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events http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/623/all en Bates to bring comedy show to Bristol's Holley Hall http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301bates-bring-comedy-show-bristols-holley-hall <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> &nbsp;</p> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; See Vermont&rsquo;s finest standup comedians perform at Bristol&rsquo;s first-ever Standup Comedy Revue.</p> <p> The public is invited to Holley Hall on Friday, Jan. 25, for a fun event that will benefit the Bristol Recreation Department.</p> <p> The show will feature Addison County&rsquo;s own Tony Bates of Leicester, plus more great acts by Nathan Hartswick, Natalie Miller, Josh Starr and Kevin Byer. The show will include some mature themes, and is for guests 16 years and older.</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/14990">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301bates-bring-comedy-show-bristols-holley-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol events Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:23:14 +0000 14990 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Second annual beverage, cheese fest draws crowd http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208second-annual-beverage-cheese-fest-draws-crowd <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12789" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208second-annual-beverage-cheese-fest-draws-crowd"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/middfest7482.thumbnail.jpg" alt="middfest7482.jpg" title="middfest7482.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"> SAMPLES OF WHISTLE Pig rye whiskey are passed out at the Vermont Beer, Wine and Cheese Festival held in Middlebury Saturday afternoon. The event was organized by the Better Middlebury Partnership. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Despite Saturday&rsquo;s searing heat, the second annual Vermont Beer, Wine and Cheese Festival drew about 1,500 paid visitors to Middlebury&rsquo;s Marble Works, allowing the event to roughly equal the numbers and financial benefits from 2011, organizers said.</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/12790">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208second-annual-beverage-cheese-fest-draws-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Better Middlebury Partnership events food and drink Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:04:10 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 12790 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Celebrated film on autism to be shown at Ilsley http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207celebrated-film-autism-be-shown-ilsley <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A little piece of Hollywood is coming to Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury.</p> <p> On July 26 at 6 p.m., Academy Award-nominated film producer Douglas Biklen will be appearing alongside the documentary film &ldquo;Wretches and Jabberers.&rdquo; The film follows two Vermonters living with autism as they travel to advocate for disability rights. This film is among others, including the Academy Award-nominated &ldquo;Autism is a World,&rdquo; that Biklen has produced on the topic of autism awareness.</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/12586">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207celebrated-film-autism-be-shown-ilsley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts events Featured health Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:16:50 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12586 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 Ilsley hosts Iron Chef contest for area students http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206ilsley-hosts-iron-chef-contest-area-students <p> MIDDLEBURY &frac34; The basement of the Ilsley Public Library was filled on Friday night with the enthusiasm of middle school and high school students and a colorful spread of foods ranging from chocolate to fruit pizza as about 20 teens were competing to win the title of &ldquo;Iron Chef.&rdquo;</p> <p> The two-hour event was hosted by the Teen Advisory Group and funded by the library to promote teen after-hours special events.</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/12302">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206ilsley-hosts-iron-chef-contest-area-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury events food Ilsley Public Library Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:05:13 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12302 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Billings to showcase images of Ripton through 62 years of photographs http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206billings-showcase-images-ripton-through-62-years-photographs <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12330" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206billings-showcase-images-ripton-through-62-years-photographs"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/hildabillings3937.thumbnail.jpg" alt="hildabillings3937.jpg" title="hildabillings3937.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"> LONG-TIME RIPTON resident Hilda Billings, 92, will be sharing some of her thousands of photographs as part of a historical retrospective of her hometown during a presentation at the Ripton Community Church on July 1. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> RIPTON &mdash; Hilda Billings has viewed her hometown of Ripton through a very special lens for the past 92 years.</p> <p> Middlebury College&rsquo;s Bread Loaf School of English held its first summer session in 1920, the year Billings was born. She has seen devastating floods rip through her community, including the big one back in 1927. And Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost made a point visiting her once a year at her home, which doubled as the Ripton Post Office.</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/12299">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206billings-showcase-images-ripton-through-62-years-photographs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton arts events Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:00:39 +0000 John Flowers 12299 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Festival on-the-Green nearly ready for this year's entertainment http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206festival-green-nearly-ready-years-entertainment <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; For over three decades, the Festival on-the-Green has provided a week&rsquo;s worth of free family-friendly entertainment for Addison County residents.</p> <p> The community event, which will hold its 34th annual run of three shows a day on the Middlebury green from July 8-14, does not have an admissions fee, but it does carry high costs.</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/12298">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206festival-green-nearly-ready-years-entertainment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts events Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:59:09 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12298 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Towns hear triathlon complaints http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206towns-hear-triathlon-complaints <p> LEICESTER &mdash; They may have to agree to disagree.</p> <p> The Leicester and Salisbury selectboards held a joint special meeting on June 14 to address concerns of a handful of residents in both towns regarding the annual Vermont Sun Triathlon series. While race organizers said some minor changes may be made to appease the residents, it all comes down to coexistence.</p> <p> The triathlons, which are run on four Sunday mornings each summer, include a swimming portion in Lake Dunmore, and biking and running legs on Route 53 and other nearby roads.</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/12294">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206towns-hear-triathlon-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester events Leicester selectboard Salisbury selectboard sports Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:51:47 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12294 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Libraries cook up summer fun http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206libraries-cook-summer-fun <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12278" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206libraries-cook-summer-fun"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/trashtunes3061.thumbnail.jpg" alt="trashtunes3061.jpg" title="trashtunes3061.