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Abenaki heritage event this weekend

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Join the Abenaki community on June 23 and 24 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for a weekend of family fun and cultural sharing that is deeply rooted in local Native American heritage.

Organized by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association with members of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk, Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe and guest artists, the event is designed to give visitors an Indigenous perspective on life in the Champlain Valley both past and present.

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Bat monitors needed this summer

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON/FERRISBURGH — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is looking for volunteer citizen scientists to count bats in the greater Champlain Valley and a few other sites around the state this summer. Addison County residents have two opportunities to take part: at Bomoseen State Park in Castleton on Thursday, June 21, and at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh on Wednesday, June 27. The events start at 7:30 and finish after dusk, around 9:30.

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Forest walk set for June 9 at Rokeby

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — By 1830 hundreds of acres had been cleared on the Rokeby farm to make grazing land for Merino sheep. Now, almost 200 years later, nature has reclaimed much of this, but the subtle signs of human use still remain. To see those signs, Master naturalist Jacob Holzberg-Pill will lead a walk on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rokeby Museum.

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VanderWey and DeVries receive ag. awards

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES/FERRISBURGH — Since 2005, the Vermont Land Trust has been recognizing outstanding high school juniors and seniors who are studying the fields of agriculture and forestry. This year, senior Raymond VanderWey of Vergennes Union High School and Cody DeVries of the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center received the Land Stewards Award from the land trust in recognition of their agricultural studies and work, along with a check for $250.

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Ferrisburgh news for June 7

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



June 5 and 19: Ferrisburgh Town selectboard meeting, 6:30 p.m.

June 6: VUHS Jazz Ensemble at Burlington Jazz Festival 3:45 p.m.

June 8: Family Picnic and Field Days, FCS

June 9: From Farm to Forest, Rokeby Museum, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 9 and 23: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card party 6:30 p.m.

June 12: Meeting about ANWSD elementary age athletic programs, VUHS, 6 p.m. 

June 12: VUHS Walden Celebration, Willowell, 6 p.m.

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Heidi's Haven decisions delayed in Ferrisburgh

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A second Ferrisburgh Board of Health hearing last week devoted to a rat infestation on the Sand Road property of a Ferrisburgh dog rescuer produced an agreement that the problem had at least temporarily ended, but did not yield a resolution to the issue.

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Rep. Van Wyck won't run for another term

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Rep. Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh, won’t seek re-election to a fourth consecutive, two-year term representing Addison-3 in the House, citing a desire to spend more time with family and return to full-time status at his job as a computer analyst programmer with the University of Vermont.

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Ferrisburgh legal fees $18,000 over budget

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — While dealing with two thorny legal problems during the current fiscal year the town of Ferrisburgh has overspent two line items devoted to legal fees by almost $18,500 and counting, according to Treasurer Deb Healey on Wednesday.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard has spent $24,102.15 on attorneys, plus a mediation firm, compared to a line item of $8,000, while the town’s zoning board has spent $6,337.90 compared to a budget of $4,000.

Many of the fees have been generated by two ongoing disputes.

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Rokeby to look at a woman's 19th century life

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum will open for its 2018 season on Sunday, May 20. Marking the start of the 2018 special program series, Susan Ouellette, Professor of History and American Studies at St. Michael’s College will speak about her recently published book, “An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman” at 3 p.m.

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Ferrisburgh neighbor issue still a challenge; hearing on rats, dog rescuer continued

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Acting as the town’s board of health, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on May 8 considered a rat infestation at the Sand Road home of a dog rescuer.

While they came to no decision before continuing the hearing until May 29, board members did not rule out imposing sanctions in what appears to be an increasingly difficult situation for town officials.

“The board understands there may be other avenues to pursue,” said Selectboard Chairman Rick Ebel.

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