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Letter to the editor: Proposed Brandon solar project would be an eyesore

Posted on March 26, 2018 |
By Jonathan Blake



As a big supporter of solar, wind and hydro energy farming as an alternative to fossil fuels, I have always thought there is a time and place for everything. This solar project of Conti’s off Park Street in Brandon is not one of them. Not only can this project never be shielded from the view of anyone near it, the loss of the beautiful fields on the edge of town will be lost forever.

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Brrrrrr

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Jonathan Blake



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MIDDLEBURY FIREFIGHTERS TURNED out in the sub-zero cold this Friday night for a small fire on Main Street. Thankfully damage was minimal.

Photo by Jonathan Blake

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Raising their voices

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Jonathan Blake



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MUSIC MAKERS RAISED their instruments and their voices at the Watershed Center’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration at the Waterworks property off Plank Road in Bristol on Dec. 21.

Photo by Jonathan Blake

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Solstice celebration

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Jonathan Blake



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A GOOD NUMBER of revelers gathered at the Watershed Center at the Waterworks property off Plank Road in Bristol on Dec. 21 to celebrate the winter solstice with a bonfire, warm drinks and music. They ventured into the forest on a cold, dark evening and marked the moment when the sun stands still on the southern horizon and turns to begin its march to summer.

Photo by Jonathan Blake

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Here comes the sun

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Jonathan Blake



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ON THE LONGEST night of the year, revelers at the Waterworks property in Bristol welcomed the return of the sun on its long journey north on Dec. 21.

Photo by Jonathan Blake

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Into the woods

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Jonathan Blake



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REVELERS CARRIED A pole and ribbons into the heard of the Bristol Watershed Center this past Sunday, April 30, to mark the center’s 14th annual Beltane celebration.

Photo by Jonathan Blake

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Dance around the Maypole

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Jonathan Blake



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AREA CHILDREN AND adults alike had a great time dancing around the Maypole that was installed on the grounds for the Bristol Watershed Center this past Sunday, April 30, for the Beltane celebration, which presages May Day.

Photo by Jonathan Blake

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Tied up with a bow

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Jonathan Blake



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THE RIBBONS ON the maypole at the Bristol Watershed Center were wrapped tightly in this beautiful design after dancers threaded their way through a traditional May Day celebration this past Sunday.

Photo by Jonathan Blake

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Longest night

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Jonathan Blake



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FIRE LIGHTING THE night sky at the Waterworks property in Bristol was a highlight of the annual Winter Solstice gathering on Dec. 21. A trail lit by luminaries led from the parking lot a half mile in to the reservoir where there was a bonfire, potluck, music and a bit of solstice pageantry. This long-running celebration was co-sponsored by The Watershed Center and Vermont Family Forests.

Photo by Jonathan Blake

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Sing-along

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Jonathan Blake



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THE WINTER SOLSTICE gathering at the Waterworks in Bristol on Dec. 21 featured music by Rick Cebellos and friends as well as community singing and a bit of solstice pageantry. This long-running celebration was co-sponsored by The Watershed Center and Vermont Family Forests.

Photo by Jonathan Blake

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