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Local doc helped at Arizona border shelter


DR. LINN LARSON, right, pauses for a moment with two nurses in the medical clinic at the Casa Alitas migrant shelter in Tucson, Ariz. The Middlebury Family Health physician recently volunteered her medical expertise at the converted monastery that is helping new immigrant families at the southern border. Photo courtesy of Linn Larson

MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Linn Larson has treated scores of migrant farm workers during her two decades as a volunteer with Middlebury’s Open Door Clinic.

In Middlebury, Robison to lead teen center


CICILIA ROBISON, A recent Middlebury College graduate and AmeriCorps volunteer, has been named new executive director of Addison Central Teens, which runs youth programming and after-school activities at its center at 77 Mary Hogan Drive. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — Cicilia Robison has for the past year served the Addison Central Teens (ACT) center and its programming as an AmeriCorps member. On Aug.

Vergennes' Strong House Inn gets new owners


AMY AND MICHEL Djordjevic in late May purchased the 14-room Strong House Inn on West Main Street in Vergennes. They hope to enhance the establishment’s already solid financial footing and reputation by hosting more events, sprucing up the rooms and grounds, and possibly adding a new building within in the next few years. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — The new owners of the Strong House Inn in Vergennes conducted a multi-year, multi-continent search for the right lodging property before buying the 14-room, 4.9-acre bed-and-breakfast o

Birds skip out on annual banding


FRED POGMORE LOOKS over a flock of Canada geese at a previous year's bird-banding event. Photo by David Sausville

ADDISON — On July 2, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VFWD) was forced to cancel a bird banding event at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area which was scheduled for July 3.

Middlebury groups launch 30/30 walking challenge


MORE THAN 40 Middlebury area walkers gathered this past Tuesday on a 30-day campaign to walk a mile a day. The initiative is a cooperative effort by Porter Hospital, RISE Vt and Neighbors, Together to not only get daily exercise, but also to realize how close to downtown shopping area parking lots are.

MIDDLEBURY — On Tuesday, July 16, over 40 people gathered in the Mary Hogan parking lot to go on an evening stroll.

Vermont Film Showcase to kick off Midd film festival


DIRECTOR MIKE LEONARD takes on the challenge of visiting every town in the state of Vermont in his documentary “One Town At A Time.” This feature is part of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and will screen on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m., at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival will kick off its fifth annual festival with a Vermont Film Showcase on Thursday, Aug.

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