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Middlebury town officials to answer bridges filing

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State and federal transportation authorities are targeting mid-December for their formal response to an 18-page complaint letter filed on Oct. 31 by opponents of the looming downtown Middlebury rail bridges project.

In the meantime, officials promised planning for the estimated $40 million undertaking will proceed.

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Hannah Sessions' farm paintings are a local favorite

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Isabel Lower



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MIDDLEBURY — Hannah Sessions’ Blue Ledge Farm cheese is a staple of the local, artisanal food of Addison County. As an artist, she is a keystone of Edgewater Gallery. Since Edgewater opened in 2009 her intimate, animated portrayals of the goats, chickens, cows and pigs she works with every day, as well as the fresh, illumined landscapes of the fields they roam, have made her a favorite for visitors, and staff as well.

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Meet the Chef: Kathy Walls from Vermont Soup Co.

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ADDISON COUNTY — Some think of Kathleen (or Kathy) Walls as Souper-Woman. (Common that pun is too good to pass up!) Walls is the owner and soup-maker for The Vermont Soup Company — a company she founded not quite two years ago — but that is only half her identity. When her 10-gallon pot, veggie peeler, chopping block and cape — er, rather, apron — are stuffed neatly into her kitchen cupboards, Walls works as a bankruptcy lawyer. 

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College-community chorus queued up for Sunday concert

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — One hundred singers will soon take their places on stage in the Robison Concert Hall at the Mahaney Center for the Arts as the Middlebury College Community Chorus presents its annual Thanksgiving concert. These free, hour-long programs take place in a special performance on Saturday evening, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. and an encore presentation on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. All are welcome!

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Veterans awarded pins at Christian school

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — For the past 10 years the Champlain Valley Christian School in Vergennes has held a Veterans Day breakfast and a ceremony thanking our local veterans for their service.

At this year’s breakfast, which took place last Friday, Nov. 11, there was an addition made to the program. Some veterans received a new pen to mark their service.

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East Middlebury flag flies for veterans

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Peggy Peabody



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EAST MIDDLEBURY — In honor of Veterans Day, an East Middlebury Veterans flag was displayed on the front of the Sarah Partridge Community House on East Main Street. The flag was hung by Henry Haskell and Toby and Renita Welch.

The original East Middlebury Veterans Flag dates from World War II. A blue star represents each soldier who enlisted from an East Middlebury address. On patriotic occasions, the flag was hung over (East) Main Street along with the American Flag. The last time the original flag was flown was on the 50th anniversary of VE Day.

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County 4-Hers do well showing sheep

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Six Vermont 4-H sheep members and two dairy goat members last month had the opportunity to compete at Eastern States Exposition, in West Springfield, Mass.

Representing Vermont in sheep events were Jarod and Raymond Bushey, both from Addison; Rebecca Moriarty, Jericho; and Gabrielle and Riley Ochs and Siri Swanson, all from Orwell. Bridget Denio, Waterford, and Lillie Tuckerman, South Woodstock, participated in dairy goat contests, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

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Class offered on digital storytelling

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Bryan Alexander of Ripton will lead a class called “Introduction to Digital Storytelling” at Ilsley Library later this month.

The two-hour workshop on Monday, Nov. 28, will introduce participants to the idea of digital storytelling. They will explore the many ways people use digital tools to create and share stories, from images to video, audio to multimedia. No technological skill is required.

Alexander is author of “The New Digital Storytelling,” and a long-time storytelling teacher. 

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Panton preserving antique town building

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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PANTON — Panton officials have in recent meetings agreed on how to approach both making and paying for improvements to Panton Town Hall and to raising money for potentially returning the building’s cupola to its roofline.

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Local vigil to support Dakota Access Pipeline opponents

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Members of the public are invited to Triangle Park in downtown Middlebury on Tuesday evening for a vigil in support of efforts to block a petroleum pipeline in the central part of the U.S.

Two groups — Showing Up for Racial Justice and the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society — organized the vigil in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Water Protectors who are working to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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