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Wiffle Ball Tourney: Local Lions go to Little Fenway

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Knocking around with a bat and ball in a neighbor’s back yard in a fun game of wiffle ball with friend — what great summertime activity. Play the game on a field that is a one-fourth scale replica of Boston’s Fenway Park and the fun is that much greater. Make it a fundraising tournament and the activity takes on added depth.

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Events in Lincoln to raise money for Haiti

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — After visiting an the Orphanage of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, just north of Port au Prince in Haiti, Karen Wheeler of Bristol and Patrice Wasserman of Lincoln will hold a series of fundraisers to generate $15,000 to build a roof for the orphanage. The first event will be a walk-a-thon on Saturday, July 14, from 9-11 a.m. on the Bristol green.

Registration is at 9 a.m., and the two-mile stroll runs through Bristol on sidewalks. The event is suitable for all ages, including strollers.

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Champ's Challenge bike ride to raise funds for cystic fibrosis

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — What inspires someone to ride? A beautiful day? Gorgeous scenery? A fun group of friends? What about all that, while directly helping the quality of life for someone with a life threatening disease?

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A life at risk, and nothing to do but wait: Bristol woman needs lung transplant

Posted on February 5, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Kaitlin Heffernan, like many 25-year-olds, keeps her cell phone on her at all times. But it isn’t to text friends, check emails or browse the Internet.

At any moment, any hour of the day, the Bristol resident could get a call from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, telling her to leave immediately and prepare for a double lung transplant. She’ll have just three hours to prepare for a major surgery that could take 6 to 12 hours — and will likely save her life.

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Lincoln skier has Olympic goal

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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LINCOLN — This time of year, most high school seniors are busy setting goals for the future: what college they hope to attend, which career they hope to pursue, what they want to accomplish before leaving home for good.

Sarah Jane Grundon — known to everyone but her parents as SJ — has a goal more ambitious than most. She wants to represent the United States in the Winter Olympics as a freestyle skier.

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Kelly Brush Century Ride raises $320,000

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Kelly Brush Century Ride Powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations drew more than 700 riders to its Sept. 6 ride and raised $320,000 for adaptive athletic equipment for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to improve ski racing safety.

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Woodworkers take a seat for THT 'chair-ity'

Posted on May 5, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — People visiting downtown Middlebury after Memorial Day are likely to wonder if they became Lilliputians overnight.

That’s because five over-sized chairs will be set up at some conspicuous downtown spots, a scene that will make for some comical seating opportunities and photo ops.

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'Face Off' raises record $75K for breast cancer patients

Posted on February 6, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The 15th annual “Face Off Against Breast Cancer” hockey tournament broke an all-time fundraising record this year, raising $75,000. That put the total amassed for the statewide Cancer Patient Support Program at more than $400,000 altogether over all 15 years.

Tournament was hosted by the Middlebury Otters and the Middlebury Mystix, two local women’s community ice hockey teams, at the Memorial Sports Center in Middlebury on Jan. 25 and 26.

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Local girls plan dance benefit

Posted on August 6, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



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NEW HAVEN — For most children, typical summer activities include playing outside and trips to the town pool. But for two New Haven girls, summer vacation includes organizing a community fundraiser.

Sisters Emily and Kayley Tardie, age 11 and 7, respectively, have been hard at work planning a fundraiser scheduled to be held in the New Haven Town Hall on Aug. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event, called “Just Dance,” will feature a night of dancing, food and prizes for the whole family. All proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont.

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Stampede raises more than $100,000

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



BRISTOL — Rainy weather on July 26 threatened the success of this year’s Three Day Stampede, Bristol’s annual major event to raise money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, but the rain cleared up for the start of Friday’s lawn sale and stayed clear through the weekend, allowing organizers to raise more than $100,000 to fight the disease.

Organizer Bonita Bedard said that amount was on par with 2011, and she was thrilled with this year’s turnout, despite the worries about the weather.

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