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‘Quilters, the Musical’ makes a stop in Middlebury

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



A tender, moving play about a pioneer woman and her daughters, “Quilters, the Musical” skillfully blends a series of interrelated scenes into a memorable musical. Each scene is introduced by a quilt square or “block” symbolic of life’s passages. During each “block,” the actresses transforms into many different characters whose stories depict the lot of women on the prairie. Combining music, dance and drama, “Quilters” captures both the harsh challenges and the abiding rewards of frontier life with vivid dramatic intensity.

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Keep cabin fever at bay this winter with music at Bristol series

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Cabin Fever Series begins its 14th season with Vermont born, fifth generation multi-instrumentalist, Patrick Ross. Come hear him play his fiddle on Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., at The WalkOver Gallery and Concert Room, 15 Main St in Bristol.

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ACORN is offering a series of business workshops

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY —  Following ACORN’s successful Producer Buyer forum in November, the organization will offer a series of winter workshops covering a range of business development. These meet-ups include peer to peer sharing on a range of topics.

The first workshop will be offered on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 9:30-noon at the UVM Extension office in Middlebury. Tips and merchandising strategies to improving sales are shared by Annie Harlow, retail services consultant to NOFA and Vermont Farm to Plate.

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Bird smell is nothing to sniff at

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By CAROLYN LORIÉ



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I have spent about a decade as a backyard birder and have learned quite a bit in that time. I can instantly recognize the call of a red-winged blackbird and the sweet summer song of the wood thrush. I know a scarlet tanager the moment I see one and can distinguish between the various hawks that inhabit this area. I am knowledgeable about migration patterns, nesting habits, mating and fledging.

But avian olfaction?  Not so much.

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Movie review: 'I, Tonya'

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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I, Tonya — Running Time: 2:24 — Rating: R

“I, Tonya” is not a story about an ambitious mother driving her reluctant daughter. It is about the ambitious daughter who has loved skating since she first stepped on the ice when she was three years old. When her mother, Lavona (Allison Janney) sees that, she devotes her own manic, focused energy to propelling Tonya (Margot Robbie) all the way to the Olympics. In driving her daughter forward, this mother becomes a monster, but Tonya also wants that gold medal.

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Book review: 'Heart Spring Mountain' by Robin MacArthuer

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Jenny Lyons



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When Tropical Storm Irene unexpectedly ravaged Vermont, a woman — a mother, a daughter — rendered powerless and irrational by drugs, is lost, seemingly, possibly swept away by the raging river.

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Local faith groups plan workshop on climate

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN), composed of Addison County faith communities concerned about climate change and stewardship of the planet, is sponsoring “Recharge Together: A Day of Active Hope” on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society at 2 Duane Court.

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Grants available to boost local food sales

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) has announced the availability of up to $60,000 in funding for Local Food Market Development (LFMD) Grants to assist eligible Vermont farmers, businesses, and value-chain facilitators to reach new markets. VAAFM works to support market opportunities with an institutional or other wholesale focus in Vermont.

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Farmer coalition meeting set for Jan. 25 in Vergennes

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition will hold its 2018 annual meeting next Thursday, Jan. 25, at the American Legion hall in Vergennes.

Speakers lined up for the evening include Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore and Paul Costello of the Vermont Council of Rural Development/Vermont Climate Action Committee.

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Snyder receives recognition from national Realtors group

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — John Snyder-White with Champlain Valley Properties has been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by the association, which is also known as NAR.

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