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holiday http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/219/all en Festive holiday activities this weekend in Bristol, Vergennes and Middlebury http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412festive-holiday-weekend-activities-weekend-bristol-vergennes-and-middlebury <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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The holiday happenings kick into high gear in Bristol, Vergennes and Middlebury this weekend as all three of the county&rsquo;s largest towns host many activities related to Christmas and the holidays.</p> <p> From chocolate and caroling to Santa and shopping, there are events planned to suit just about everyone&rsquo;s taste.</p> <p> Check out the stories and listings below and then head out on the town and enjoy some fun with your friends and neighbors this weekend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27281">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412festive-holiday-weekend-activities-weekend-bristol-vergennes-and-middlebury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bristol christmas holiday Middlebury vergennes Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:44:28 +0000 Trent Campbell 27281 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Holiday Guide http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411holiday-guide <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> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <div data-configid="1264002/10318543" style="width: 525px; height: 325px;" class="issuuembed"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//e.issuu.com/embed.js" async="true"></script><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27134">full story</a></h4> Special Section concerts holiday recipes seasonal Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:45:15 +0000 Anna Harrington 27134 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Discover Middlebury 2014 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411discover-middlebury-2014 <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> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <h1> &nbsp;</h1> <p> Forget the anxiety-provoking craze of city shopping, long lines, driving far distances and impersonal service this holiday season. Middlebury&rsquo;s diverse collection of locally-owned shops and products will satisfy every on your shopping list. Stick around for a movie or a show, catch a bite to eat and enjoy Middlebury&rsquo;s great outdoor recreation sites.</p> <p> Love the holiday season &mdash; we do!</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27098">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411discover-middlebury-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Section holiday Holiday Guide Middlebury Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:10:14 +0000 Christy Lynn 27098 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Gearing up for the Fourth http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207gearing-fourth <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12361" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207gearing-fourth"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/fireworks4289.thumbnail.jpg" alt="fireworks4289.jpg" title="fireworks4289.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"> FIREWORKS EXPLODE OVER the Georgia Brass Band at the conclusion of the Henry Sheldon Museum’s annual pops concert in Middlebury last Thursday night. The show kicked off several days of Fourth of July celebrations in the county. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; As the Fourth of July draws near, Addison County is gearing up to celebrate 236 years of American independence. No matter how residents like to spend the holiday, there are events in the area for all who want to put on the red, white and blue during the week of July 4.</p> <p> Activities in Brandon, Bristol, Vergennes and Fort Ticonderoga include musical performances, contests, food, and an annual outhouse race, not to mention many fireworks displays.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>CELEBRATION IN BRISTOL</strong></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12356">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207gearing-fourth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County events Featured Fourth of July holiday Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:48:00 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12356 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Retailers see quick start to the holidays http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112retailers-see-quick-start-holidays <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10095" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201112retailers-see-quick-start-holidays"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/honeylights1582.thumbnail.jpg" alt="honeylights1582.jpg" title="honeylights1582.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"> BONITA BEDARD, LEFT, and Shawna Sherwin, owners of the Bristol business Vermont Honey Lights, report that sales are up 40 percent from last year. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Over the past few years, Addison County retailers have been battered by a nationwide recession, stiff competition from the Internet, stressed household budgets and, this year, the crippling effects of Tropical Storm Irene.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> But many local shop owners are cautiously optimistic about the holiday shopping season that they say kicked off with a bang this past weekend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10092">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112retailers-see-quick-start-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Black Friday business holiday Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:00:10 +0000 Andrew Stein 10092 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Season starts with Festival of Wreaths http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112season-starts-festival-wreaths <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10099" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201112season-starts-festival-wreaths"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/wreathbig1308.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wreathbig1308.jpg" title="wreathbig1308.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"> MARY JOHNSON CHILDREN’S Center classroom teacher Marcie Tierney helps Kendyl Gosselin deliver a wreath to the Rainbow Room in downtown Middlebury Monday. Mary Johnson delivered 120 wreaths to many local businesses, organizations and individuals to be decorated for the center’s Festival of Wreaths fund-raiser. The festival will take place at the Town Hall Theater on Dec. 3. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; There&rsquo;s nothing like a wreath on the door to foster holiday cheer, so Middlebury&rsquo;s Town Hall Theater is likely to be bursting with holiday spirit at the Festival of Wreaths this Saturday.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> This year marks the return after a one-year hiatus of the holiday mainstay, which draws hundreds of people to bid on wreaths decorated by local businesses and artists as a fund-raiser for the Mary Johnson Children&rsquo;s Center. This year, area businesses and individuals will decorate and donate 120 festive wreaths for the event.