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Solar farm creates quite the buzz: Pollinators flock to colorful crop

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Mike Kiernan has been as busy as a bee these days. By night, he’s healing his fellow man in 12-hour shifts as a physician with Porter Hospital’s Emergency Department.

But by day, Kiernan dons a t-shirt and gloves and heads out to a solar farm where he lovingly nurtures a variety of flowers and forage aimed at attracting and feeding bees, hummingbirds and a wide variety of nature’s dwindling number of pollinators.

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Late mowing helps grass-nesters thrive

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Things are looking up — just a little bit — for Vermont’s bobolinks, thanks in part to increased acreage enrolled in Vermont’s Bobolink Project.

A grassland bird, bobolinks like to nest in open fields. They also have a propensity to return to the same fields year after year, come what may. But being birds, they’re unlikely to consult with local farmers about their haying schedules. The result?

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Garden club announces Roadside Attractions winners

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury Garden Club has announced the winners of its annual Roadside Attractions Awards. These accolades recognize gardens cultivated by people around the county who are not members of the club. The winners for 2017 include Holly Fulton’s gardens at 18 Brookside in Middlebury, Manjula and John Bombard’s gardens at the Mill at Lewis Creek in Starksboro, Dave Furney’s gardens at 39 Garfield Street in Bristol, Ian and Lindsay Hart’s gardens at 3 Springside in Middlebury and Frances Hall’s garden on Washington Street in Middlebury.

 

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Counseling Service seeks worthy award nominees

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) is accepting nominations for four annual agency awards, to be presented at the CSAC Annual Meeting on November 9, 2017. If you have been touched by the work of a CSAC employee or know of a community member who exemplifies the agency mission “to help people live emotionally healthy and satisfying lives” we encourage you to submit a nomination.

Awards are as follows:

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Awe and community unite eclipse viewers; a diverse crowd of young and old gather at Mount Abe

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — Monday afternoon in Bristol saw clear skies that were slightly less sunny than usual as a crowd approaching 100 stood next to the Mount Abraham Union High School track, their eyes turned upward.

Spectators of all ages had united at a solar eclipse party to watch the moon gradually block their view of about three-quarters of the sun.

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Rescue workers provide front line community service

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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VERGENNES — When Sara McKirryher joined the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad in August of 2000 she was around 20 years old, and she didn’t know exactly what she was getting into.

“I didn’t know what to expect,” the Vergennes resident said in a recent interview. “My mom (Ann Rivers) was on the rescue squad, and she convinced me to take a healthcare CPR course and join (VARS).

“I just wanted to give back to the community, do something of value,” McKirryher said.

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Natural Affection' exhibit opens Friday at Compass Music and Arts Center

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Susan Bull Riley’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world, which was hers to explore as she grew up in a family that spent as much time outdoors as in. Riley’s new exhibit “Natural Affection” opens Friday, Aug. 25 at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. An artist’s reception will be held at the gallery from 5-7 p.m on Friday.

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Local experts offer advice on healthy living

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Sad as it may be to bid farewell to another summer goneby, there’s something refreshing about getting back to a more stable routine. Summer days can be long and erratic, with vacations and travel, special events, and celebrations, all of which shake up routines. Healthy habits can fall by the wayside during these over-stuffed days and we all know it’s easy to eat too many creemees, go to bed late and forget to take time for personal care.

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Addison County, Brandon eligible for federal money to pay for flood repairs

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Addison County and Brandon are now officially eligible for federal aid to help clean up and repair infrastructure damaged in heavy flooding earlier this summer.

Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday announced the major disaster declaration he requested for Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Orange, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor counties has been signed by President Trump. These seven counties suffered substantial damage by flooding between June 29 and July 1.

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County residents ready for solar eclipse

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Jan Walker



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You are never the same after viewing a total solar eclipse. Those who have experienced one find themselves craving the next and may even travel the globe to repeat the experience.

There will be a solar eclipse next Monday, Aug. 21. Fortunately, weather permitting and with proper equipment, all of the people who live in continental United State will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. Those in a narrow, 70-mile-wide strip of land running from Oregon to South Carolina will have the chance to view the total eclipse.

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