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Make your own holiday ornaments using recycled materials

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Sarah Pope



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I always enjoy the challenge of creating something really lovely out of materials that have been discarded, neglected, thrown out or otherwise deemed unworthy. These holiday ornaments are fairly simple to make with materials you already have at home, and can be a fun family project, so put on the holiday music, heat up some hot cocoa and have some fun.

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Brandon will be hosting festive events this holiday season

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — You can start your holiday season off with a meaningful and enduring tradition of remembrance in Brandon — the Brandon Memory Tree. Donations of $1 per name in memory of your loved ones help light the tree. Names will be printed in the Brandon Reporter newspaper.

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December brings Chocolate Walk, Candy Cane Hunt, winter concerts and more to Bristol

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Bristol will be bustling with a full month of holiday activities and celebrations through December, offering great excuses to visit one of Addison County’s quaintest villages.

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Very Merry Middlebury kicks off the holidays Dec. 2

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County’s shire town will be pulsing with holiday magic throughout the month of December, thanks in part to the Better Middlebury Partnership’s month-long Very Merry Middlebury. Plus various churches, Middlebury College and the town also have activities to put you in — and keep you in — the spirit of the season

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The 'Little City' offers a large dollop of holiday spirit

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — In Vergennes you not only get to finish up the Christmas season with Santa Claus, as the jolly old elf stops by your home on the night of Dec. 24, but you can also kick off the holidays with Santa. Everyone is invited eat breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2, to kick off a day of traditional activities known as the Vergennes Holiday Stroll.

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Live animals bring Christmas story to life

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — On Christmas Eve a Middlebury church will host its most unusual parishioners of the year, as Smarty, Jackson, Sven, William Tell and Lulu take their place in St. Stephen’s eagerly awaited Christmas pageant.

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A walk in the woods yields more than a 'perfect' Christmas tree

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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RIPTON — This year, given the dismal rain and unseasonably warm weather, we needed a different sort of adventure for getting our family Christmas tree, so we plunked down $5 at the National Forest ranger station in Middlebury and headed into the hills.

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Operation Christmas Child accepting boxes for needy kids this week

Posted on November 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



Locations in Middlebury and Vergennes this week become local drop-off points for the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child. During National Collection Week, Nov. 16-23, each location will collect shoeboxes packed with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement from generous area donors.

This year, local project coordinators hope to collect 7,450 shoebox gifts to deliver to children in need overseas.

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Jessie Raymond: 'Nothing' is best Christmas gift ever

Posted on December 30, 2014 |
By Jessie Raymond



Between noon on Thursday, Dec. 25, and 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, I accomplished nothing.

I therefore count this as the best Christmas ever.

Unlike most families, we don’t do much after Christmas morning, which we spend opening gifts, drinking coffee and devouring a braided cinnamon Christmas bread like zombies eating brains.

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Clippings: My parents know the value of quality time

Posted on December 23, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



Dear Mom and Dad,

It’s Sunday night, a few days before Christmas, and we’ve been scurrying around getting things ready for the holiday — cleaning, wrapping gifts … Sarah and the girls took a sled down to the brook and collected pine boughs, then they decorated the house, made it look and smell like a festival. I spent half the day in the office getting things ready to take a day off.

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