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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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Bixby to host blowout book sale on Vergennes Day

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — What did you spend your summer doing?

Friends of the Bixby have sorted and shelved an array of summer donations of used books and they will open the doors for a two-day sales event at the end of this week.

As part of Vergennes Day celebrations, everyone is invited to come in Friday, Aug. 25, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for first dibs on newly received books. Or, come by on Saturday, Aug. 26, during regular sale hours, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., when many of the offerings will be set up in front of the library (weather permitting).

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It's all fun and games for seniors who stay active

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On a recent Tuesday morning at Project Independence, the Blueberries tennis team relied on winners from all seven members, including overheads and drop shots from Mary Wedge, Margaret Hutchins and Tillie Brown, to defeat Ken Schoen, 7-0, 4-7, 7-3.

The match was held in the ground-floor dining room at Elderly Services Inc. in Middlebury.

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Middlebury plans for passenger rail service

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has received a $15,000 grant to pin down a location for a new rail platform slated to serve passenger trains that could stop here beginning as soon as 2020.

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Bristol police officers join labor union

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol police are now unionized.

On July 19, Bristol police voted unanimously to join the New England Police Benevolent Association after two NEPBA representatives visited the Bristol Police Department in person and made a presentation about member benefits. The Vermont Labor Relations Board certified the NEPBA as the department’s sole bargaining representative on July 31.

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Part 1 of rail bridge project done; businesses wary of 'big dig'

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury merchants are assessing the economic fall-out from the recently completed installation of temporary bridges on Merchants Row and Main Street. Business owners located closest to the construction zones predictably reported the most substantial losses, while virtually all of those polled by the Independent praised the town and Kubricky construction for their outreach during the project.

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Advice from a super mom: How to maintain a healthy, balanced and clean life

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Workout for an hour every day. Eat healthy, unprocessed foods. Drink water. Be a supportive and responsible family member. Sounds like a pretty solid resolution-list made on January 1st, right? But how often does the workout get rescheduled, the apple replaced by a cookie, water for coffee and your attitude swing a bit out of control? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

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Hope and honesty fuel local man's fight for sustainability: Bruhl changes his daily life and shares big picture ideas

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — Taborri Bruhl’s world changed four years ago on the day he learned the African western black rhino had gone extinct.

“It just struck me as, ‘That’s permanent.’ You can’t undo extinction,” said the 50-year-old New Haven resident.

While many grieved as part of the collective tsunami of sadness, Bruhl decided to act.

A former U.S. Marine and son of an Air Force serviceman, Bruhl enlisted himself in a new battle — for sustainability.

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Get ready for a big scoop of the Little City; Vergennes Day is Saturday

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Vergennes Day kicks off its 36th year this Friday, Aug. 25, with the monthly Vergennes Arts Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. and a street dance on the City Green featuring the music of “The Hitmen” from 7 to 10 p.m. The kick-off street dance is sponsored by the Masons’ Dorchester Lodge 1 F&AM.

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Middlebury street sweeping scheduled for Aug. 21-25

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Town of Middlebury workers are scheduled to clean streets this week.

Street sweeping in the downtown area will take place Monday-Friday, Aug. 21-25, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to refrain from overnight parking on downtown area streets.

Those with questions or concerns are asked to contact the town of Middlebury Highway Department at 388-4045.

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