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Free Christmas Dinner on tap in Bristol this Sunday

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol’s annual Christmas Dinner and Festival has become an anticipated tradition in the community over the past 32 years. The 33rd annual celebration is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Inn at Baldwin Creek and Mary’s Restaurant.

The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue until all are served, usually around 2 p.m. The Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol provides the meal and dozens of volunteers help coordinate the event.  Everyone is invited to come and share in this wonderful celebration.

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Some good news as ANeSU boards start budget work

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — School boards across the state are facing additional challenges as they draft budgets for the 2016-2017 school year.

Health insurance costs through the Vermont Education Health Initiative — used by most school districts — are up 7.9 percent, at the same time as Act 46 is putting a squeeze on per pupil spending.

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Longest night celebration set for Monday, Dec. 21

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL —The year’s long night has fallen and the forests and fields of the world’s far northern climes lay waiting for the sun’s return to warm the land and deliver summer’s bounty. Its journey paints a long story across a waiting sky, and that tale begins on Monday, Dec. 21, at the Watershed Center’s annual winter solstice celebration at the Waterworks property on Plank Road in Bristol. All are invited to join the festivities and welcome back the light from the southern horizon.

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Fish playing a role in education at local schools

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL/LINCOLN — Trout in the Classroom (TIC), an environmental education program found in 4,300 schools across the country, is becoming increasingly popular in Vermont. Through TIC, students raise brook trout from eggs before releasing them in a local stream.

In 2012, five Vermont schools had tanks in which trout were being raised. A year later, that number grew to 11. In 2014, 18 schools were engaged in Trout in the Classroom. This year, more than 40 schools, including schools in Bristol and Lincoln — will host trout tanks.

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Handbell concert tour to stop in Bristol

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Bristol will be host to church bazaars this weekend

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol will be busy with several church bazaars on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5.

St. Ambrose Church will hold its “Sleigh Ride” Christmas marketplace starting on Friday from 1-5 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The marketplace includes a craft shop, bake shop, wonder jars, silent auction, attic treasures, raffles and more. Friday includes a silver tea at 2:30 p.m., and on Saturday Santa will visit.

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Cohousing group in Bristol ready for pioneering purchasers

Posted on December 2, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Twenty-one years ago, Jim Mendell and Peg Kamens founded the Common Ground Center, a three-season retreat and recreation center that since 2004 has been located in Starksboro. Now the husband and wife team want to take many of the center’s ideas about diversity, cooperative decision-making and community, and create a new way of living year round with a “cohousing” project in the heart of Bristol.

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ANeSU works on improving relationships in the school system

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Some members of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union community held three days of meetings just before Thanksgiving as part of the effort to restore a rift among the administrative staff, education staff and school boards.

On Nov. 20-22, twenty-seven representatives from ANeSU and the Addison Northeast Education Association (the teachers union, also known as ANEDA) met and participated in a “Relationship by Objectives” training program conducted by the federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. 

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Fresh new Bristol business inaugurates 'Salad Day'

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For caterer Susan Pratt, salads are art. And the amazing flavor combinations and dazzling colors that a salad can bring together are as inspiring as any painter’s canvas.

“Anything can be an inspiration for a salad,” said Pratt. “Even oddball things.”

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Mt. Abe seeks speakers from recent alumni

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High/Middle School is seeking a handful of recent MAUHS graduates to speak at a December board meeting on how Mount Abe prepared them for life after high school.

Specifically, the board wants to hear from women and men who graduated within the past one to five years, whether they went from Mount Abe into college, the armed services or directly into the work force.

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