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Maple Run half-marathon lures a big field

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — About 516 individuals and 77 relay teams competed in the eighth annual Middlebury Maple Run this past Sunday under cloudy skies, temps in the low 50s and a steady drizzle later on in the morning. It was the first rainy day of the event’s eight-year history, but runners stayed cool and fast times prevailed.

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Whiting students tell us why they celebrate their moms

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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WHITING — Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8.

The Addison Independent asked students at Whiting Elementary School to tell us why they celebrate their moms on Mother’s Day. Here’s what they said:

Ms. Van De Weert’s 4, 5 and 6 class

“I appreciate my mom because she cooks the deer and turkey that I shoot, even though she doesn’t like it.” – Mikey, age 11

“I love my mom because she is funny, kind, sweet, and snuggles with me.” – Morgan, age 10

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'Snow' returns in springtime as serviceberry blossoms

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



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Serviceberries are beautiful little understory trees that flourish along the hedgerows of our backcountry roads. For most of the year they are completely anonymous. Then, one spring morning, almost like magic they burst out of the shadows to cover themselves with delicate white flowers — it is like snow in springtime!

Serviceberries bloom before the forest leafs out. So it is an unforgettable sight on a misty spring morning to see this lacy white veil peeking out from under the still bare canopy of taller maple and ash.

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Panton, Green Mtn. Power cooperating on efficiency plan

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — While Green Mountain Power waits for the Public Service Board to approve a huge solar array in Panton, GMP officials and the town selectboard have been working on details of not only a company pledge to Panton to upgrade town buildings, but also a larger effort to make energy-efficiency improvements available to Panton farms, businesses and homes.

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Better Gran Fondo slated for June 4

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of the Vermont Gran Fondo this week said the third edition of the Addison County bike ride, set for Saturday, June 4, will have a number of enhancements. For one, cyclists will find a stretch of Middlebury’s Exchange Street transformed into a hub where riders can take advantage of a bicycle safety check the night before, find convenient parking and grab coffee on ride-day morning, and take a shower upon finishing.

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Middlebury powerhouse assessment sought

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury is pursuing a second environmental assessment of the historic powerhouse structure at the base of the downtown Otter Creek falls to determine what, if any, cleanup will be needed at the site the town acquired from a local land trust several years ago.

The town is currently requesting proposals from four pre-qualified firms to complete a “Phase II Environmental Site Assessment” for the powerhouse property, also known as the David Page Cotton Mill site.

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Shoreham library open house slated for May 15

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM —Shoreham’s Platt Memorial Library is celebrating the dedicated work of nearly 60 volunteers with an open house and reception on Sunday, May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m.

As part of the reception, the library will unveil its newly renovated Vermont Room and kick off a summer-long fundraising raffle for a painting by Shoreham artist Deb Holmes.

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Monkton tree sitter cited for gas pipeline protest

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — After sitting in a tree in Monkton along the construction path of the Vermont Gas Systems natural gas pipeline for two weeks, Burlington resident Addie Herbert climbed down from the white pine on Friday, April 15.

Herbert was cited for criminal trespassing and released, the group Rising Tide Vermont announced late last week.

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Restored 1916 Vermont film to be screened in Middlebury

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont International Film Foundation announces the statewide tour of the newly restored and digitally remastered film “A Vermont Romance” (1916). In celebration of the film’s 100th anniversary, the high-definition 2K restoration will tour six towns in Vermont accompanied by a live piano score played and composed by Bob Merrill.

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Morgan horse museum to feature paintings of famed breeder

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Morgan Horse Farm



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MIDDLEBURY — The National Museum of the Morgan Horse, located on Main Street in Middlebury, has a new exhibit on display. The exhibit, “Jeanne Mellin Herrick: American Morgan Master,” focuses on the life’s work of one of the Morgan horse community’s most inspiring advocates. The exhibit opening and reception will be on Friday, May 20, from 5:30 until 8 p.m.

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