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Unified Addison Northwest school board to debut on June 20

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The newly elected Addison Northwest Unified Union School District (ANWSD) board will officially form on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Vergennes Union High School library.

Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe will open the meeting and run the agenda, according to now Addison Northwest Supervisory Union (ANwSU) Superintendent JoAn Canning, whose title will change slightly after Monday.

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Adversity and success are themes at VUHS graduation

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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VERGENNES — This past Friday was a beautiful evening for a graduation at Vergennes Union High School. Overhead, the light blue sky was streaked with wispy little white clouds. As the families of the graduates made their way from their parked cars to Commodore Thomas Macdonough Gymnasium, long rays of sunlight greeted them, brilliantly illuminating the green of the trees and grass and the reddish dirt of the baseball field.

Yet, there were precious few moments to admire this picturesque scene. Inside, the ceremonies were about to begin.

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Local literary magazine seeks submissions

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Zig Zag Lit Mag is a recently founded arts and literature magazine supporting Addison County’s creative community. The volunteer editorial board of the magazine, a group of seven Vergennes-area residents, recently received a $1,750 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will help further Zig Zag’s mission to connect and sustain a community of local writers and readers by enabling them to create a physical and online space for publication of local work.

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Wrestling champ raised $2,400 for Lions charity

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School junior Brandon Cousino recently handed a $2,402 check to the Vergennes Lions Club, some of it his own money, most of it community donations, and all of it based on his state championship wrestling season at 182 pounds this past winter.

Cousino, a 17-year-old Ferrisburgh resident, recruited a half-dozen businesses in the Vergennes area and elsewhere in the county plus several family members to donate to the Lions’ charitable initiatives, with the amounts depending on how well Cousino fared on the mat.

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Partnership meeting to honor Vergennes resident with community service award

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Partnership will hold its 2016 annual meeting on Monday, June 20, at Kennedy Brothers, and it will include a presentation of what partnership officials call a “much deserved community service award” to a longtime city resident.

Guest speaker Gary Holloway, Vermont’s Downtown Program Coordinator, will discuss the importance of investing in the future of the state’s downtowns.

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Deal to run Northlands Job Corps is up for bid

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has reopened the contract to operate Northlands Job Corps for new bidders. On Thursday, June 9, interested parties will inspect the federal job-training center on Macdonough Drive, and could conduct additional research there and in Vergennes in the days to come.

Current operator CHP International, the Illinois company that has operated the center for the past 30 months under contract with the DOL, will seek to stay on board, according to a letter sent last week to community members and the Independent.

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Book-binding workshop at Bixby to start this weekend

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Bixby Library in Vergennes will offer a five-part book-binding workshop series beginning Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The workshops, led by Jill Abilock, will explore the basic skills on which book-binding is founded, and participants will finish each session with at least one elegant book structure. The series is designed to function as a progressive whole, but participants may sign up for single sessions.

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Clergy host VUHS seniors at opera house

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes area clergy hosted Vergennes Union High School class of 2016 baccalaureate service at the Vergennes Opera House on Sunday, June 5. This was the first year the clergy were asked to host the service off-site from the high school. They said they were pleased at the great turnout of almost 200 people, including graduates.

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Cidery signs lease for Kennedy Brothers space

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The owners of Shacksbury Cider and the Kennedy Brothers Marketplace on May 27 made final a lease that will allow the Shoreham cidery to set up its brewing, bottling, warehousing and shipping operations, plus offices and a tasting room, in the Vergennes landmark.

Demolition work in the white creamery building on Kennedy Brothers’ north end should start this week, and Shacksbury co-founder Colin Davis hopes to be doing business and hosting events in the company’s new headquarters by this fall.

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Air Force band to perform at opera house

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Opera House and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce will welcome the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band’s Heritage Brass symphonic brass ensemble to the opera house on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. The Heritage Brass brings the military tradition of brass and percussion to the stage and presents a program that is exhilarating and intimate.

“The group called looking for a venue and the Vergennes Opera House was ready, willing and thrilled to comply,” said Addison County Chamber President Sue Hoxie.

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