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March 17th, 2014

Winter hangs on with heavy snow, below-average temps

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ADDISON COUNTY — A massive snowstorm last week dumped close to two feet of snow in parts of Addison County and ground commerce nearly to a halt for two days.

Winter Storm Vulcan, as named by the National Weather Service, blanketed much of the Northeast Wednesday morning through noon Thursday. Northern Vermont bore the brunt of the storm, receiving higher snow totals than the other New England states.

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Upcoming expo to help us think about sustainability

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County residents will be able to discuss new sustainable approaches to everyday life at the Sustainable Living Expo scheduled for March 29 at the Middlebury Union High School. The event, organized by the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature 100 exhibitors and 35 workshops, including student presentations, off-site tours, live music and local food samplings.

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Tal Birdsey opens his notebook on "The Living School"

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Tal Birdsey will be at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. to read from his forthcoming book, “Living School: A Teacher’s Notebook,”and discuss the philosophy that has shaped his work as an educator.

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Credits ready to roll on local video stores

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — There was a day when renting out VHS tapes was almost as good as printing cash, said Terry Pellegrino.

Pellegrino, approaching 65, is known in Middlebury as the long-time co-owner of Video King, across the parking lot from Shaw’s Supermarket.

Last week, Pellegrino, a Castleton resident who with another five family members has operated a string of Video Kings in Vermont for more than 25 years, recalled the golden days of the movie rental trade.

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Runner to share stories from marathons around the world

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Free Library will host local marathoner John Lent on Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m., as he presents “A Marathoner’s Quest for Seven Continents.”

Lent will share heartwarming stories of intrepid runners who recently participated in marathons held in Antarctica and South America. The presentation in the Bixby’s Community Room is expected to last a little over an hour with additional time for questions and comments.

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Reed Prescott reinvents his art

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — By his own admission, Reed Prescott’s mind never stops churning. At the artist’s studio on Main Street in Bristol this past Monday, he is surrounded by wood shavings and power tools, working on his newest line of products. Known primarily as a landscape painter, the Lincoln resident is now branching out into hand-carved wooden items — everything from earrings to buttons, zipper pulls and bracelets.

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Artist to describe how she makes Ukranian Easter eggs

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Just in time for Easter, Theresa Somerset of Essex Junction will be at Art on Main in Bristol on Saturday, March 22, from noon to 2 p.m. to demonstrate a painting technique that turns simple eggs into elaborate works of art.

These painted eggs — yes, they are real — are created in keeping with an ancient Ukrainian technique called pysanka, which means “to write on.” The method is wax-resist, much like batik, used with intensely colored dyes.

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Builder updates 1955 home with modern upgrades to heating, design

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Beginning with its avant-garde, Frank Lloyd Wrightian architectural design in 1955 and following through to a recent extensive energy retrofit, one home in Middlebury — at 17 Chipman Heights — continues to lead the way for new developments in residential construction and design.

The house sits atop Chipman Hill facing west overlooking the Exchange Street area and Wright Park, with stunning sunset views of the Adirondacks.

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