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June 22nd, 2017

Starksboro program teaches kids life skills through farm chores

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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STARKSBORO — Unbound Grace, a youth program in Starksboro, doesn’t just teach kids to ride horses.

“This program connects children to recognize their strengths. And they’re empowered and set out on their life journey to take those talents and embrace them to their greatest ability and then share them back with the community,” said Kerry Kurt, who founded and runs the program.

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Foodaroo moves to historic Marble Works for a great third year

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Before you freak out, repeat after me: change is good… change is good… change is good.

So what’s changing? Foodaroo is moving its festivities this year to the Marble Works. For the past two years, the event closed down Merchants Row for an evening of Vermont food, music, activities and fun. But the downtown construction this summer presented a number of challenges, so Lisa and Andy Mitchell (who put on the event with their company Middlebury UndergrounD, or MUD) decided to relocate.

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Mary Hogan kids enjoy a day in the sun and on the track

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On June 8, the fifth- and sixth-graders from Mary Hogan Elementary School participated in the school’s annual track and field meet, the brainchild of longtime physical education teacher Mike Quinn. 

Quinn, now retired, created the event years ago as an enjoyable way to introduce elementary school students to the sport of track and field and to celebrate both physical fitness and the impending end of the school year by being outside in the spring weather. 

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Lyme disease cases surge this time of year; local mom spreads awareness

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON/MONTPELIER — While May is officially Lyme Awareness Month, it might as well be renamed Lyme Awareness Summer 2017.

Or better yet, Tick Awareness — March to November.

That’s because with warmer, shorter winters and higher rainfall amounts, black-legged ticks are multiplying and moving north. Vermont has been experiencing a steady increase in the number of Lyme disease cases and in the last few years earned the dubious distinction of having the highest per capita incidence of Lyme disease in the U.S.

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Rail bridges tops town to-do list

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Advancing replacement of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges dominates the local selectboard’s list of 12 priority projects for 2017-2018, a list that also includes making other investments in the community.

The seven-member selectboard released its project priorities list last week, following a major discussion earlier on its 2017-2018 agenda. The chart here shows the list as published on the town’s website.

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Gran Fondo gearing up for gap-to-gap rides on July 1

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — For the first time in its four years of welcoming riders from around the globe to Addison County’s world-class bicycling routes, the Vermont Gran Fondo next week will invite cyclists to literally ride into the event’s après-ride party.

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Contract forced on some Otter Valley staff

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Otter Valley United Union School Board and the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board unanimously voted to impose a contract on paraeducators and bus drivers at a joint meeting on June 13.

The move came a year after the

last contract agreement and 10 months of negotiations, fact finding and mediation. An impasse was declared in November.

Each side returned to the table on May 30 to try and settle on an agreement, but the board’s final offer was rejected by the paras and driver’s union members.

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Abenaki artists to present their heritage at Maritime Museum this weekend

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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What does it mean to be an Abenaki in today’s world? What does it mean to be an Indigenous artist? Native identity finds expression in different ways with each generation. A new exhibit at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM), Alnôbak: Wearing Our Heritage, presents wearable art, such as garments, regalia and accessories, by contemporary Abenaki artists, together with photographs and prints that reflect previous generations.

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