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Monkton man wins Silver Feather for wildlife work

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON/MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) Board of Directors has awarded Chris Slesar of Monkton the organization’s 2015 Silver Feather award.

At its annual dinner last month, the OCAS bestowed the award on Slesar “in honor of notable devotion, dedication and untiring effort on behalf of the preservation and appreciation of the birds, other wildlife, and natural communities of Addison County,” according to the OCAS.

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Warming Words' poetry 'jam' set for Jan. 10 in Middlebury

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Ted Scheu, Middlebury-based children’s poet and teacher, is hosting the first ever “Warming Words” poetry celebration “jam” on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 2-4 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury.

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Senior luncheon to be held Jan. 8 in Middlebury

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — CVAA will hold a First Friday senior luncheon on Jan. 8 at the Middlebury VFW. Seniors 60 and older are invited to enjoy a noontime meal of pot roast with vegetable brown sauce, mashed cauliflower, green beans almandine, tossed salad with choice of dressing, dinner roll, vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and cream, and regular and decaf coffee.

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Free Ice Fishing Day celebration to be held January 30

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT —Vermont’s third annual Free Ice Fishing Day is Saturday, Jan. 30. To celebrate, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding an Ice Fishing Festival at Lake Elmore State Park in central Vermont.

The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and families with kids are encouraged to attend.

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Mission team needs donations to fill suitcases with hygiene supplies

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Congregational Church has accepted the challenge of filling a suitcase with basic hygiene supplies for a medical mission, and church members are asking the public to help.

Jade Blodgett, RN, of Shoreham will join other nurses and medical professionals in March 2016 on a medical mission to travel to Honduras to provide free medical care. Honduras is in desperate need of medical attention; the community the volunteers will visit hasn’t seen any care in over a year.

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'Girl with a Pearl Earring' kicks off Great Art Wednesday at Town Hall Theater

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater in Middlebury begins its Great Art Wednesdays film series on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. with a film that offers unique insight into one of the world’s most intriguing portraits, “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

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Oyster mushrooms: delicious, deadly to prey

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Rachel Sargent



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The oyster mushroom: delicious, frequently spotted on veggie pizzas, and predatory. That’s right. The hyphae of many fungi, including the oyster mushroom, attack and paralyze prey. Then, as R. Greg Thorn of Western University enthusiastically described, the fungi “grow down their throats and digest them from the inside.”

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Workshop helps farmers make most from their land

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — On Monday, Jan. 4, the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) will host a workshop called “Making it Happen: Profitability and Success” in collaboration with The Carrot Project, a nonprofit that provides financing and business support to small farm and food businesses.

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Vergennes winter parking ban is in effect

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The City of Vergennes Winter Parking Ban is now in effect.

From Dec. 1 through March 31, vehicles parked on city streets between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. will be ticketed.

If there are inclement weather conditions requiring plowing of snow or additional snow/ice removal operations, and a vehicle is parked on city streets between 2 and 6:30 a.m., the vehicle will be ticketed and towed.

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