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United Way launches $660K fund drive

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — The United Way of Addison County on Sept. 21 officially launched its 2018 fund drive with a new goal, under new leadership.

UWAC officials have set a target of $660,000 for this year’s fund drive, which is $10,000 more than last year’s goal of $650,000 and the first time in several years the organization has set a higher financial target than the previous year. Money raised will help a variety of Addison County nonprofits providing such services as childcare, food and mental health counseling to area residents in need.

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Porter affiliation with UVM network yields gains

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Approximately a year and a half into its affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network, Porter Medical Center is reaping the promised rewards of a more stable budget, more streamlined operations, shared resources, and improved technology.

And within the next three or four years, the partnership is expected to yield some major new amenities for PMC, including a state-of-the art electronic medical records system, a new medical office building and a more modern transportation system for critically ill patients.

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VUHS students take a stand for peace and justice

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — With words, art, song and dance, Vergennes Union High School students on the afternoon of Sept. 21 made impassioned pleas for peace, justice and acceptance for all people around the world, in the nation and in the halls of their school.

The occasion was the 14th annual VUHS all-school Peace One Day assembly to honor the United Nations International Day of Peace. The event, normally held outside on school grounds, was moved into the VUHS gym due to rain.

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Bristol family's foundation makes international impact

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — The Wells Mountain Initiative began with a simple act of friendship.

As a 16-year-old student at Mount Abraham Union High School, Jordyn Wells traveled to Ghana in West Africa for a study-abroad program. In the coastal village of Kopeyia, just north of the tropical Atlantic, she met Victoria Ghalley and forged what would become a lifelong friendship.

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Local women teach Chinese to children

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Friends May Poduschnick and Joanna Doria have routinely impressed folks with the simple act of speaking Chinese with their respective children.

“People have told me for a long time, ‘You should teach Chinese,’” Poduschnick said.

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Roundabout considered for Route 7 in Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Agency of Transportation could install traffic lights at the North Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 with Stage and Old Hollow roads within three years, according to a VTrans memo. But a roundabout at that location could be another option, according to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC).

Ferrisburgh and regional planning officials last week said they were encouraged by a VTrans pledge to study the intersection and plan for upgrades to an intersection town residents and officials alike have said is dangerous.

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Helen Porter unveils rehab, ARCH upgrades

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing residents and patients are enjoying two much-anticipated gifts this week: newly renovated facilities, and a return to more placid conditions after five months of hammering, sawing and drilling.

Bread Loaf Corp. workers on Thursday, Sept. 20, were putting the finishing touches on a major project at the Middlebury institution that provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term health and memory care.

The work at Helen Porter has produced:

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Cornwall house is a labor of love for Habitat crew

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — With its great elementary school, sweeping vistas, stately homes and proximity to the shire town, Cornwall has earned a reputation as being one of Addison County’s “high-rent” communities.

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Home sweet home: Candy store owners open motel

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Naturally after Blanca Jenne and her husband, Brad, bought the Greystone Motel on Route 7 South in Middlebury late last year, they wanted to update the property. “This place needed a lot of love,” Blanca Jenne says. “The furniture was from the ’80s and ’90s.” First the place was cleaned top to bottom, and new beds and bedding were also at the top of the list. Some new drywall and carpet were installed.

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Brandon artist Tecari Shuman: 'Colors are important to me'

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — “Colors are important to me.”

So begins Tecari Shuman’s artist statement in his catalog of paintings.

“I don’t know exactly why, but they are. It goes back to my landscaping days. I noticed that certain colors just go well together — just feel right. Working in the landscape, I became connected to nature. Through this intimate relationship, I discovered that I am nature … that we’re all nature.”

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