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Walking in a March winter adventureland
The famous “2011 March Blizzard” left me stranded away from home. Although my foolish attempt to go to work on Monday succeeded, and I arrived in time to teach two of my three morning classes, I was unable to get back home at the end of the day. I spent Monday night in town on a friend’s sofa. Tuesday I was back at work with a scheduled lunch meeting, and an exam to give, but no car. So I found myself walking from Middlebury College down into Frog Hollow to the Storm Café, across a campus whose walkways were still a long way from being cleared, across a town whose sidewalks were buried under deep dense snowdrifts left from the night’s plowing. I had joined the adventure that many local residents and students had been “enjoying” for the past thirty-six hours during and after the storm — pedestrians, as well as people on snowshoes and crosscountry skies, who’d been making their way across town and campus, sometimes right down the middle of unplowed roads. Nature writer Gary Snyder (in his essay “The Etiquette of Freedom”) wrote, “Walking is the a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind.” He explains, “Out walking, one notices where there is food. And there are is somebody else’s meal’ — a blunt way of saying interdependence, the level where it counts, (is) also a teaching of mindfulness and preparation.” Now I don’t think Snyder had in mind walking across town. He was thinking more of walking in the wilderness, “open country”, as he notes elsewhere. And I agree with him. There is something invaluable, adventurous, and highly educational about walking in land that approaches wilderness. For myself, I would say that such experiences border on necessity, emotionally, spiritually, and maybe physically. Although as I was walking across town, I did notice several appealing places where I could get food and drink. And muggers, as well as large wild predators, can provide the prey, or of the necessity of being (See Dickerson, Page 4B)

Panthers’ hard work pays off in NCAA berth
Women to host Saturday contest
By ANDY KIRKALDY win over visiting No. 2 Amherst Middlebury College women’s hockey teams two things the Panthers coveted — a sixth league playoff title, and the chance to win the program’s sixth NCAA Division III crown. The NESCAC crown meant a bid to the D-III tournament. On Saturday at 7 p.m. the 21-4-1 Panthers will following weekend, the winner of that game will face either Rochester Institute of Technology (24-1-2) or announced early next week; if RIT wins, it may have the inside track. Norwich (23-4-1) received a bye for travel reasons, and will meet the winner of this weekend’s contest between Wisconsin-River Falls (24-1-4) and Gustavus Adolphus (23-3-3). Because of upsets elsewhere in league tournaments and the limited at-large bids available, the Panthers knew before they met Amherst they had to win or they would miss the NCAA tourney for a second straight season. But senior captain Anna McNally said they didn’t need extra motivation against the Jeffs, their biggest NESCAC rival. “Amherst is always a big game, and we wanted to play them. We wanted to eat purple for dinner,” McNally said. The Panthers took advantage of on top. Madeline Joyce knocked a rebound past Jeff goalie Caroline Hu (20 saves) at 4:27, with assists




MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE JUNIOR Grace Waters reaches back for the puck while being tied up by Amherst’s Erin Babineau during Sunday’s
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going to Nora Bergman and Heather Marrison. although Panther goalie Alexi Bloom (22 saves) had to make a couple tough stops on a Jeff power play.

The Panthers had chances early in the second. Hu stopped Heidi the point at 3:20. At 3:34, a shot almost trickled through Hu and over the line, and a defender was called for a delay of game in preventing the

goal, a penalty shot infraction. But Hu stood tall when shooter Maggie Melberg went to the backhand and tried to lift it over her. on a power play. Ellen Swiontkowski one-timed home Geneva Lloyd’s

feed from the left side. The Jeffs seemed to have momentum, but that changed at 13:58. Melberg fed Marrison at the left point, and her hard slapper found the lower right corner to restore the (See Hockey, Page 3B)

