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Vote for Festival on-the-Green T-shirt design

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green celebrates its 41st season this July 7-13 and will again be held under the big white tent next to St. Stephen’s Church. During nearly four decades as a top attraction on the arts calendar in Vermont, the festival has showcased an impressive list of talent — artists with long résumés and up-and-comers, quiet solo acts and lively bands, banjoes strumming and big bands blaring, and all accessible without ever charging an admission fee.

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To protect birds, some cliffs are off limits to hikers

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Hiking Vermont’s hillsides is a great way to enjoy a spring day, but the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont recommend people check to see if the area they’re planning to hike or climb is open. Several cliff areas are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

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Lincoln news for May 16

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — The Lincoln Library will be holding a Community Work Day this Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Fulfill your volunteering goals right here in town, making your community library sparkle for the summer. Volunteers are needed for raking, cutting, pruning, painting, washing, and installing screens. This is a chance to bond over chores, coffee and delicious treats.

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Agency seeks relief for dairy farms

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The “first-of-its-kind” Northern Tier Dairy Summit held April 1-2 in Jay, Vt., was organized by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets to develop actionable next steps to help a dairy industry affected by a fifth year of record-low prices, a volatile export market, and an oversupply of milk. The event was attended by 240 participants with 115 dairy farmers present from across New England.

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4-H'ers prove their horse-judging skill

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — Four Vermont 4-H teens — including one from Addison County — qualified for the state 4-H horse judging team for achieving the highest scores at the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest, May 5 in New Haven.

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Local farms receive grant to foster ethical eating

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Anne Wallace Allen of VTDigger.org



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ADDISON COUNTY — A group of Vermont farmers, including several in Addison County, is working together to steer consumers toward humane-certified animal products.

The group received a $5,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Food Animal Concerns Trust to create Ethical Eater Vermont, a website that lists the stores, restaurants and farms that sell products from animal welfare-certified farms.

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How would $15 minimum wage affect farms?

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Anne Wallace Allen of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — At first look, the employment situation sounds pretty straightforward in Malheur County, Oregon, and Payette County, Idaho, two heavily agricultural areas divided by the slow-moving waters of the Snake River.

In this very rural area, the Oregon minimum wage is $10.50 and set to go up to $11.25 an hour on July 1. Across the river in Fruitland, Idaho, the wage is the federal minimum: $7.25.

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Set garden priorities, then do the work

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Bonnie Kirn Donahue



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Oh, the beauty of summer, relaxing in a reclining lawn chair next to your prolific perennial flower garden bursting with color, without a care in the world.

Wait. Why does this sound so far-fetched? What we tend to forget about when we dream of summer gardening is the amount of time, sweat and effort we spend caring for our gardens.

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Gardening: Grow basil, reap culinary rewards

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Leonard Perry and Charlie Nardozzi



Growing the herb basil, reseeding bare spots in lawns, and mulching walkways are some of the gardening activities for this month.

Basil is the best known of the Italian herbs and, with parsley, the most grown herb. Sweet or Genovese is the most popular species, grown for its large leaves used in sandwiches, pizzas and pesto making. Another warm season favorite use is in a simple, Italian caprese salad consisting of slices of tomato and mozzarella, topped with basil leaves and a vinaigrette or Italian dressing.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police, VSP cite same driver

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — On May 8 police cited a young Burlington man for driving with a criminally suspended license and without insurance or a registration, and for providing false information to a police officer.

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