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Children http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1929/all en Bridging the generations: Playgroup pairs seniors with young companions http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503bridging-generations-playgroup-pairs-seniors-young-companions <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29215" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503bridging-generations-playgroup-pairs-seniors-young-companions"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/HelenPorterKids2900.thumbnail.jpg" alt="HelenPorterKids2900.jpg" title="HelenPorterKids2900.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GEORGIA GONG, LEFT, works on a puzzle with Carol Morse during a weekly playgroup hosted by Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Every Monday local children join Porter residents for games, puzzles, crafts and storytime. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Reed Allen is a volunteer at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Every Monday, from 10:45 a.m. until noon, he visits with the elderly residents, plays games, listens to stories, sings songs and does crafts. He enjoys going to Helen Porter, home to seniors in their 70s, 80s and 90s, he says, &ldquo;because it has a lot of toys.&rdquo;</p> <p> Reed is four years old.<img alt="" src="/files/images/Reed Allen with Peggy Sullivan at Helen Porter.jpg" style="width: 290px; height: 475px; float: right; margin: 4px;" /></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29216">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503bridging-generations-playgroup-pairs-seniors-young-companions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Children Featured Helen Porter seniors Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:33:12 +0000 Zach Despart 29216 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Clippings: My parents know the value of quality time http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412clippings-parents-know-value-quality-time <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.79px;">Dear Mom and Dad,</span></p> <p> It&rsquo;s Sunday night, a few days before Christmas, and we&rsquo;ve been scurrying around getting things ready for the holiday &mdash; cleaning, wrapping gifts &hellip; Sarah and the girls took a sled down to the brook and collected pine boughs, then they decorated the house, made it look and smell like a festival. I spent half the day in the office getting things ready to take a day off.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27588">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412clippings-parents-know-value-quality-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Children christmas family Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:40:03 +0000 John McCright 27588 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Kids' deer count tops 100 over Youth Hunting Weekend http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411kids-deer-count-tops-100-over-youth-hunting-weekend <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26928" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201411kids-deer-count-tops-100-over-youth-hunting-weekend"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Levi GETS his first deer.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Levi GETS his first deer.jpg" title="Levi GETS his first deer.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LEVI GORDON SHOWS off the first deer he’s ever shot. The Bridport 12-year-old, son of Chris and Tricia Gordon, went hunting with his dad in his hometown on the first day of Youth Hunting Weekend, Nov. 8, and bagged this 113-pound doe in the afternoon of his first-ever day of hunting. His proud mom said Levi was super excited. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Local hunters as young as 8 years old brought 107 deer to be weighed at Addison County reporting stations during Youth Hunting Weekend, Nov. 8 and 9, a total comparable with that in recent years.</span></p> <p> In the past four years, the Youth Hunting Weekend take in Addison County has ranged from a low of 95 in 2010 to a high of 124 in 2012.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26929">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411kids-deer-count-tops-100-over-youth-hunting-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Children firearms hunting Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:29:25 +0000 Zach Despart 26929 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Many factors influence children's mental development http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-many-factors-influence-childrens-mental-development <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jack Mayer </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Early childhood education is essential for giving kids the good start they need to be successful. Eighty percent of a child&rsquo;s brain has developed in the first three years, 90 percent by age five.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26923">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-many-factors-influence-childrens-mental-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Children Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:57:32 +0000 Zach Despart 26923 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Books in mailbox can inspire kids about reading http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407books-mailbox-can-inspire-kids-about-reading <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24592" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201407books-mailbox-can-inspire-kids-about-reading"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Megan at Mailbox CMYK.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Megan at Mailbox CMYK.jpg" title="Megan at Mailbox CMYK.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IMAGINATION LIBRARY IS a national program that ships carefully chosen books to children at no charge to them or their family. Here, Megan reaches into the mailbox to find her name on the new book of the month. Photo courtesy of Addison County Readers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Christy Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Imagine this: A child who is eager to explore, learn and grow is signed up for a program where every month he or she receives a package in the mail from a nice lady in Nashville containing a brand new book.</span></p> <p> For free.</p> <p> Impossible? Not quite.</p> <p> Imagination Library is the name of this very charity that country music legend Dolly Parton established back in 1996 to help foster a love for reading among young children in East Tennessee.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24593">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407books-mailbox-can-inspire-kids-about-reading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County books Children Reading Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:01:17 +0000 Zach Despart 24593 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: An overlooked opportunity in the education debate http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406editorial-overlooked-opportunity-education-debate <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Rick Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">There has been a lot of attention lately to rising education costs and how we fund education in Vermont. This is one of the most pressing issues we face. Our costs per student are one of the highest in the nation and our property taxes continue to increase beyond our capacity to pay. One indicator of the problem is that a record number of school budgets failed to pass on Town Meeting Day this year.</span></p> <p> <strong>Quality education and the economy</strong></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23926">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406editorial-overlooked-opportunity-education-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Children education student Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:02:59 +0000 Phoebe Lewis 23926 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Clippings: Final whistle ended chapter of life http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404clippings-final-whistle-ended-chapter-life <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">This past Saturday morning the dogs and I went for our usual morning walk, along Buttolph Drive, left through the Memorial Sports Center parking lot and out toward the grass of the Middlebury Recreation Park.</span></p> <p> If things are quiet &mdash; meaning no other dogs lurking &mdash; I often let them off their leashes, and they run around in circles and wrestle for a minute or two.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22912">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404clippings-final-whistle-ended-chapter-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Children Nostalgia Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:59:59 +0000 Zach Despart 22912 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Ilsley Library looks to expand childrens' library in new town offices http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311ilsley-library-looks-expand-childrens-library-new-town-offices <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20138" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201311ilsley-library-looks-expand-childrens-library-new-town-offices"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/librarians2067.thumbnail.jpg" alt="librarians2067.jpg" title="librarians2067.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KEVIN UNRATH, DIRECTOR of the Ilsley Library, and Tricia Allen, youth services librarian, stand in the children’s library located in the lower level of the historic Middlebury building. Library trustees are requesting that plans for a new Middlebury municipal building be expanded by up to 4,000 square feet to accommodate a new children’s library. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday, Nov. 19, will be asked to expand the design for a new municipal building at 77 Main St. in order to accommodate a new children&rsquo;s library.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20139">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311ilsley-library-looks-expand-childrens-library-new-town-offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Children Featured Ilsley Library Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:50:43 +0000 Zach Despart 20139 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Community Forum: Let's put children first http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301community-forum-lets-put-children-first <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Bruce Lisman </div> </div> </div> <p> Our education system is among the best in the country. On that strength, Campaign for Vermont suggests we set our sights even higher.</p> <p> We rank among the 10 best education systems in America That&rsquo;s good, but we are in a country that now ranks outside of the top 20 internationally. That means Vermont ranks about 30th in the world. Our high school graduates have a lower college graduation rate than we expect; and evidence mounts that in Vermont, like in the rest of America, children of the poor often remain trapped in poverty, despite the education provided them.&nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14821">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301community-forum-lets-put-children-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Children Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:48:55 +0000 Addison Independent 14821 at http://www.addisonindependent.com