jackson Gepfert, Alexis Kouwenhoven, Cole Kouwenhoven, Camille Lyons, Sean Meyer, Sydney Minnerly, Sydney Perlee, Jonas Schroeder and Maizy Shepard.

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Tour de Farms sets earlier date this year for biking tour

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — After running its bicycle tour of Addison County farms in September for many years, ACORN’s 10th annual Tour de Farms this year has been moved a month or so earlier.

The Tour, one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours, will be held Sunday, Aug. 6, in and around Bristol. This year’s route will follow 28 miles of rolling hills and backcountry roads through the Champlain Valley’s quintessential pastoral landscape.

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Mount Abe student wins Hildene writing award

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MANCHESTER — Mount Abraham eighth-grader Madison Shepard was honored in a statewide essay competition last month for her writing on climate change.

Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester, paid tribute to 13 eighth-grade students at a celebratory luncheon there on May 21. The event honored the winners of the 11th annual Hildene Lincoln Essay Competition.

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Local Lions distribute donated eyeglasses

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — From July 2016 to June 2017 Vermont Lions Club members have been quietly collecting eyeglasses from the public and stashing them away in the basement of Vergennes Lion Brad Howe, the chairmen of the effort. 

On June 14, under Howe’s direction, members of the Vermont clubs delivered about 15,000 pairs of eyeglasses to the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) in West Trenton, N.J. More than 3,000 of those glasses were from the Lions Club donation boxes in Brandon, Middlebury and Vergennes.

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Leadership and backstory set this Bristol teen apart

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For those who know him, it’s no exaggeration to call 17-year-old Victor Hinojosa of Bristol a pillar of the community.

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Bristol Police Log: Police week filled with safety, security and fun

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs assisted with a “Fun Day” event at Bristol Elementary School on the afternoon of June 8 by blocking off the roadway in front of the school so youngsters could make chalk art on the pavement in front of the school.

Gibbs did not encounter any problems.

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Volunteers strike out on path to build Trail Around Bristol

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — When Bristol resident Porter Knight put out an all-points bulletin for anyone interested in working on a Trail Around Bristol to attend an exploratory meeting, she hoped she’d get at least six people.

She was telling herself, “If I get six people, I’ll be like, ‘This is good. This is a good working group.’”

The meeting this past Wednesday drew more than 40 participants, who spent the evening brainstorming and emerged with the beginnings of an action plan to make this long-standing dream a reality.

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Lincoln painter turns skills to repurposing found objects

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Buttons. “That’s what started it all,” Reed A Prescott III explained a few weeks ago in his studio-shop on Main Street in Bristol. Buttons are what redirected Prescott’s attention from his 20-plus-year career as a landscape painter.

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Bristol reopens search for new town administrator

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — After its prime candidate to replace departing Town Administrator Therese Kirby declined a job offer, the Bristol selectboard is reopening its search for a new top manager.

“We offered the job, and the gentleman we offered it to didn’t accept so we’re going back out. That’s the gist of what’s happening,” said Selectboard Chair John “Peeker” Heffernan.

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