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May 22nd, 2017

DAR John Strong Mansion to open May 27

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — The DAR John Strong Mansion Museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 27, giving museum goers an opportunity to celebrate the first weekend of the summer season with a visit to a local landmark.

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Letter to the Editor: Creative solutions needed for rail bridge disruption

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Elizabeth Karnes Keefe



The railroad bridge project in downtown Middlebury is going to happen. There is no way around it and we must accept (serious) short-term inconveniences and impact for long-term good and, of paramount importance, safety.

How about the complaining stops and the creativity kicks in? At risk of sounding naïve in a complex situation, let’s at least think about, for example:

•  Temporary parking areas on each side of town, with continuous shuttle service through town and across the College campus.

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Students of the Week - May 22, 2017

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Letter to the Editor: Birds, engineers asking questions

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



A hummingbird, with bright ruby throat, just tapped on the kitchen window. It seemed to say “Hi, we are back so get out the feeders. And remember it is one part sugar and four parts hot water to mix then cool it before putting it in feeders.” Some might say that there are a lot of flowers on trees and plants so feeding hummingbirds is not needed. But, what are we to do when they tell us that they would like to be fed?

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K.I.C.K.S. to sponsor women's biz expo June 4

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Master Kellie Thomas, owner and head instructor of K.I.C.K.S., is always looking for ways to help empower women through her TaeKwon Do classes and special self-defense workshops. Recently, Thomas decided to look into promoting and supporting other local women business owners.

 Vermont is always so proud of their small businesses and local grown products, but she hadn’t seen much geared specifically towards the many women who run businesses and felt it was something worth spotlighting.

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Sheldon to celebrate Vermont children's book authors and illustrators

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — This summer the Henry Sheldon Museum presents “Draw Me a Story, Tell Me a Tale,” an exhibit that celebrates the imagination of 17 Vermont children’s book illustrators and authors.

On view June 13-Oct. 15, the show will include original artwork, sketches, and other related materials. Programs and readings will take place during the run of the exhibit.

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MUHS announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The following students have made the Middlebury Union High School Honor Roll for the third quarter.

GRADE 9

High Honors — Kenneth Barkdoll, Caleb Benz, Quinn Berry, Katherine Berthiaume, Nicolas Brayton, Carly Burger, Eryn R. Diehl, Katherine W. Donahue, Spencer Doran, Mary Ann Eastman, Joseph Findlay, Hunter Gale, Alice Ganey, Maeve Hammel, Hale Hescock, Malia L. Hodges and Emma Huntington.

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Brandon man recalls his father in his 1928 Willys Whippet

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Sanford Rouse



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I was also born in May 1928. Seen here is my foster grandfather Jonas Birchard standing beside his Whippet sedan, which was also a vintage 1928.

There were only 500 Whippet cars manufactured by the Willys company back then. The car was only geared up to do 55 mph. Notice the wooden spokes in the wheels of the tires.

The photo was taken at East Shoreham Railroad Station. I think the tall man beside Jonas Birchard is Gene Platt, the station agent.

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