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BRISTOL — The Early Education Program of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will hold its developmental screenings on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Children in the five-town area will have the opportunity to play in an early childhood classroom using art materials, blocks, puzzles and imaginative play materials. Parents can share information about their child with the Early Ed staff and learn more about their child’s communication, social, play and motor skills. The screening is free and will take about one hour. The screening will be located at Bristol Elementary School in the Early Education...
MIDDLEBURY — On Oct. 10-18, the Addison Repertory theater’s acting class will be touring local elementary schools, sharing their own original children’s show. This year’s show, titled “Beans, Bags, and Bravery,” is a compilation of classic children’s stories retold through dramatic movement. “Beans, Bags, and Bravery” is performed by A.R.T. actors dressed in black with limited props, costumes and dialogue. Directed by Steve Small and produced by Penelope Wade, this year’s show is a three part production consisting of classic and contemporary stories: “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Where the Wild...
BRANDON —“The Man Who Laughs” (1928), a silent drama featuring a disfigured man forced to wear an insane grin all his life, will be screened with live music on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Brandon Town Hall.  The film will be accompanied live by silent film musician Jeff Rapsis. The screening is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted to help support the town hall’s ongoing renovation and restoration. The screening is sponsored by Omya, Inc. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn...
BRISTOL — Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom is teaming up with the Bristol Recreation Department to host a Children’s Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Holley Hall. Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes! There will be music, activities and refreshments, including pizza and healthy snacks. The event is free and open to children of all ages. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print subscription, you can now add...
BRISTOL — Fall has “officially” arrived and winter won’t be far behind and with it the struggles that many of our neighbors have in meeting the additional costs associated with cold weather. With that in mind, the second annual 5-Town Fire Department Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. In 2015, the drive collected over 5,000 pounds of food and $700 in cash donations. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print...
NEW HAVEN — Take a break from leaf-peeping and stop by the New Haven Community Library book sale on Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come in and browse the wonderful selection of books at the library’s fall book sale. Fiction, non-fiction, lots of children’s books, cookbooks, books that are almost brand new, and some vintage picks will be on sale. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library, which in turn benefits the library. Pricing is “Take what you want, give what you can.” The library is located at 78 North St. in New Haven.
ADDISON COUNTY — In less than five minutes, members of the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department will answer a call, throw on their heavy gear, pile into their fleet of trucks, switch on the siren and head out for their mission. “We have a joke,” said Middlebury Department Chief David Shaw. “If we’re not out of here in five minutes, we’re not coming.” The Vergennes Fire Department firefighters pride themselves on the time they arrived at Basin Harbor Club in seven minutes, a trip that usually takes about 20 minutes. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are...
BRISTOL — All are welcome to New Leaf Organic farm in Bristol this Saturday and Sunday for a weekend full of Klezmer music, puppet shows, storytelling, spirituality, mindfulness and art workshops, adventure play, homesteading skills and earth-based art installations. This festival uniquely showcases the abundance, culture and skills of the farm-to-table culture of the New England homestead and offers people of all faiths and backgrounds to experience the seasonal depth of the cyclical Jewish calendar. Sukkot on the Farm Harvest Festival offers a medley of workshops for all ages and encourages...
MIDDLEBURY — The second half of October will be an exciting and busy time at the United Methodist Church of Middlebury, located at the corner of Route 7 and Seminary Street. On Sunday, Oct. 16, the popular chicken and biscuit dinner will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. In addition to the main entree, many homemade side dishes will be available as well as delicious desserts. The cost is $8. Please note this is in place of the usual last Sunday supper. The popular and helpful Bake and Rummage Sale will be held Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22. The Bake Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on...
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Transportation Board will host seven public forums — including on in Vergennes — for the purpose of gathering public comment about state transportation policy associated with trains, both passenger and freight. The only Addison County stop will be in Vergennes on Monday, Oct. 17, at Bixby Library, 258 Main St., 6:30 p.m. Working with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the state’s 11 Regional Planning Commissions, the board identified rail as a topic of growing importance to many Vermonters. The board wants to discuss railroad issues with the public to...

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