MUHS girls’ hoop comes up short in Barre semi
By ANDY KIRKALDY BARRE — Top-seeded defending champion Lamoille, a Barre-tested team, took control early in Tuesday’s against No. 5 Middlebury Union victory at the Barre Auditorium. The Lancers improved to 20-1 and earned the right to meet the winner of a Wednesday night game between No. 3 Mount Abraham (14-7) and No. 2 Lyndon (15-6). That contest was played after the deadline for this issue of the Independent. The on Saturday. The Tigers, who earned their overtime win at No. 4 U-32 on 13. Coach CindyAtkins acknowledged afterward that her team did not play their best, and that Lamoille’s extensive experience at the Aud, gave the Lancers an advantage coming in that the Tigers did not overcome. “It’s tough. The kids don’t realize the adrenaline rush when you get (See MUHS, Page 4B)

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Host Commodore cheer squad is third
Only Essex, Rutland outscore VUHS
By ANDY KIRKALDY place standing in a division that VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School cheerleading cheerleading coach Debra Hall. team trailed only powerhouses “We have worked hard to keep our Essex and Rutland skills and standards when the echoes died as high as possible.” down on Saturday “My team did The Commodores’ at VUHS, which a great job total would have hosted the 2011 been good enough Vermont cheerleading and we are to win D-II: BFAvery proud of championships. Fairfax won that Essex edged our third place eight-team battle with Rutland for the standing in a Division I title, (147) and Mount division that is Anthony (142). Otter Commodores, who the Valley took seventh Vermont Principals’ — Coach Debra Hall with 77 points. Association moved As well a thirdup to D-I a year ago after a multi-year reign as D-II overall, Coach Hall and her VUHS champions, took third with 166. BFA-St. Albans was fourth in the the New England championship meet in the co-ed division. That “My team did a great job and we are very proud of our third Providence, R.I.

Tiger, VUHS boys’ teams earn seeds
By ANDY KIRKALDY Middlebury and Vergennes union high school boys’ basketball teams received the Nos. 10 and 14 seeds, respectively, for the Division II round games on Wednesday night, after the deadline for this edition of the Independent. The 3-17 Otter Valley and 2-18 Mount Abraham squads did not

of their wins came against higherseeded teams, one vs. No. 4 Harwood and two vs. No. 8 Milton. MUHS was set to play at No. 7 (See Hoops, Page 2B)

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By ANDY KIRKALDY BURKE — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ alpine ski team competed in the state championship meet at Burke Mountain on Friday, March 4. The team, with the minimum of four skiers needed to score in the event as a team, came in 14th out of 14 schools, most of which brought larger contingents of competitors. Freshman Darryl Morrison led the Tigers in both the one-run giant slalom and two-run slalom events. Morrison 29th in the slalom in 1:46.83. Tiger skiers failed to complete the course. Sophomore Caitlyn McCluskey was 68th in the slalom in 2:14.33, at Okemo Mountain. The state meet had been set for Feb. 28, but was postponed to Friday by rainy weather. championship. Last week’s state championship meet may serve as the swan song for alpine skiing at MUHS. The program school year, and is already on its second life — it was revived several students after MUHS had already dropped it once. Those students

on March 4. state meet with a solid performance

Tiger Nordic girls second in D-II
By ANDY KIRKALDY and double-checked the numbers CHITTENDEN — When the dust and found the mistake. settled from a pair of scoring mix-ups Finally, MUHS ended with a twoduring last week’s two-day Nordic day total of 134 points and U-32 high school state championship with 141, and MUHS earned the meet, the Middlebury Union girls’ team edged The Tiger girls were The Tiger U-32 for second place in led by Britta Clark, who girls were Division II. was fourth in D-II in the There was no argument led by Britta individual freestyle race in 19:23.6, and Lydia Clark, who ruled with 51 points after the classic style races on was fourth They were followed March 1 in Craftsbury and in D-II in the by Emma Ryan, 16th in freestyle events on March individual 22:21.5; Haley Olson, 3 at the Mountaintop Inn freestyle 22nd in 23:24.3l; and in Chittenden. Hannah Kraus, 28th in But the Tigers’ Tuesday race in 23:46.8. 19:23.6, and The Tigers were in Division I. That Lydia Allen, third in the four-by-2K mistake was corrected freestyle relay behind eighth in before Thursday, but Stowe (29:28.2) and according to MUHS 20:12.5. activities director Sean just behind the Raiders in 31:38.9. Allen, Ryan, neglected to change the results over Olson and Clark skied the relay for from the classic relays. MUHS. The OV girls came in seventh to their credit, Farrell said — did Phoenix Kenney (19th in 22:34), Nina Gage (29th in 23:49.9) Louisa Jerome (39th in 25:13.9), Courtney The OV girls were also seventh Kenney, Jerome, Gage and Stearns. On the boys’ side, MUHS took

