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Hear about the American Revolution at Mount Independence talk this Saturday

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — On Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m., historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin offers an illustrated talk about the American Revolution happenings of 1777 at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont.

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Lakeside towns seek power-line tax revenues

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Four Addison County communities have joined a legal effort to compel developers of the proposed New England Clean Power Link (NECPL) to pay municipal property taxes on the entire electric power transmission line — including the segment located on the bed of Lake Champlain off their respective shorelines.

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Mount Independence plans history hike for Sept. 3

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — September is Vermont Archaeology Month, as part of the month’s activities Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is running a “hike into history” on Sunday, Sept. 3. The tour runs from 1-3 p.m.

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Learn about the revolutionary war at living history weekend

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — On Aug. 26 and 27, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell will host the annual Soldiers Atop the Mount living history weekend honoring the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Northern Campaign of the American Revolution.

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Orwell farm gets corn harvest to pop: Stonewood expands popcorn production

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ORWELL — Best known for its holiday turkeys and year-round frozen turkey sausage, Stonewood Farm is experimenting with something new.

Popcorn.

“We’ve been fooling around with it off and on for 10 years on a small scale, just for home use,” said Paul Stone. “Two, three years ago we got serious about it and grew an acre and started selling it at the (Middlebury Natural Foods) Co-op. So now we’re up to 3.5 acres this year.”

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Orwell challenged to fit into new district

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell’s three delegates to the Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District will participate in an organizational meeting of the newly formed panel on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven Union High School.

Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe will preside over the meeting, at which the board will deal with nine agenda items, ranging from electing a temporary presiding officer to establishing a date for the district’s annual meeting.

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Childen's artwork on display in Shoreham & Orwell until Aug. 24

Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM / ORWELL — VSA Vermont, the state organization on arts and disability, is hosting a children’s art show at Orwell Free Library from July 27-Aug. 19, and Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham from July 20-Aug. 24.

The exhibition, which can be seen during normal library hours, features the work of children from Muffy Kashkin Grollier’s home childcare program. The public is invited to these free exhibits.

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Take a guided history hike in Orwell Aug. 6

Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Stephen Zeoli, will lead a guided hike into Revolutionary War history at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, August 6, 2017. The walk runs from 2-4 p.m., and is included with regular site admission of $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15.

Walkers will learn about the stirring happenings of 1777, 240 years ago, and see some of the traces of that time on the landscape.

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Mount Independence to fete new book on July 29

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — After nearly a decade of work, the Mount Independence Coalition is publishing “Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution.” To celebrate the publication of this 112-page, full-color and richly illustrated history, the Coalition is holding a gala launch party on Saturday, July 29, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. The event starts at 12:30 p.m.

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Orwell students make Fair Haven Union High School honor roll

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The following Orwell students have been named to the Fair Haven Union High School honor roll for the final 2016-2017 quarter.

GRADE 12

High Honors: Catherine Clifford, Travis Morrissette, Rebekah Parent, Ella Patterson, Zack Quesnel and Garrett Tupper.

Honors: Maria Jones, Andrea Tester and Serena Zauli.

Grade 11

High Honors: Rhiana Carr, Hunter Given and Gabrielle Ochs.

Honors: Timothy Fyles and Gaibrial Nichols.

GRADE 10

Honors: Anna Harrington

GRADE 9

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