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Human Powered Parade to roll through Bristol

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For bike advocate and youth leader Melanie Kessler using human-powered transportation is all about joy.

To celebrate that exuberance and to empower others to create their own human power, the 38-year-old Bristol resident is organizing the first annual Human Powered Parade and Celebration, which will be held May 20 in Bristol.

Kessler describes it as a “possibility parade for all things that roll petroleum free.”

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Mt. Abe plans day-long safety event

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — On Friday, May 5, Mt. Abraham Union High School will host workshops and presentations by numerous organizations, creating a day-long, campus-wide event with a ‘personal safety’ theme for students. The fair, developed by faculty and students in partnership with the Youth Safety Council of Vermont and with support from Co-operative Insurance Companies, will showcase safety knowledge from across Vermont.

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Bristol American Legion honors Preston and LaRose for service

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — During the month of March, the American Legion celebrated its birthday, and this year marks the 98th anniversary of the American Legion.

During this month’s Annual Birthday Dinner, Bristol American Legion Post 19 recognized five individuals for their continuous membership in the American Legion and two individuals for their outstanding service and commitment to their communities with the Legion’s Above and Beyond Awards.

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Instructor to share insights on Aikido

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL– Aikido holds a unique place among martial arts forms.Although it includes the lineage of ancient forms, Aikido was developed in Japan in the twentieth century. The One World Library Project brings Aikido practitioner and instructor Linda White to Lawrence Memorial Library on Thursday, April 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. to discuss and demonstrate this non-violent martial art form.

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Mary's Restaurant sous chef drawn to 'comfort food with a twist'

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What do you do when the adults leave town? Why, throw a party of course!

Owners of the Inn at Baldwin Creek and Mary’s Restaurant in Bristol, Doug Mack and Linda Harmon, are away in Italy for a culinary tour. So naturally, their daughter/bartender Laura Mack and sous chef Carin Fredette are throwing a kitchen-takeover party from April 5-9.

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Moira Smiley comes home for roots revival

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Since she was 12-years-old, Moira Smiley has been recording people singing and speaking. “I’ve always been more of a listener than a speaker,” she said in an interview last month. It’s part of her mission as an artist: “to broadcast the notion that the human voice is vastly flexible and sensitive. And if we pay attention, we can understand each other on a deeper level.”

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Bristol woman faces third embezzlement charge in seven years

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



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BRISTOL — A Bristol woman, who recently completed a 21-month federal prison sentence, is facing her third embezzlement case in seven years following a report of money disappearing from a local market, court records show.

Billie LaFlam, 44, of Mountain Road has been ordered by judges to make more than $100,000 in restitution in recent years.

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Village2Village Project to host benefit dinner April 1

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — These three pictures are taken of the same little Ugandan boy, over six weeks. Emergency surgery and four weeks of enriched nutrition have saved three-year-old Elvis’s life. But he needs two more surgeries and a lot more food before he grows up into the healthy little boy that he can be. The “Old Bones,” a country and gospel music group, want to help.

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Bristol lauds its departing town administrator

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol Town Administrator Therese Kirby will not be renewing her contract when it runs out at the end of the fiscal year. Instead, Kirby, informed the selectboard late last month, she and her husband would be moving to Brookfield to be closer to friends and family and build a home there.

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Meet the chef: Sarah Wisell from Hatch 31 in Bristol

Posted on March 20, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Thirty-one Main Street in Bristol has seen its fair share of turnover. Most recently it was ND’s Bar, before that, Dan’s Place, Reggie’s and No-Knee’s. Now it’s Hatch 31.

Sisters Sarah and Kayla Wisell, and their cousin Roberta Sinnock opened Hatch 31’s doors two years ago this May with the help of their father/uncle Matt Wisell. They spent the first month renovating the place.

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