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Erin Cummings http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/187/all en Nop creates unique metal castle http://www.addisonindependent.com/201008nop-creates-unique-metal-castle <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5323" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201008nop-creates-unique-metal-castle"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_castle.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_castle.jpg" title="web_castle.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MATT HUTCHISON, LEFT, and Lou Nop pose with their children outside the steel castle Nop has created behind his Middlebury home. Nop, owner of Nop’s Metal Works, was inspired to build the castle with his children after traveling to Ireland last summer with Hutchison, his brother-in-law. The castle features a tower accessible by a ladder and will feature front doors and gate when completed. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy">MIDDLEBURY — Drivers heading down Route 7 south of Middlebury will undoubtedly notice a structure on the side of the road that may give the impression that one is in the countryside of Ireland rather than in rural Vermont.</p> <p class="Bodycopy">This structure is Louis Nop’s newly erected metal castle, located in the backyard of his Route 7 home.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5324">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201008nop-creates-unique-metal-castle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Mon, 02 Aug 2010 17:00:10 +0000 George Altshuler 5324 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol village bridge closes for repairs http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007bristol-village-bridge-closes-repairs <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5283" style="width: 162px;"><a href="/201007bristol-village-bridge-closes-repairs"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_southstreetbridge9305.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_southstreetbridge9305.jpg" title="web_southstreetbridge9305.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="162" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A CAR MAKES it across the South Street Bridge in Bristol Tuesday before it was closed after a Vermont Agency of Transportation inspection found serious structural deficiencies. It is expected to be closed until 2012. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy">BRISTOL — The bridge across the New Haven River at South Street in the Bristol village closed for repairs Tuesday and will not open again until 2012 at the earliest, according to Bristol Town Administrator Bill Bryant. </p> <p class="Bodycopy">The Vermont Agency of Transportation, known as VTrans, inspected the bridge last week as a follow up to an inspection last October. </p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p>MIDDLEBURY — While painting a wooden step stool that she constructed herself at the Rosie’s Girls summer camp this Monday, 13-year-old Amanda Moricette explained why she is attending the three-week camp at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury.</p> <p>“I joined Rosie’s Girls to make new friends and learn how to build stuff,” she said. Her favorite part? Learning how to use the power tools.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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When the two sets of twins are reunited, it sparks a comic series of arrests and false accusations brought about by the constant mistaking of one brother for another.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-indent: 9pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"">LINCOLN ­— When she reached her mid-forties, Khenmo Drolma was diagnosed with cancer and given five years to live. The diagnosis pushed her to dedicate herself completely to the religion that she had been dabbling in since she was 30, Buddhism.</span></p> <p style="text-indent: 9pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"">“That experience gave me the incentive to make a full spiritual commitment to Buddhism,” Khenmo said. </span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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Many sightings of bears in Addison County have been reported in the last two months. Photo by Vicki Nolette </div> </div> </div> <p>ADDISON COUNTY — On the evening of June 28, a black bear demolished a steel fence at Paul and Kristin Francoeur’s home on Shackett Road in Leicester, following the scent of grain that had been freshly laid out for the Francoeurs’ alpacas.</p> <p>Kristin Francoeur explained that alpacas are protective of their food, and it appears that when one of the animals stood up to the bear he hit it with a fatal blow that broke its neck and burst an artery.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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Now, with the help of other local businesses, she has come up with just the plan she was looking for. </p> <p>“I wanted to find a way to give back to the community, and I enjoy reading with my daughter tremendously,” Jenne explained.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p>VERGENNES — As Lisa Sprague enters a classroom at Vergennes Union Elementary School carrying a bundle of freshly harvested vegetables, she is confronted with a throng of students hoping to help her do whatever is necessary to make the food ready to eat.</p> <p>Such a scene has become not uncommon for Sprague, the food service manager at VUES. The school recently kicked off the second year of its student garden, which not only produces food for the school lunch program but also gives students hands-on lessons in many subject areas. </p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/4945">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201006vergennes-education-takes-root-school-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes education Mon, 21 Jun 2010 17:30:06 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 4945 at http://www.addisonindependent.com