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"> DENNIS WARING WORKS with Amanda Kearns, 8, of Middlebury to make music with a wooden stick, a couple of broken guitar strings and a large cardboard box during a presentation at Ilsley Library last Thurs- day morning. Waring’s demonstration of a variety of musical instruments made mostly out of trash is one of many summer library programs scheduled throughout the county. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &ndash;&ndash; Four-year-old Nathan Stefani eagerly watched Dennis Waring play a banjo made out of plywood and a cheap plastic bucket.</p> <p> The performance delighted the young audience, and Stefani gave it a thumbs-up review.</p> <p> &ldquo;I liked it!&rdquo; the Middlebury resident said.</p> <p> Stefani and more than 80 other children and parents gathered last Thursday at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury to watch From Trash to Tunes, one of many performances the Ilsley holds as part of its summer reading program.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12267">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206libraries-cook-summer-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County events Featured Ilsley Public Library Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:54:27 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12267 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh 250th celebration to feature history, music, fun http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206ferrisburgh-250th-celebration-feature-history-music-fun <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; In each of the past two years, the town of Ferrisburgh has set aside a day each summer to gather and celebrate as a community, calling the event Ferrisburgh Day.</p> <p> This year presents Ferrisburgh and its residents with an extra reason to gather, the 250th anniversary of the town charter.&nbsp; Officials essentially decided to combine Ferrisburgh Day with a birthday celebration on Saturday, June 23.</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/12109">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206ferrisburgh-250th-celebration-feature-history-music-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh 250th events Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:29:30 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 12109 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Anderson brings hidden gem of opera to Town Hall Theater http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206anderson-brings-hidden-gem-opera-town-hall-theater <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12086" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206anderson-brings-hidden-gem-opera-town-hall-theater"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/play0507.thumbnail.jpg" alt="play0507.jpg" title="play0507.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"> MELISSA SHIPPEN REHEARSES a scene from Massenet’s “Thaïs” at the Town Hall Theater Tuesday night. The Opera Company of Middlebury production opens Friday night with additional performances on June 10, 14, 15 and 16. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; On Friday, the Opera Company of Middlebury opens its ninth season with a production of &ldquo;Tha&iuml;s by the renowned French composer Jules Massenet.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12055">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206anderson-brings-hidden-gem-opera-town-hall-theater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Middlebury Multimedia arts events Town Hall Theater Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:49:38 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12055 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Memorial Day parades http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206slideshow-memorial-day-parades <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12020" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206slideshow-memorial-day-parades"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_parade8446.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_parade8446.jpg" title="web_parade8446.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12021">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206slideshow-memorial-day-parades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia events Memorial Day Parade Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:31:30 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12021 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Tall tales welcome in Middlebury http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205tall-tales-welcome-middlebury <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12002" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205tall-tales-welcome-middlebury"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/lenrowell8528.thumbnail.jpg" alt="lenrowell8528.jpg" title="lenrowell8528.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"> LEN ROWELL IS an organizer of StoryMatters, a group that will host storytelling sessions at the Middlebury town green gazebo on Monday nights in June. The sessions are open to all adults. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Len Rowell well remembers the good ol&rsquo; days, when families or friends used to sit down and tell stories at the dinner table or around the proverbial potbellied stove at the local general store.</p> <p> But the weaving of yarns, Rowell lamented, is fast fading from a society increasingly spoon-fed entertainment through televisions, computer monitors and even cell phones. Storytelling, especially for the younger generation, is now done in impersonal staccato through texts and tweets.</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/11980">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205tall-tales-welcome-middlebury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts events Featured storytelling Thu, 31 May 2012 13:12:05 +0000 John Flowers 11980 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Video: The Lake Champlain Bridge Grand Parade http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205video-lake-champlain-bridge-grand-parade <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11964" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205video-lake-champlain-bridge-grand-parade"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_parade7737.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_parade7737.jpg" title="web_parade7737.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"> REENACTORS MARCH ACROSS the Champlain Bridge at the May 19 parade. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> Crowds turned out to celebrate the opening of the new Champlain Bridge over the weekend of May 19. The bridge opened to traffic in the late fall of 2011, two years after the old bridge was closed down due to safety concerns. The bridge reconnected a link between Vermont and New York&nbsp;</p> <p> The parade mimicked many elements the original opening parade in 1929, which was attended by then New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11965">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205video-lake-champlain-bridge-grand-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia champlain bridge events transportation Sat, 26 May 2012 17:38:35 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11965 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Towns ready to remember fallen heroes http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205towns-ready-remember-fallen-heroes <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; People looking to honor those who have served our country &mdash; and listen to marching bands, watch their neighbors&rsquo; kids walk together in uniforms, and look at creative floats &mdash; this Sunday and Monday will have a half-dozen options around the county.</p> <p> Memorial Day parades and ceremonies are planned, in chronological order, in Orwell, Middlebury, Brandon, Hancock, Vergennes and Bristol.</p> <p> Orwell kicks off two days of activities with its 39th annual Sunday afternoon parade, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11907">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205towns-ready-remember-fallen-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County events Featured Memorial Day Thu, 24 May 2012 19:36:23 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11907 at http://www.addisonindependent.com