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March 9th, 2011
Last year, fifth-grade students at Ferrisburgh Central School made a video showcasing their school's local, healthy food initiatives.
In January, the video won the grand prize in “The Reel Farm to School,” a statewide school video contest sponsored by Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), the Orton Family Foundation, Vermont Public Television and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Hartland Elementary and Randolph Elementary won second and third place in the contest.
Driving up into the mountains on Sunday, I was initially undecided whether to head into lesser used trails, or confine my late afternoon ski to more groomed terrain. Noting the piles of fresh snow everywhere, but untracked paths at all my favorite trailheads, I decided that the old racing skis I had brought would lead to a far more pleasurable ski on the well groomed trails of the Rikert Ski Touring Center at the Middlebury College Breadloaf Campus.
Our newsroom staff gathered at the Addison Independent offices for the annual Town Meeting Day rush — the calls, the faxes, the emails, and the frantic rush to finish everything in time for the Thursday paper.
And of course, the liveblog.
Read the replay of the evening's results as they came in, and read our final result coverage from all of the Addison County towns (and Brandon).
On the Ball: Seeds are planted
That time of the year is here, where postseasons overlap and local fans have a full menu of options. Well, almost full — the Middlebury College men’s hockey team lost in the NESCAC quarterfinal round on Saturday, its earliest exit ever.
This Wednesday, the big city will get a taste of Addison County's rural charm.
On Feb. 16, the weekday "Chronicle" feature on Boston's ABC affiliate will highlight our county and its residents — among them quidditch-playing Middlebury College students, the Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, the Rikert Ski Touring Center in Ripton, Lincoln author Chris Bohjalian, Ellie Bryant's tree house bed and breakfast in Lincoln, and Middlebury lawyer Peter Langrock.
Shoreham resident Blanca Flores wasn’t prepared for the snow when she moved to Vermont from El Salvador in the winter of 2006.
She also wasn’t prepared for the food.
At the time, her husband, who had already been working in the United States for about nine years, was a farmhand at Kayhart Farms in Waltham. That was where Flores first encountered things like baked beans and peanut butter — foods she’d never come across back home.
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