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Skyward

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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THE FORMER WATER tower behind city hall in downtown Vergennes is home to many cell phone transmitters and the accompanying electrical cabling.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Warren Rinehart deftly turns hot metal into cool sculpture

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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When visitors to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh come to the museum’s blacksmith shop to see how metal rings, nails, knives and other steel items were made for the maritime trades, they might see Warren Rinehart giving them a short demonstration using a piece of clay that is maybe one inch by four inches. With more than four decades of blacksmithing behind him, Rinehart is methodical and precise as he wields his hammer.

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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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Cockadoodledoo

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



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A beautiful rooster proudly displays its plummage in the children's barnyard at the 2018 Addison County Fair and Field Days earlier this month.

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Snuggly sheep

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



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A Navajo churro sheep snuggles up in some hay at Addison County Fair and Field Days earlier this month.

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Blue ribbon-worthy

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



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CHECK OUT THOSE prize-winning veggies at Addison County Fair and Field Days earlier this month.

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Dinner time

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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THESE HOLSTEIN DAIRY cows enjoy a fresh dinner of grass and other forage shortly after the evening milking at a Middlebury farm last week.

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Clippings: What passes for an exciting evening at John McCright's home

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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I was getting ready to settle down to sleep with a mug of ice cream when our Carpathian shepherd dog Molly started barking at the window. I heard the chickens squawking and one word jumped into my mind:

Predator.

“Molly, let’s go check on the chickens!”

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Taking stock

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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SATURDAY BEGAN AS a beautiful day with sunshine and perfect temperatures, then it became an even better day for most of the hundreds and hundreds of people who browsed and shopped under the tents at the annual St. Stephen’s Peasant Market on the green in Middlebury.

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Treasure hunters

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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SHOPPERS DISCOVERED A wide array of things at the Peasant Market last week. Clothing, books, mirrors, pies, toys, tools, teacups, clocks, knickknacks, bric-a-brac, treasures and oh so much more. Gerry and Betsy Gossens won the raffle for the beautiful, handmade wooden kayak.

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