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September 19th, 2016

Local teens win international Lego movie competition

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Sixteen-year-old Jack Nop has always been a huge fan of Lego toys and stop-motion film classics like “Wallace & Gromit” and “James & the Giant Peach.”

He decided to combine his two passions a few years ago under the banner of NopFilms to produce several stop-motion Lego videos that have become a fixture on YouTube. Jack’s older brother, Jake, and friend Peter Dickerson also collaborated on the fun filmmaking — which this week paid some big dividends.

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County peace coalition to host 'Day of Peace' on Wednesday

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Peace Coalition will host a U.N. International Day Of Peace event this Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Champlain Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury beginning at 7 p.m.

Among the speakers will be Deborah Felmeth, author of “Syria, Remember Me.” The photos and text in the Waltham resident’s book are gleaned from her 20 years living in Syria. It provides a window into the diverse culture, rich heritage and long history of a country that sadly is much in need of peace right now.

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Museum to demonstrate how people ride High Wheel bikes

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Have you ever wondered how in the world people rode High Wheel bicycles in the late 1800s? Just getting on a High Wheel or Velocipede is a feat in itself, let alone cruising on uneven roads, stopping and dismounting the bicycle.

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Middlebury Fire Department wants to buy a new ladder truck

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury fire officials will receive proposals this week from three companies in the running to build the department’s new ladder truck — the most costly, sophisticated and arguably most important piece of apparatus in the town’s fleet.

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Hunters: Please don't shoot bears with collars

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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SEARSBURG — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people hunting bear in southern Vermont to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and radio collars during this fall’s hunting season. The bears are collared as part of an ongoing study on the effects of a proposed wind energy development within Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.

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Native American artifacts at Bixby part of kids' offering

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — September is Vermont Archaeology Month and Bixby Library will make use of its Native American Collections to present focused programs for children and adults. The children’s program will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17. Children will have a chance to view the Bixby Library collection then work with kits that provide hands-on experience with facsimiles of Native American artifacts.

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City church engages the community

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vergennes has been engaged in a two-year training program exploring how churches can pursue both community engagement and historic preservation.

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Homeward Bound helps pets that were flooded out

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In August, prolonged rainfall in southern parts of Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of houses and businesses. Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, recently openedits doors to cats affected by this natural disaster.

They did so to help open up space in a Louisiana shelter for the influx of stray animals that resulted from the flooding. The 12 felines transferred to the Middlebury shelter range from young kittens to older cats and more are expected in coming weeks.

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