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MUHS grad Rachel Schiffer brings wire act to Tourterelle this Sunday

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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For many 7-year-olds, aspirations about what they want to be “when they grow up” include dolphin trainer, inventor, astronaut, circus performer, or another wildly fantastical job that in reality rarely comes to pass.

But dreams do come true.

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2018 Addison County Field Days results: Dairy conformation

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — The following are the results in the 4-H Dairy Conformation competition held on Aug. 7.

SPRING CALF

Brown Swiss: 1. Shelburne Double-Dare Yvette, Whitney Pidgeon. 2. Perry Brook Seaman Kargo, Morgan White. 3. Perry Brook Sanctify Milky Way, Taryn Burns. 4. Shelburne Bodacious Shirley, Noa Sauve.

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2018 Addison County Field Days results: Dairy fitting and showmanship

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — The following are the results in the 4-H Dairy Showmanship and Fitting competition on Aug. 9.

Junior Division, 11 year olds: 1. Taylor Marchand. 2. Casey Calzini. 3. Mason Livingston. 4. Natalie Atkins. 5. Brailey Livingston. 6. Dylan Mason. 7. Emma Oliver. 8. Evan Rakowski.

Junior Division, 10 year olds: 1. Ruby Hubbell. 2. Whitney Pidgeon. 3. Lia Calzini.

Junior Division, 9 year olds: 1. Samuel Luis. 2. Calvin Almeida. 3. Joseph Mason.

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2018 Addison County Field Days results: Open dairy

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — The following are the first-place winners in the Open Dairy competition for Division I, Holsteins, Brown Swiss and Guernseys, on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The event was also the Vermont State Brown Swiss Show.

HOLSTEIN

Spring calf: 1. Premier-View Awesome Twizzler, Tyler Slack/Robeth Holsteins. 2. UVM CREAM Bailey Austin, UVM-CREAM. 3. AN-NA Roy Piper, Andrew Lester.

Winter calf: 1. Four Hills Avan Juliette, Megan Hill. 2. Maple Downs D B Alexa, Taylor Bigelow. 3. Robeth Defiant Spice, Dylan Slack/Robeth Holsteins.

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Antique farm equipment sparks memories at Field Days

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By James Finn



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NEW HAVEN — At the Addison County Fair and Field Days’ antique equipment barn, volunteers and Field Days board members last week gave visitors a taste of what it was like to be an Addison County farmer 100 years ago.

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Armwrestlers put the hammer down at Field Days

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — The competitive juices were flowing in the Show Tent at the fairgrounds this past Friday night as 161 entrants paired off, grasped hands and wrestled.

Athletes from four states — Vermont, New York, Maine and Massachusetts — and Canada contended in the annual Addison County Fair and Field Days armwrestling competition.

Tournament Director Bill Sinks, backed up by Jennifer Devoid, Jen Fitzsimmons and Kayla Jackson running the brackets, ran a tight tournament. Sinks was joined by George Sheldrick on referee duties.

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Nature walk, journaling event set Aug. 21

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — A workshop of nature journaling will take place at Treleven Farm, 164 Mitchell Drive in New Haven, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6-7:30 p.m. In the tradition of British garden journals, the journals of Henry David Thoreau, the Voyage of Discovery and other property record keepers, come enjoy a little time outdoors learning specific ways to record data on your own property that can help you in future land planning and management.

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Battling beaters draw big crowds at Field Days

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW HAVEN — Thousands of fans flocked on Wednesday and Thursday night to see cars, trucks and minivans collide, auto parts fly, and smoke and steam billow from crushed radiators and bashed engine blocks, all while listening to the deafening din of un-muffled motors and pretzeled metal.

Yes, it was time for two nights of the No. 1 Auto Parts Demo Derby at Addison County Fair & Field Days, which draws more spectators than any single event at the fair, possibly to live out their fantasies of road rage.

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It's fair time! Racing pigs, stunt bikers — and local heritage

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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As Addison County’s Field Days get underway this Tuesday through Saturday, we rushed out on the fair’s opening day to record a few vignettes of life at the fair. Here are three that show just a small part of the varied activities you’ll find. More photos and stories will be in next Monday’s issues as well.

Dairy judge searches for the perfect cow

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