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'Hamlet' still hits home in 2017: Shakespeare on Main Street brings iconic show to Brandon

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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BRANDON — The opening of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is one of the most famous scenes in all of literature.

Two Danish watchmen, Bernardo and Marcellus, bring Horatio, a friend of Prince Hamlet, to their post to show him what they have seen the past two nights: the ghost of the deceased King Hamlet.

As the trio sit in darkness, the ghost suddenly appears. They stare at the spirit in disbelief until the dawn approaches and the king vanishes. Horatio then runs to tell young Hamlet what he has seen, and thus the play begins.

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Maple syrup haul approaches 2016 record

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By CYRUS READY-CAMPBELL of VTDigger.org



Vermont’s maple syrup output this year nearly matched last year’s record, according to the USDA, driven largely by a continuing increase in the number of taps.

The state produced 1.98 million gallons in the most recent season, slightly behind the record last year of 1.99 million, says a USDA report.

Henry Marckres, the Agency of Agriculture’s maple specialist for the past 33 years, said the recent highs in maple production are consistent with a longer trend.

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ACTR offering free rides to Field Days

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — For the fourteenth year in a row, Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will provide fare-free rides for visitors to Addison County Fair and Field Days. The service will operate Aug. 8-12 and is sponsored by Champlain Valley Equipment.

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State raptor specialist to discuss resurgence of bald eagles and peregrine falcons

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — Both peregrine falcons and bald eagles have returned to nest in Vermont and Salisbury after having been extirpated by pesticides.  Learn about this remarkable conservation success story from Vermont Fish and Wildlife Nongame Bird Project Leader John Buck.  He will give a PowerPoint presentation on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Salisbury Congregational Church.  The presentation is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Salisbury Conservation Commission and the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association.

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United Way wants you to help 'Stuff the Bus!' with kids' school supplies

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County is gearing up for their annual back to school donation drive known as ‘Stuff the Bus!’

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Ferrisburgh seeking zoning help: Wheeling on leave as workload rising

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — With Ferrisburgh zoning administrator Ken Wheeling out on a leave of absence, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday voted to advertise for what Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence on Wednesday described as an “alternate assistant zoning administrator.”

When asked, Lawrence confirmed that alternate assistant would in all likelihood remain on the job on some basis even when and if Wheeling, 78, returns from his second leave of absence in 18 months.

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NYU students bring summer band to Brandon Music

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



New Dakotas are a folk-rock-pop-psych band coming to Brandon Music on Saturday, Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m. Alasdair MacKenzie (drums, vocals), Chris Haley (guitar, vocals), Juan Carlos Fernandez del Castillo (piano) and David Baler (bass) bring an easy-listening concert — at just about the right speed for four college students touring on summer break. 
 
MacKenzie, Haley, and del Castillo attend Harvard College and Baler attends New York University.
 

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Hope Church in Bridport to celebrate anniversary Aug. 6

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Hope Community Fellowship will publicly celebrate its 20th anniversary as a church on Sunday morning, Aug. 6, at the Bridport Community Hall.  Established on August 8, 1997, Hope Community Fellowship was founded in Middlebury by Rev. Jeffrey L. Kauffman, who has served as the congregation’s pastor for two decades. 

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New Edgewater exhibits features 'Old friends and new faces'

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Edgewater Gallery will feature six artists between the gallery’s two Middlebury locations during the month of August in its group show “Old Friends and New Faces.” Edgewater at the Falls will be showing the work of two “old” favorites Woody Jackson and Homer Wells along with a new favorite, Philip Frey. Edgewater on the Green will be showing the work of three new artists, Timothy Horn, William B. Hoyt and Kim Alemian.

Here’s a snapshot of the three artists on view at the Falls:

Woody Jackson

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