OV’s Matt Dier took sixth in the

Austin Kincaid (28th in 18:52.6), and Kelsey McGlashan (35th in Adrian Brown ( 22nd in 18:33.4), Keyes, (49th in 21:36), and Nate Mylott (59th in 22:36.4). The Tigers were fourth in the McGlashan, Groves, and Earle skiing. The Otters were seventh in the relay in 28:51.5, with Dier, Robin, Brown and Keyes racing.

(Continued from Page 1B) Hartford (11-9) on Wednesday; the teams had not met this winter. The winner advanced to face either No. 2 U-32 or No. 15 Lyndon on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Tigers have not faced Lyndon this season, but dropped a competitive game to U-32 on Jan. 15, 61-52. ending the season with a misleading four-game losing streak. One loss one came at MUHS; one was in Commodores fell by a point to D-II The Commodores were originally set to take on No. 3 Fair Haven (164) on Tuesday, but the snowstorm earlier this week moved the game to Wednesday. Wednesday’s winner advanced to face either Harwood or No. 13 Windsor (8-12) on Saturday at 2 p.m. VUHS did not face Windsor this winter, but lost a close, 56-52 game at home to Harwood on Jan. 8.

Addison Independent, Thursday, March 10, 2011 — PAGE 3B

(Continued from Page 1B) Panther lead. At 15:44, Sara Ugalde picked off a pass just outside the Amherst zone, skated around a defender into the right-wing circle, and whipped the puck into the upper left corner to make it 3-1. At 0:58, the Panthers struck again. Maggie Woodward sent Joyce into the corner and cut to the net. to the ice while Joyce skated along the right-wing backboards. Joyce sent the puck to Woodward anyway, and that decision was rewarded when Woodward got up on her knees and one-timed a backhand inside the left post. McNally said the Panthers feed on emotion, and did so in that threegoal outburst. “We do a great job picking each other up, and it takes something small, and our bench comes alive and we bring each other up,” she said. half of the third period. But at 11:38, Stephanie Clegg picked up the puck in the left-wing circle and drilled it high into the near corner to make it 4-2. At 14:59, the Panthers made the mistake of taking a penalty. At 15:50, Bloom denied Lloyd’s twice from point-blank range, but Lloyd tucked home the second rebound to make it 4-3. Panther coach Bill Mandigo said Jeff power plays were the last thing he wanted to see. “They’re the two-time defending NCAA champions. They’re going to keep coming. Their power play is just ridiculous. So we had to try to stay out of the box, and in the third period we just didn’t,” he said. To make matters worse, the Panthers took another penalty with 57 seconds left, and when Amherst pulled Hu with 40 seconds to go, the Jeffs had a six-on-four advantage. But Bloom gloved the only late Jeff shot, a 30-footer from Randi Zukas, and clears by McNally and Maria Bourdeau killed off the last seconds. “The clock couldn’t move fast enough,” Mandigo said. “I didn’t think that game was ever going to end.” McNally said the Panthers relied on their preparation. “We needed to ... stay calm, play our positions,” she said. “We’ve practiced the penalty kill a million hours, so we knew what to do, and we just played smart and let the time tick away.” Panthers topped No. 4 Bowdoin, 4-0, as Bloom made 17 saves to increase to 10 her single-season school shutout record. Marrison, Melberg, Woodward and Lauren Greer scored, and Julia Ireland, Jennifer Krakower and Madison Styrbicki picked up assists; Styrbicki’s was her teamleading 16th. A couple years back, Mandigo said he was concerned about his team’s inability to win big games.
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Wrestlers successful at N.E. meet
