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March 11th, 2019

Orwell artist Stacey Stanhope goes from 'perking' to 'potting'

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ORWELL — Do you remember puff paint? Come on, be honest. It was a horribly, wonderful craze in the ’90s, where we’d attack shirts, pants, bags — pretty much anything — with the small plastic bottles of “puffy” paint. We endlessly squeezed bright colors through pinpoint nozzles to create oh, so glamorous decorations on our garments. Ah, the ’90s…

Stacey Stanhope is an unashamed puff-paint lover. It started out as a hobby: painting elaborate hunt scenes with foxes and horses on shirts.

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For Cornwall skier Sophia Hodges, Middlebury College was the obvious choice

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College junior and Cornwall native Sophia Hodges recently sat down with a representative of the Middlebury College Sports Information Department to discuss her Nordic skiing career, her decision to attend Middlebury, and her family ties.

Hodges, an English and American literature major in her third year skiing for the Panthers, is also a second-generation Middlebury athlete: Her father, Barney Hodges, was a Panther all-American Nordic skier who graduated in 1992 and now assists the Middlebury Union High School Nordic team.

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Bristol residents challenge themselves to walk for health — and community building

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Darkness. Arctic weather. Chunky boots. Vermont winters often make it hard to go for a walk.

But as the days get longer and the snowdrifts shrink (at least for now, anyway), a new group is making walking plans for the town of Bristol. Heck, they’re not even waiting for spring.

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Middlebury Makery receives $10K grant

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of the new makers’ space in Middlebury’s Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center got a pleasant surprise last week: A $10,000 state grant that will allow the “Makery” to hire a part-time coordinator and update equipment and materials within the facility.

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Climate change Transition Town potluck on tap in Weybridge

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



WEYBRIDGE — Ruah Swennerfelt, activist, homesteader, blogger and author is spreading good news about an exciting new worldwide movement called Transition Towns.

The Huddlebury organization will host a Transition Town potluck at Weybridge Elementary School on March 23, 5-7 p.m.

The Transition Town Movement is about transitioning to a world that is less vulnerable to climate change and less dependent on fossil fuels. It invites people from all walks of life and political persuasions to come together to create vibrant, resilient communities.

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UVM Morgan Horse Farm's Steve Davis inducted into national hall of fame

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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SHELBURNE — Stephen Davis of New Haven recently was inducted in the American Morgan Horse Association’s (AMHA) Hall of Fame. The announcement was made at the Association’s annual convention on Saturday, Feb. 9, in San Antonio, Texas. 

As Director of the UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Vermont for 32 years, Davis developed the traditional and versatile Morgan horse while maintaining the blueprint of his predecessor Dr. Donald Balch’s focus on strong broodmare families in the farm’s breeding program.

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Mark Benz honored at Lincoln Town Meeting

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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LINCOLN — Lincoln Town Meeting on Monday, March 4, was extra special and festive this year as we celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the Burnham Foundation. It was great to see the hall filled with townspeople wearing Mardi-gras beads; there were balloons and banners all around, and it had a general feeling of congeniality.

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Local artists featured in ACHHH raffle

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Get ready for the 11th annual Dream Vacation Raffle at Middlebury Inn on Saturday, March 16. Once again Addison County Home Health and Hospice and End of Life Services, Inc. (formerly known as Hospice Volunteer Services) will host the event from 4-6:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $25. (See page 16 for a list of local places to buy a ticket.)

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