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A nice witch reveals her Spooktacular magic

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Witches. The mean ones we know from their clammy green skin, long pointy noses covered with warts, sharp crooked teeth and chilling cackle. The nice ones comfort us with their rosy cheeks, warm smile and sparkling eyes. What do they have in common? Magic.

Did you know Middlebury has its own witch? Her name is Nancie Dunn — don’t worry, she’s a nice one.

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Wonderland: Where dreams come true

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put your life on pause, and, for just one night, become something of your dreams? What would you be? 

These things of dreams become reality when you walk into Wonderland — a costume, alterations, vintage and otherwise fantastical shop on Middlebury's Main Street. Hannah Hurlburt has made it her business to be our fairy godmother — granting all our wishes true. 

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Jessie Raymond: Terror lingers after nightmare ends

Posted on November 6, 2014 |
By Jessie Raymond



I’m not sure what caused the bad dream I had on Halloween night: the horror movie we watched or the 78 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups I ate (we only got one trick-or-treater). I suspect it was a combination of the two.

A red-eyed demon woman was screeching and grabbing at me with her long talons. She was an evil spirit bent on “getting” me, whatever that meant. I knew it wasn’t good.

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Opinion: Halloween was great experience

Posted on November 6, 2014 |
By Jennifer Molineaux



Did a miniature IRS audit agent with angry eyebrows and a power suit knock on your door Halloween night? That was my daughter. This was the year she passed from shy-about-knocking to greed-fueled-sprinting. My job was to keep up and carry the water bottles.

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Slideshow: Spooktacular 2014

Posted on October 31, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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Happy Halloween! News editor John McCright snapped these photos of this year's Spooktacular in Middlebury.

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Scary things get ready for Spooktacular this Sunday

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Once again, the Better Middlebury Partnership and the town of Middlebury bring an outstanding Halloween event for kids of all ages and adults to Middlebury.

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Spooky, scary, sweet activities abound this week

Posted on October 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Although many of the area’s major Halloween-themed community events were scheduled over this past weekend, a number of other activities sprinkled around the county remain to be enjoyed by residents both young and old.

One such event is specifically designed to be enjoyed by seniors. The Champlain Valley Agency on Aging has scheduled what it is calling a “Special Halloween Meal” and party at the Bridport Grange Hall on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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Afternoon holiday party in city has fun and safety in mind

Posted on September 30, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14 will be hosting a Halloween Costume Karaoke Dance Party on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1-2 p.m. at the American Legion in Vergennes, followed by Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 2-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Towns try a Halloween alterative: Trunk or Treat

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — It can be challenging for parents in rural Addison County communities to scare up some Halloween fun for their kids every year. Trick or treating often means piling the little ghouls and goblins into the car for a series of short jaunts to homes spread throughout the community, or taking them to high density neighborhoods in other towns to fill up their bags in short order.

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Duo in Ferrisburgh giving scares for a good cause

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Kathy Smith of Bolton and Michelle Livingstone of North Ferrisburgh have had a ball scaring the daylights out of people for the past five Halloweens. Each year, they have collaborated on a creative haunted house that has also scared up some cash for worthy causes, such as for Tropical Storm Irene recovery and for National Guard families.

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