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MIDDLEBURY — For a quarter-century, Otter Creek Bakery owners Ben and Sarah Wood and their faithful employees have been brightening their many customers’ days with a great cup of coffee and a variety of decadent pastries and wholesome salads and sandwiches.
There are two types of outdoor writers: those who categorize outdoors enthusiasts into different types and those who don’t. By contrast, when it comes to actually doing some specific outdoor sport, there are four types of persons. I have observed these four categories in every outdoor sport I’ve paid any attention to: backpacking, biking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, etc.
VERGENNES — At the annual meeting of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners last month in Albuquerque, N.M., Vergennes veterinarian Joe Klopfenstein was shocked when he was called up to the podium. He’d been named the 2010 Bovine Practitioner of the Year.
“It was totally unexpected,” said Klopfenstein, who owns Vergennes Large Animal Associates and who last year became a board certified specialist in his field with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. “I had no idea it was coming.”
LINCOLN — The rejection of the Lincoln Community School (LCS) bond proposal might just be a blessing in disguise, Lincoln residents said at last night’s school board meeting.
ADDISON COUNTY — A new, statewide body to spur innovations in Vermont’s agricultural industry is set to begin work.
BRISTOL — Paul Reiber, chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, on Friday at Mount Abraham Union High School kicked off a series of talks he’ll deliver around the state, the goal of which is to further educate students about their country’s judiciary system.
Dubbed “Beyond Labels,” Reiber hopes to emphasize in the discussions the importance of escaping what he calls our society’s “tendency to try and boil down problems into easy and articulable phrases,” that can lead to over-simplified judgments. It’s a problem that he believes is rampant in today’s culture.
MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County (UWAC) officially launched its 2010 fund drive on Thursday by sending around 600 community volunteers to toil at many of the local nonprofits that will share in what officials hope will be a bounty of financial donations.
United Way officials this year have set a campaign goal of $775,000 — the same financial goal that was set last year. An ongoing sluggish economy conspired to leave UWAC $40,000 short of that fund-raising finish line, but campaign organizers — led by co-chairs Pam and Erin Quinn — are optimistic for a better result for 2010.