Haiku contest unites Weybridge residents


CELEBRATED AUTHORS JULIA Alvarez and Jay Parini congratulate Esra Anzali, 11, for her second-place finish in the Second Annual Weybridge Haiku Contest on Saturday at a community picnic. Esra’s sister, Narges, took first place in the contest, which has become a creative, uniting force for the town. Independent photo/Bethany Palmer

WEYBRIDGE —

Weybridge haiku test

draws a lot of good entries

applaud the winners

Good weather, crowds highlight Festival on the Green 41


ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ, THE lead singer and fiddler of the Canadian-Cuban quintet Okan, gives a magnetic performance during Middlebury’s 41st Festival on the Green. Independent photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — From July 7-13, festival-goers from across the state and especially Addison County enjoyed splendid summer weather for the 41st Annual Middlebury Festival-on-the-Green.

Bristol Trail Network is slowly taking shape


WALKERS ENJOY A little “forest bathing” as they trek along the Bristol Trail Network on July 1. Efforts to connect trails around town into a six-mile loop are proceeding in the network’s second year. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — Porter Knight, who for more than two years has overseen construction of the Bristol Trail Network, asks fun questions.

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