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Middlebury gets spooky as Halloween draws near

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Better practice your cackle, dig out your best wig, find a vessel to collect treats within and head downtown on Sunday, Oct. 29. Yet again, the Better Middlebury Partnership will bring an outstanding Halloween event for kids of all ages and adults to the town of Middlebury.

Hay bales, festive games, face painting and costumes will decorate the town green for the tenth annual Middlebury Spooktacular. Rain or shine, the green will be alive with music, dancing, costumes and tasty treats like cider donuts, loved by all ages.

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Fuel assistance available to low income Vermonters

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WATERBURY — AHS Secretary Al Gobeille and DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz recently announced that Vermont anticipates receiving approximately $18.9 million in federal funds for this year’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) also known as Seasonal Fuel Assistance. This is a three percent increase over last year. The funds will help about 20,000 low-income Vermont households to heat their homes this winter by paying a portion of their home heating bills.

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Area rowers compete in James Wakefield Rescue Row

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Every year in the fall, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum holds the James Wakefield Rescue Row — a competitive series of rowing races among youth rowers. This year, under overcast and drizzly skies, 155 youth rowers from Vergennes, Mt. Abraham, Champlain Valley Union, South Burlington, Rice Memorial, North Haven (Maine), Rockland (Maine), and Belfast (Maine) high and middle schools came to compete in the races.

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Shalom Goldman to speak at Sheldon Museum dinner

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Professor of Religion Shalom Goldman is the keynote speaker for the Henry Sheldon Museum’s Annual Dinner Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the college’s Kirk Alumni Center at 217 Golf Course Road in Middlebury.

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Cornwall's Sunrise Orchards gets boost to help grow apple business

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



CORNWALL — Sunrise Orchards Inc. of Cornwall recently received a portion of the $9.9 million in financing that the Vermont Economic Development Authority approved last quarter to help support commercial, agricultural, energy and small business projects in Vermont. The apple producer received its financing as part of nearly $3 million approved through VEDA’s agricultural loan program, the Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation, of VACC.

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Book sale coming up at the Bixby

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Friends of Bixby Library in Vergennes will host their final used book sale of the year beginning Friday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Shacksbury to celebrate its new Vergennes cidery

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Shacksbury Cider will mark the formal opening of its Vergennes cidery and tasting room on Saturday, Oct. 28. The public is invited to come see what the hard cider maker has set up in the Kennedy Brothers Building at 11 Main St.

The event will include hard and sweet cider from Shacksbury, as well as beer from Hired Hand Brewing Co. in Vergennes, food from the Almost Home food truck, and music from The Balladeer & The Bluesman. Festivities will also feature apple pressing and lawn games, as well as an outdoor fire pit. Halloween costumes are welcome.

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Farm equipment grants available

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
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VERMONT — Farmers seeking financial help paying for environmental protection equipment are facing a Dec. 1 deadline to apply for funds through a state grant program.

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Bristol-area fire departments launch food drive

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
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BRISTOL — The 10th annual Fill the Firehouse food drive to benefit the Have A Heart Food Shelf in Bristol will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Each Firehouse in the five-town area — Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro — will be open and accepting donations of non-perishable items. There will also be a drop off site in front of Shaw’s in Bristol.

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Proposals for Audubon environmental education grants due Oct. 30

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — Applications for the Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) annual grants are now available. This Environmental Education Grant program awards Addison County teachers with grants of up to $800 to support the OCAS mission of encouraging a culture of conservation.

Traditionally these applications are due in December. To better serve teachers’ planning needs, this year the deadline has been moved forward to Oct. 30. Funds will become available Jan. 1 for use during 2018.

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