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Music in the air

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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TALENTED YOUNG MUSICIANS from Vergennes Union High School performed March 1 for the annual Black and White Cabaret. A standing-room-only audience enjoyed tasty treats and then music of the Commodore Jazz Ensemble, the Commodore Singers and vocal/instrumental combos. Among those performing were Commodore Singers Ally Atkins, left, Caitlin Walsh, Sydney Tarte, Bess Gramling, Ben Clark and Aidan Gardner.

Photo courtesy Julie Gramling

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Blue note

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SENIOR SAXOPHONIST MAX Ratti-Bicknell takes a solo in front of the Commodore Jazz Ensemble during the Black and White Cabaret at Vergennes Union High School earlier this month. The cabaret raised funds for the VUHS band and chorus trip to Philadelphia next month.

Photo courtesy Julie Gramling

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Hey, world — Pokey Stick is here! Local teens create outdoor game

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The students at the North Branch School, an independent middle school in Ripton, are holding the first-ever Pokey Stick World Finals in March to support fundraising for children in Haiti.

Pokey stick is a game invented by the students at the school. Using components of tag and hunting, as well as elements from the novel “The Lord of the Flies,” contestants use the school’s 10 acres of woods and fields to play a unique and thrilling game of hide and seek.

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Take down bird feeders in spring

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting them.

Bears are very fond of suet and bird seed, especially black oil sunflower seed. Bringing feeders in at night doesn’t work, because bears will still feed on seed that is spilled on the ground.

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Scholar to speak on blending religions

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Why do American yogis blend Hinduism, Buddhism and Native American religions in their homilies and practice? More generally, why does American spirituality routinely blend indigenous and Asian traditions as evidenced by the “New Age” section of the average American bookstore?

Middlebury College visiting lecturer Amanda Lucia will address these questions in an April 6 lecture titled, “Romanticizing the Premodern: Charting Indices of Indigenous and Asian Religions in Contemporary American Spirituality.”

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Amphibian guides needed in Salisbury

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — In early spring amphibians abandon the protection of their upland wintering sites to move to lower, wetter sites where they gather and lay eggs. Some amphibians put themselves in jeopardy by crossing roads to get to their reproductive sites. Depending on local vehicle traffic, entire amphibian populations can be wiped out in the process.

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Village2Village Project to host benefit dinner April 1

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — These three pictures are taken of the same little Ugandan boy, over six weeks. Emergency surgery and four weeks of enriched nutrition have saved three-year-old Elvis’s life. But he needs two more surgeries and a lot more food before he grows up into the healthy little boy that he can be. The “Old Bones,” a country and gospel music group, want to help.

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Screenagers' film aims to help parents, kids communicate

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The public — particularly parents — is invited to see a screening of “Screenagers — Growing Up in the Digital Age, next Wednesday at Vergennes Union High School.

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Literary magazine to hold release party March 28

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — After receiving submissions of photos, stories, poems, artwork — and even a song — from across all towns in Addison County, Zig Zag Lit Mag is ready to release its second issue.

In celebration, the editing board has invited the public to attend a release party as a chance to build relationships between local writers and artists. Zig Zag was founded to support these artists, and encourages their readers to do so as well, with their motto: Read Local. Write Local.

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Tour du Mont Blanc slideshow to take place at Starksboro library March 29

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — The public is invited to join Deb Van Schaack Wednesday, March 29, 7-9 p.m. at the Starksboro Public Library for a slideshow about the Tour du Mont Blanc, a hiking trail that she hiked with her daughter Hannah in the summer of 2014.

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