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Years after his military service ended, Bucky is still giving back

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Addison resident and Rutland native Clifford Douglas, better known to all as Bucky, has donned clothing of many colors for many duties over the course of his 76 years.

As a successful John Hancock insurance agent from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s, mostly working out of his North Main Street home in Vergennes, Douglas stuck with business casual attire.

Over many decades he has worn bright red and white as Santa Claus during annual holiday festivities in Middlebury and elsewhere.

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See a bird-banding demonstration at Dead Creek

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — Bird lovers are invited to join the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department at the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison to learn more about bird banding and conservation.

The department is partnering with Otter Creek Audubon to host Bird Banding Week with hands-on bird banding demonstrations. Members of the public will help identify the birds, observe the banding process, and can even help release the birds after they are banded. Licensed bird bander Rodney Olsen of Vergennes will lead all banding sessions.

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Dead Creek center expands hours

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — The new Dead Creek Visitor Center is celebrating the success of its first year this September with expanded hours and a variety of educational programs.

From Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, the center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The visitor center will also be open on Monday, Oct. 8, for the Columbus Day holiday, and Monday Oct. 15, for a special event.

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Atlatl Championship returns to Addison

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison is throwing it way back this weekend with the 23rd Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship. The what? The Atlatl Championship.

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Sign up for Addison bird-watching paddle, Sept. 26

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department staff will lead an evening bird-watching paddle at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison, on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The group will set out in canoes and kayaks hoping to catch a glimpse of the many bird species that are present at Dead Creek during the fall bird migration. Participants must bring their own canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets.

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Water damage puts Vergennes middle school gym out of service

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — For the second time this year Vergennes Union High School is looking at operating for a number of months without one of its two gymnasiums.

A sudden downpour that had not been forecast struck on Aug. 15 while workers were re-roofing the VUHS middle school gym as part of the ongoing $7.63 million upgrade of the four Addison Northwest School District schools (see story by clicking).

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Property transfers in Addison and Panton

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON/PANTON — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Addison and Panton in the first six months of 2018:

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Energy & security upgrades at ANWSD schools wrapping up in time for the start of school

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Addison Northwest School District students return to school this Wednesday they might not see dramatic changes, but district officials believe work this summer, funded by the $7.63 million bond voters approved in March, will make them safer and more comfortable in their schools.

Certainly, said ANWSD Superintendent Sheila Soule, the project came in on budget and on time: The district is ready to welcome its students.

“Everything went as planned, and we’re fully prepared to have our kids back,” Soule said.

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Listen and learn about Vermont's musical ladies at the DAR museum

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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This Saturday, singer and researcher Linda Radtke along with pianist Arthur Zorn will present an hour of music and history, celebrating the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests and social reform efforts. The concert will take place at the John Strong DAR Mansion Museum in Addison at 1 p.m.

Oceana Judah, Diane Martin, Edwina Flint and Helen Hartness Flanders (pictured below) represent the richness and invention of the female composers included in the sheet music collection of the Vermont Historical Society.

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Art in Nature event held at Dead Creek's visitor center

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will host an evening of art in nature at the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This free event will consist of a short talk and refreshments at the Visitor Center, after which the group will venture outside to the wildlife management area for some nature exploration through art creation.

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