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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 50.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 917.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 917.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 15.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_argument_validate::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_argument_validate.inc on line 87.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_argument_validate_taxonomy_term::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_argument_validate::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/taxonomy/views_plugin_argument_validate_taxonomy_term.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.

Video: Elementary schoolers get 'Courageous' with Shakespeare

Posted on December 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Fifth- and sixth-graders from Ripton, Salisbury, Cornwall and Shoreham will take to the Town Hall Theater stage Thursday night to perform Shakespeare's Henry IV — battling with broadswords and singing rock anthems they wrote themselves. It's all part of an innovative literacy curriculum called Courageous Stage.

Earlier this year Middlebury Underground spent time with the kids and educators to produce this video about the program. 

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Video: Stone Soup at Quarry Hill School

Posted on November 19, 2018 |
By Megan James



At Quarry Hill School in Middlebury, November is all about Stone Soup. Three- and 4-year-olds spend the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving immersing themselves in the classic tale and preparing for a feast. They chop vegetables, make bread, churn butter, decorate stones and write menus and invitations. It all culminates in a big party — with songs and soup, of course — at school with their families.

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Slideshow: Spooktacular 2018

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn and John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Hundreds of kids dressed in a fantastic array of costumes partied on the Middlebury town green Sunday afternoon before lining up and marching town Main Street to collect candy from local merchants during the annual Spooktacular celebration. 

Independent photos/Angelo Lynn and John S. McCright

 

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Video: The Great Apgar Pumpkin

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Megan James



Every October for the last two decades, Jim Apgar has carved a giant pumpkin, hoisted it onto the roof of his truck, strapped it down, rigged it up with lights, and driven the whole thing around Lincoln, Vt. 

Click here to read Christopher Ross' story about the Apgar tradition.

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Video: When the Oxford Punch Needle went viral

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Megan James



Amy Oxford invented an ergonomic rug-hooking needle in 1995. Since then, she's been running her business and teaching rug hooking from an old farmhouse in Cornwall. But recently, business has been booming. Sales are up 644 percent thanks to a little boost from a decidedly modern source: #oxfordpunchneedle started trending on Instagram.

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Video: Closing day at Carol's

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Megan James



Carol's Hungry Mind closed for good on August 8, 2018. The coffee shop on Middlebury's Merchant's Row has served as a bustling gathering place for more than 13 years. We stopped in to chat with owner John Melanson, and his loyal regulars, on the last day of business. Click here to read John Flowers' story about the shop's closing — and what's next for the space.

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Bristol, Dar Williams a hit at preservation forum

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Singer-songwriter Dar Williams may have been the most famous person at the June 8 Historic Preservation and Downtown Conference at Holley Hall, but the host town of Bristol was the true star of the show.

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Senate Pro Tem Ashe meets with ANWSD board

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



VERGENNES — Vermont Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe, along with Addison County’s two senators, met with Addison Northwest School District board members Monday evening at Vergennes Union High School to explain the Legislature’s school funding plan in the context of their recent budget sent to Gov. Phil Scott.

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Video: 'Witchy' friend leads Higdon to a broom 'craft'

Posted on May 10, 2018 |
By Megan James



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Janelle Higdon had a good, adult job. She was working in mental health services in Western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley. She had a retirement plan. She had health insurance. But, she recalls, “I was really bored.”

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