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In the dead of winter, Vermont's Flower Show gives us spring

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Judith Irven



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After this cold and somewhat erratic winter many of us have a touch of the “winter blues.” I know that I, for one, am positively aching to see and smell some welcome signs of spring. However, in my own garden, I must wait until mid-April before spring actually arrives.

But this year — in less than two week’s time — winter weary Vermonters have a delightful treat in store — our very own Vermont Flower Show will be held March 1-3 at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center in Essex Junction.

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Mt. Abe, MUHS students compete in Brain Bee

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — On Feb. 9, students from seven Vermont high schools traveled to the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington, to compete in the 10th Annual Vermont Brain Bee (VBB). Forty-eight students — hailing from Burlington (BHS), Essex (EHS), Rice, South Burlington and Middlebury (MUHS), Mount Abraham (Mount Abe), and Champlain Valley union high schools — tested their knowledge of the brain, nervous system and science as a whole.

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Vermont State Police: Troopers jail man for outstanding warrants

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Troopers from the New Haven barracks conducted a saturation patrol on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh on Friday, Feb. 15, between 2 and 3:30 p.m. in order to enforce motor vehicle laws. During the patrol state police stopped four vehicles and issued three warnings and three traffic tickets, according to Sgt. Chris Scrodin, patrol commander for Troop B in New Haven.

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Entries needed for ash borer writing project

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — To increase public awareness of the emerald ash borer, an invasive pest that’s impacted forests in 35 states including Vermont, the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program (VT UCF) and Young Writers Project (YWP) are co-sponsoring a writing contest for Vermont youths, 18 and under.

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Grants offered for youth projects

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — The Vermont Youth Council recently announced a new Youth4Youth grant competition that will distribute over $15,000 to projects created by youth for youth in Vermont.

A project of Vermont Afterschool, the statewide Vermont Youth Council designed the grant program with the goal of inspiring youth-initiated projects that will benefit Vermont’s young people. The grants will fund proposals that promote a wide array of rights identified in the Youth Declaration of Rights, which was written in Fall 2017 exclusively by youth between ages 9 and 22.

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FFA members hail Farm Bill's passage

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



FFA members and staff joined President Donald Trump in December as he signed the $867 billion, bipartisan Farm Bill. Among the bill’s provisions is an agricultural youth organization coordinator that National FFA members and other student members of agricultural youth organizations have been advocating for since National Ag Day in March 2017.

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The Outside Story: How do red and gray squirrels differ?

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Susan Shea



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On winter mornings when I look out my window, I often see a gray squirrel clinging upside down to the post supporting my bird feeder, with his front paws in the tray, munching sunflower seeds. Sometimes, a much smaller red squirrel is perched on the opposite side of the feeder.

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UPDATED: Police find body of missing ice fisherman

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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ORWELL — A search begun Monday night for a man who went missing while ice fishing on Lake Champlain near Orwell, came to a tragic end Wednesday afternoon when Vermont State Police found a body in the water that they suspected was him.

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Ice fishing hits its prime season

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Late February and early March are prime time for ice fishing, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

“The warmer days and cold nights we normally have in late February and early March offer some of our best ice fishing of the year,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “For safety reasons, you need to watch ice conditions as we get closer to spring, but this is prime time to enjoy the great ice fishing we have on many Vermont lakes.”

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Teens paid to learn about financial literacy

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Handling money is an important skill for youth as they grow towards adulthood, but it’s not one that’s usually taught in school.

To counter that Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) is holding a seven-week series of financial literacy workshops, called “Project Money,” for teens. Participants will not only learn all the ins and outs of money management but will actually be paid to do so.

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