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Middlebury 'Sleep Out' yields more than $46K to help homeless

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — John Graham Housing & Services’ (JGHS) fourth annual “Sleep Out,” held near the Otter Creek Falls in Middlebury overnight from Dec. 2 to 3, raised more than $46,000 for programs helping homeless people in Addison County.

Elizabeth Ready, executive director of JGHS, said the impressive total is likely to climb even higher as participants and donors confirm their pledges and hand in their checks during the coming days.

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UPDATED: Four sent to hospital after explosion rocks aerospace plant in Vergennes on Friday

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By John McCright



VERGENNES — A handful of people were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained in an explosion at the United Technology Corp. Aerospace plant in Vergennes just before noon on Friday.

An explosion rocked the Panton Road plant that employs 775 people who make equipment for the aerospace and defense industry.

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Northlands students, Vergennes Lions team up for toy drive

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Collection barrels are out for the holiday toy drive, and playthings are being donated, according to Vergennes Area Lions Club “Toys for Vermont Kids” Committee Co-Chair Sue Hays. Donated toys will be distributed through local food shelves and will stay in the Vergennes and Bristol area communities.

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Learn about genealogy in a hands-on workshop at Bixby on Dec. 16

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — As a part of the Bixby Memorial Library’s Coffeehouse Series and following the success of genealogist Ann Watson’s workshop in August, the Bixby and Watson are offering a hands-on instructional session in genealogy research this coming Saturday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Watson will be available to help participants work on their own family research, answer questions, and suggest resources. This will be a hands-on work session appropriate for beginners to experienced researchers. Bring your genealogy problems and questions

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New exhibit brings 'more light' to Vergennes

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Northern Daughters welcomes a new exhibit to their gallery on Main Street in Vergennes. “more light” opened on Dec. 1 and will be on view through Jan. 28. The show features small works from six artists who work in a range of media, including watercolor, oil painting, encaustic and collage. Exhibiting artists include Anne Cady, Pamela Smith and Sobelman Cortapega — who are regularly exhibited at Northern Daughters; as well as three artists exhibiting with NoDa for the first time: Edward Holland, Julia Jensen and Molly Bosley.

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Zig Zag asking for writing and artwork submissions

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — “Zig Zag Lit Mag,” Addison County’s arts and literary magazine, is issuing a call for submissions of writing and artwork for its fourth issue. Submissions will be accepted from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31. Submissions are open to those who live, labor, or loiter in Addison County, Vt.

Issue 3 received the highest volume of submissions in the magazine’s history.

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VUHS honor roll

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following students have been named to Vergennes Union High School’s honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

12th Grade

High Honors: Ally Atkins, Lance Bergmans, Anneke Boelens, Sierra Chamberlain, Mason Charlebois, Lillian Clark, Adelaide Cushman, Norah Deming, Kayla Gevry, Nora Hatch, Kristina Jochum, Erin Lawrence, Benjamin Praamsma, Aaron Premont, Alivia Roach, Lianna Sargent-Maher, Bailey Smith, Megan Tarte and Marigrace Wojciechowski.

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Broadway Direct taps a dozen years in Vergennes

Posted on December 4, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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There’s nothing quite like a Broadway show. They are simply magical.

If you’ve never been, picture this: As the sun sets, Broadway lights up. The strip is radiant with lights bounce off the theater signs, reflecting on buildings and damp city streets. People bustle down the sidewalks, others hop out of double-parked cabs, scurrying out of the chilly city air and into ornate theaters. Once seats are taken, the actors are ready, the orchestra is tuned and sets are in place, the velvet curtains go up on show after show.

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City shelter, others help new mom to get fresh start

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — At just three weeks old, tiny Hunter holds the distinction of being the youngest resident of the John W. Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes.

He doesn’t realize he and his 28-year-old mom, Sammie, don’t have a home of their own.

But Sammie plans to change all that, and she’s getting a big lift from John Graham Housing & Services (JGHS), the nonprofit that runs the Vergennes shelter and five multi-unit apartment buildings in the county.

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Vergennes church to host concert to help local families

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — For the second year, the Vergennes Congregational Church is hosting a musical event to aid Addison County neighbors in need. The Church sanctuary will echo with music from many performers on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.

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