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Bixby to host blowout book sale on Vergennes Day

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — What did you spend your summer doing?

Friends of the Bixby have sorted and shelved an array of summer donations of used books and they will open the doors for a two-day sales event at the end of this week.

As part of Vergennes Day celebrations, everyone is invited to come in Friday, Aug. 25, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for first dibs on newly received books. Or, come by on Saturday, Aug. 26, during regular sale hours, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., when many of the offerings will be set up in front of the library (weather permitting).

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Get ready for a big scoop of the Little City; Vergennes Day is Saturday

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Vergennes Day kicks off its 36th year this Friday, Aug. 25, with the monthly Vergennes Arts Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. and a street dance on the City Green featuring the music of “The Hitmen” from 7 to 10 p.m. The kick-off street dance is sponsored by the Masons’ Dorchester Lodge 1 F&AM.

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City Lions honor Long Trail owner

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club this summer recognized Michael DiPalermo, owner of Long Trail on the Falls Physical Therapy, for his assistance promoting Lions Club projects.

When the club was collecting “Toys for Kids” in December and “Food from the Heart” in February, DiPalermo gave tickets to folks bringing in items for the drives. At the end of the drives, a ticket was drawn giving one donor three months of free use of the facility equipment.

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Bixby offering genealogy tips and tricks

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Join local genealogist Ann Watson of Family Pictures Genealogy on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bixby Library for her workshop “Jump Start Your Genealogy Research: Tips and Tricks the Professionals Use.” This is your opportunity to learn research skills from a professional genealogist.

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Local addiction treatment options expand: Services growing in three area towns

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County will soon see a substantial expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment services for locals who are addicted to narcotic painkillers. That treatment — which includes the prescribing of Suboxone — is now being offered in Middlebury and will soon take root in Vergennes.

And leaders of Mountain Health — a Federally Qualified Health Center in Bristol — confirmed that beginning next month it also will dispense Medically Assisted Treatment, known as MAT.

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Vergennes and Ferrisburgh firefighters earn statewide recognition

Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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ADDISON COUNTY — Firefighters Robert Jenkins of Ferrisburgh and Brian Fraser of Vergennes bring different strengths to their respective departments. But they share at least one characteristic: dedication to service to their communities.

Jenkins’s and Fraser’s service and skills were recognized this month when the Vermont State Firefighters Association gave two of the organization’s top seven statewide awards to the these men.

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Literacy foundation gives away books to combat 'summer slide'

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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VERGENNES — Dozens of children were grinning ear-to-ear recently as they perused stacks of glistening new books the Children’s Literacy Foundation, or CLiF, was giving away for free in Middlebury, Vergennes and Bristol.

That’s right, free.

As part of CLiF’s commitment to encourage summer reading, on Monday, July 24, the nonprofit held storytelling and book giveaways at community hubs in the county’s three largest population centers.

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Vergennes Police Log: Man cited with assault on children

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — On Monday Vergennes police cited 29-year-old Grand Isle resident David Pullman into court for domestic assault on two young children, an assault that allegedly occurred on July 16 in a Vergennes apartment.

The citation issued to Pullman followed an investigation conducted primarily by the Addison County Special Investigations Unit, with involvement from Vergennes, Milton and Winooski police, according to city police.

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Meet the chef: Ian Huizenga of Hired Hand and Bar Antidote in Vergennes

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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This spring, Ian Huizenga, owner, head chef and brewer of Vergennes restaurants Hired Hand and Bar Antidote, received an unexpected phone call. On the other line, a member of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce informed him that’d he’d won a big award: Vermont’s 2017 Chef of the Year.

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Vergennes officials adopt revised city plan

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After a second public hearing, the Vergennes City Council on July 18 adopted amendments to the city plan that would create a Solar Overlay District and related energy policies, fold the Vergennes Downtown-Basin Master Plan into the city plan, and ban ground-floor and basement apartments in the city’s Central Business District.

The Vergennes Planning Commission had written and then adopted the amendments in May after holding its own hearings.

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