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10090">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112season-starts-festival-wreaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury events Festival of Wreaths holiday Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:00:08 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10090 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Weather Watch: Stormy Outlook for Holiday Travel? http://www.addisonindependent.com/201111weather-watch-stormy-outlook-holiday-travel <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9990" style="width: 75px;"><a href="/201111weather-watch-stormy-outlook-holiday-travel"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/IMG_0911.thumbnail.JPG" alt="IMG_0911.JPG" title="IMG_0911.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="75" height="100" /></a></div> <p> <em>Above:&nbsp; a cold December morning in Middlebury.&nbsp; Are we in for a similar scene this Thanksgiving weekend?&nbsp;</em></p> <p> Weather is on the minds of many Vermont residents this week. Thanksgiving weekend involves travel for many people, and is also around the time that more wintry weather starts building into the region. This year will be no exception &ndash; a storm is forecast to move into the area on Wednesday, and it&#39;s hard to say if the storm will bring a drenching, frigid rain or the year&#39;s first significant snowfall.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/9991/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/9991">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201111weather-watch-stormy-outlook-holiday-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog holiday rain snow storm thanksgiving travel Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:56:45 +0000 Charlie Hohn 9991 at http://www.addisonindependent.com HOPE preparing to hand out turkeys, organizing giving trees http://www.addisonindependent.com/201111hope-preparing-hand-out-turkeys-organizing-giving-trees <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; It&rsquo;s almost Thanksgiving, and once again they&rsquo;re talking turkey at the Helping Overcome Poverty&rsquo;s Effects (HOPE) office at 232 Boardman St. The Middlebury-based anti-poverty organization will give out more than 400 turkey baskets on Thanksgiving and Christmas to local low-income families who otherwise wouldn&rsquo;t have a good celebratory meal.</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/9926">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201111hope-preparing-hand-out-turkeys-organizing-giving-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury holiday HOPE thanksgiving Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:00:03 +0000 John Flowers 9926 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Strike up the band! Fourth of July festivities abound http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106strike-band-fourth-july-festivities-abound <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Decorate your outhouse, fire up the grill, whip out your flag and get ready for this year&rsquo;s Fourth of July celebrations.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> A full slate of activities has been prepared at venues around the region, including concerts, parades and a singular competition in Bristol known as the outhouse races. Oh, and of course, there will be fireworks.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8400">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106strike-band-fourth-july-festivities-abound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol events Fourth of July holiday Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:00:28 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8400 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Memorial Day 2011 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106slideshow-memorial-day-2011 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8099" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201106slideshow-memorial-day-2011"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/parade3875.thumbnail.jpg" alt="parade3875.jpg" title="parade3875.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></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> Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 15px; ">BANDS, REENACTORS, LITTLE Leaguers, firetrucks (both big and small), horses, tractors, candy and even a couple of aliens appeared on the streets of Middlebury and Vergennes Monday for Memorial Day parades. Large crowds soaked up the sun and excitement, and then both towns offered heartfelt words of honor and remembrance at ceremonies following the parades.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8086">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106slideshow-memorial-day-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia holiday Memorial Day Parade Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:57:37 +0000 Andrew Stein 8086 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes Guard member glad to be back home for Christmas http://www.addisonindependent.com/201012vergennes-guard-member-glad-be-back-home-christmas <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-6597" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201012vergennes-guard-member-glad-be-back-home-christmas"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/soldier4003.thumbnail.jpg" alt="soldier4003.jpg" title="soldier4003.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"> VERMONT NATIONAL GUARD Staff Sgt. Eric Genau of Vergennes is back home for Christmas after a nine-month stint training Afghan police forces in Kabul, Afghanistan. Around 40 of his colleagues from the Vergennes Armory are also back, safe and sound, in time for the holidays. Independent photos/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Christmas will be an even warmer occasion than usual in the Genau household in Vergennes, and indeed throughout Addison County this year.</p> <p> Vermont National Guard Staff Sgt. Eric Genau and around 40 of his colleagues from the Vergennes armory are finally back, safe and sound, from an almost year-long deployment to Afghanistan.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6596">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201012vergennes-guard-member-glad-be-back-home-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes holiday Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:30:07 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6596 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Out-of-towners find warm welcome after Christmas breakdown http://www.addisonindependent.com/201012out-towners-find-warm-welcome-after-christmas-breakdown <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-6599" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201012out-towners-find-warm-welcome-after-christmas-breakdown"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_christmas couple.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_christmas couple.jpg" title="web_christmas couple.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"> LINDA AND MIKE MOORE, shown in their Orwell home, went to great lengths last Christmas Eve to help out a stranded New Jersey family. They said their generosity was just the Vermont way. Independent photo/Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p>Editor&rsquo;s note: A year ago this week, a New Jersey family was traveling through Addison County when car problems forced an unexpected stopover. It may be unsurprising to locals how the &ldquo;flatlanders&rdquo; were treated here, but it is interesting and enlightening to see ourselves in the eyes of our visitors. This is their story in the words of the New Jersey man who found himself stranded on Christmas Eve.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6594">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201012out-towners-find-warm-welcome-after-christmas-breakdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell holiday Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:30:05 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6594 at http://www.addisonindependent.com