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Adversity and success are themes at VUHS graduation

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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VERGENNES — This past Friday was a beautiful evening for a graduation at Vergennes Union High School. Overhead, the light blue sky was streaked with wispy little white clouds. As the families of the graduates made their way from their parked cars to Commodore Thomas Macdonough Gymnasium, long rays of sunlight greeted them, brilliantly illuminating the green of the trees and grass and the reddish dirt of the baseball field.

Yet, there were precious few moments to admire this picturesque scene. Inside, the ceremonies were about to begin.

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Local literary magazine seeks submissions

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Zig Zag Lit Mag is a recently founded arts and literature magazine supporting Addison County’s creative community. The volunteer editorial board of the magazine, a group of seven Vergennes-area residents, recently received a $1,750 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will help further Zig Zag’s mission to connect and sustain a community of local writers and readers by enabling them to create a physical and online space for publication of local work.

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Nursing home granted 5-star rating

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY— Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has achieved its first-ever 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is the highest CMSlevel of rating for quality of care, staffing and results from health department inspections. Inaddition to notifying the facility, CMS publishes the data on its Nursing Home Compare websitewhere it is available to the public.

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Mary Johnson honored with Sally Fox Award

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation on June 2 awarded Mary Johnson Children’s Center the Sally Fox Award. The award is given annually to a Vermont nonprofit organization that provides direct services of exceptional merit to children ages birth through 18.

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Eastview hires Robertson as new marketing director

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — With over 16 years in sales and marketing, and 10 of them focused in senior health, Jenni Robertson has joined EastView at Middlebury as the director of sales and marketing. She relocated to Addison County last fall from Florida, and started at EastView in February.

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OV grads asked to pause and reflect

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Close to 100 young women and men and their families and friends could not have been faulted for being in a bit of a hurry this past Saturday morning to get out of the Otter Valley Union High School gym.

The 95 who were receiving their diplomas that day, 24 of whom were National Honor Society members, surely wanted to move on to the next stage of their lives.

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Mount Abe graduates look back, move forward

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School on Saturday graduated 110 seniors into a world in which they will experience a variety of emotions, including jubilation, trepidation, exultation and consternation. Commencement speaker Ken Marcelle added one more to the list: fear. But he urged the newly minted graduates to face that emotion head-on and defeat it.

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MUHS grads urged to embrace community

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Amid smiles, hugs, bouquets, thunderous cheers and applause from family and well-wishers, and the familiar strains of Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” the 146 members of the Middlebury Union High School class of 2016 officially received their high school diplomas on Saturday.

The commencement ceremony at the Memorial Sports Center also featured wise words from top administrators, plus three insightful and humor-laced speeches from peers, before the newly minted graduates were launched into the world.

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Bristol residents want safer walk to creemee stand

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Getting creemees at the Village Creeme Stand is almost synonymous with summer in Bristol.

But crossing busy West Street to get to that Dreamy Creeme cookie sandwich or classic kiddie-size vanilla-and-chocolate-twist cone with rainbow sprinkles has become a concern for many, given that the destination is among Bristol’s top summer kid magnets.

“The town is working with creemee stand owner Tom Wallace to find a solution that works,” said Town Administrator Therese Kirby.

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Well-known PE teacher set to write a new chapter

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jacque McNamara’s life is unfolding in a pattern similar to the contours of the Green Mountains she loves to climb.

A lot of peaks and some valleys.

And while she retired last week from a lengthy teaching career at Mary Hogan Elementary School, she’s not done climbing.

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