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Lincoln school to celebrate Potato Hill Park opening

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — After years of planning, building and community effort, the Lincoln Community School will celebrate the opening of Potato Hill Park on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

This three-year project began with landscape architect Deina Olstad’s design, which, with community input, was a beautiful, functional and diverse space. The school then received a $100,000 grant from the Vermont Land and Water Conservation Fund, which required a match of cash and in-kind donations. 

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Group helps put local news on Wikipedia

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — A group of Middlebury students are working to expand the number of legitimate sources where digital media consumers can verify a news story. The students are part of an international effort called NOW (Newspapers on Wikipedia), whose goal is to create 1,000 Wikipedia pages by Dec. 15 for local newspapers that are currently not included in the free online encyclopedia. Several faculty members have also incorporated the project into their classes.

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Living with Dying: Books and movies that explore the end of life

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



We are entering a time of year when curling up under a cozy blanket with a cup of tea and a good book or snuggling on the couch with popcorn for a good movie is just what the doctor ordered. We hope you enjoy these recommendations from members of our partnership.

Hospice Volunteer Services in the MarbleWorks section of downtown Middlebury (directly across from the Addison Independent) has an extensive lending library of books and films. Please feel free to visit us and set up a free account!

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Madeleine Kunin to sign copies of 'Coming of Age' memoir in Middlebury — NEW LOCATION

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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UPDATED MIDDLEBURY — Former governor Madeleine Kunin will share, discuss and sign her new memoir, “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties,” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., at Middlebury College, Axinn Center Room 229 (originally announced as at the Vermont Book Shop). Ruth Hardy, candidate for the Vermont Senate, will introduce Kunin as part of the event, which is free and open to the public.

A book signing and reception will follow Kunin’s talk at 8 p.m. in the Axinn Center’s Abernethy Room.

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Red Cross to hold blood draw in Bristol on Oct. 26

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross says that makes it the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others.

Bristol will host a blood donations site on Friday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Mountain Health Center, 74 Munsill Ave.

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Local students graduate from a variety of Governor's Institute programs

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SOUTH BURLINGTON — Every year hundreds of Vermont students participate in the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV). The institutes provide intensive, hands-on learning experiences for young people on college campuses across the state, allowing them to dig into a topic they are passionate about, experience life on a college campus, and make new friends.

This year, 406 Vermont high school students graduated from the 11 summer GIV institutes, including these students from across Addison County:

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In response to opioid crisis, substance-use disorder services expanded

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
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MONTPELIER — Ten Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Vermont — including one in Bristol — were recently awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to further expand access to substance use disorder and mental health services in response to the national opioid crisis. The $2.8 million in new funding, announced in late September, will expand access to integrated services by increasing personnel and enhancing infrastructure.

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Bank volunteers help out in Bristol

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOLCommunity Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts celebrated National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28, by engaging in neighborly activities and donating to community causes.

In total, Community Bank N.A. donated $55,250 to local nonprofits throughout its four-state footprint, with 32 branches across New England contributing $8,000 to local nonprofits of their choice.

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Granville's one-room schoolhouse records organized

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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GRANVILLE — A group of community members recently archived the annual registries of Granville’s 10 former one-room schoolhouses so they will be available for future research projects.

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Sivan Cotel to lead Porter Medical Center's board

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The board of directors of the UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center elected a new slate of officers at its monthly meeting in September.

Elected to be board chairman was Sivan Cotel, the co-founder and director of operations for Stonecutter Spirits in Middlebury. A craft spirits veteran focused on growing startups into businesses, Cotel was previously the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of WhistlePig Whiskey of Shoreham.

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