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feature http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/620/all en Bristol woman ready to hit century mark http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206bristol-woman-ready-hit-century-mark <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12231" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206bristol-woman-ready-hit-century-mark"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/100yroldHazel0445.thumbnail.jpg" alt="100yroldHazel0445.jpg" title="100yroldHazel0445.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DESPITE TURNING 100 years old this coming June 27, Hazel Devino still lives on her own, quilts, and cooks her own food. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash; Hazel Devino was born the year Fenway Park was built &mdash; 1912. It seems she was destined to be a big Red Sox fan.</p> <p> &ldquo;I love it when the Yankees get beat,&rdquo; she said in an interview last Friday.</p> <p> &nbsp;Devino watched the ballpark&rsquo;s 100th anniversary ceremony on TV and enjoys watching the games.</p> <p> &ldquo;I watched that celebration a couple weeks ago,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Oh, it was something, wasn&rsquo;t it?&rdquo;</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. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12219">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206bristol-woman-ready-hit-century-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury feature Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:23:24 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12219 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Beloved pet inspires Sox fan to write winning essay http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206beloved-pet-inspires-sox-fan-write-winning-essay <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12230" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206beloved-pet-inspires-sox-fan-write-winning-essay"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/rhiannacarr0111.thumbnail.jpg" alt="rhiannacarr0111.jpg" title="rhiannacarr0111.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RHIANNA CARR OF Orwell recently won the Red Sox Kids Nation community service essay competition. Carr was selected among 900 other essayists who entered this competition. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy"> ORWELL &ndash;&ndash; When Rhianna Carr, 12, learned that she won a Boston Red Sox Kid Nation community service contest, she couldn&rsquo;t believe it.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> &ldquo;I was so happy I started crying and I was just jumping,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;I almost passed out when I found out, I was so happy.&rdquo;</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Carr, an Orwell resident and big Sox fan, entered a contest run by Kids Nation, the Red Sox youth fan group.</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. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12217">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206beloved-pet-inspires-sox-fan-write-winning-essay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell community service feature Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:17:06 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12217 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Love strikes a chord at Mount Abe http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202love-strikes-chord-mount-abe <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10859" style="width: 149px;"><a href="/201202love-strikes-chord-mount-abe"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/VDaysingers7178.thumbnail.jpg" alt="VDaysingers7178.jpg" title="VDaysingers7178.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="149" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION High School a cappella singer Lane Russell, center, is serenaded in a school hallway by fellow singers, including Tyler Jewett, left, and Quinn Davis on Valentine’s Day. Student singers spent the day serenading students, teachers and staff as part of a school tradition that began in 1999. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Every Valentine&rsquo;s Day since 1999, the halls of Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School have resonated with love songs. The Mount Abe a cappella singing group has turned the day of love into a playful tradition of surprising, embarrassing and tickling their fellow students with tunes from the heart.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10858">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202love-strikes-chord-mount-abe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol arts education feature Featured holidays Mt. Abe Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:30:10 +0000 Andrew Stein 10858 at http://www.addisonindependent.com King sets motherly love to music http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202king-sets-motherly-love-music <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10845" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201202king-sets-motherly-love-music"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/songwriter0570.thumbnail.jpg" alt="songwriter0570.jpg" title="songwriter0570.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AFTER ORWELL MUSICIAN Michael B. King’s mother passed away and his band of 18 years broke up, he became inspired to write new songs about mothers and their children </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Michael B. King&rsquo;s music ranges from blues to rock to reggae, but these days it&rsquo;s taken on a different theme: Many of his new songs are about mothers and their children.</p> <p> The 55-year-old Orwell resident spread his own mother&rsquo;s ashes this past summer, around the same time that his band, The Jesters, broke up after an 18-year run. Both milestones made him step back and think about his next project.</p> <p> &ldquo;I knew I had to replace my music with something,&rdquo; he said.</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. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10846">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202king-sets-motherly-love-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell arts feature Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10846 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Boardman marks 100th birthday http://www.addisonindependent.com/201111boardman-marks-100th-birthday <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9901" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201111boardman-marks-100th-birthday"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/boardman094.thumbnail.jpg" alt="boardman094.jpg" title="boardman094.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LIFELONG CORNWALL RESIDENT Frances Boardman, seen here in 2008 with her husband Charles, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Monday, Nov. 14. </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Frances Boardman was in charge of baking the cake for just about every one of her family members&rsquo; birthdays until a fall &mdash; ironically, in the kitchen &mdash; forced her to retire her pots and pans around two years ago.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Well, Boardman will be celebrating her own birthday on Monday, Nov. 14, and someone else is in charge of the cake.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> And they&rsquo;d better bring a lot of candles.</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. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9896">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201111boardman-marks-100th-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury 100th birthday feature Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:00:03 +0000 John Flowers 9896 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Sole sisters http://www.addisonindependent.com/201107sole-sisters <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8473" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201107sole-sisters"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Green Mountain 200m relay 028.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Green Mountain 200m relay 028.jpg" title="Green Mountain 200m relay 028.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE TEN ADDISON County women and two New Hampshire women pictured above ran a combined 200 miles in just under 29 hours on June 18 as part of the Green Mountain Relay Race. The women are, from left: Nicole Wilkerson, Andrea Solomon, Shauna Lee, Kera Hurlburt, Molly Costanza Robinson, Amey Ryan, Amy Roberts (front), Diane Munroe, Lauri Richer, Leigh Bears, Laura Turner, and Jenny Carter-Nixon with her daughter Amelia. </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Running 200 miles alone is a feat that only a select number of ultra-endurance athletes can accomplish. As a group of Addison County women found out on June 18, tackling the distance as a team still offers a significant challenge, but also leads to a fun, exciting and rewarding weekend &mdash; especially when the course runs right through the heart of Vermont.</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. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8471">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201107sole-sisters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont feature running Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:00:23 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8471 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Orphan flees war-torn Sudan and builds a new life in Vermont http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106orphan-flees-war-torn-sudan-and-builds-new-life-vermont <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8210" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201106orphan-flees-war-torn-sudan-and-builds-new-life-vermont"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Garang2 (2).thumbnail.JPG" alt="Garang2 (2).JPG" title="Garang2 (2).JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PETER GARANG DENG will appear at 51 Main in Middlebury this Wednesday to talk about his life as an orphaned refugee in Sudan and how he created a life for himself in Vermont. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Born in one of the world&#39;s poorest countries, Peter Garang Deng, 25, was an orphan by the time he was 5 years old. To make matters worse, his native land, Sudan, was consumed by civil war and the family who took him in beat and starved him, he said.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> But the Burlington resident managed to flee his country, get an education and come to Vermont to start a new life.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8193">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106orphan-flees-war-torn-sudan-and-builds-new-life-vermont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury event feature Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:00:28 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8193 at http://www.addisonindependent.com