By ANDY KIRKALDY NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A halfdozen local wrestlers competed this past weekend at the New England high school championship meet, and although none came away with topand three won more than once. Two Otter Valley seniors, 130-pound Vermont state champion George Mitchell and 125-pound Vermont runner-up Seth Harrington fared the best, each falling one win short of the podium. Harrington won more matches than Mitchell because he, unlike Mitchell, Harrington opened with a pin in 4:48 of Massachusetts wrestler Paola Tavares, and then was sent to the losers’ bracket with a 7-1 second-round setback to Brent Waterman of Two Otter Maine. T h e r e , Valley Harrington reeled seniors, off three straight 130-pound wins: 7-5 over Vermont Maine’s Josh state chamPomerleau, a pin in 2:09 of New pion George H a m p s h i r e ’ s Mitchell and Tyler Siverhus, 125-pound and a 6-2 deci- Vermont sion over Maine’s runnerEthan Gilman. A 13-1 loss to up Seth Connecticut’s Harrington Tyler Tilbe fared the then ended best, each H a r r i n g t o n ’s falling one tournament with win short of a 3-2 record. A f t e r the podium. Mitchell’s bye, he steamrolled Sean McCallister of Connecticut, 16-2, but then lost to eventual 130-pound champion Mike Myers of Rhode Island, 14-6. Mitchell 12-4 over Connecticut’s Andrew Golden, but was eliminated in a tough, Mike Calixto of Connecticut. Vergennes senior Ricky Karzmarczyk also won three times at 112, including a losers’ bracket forfeit. Karzmarczyk opened with a 4-0 pin over Rhode Island’s Brett Lessuer, and then lost by pin to Massachusetts’ Mike Mui. After his forfeit win, Karzmarczyk blanked Maine’s Ryan Burgess before being pinned by Maine’s Andrew Gauthier. VUHS junior Geoffrey Grant won once. After an opening 6-0 loss at 160, Grant edged Vance Dewey of Rhode Island, 3-2 in his next match. His tournament ended with an 11-4 setback in his next outing. and 140-pound Middlebury senior Kody Murray — who became the all-time MUHS leader in wins with 144 at the state meet — also competed. Each went 0-2, losing in his petitively in close losers’ bracket bouts.

This year, that has changed: They split with Plattsburgh and took two of three from Amherst, and have won 13 of their past 14 outings. Mandigo said Bloom’s play has been critical — she is one of the D-III leaders in goals-against and save percentage. Mandigo said.

The Panthers also are relentless on the ice, he said. “It’s become this team of hard work, skate hard and try to play smart, and then try to take advantage of opportunities when we get them, and we’ve done that,” he said. McNally, who earlier this winter earned her 100th career point, said the team has the depth to allow the Panthers to go full speed.

“This is, in my four years, the best team we’ve had up and down,” she said. “We play four lines the whole game.” Mandigo said the Panthers have also developed chemistry. “It’s a great group ... of good players, good kids with good character,” he said. “They just work hard and they have fun with each other.”

Now the Panthers are looking forward to the next challenge, and at least one more week of playing together. “We’re excited, and when we’re excited, usually good things happen,” McNally said. “So I think good things will come for us.” Andy Kirkaldy may be reached at

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(Continued from Page 1B) experience it,” Atkins said. “It’s a whole new experience, and I think it got us a little rattled offensively.” The Tigers simply never found a good rhythm offensively against the Lancers’ mix of a 2-1-2 zone and man-to-man defenses. The Lancers, even in their zone, also made sure to stick close to leading Tiger scorer Katie Ritter. With the Tigers seemingly also battling nerves, they hurried shots and, in Atkins words, didn’t always choose the best shots to take. “We had one of those night where our shooting percentage wasn’t where it needed to be, and sometimes our shot selection wasn’t the greatest. So we had a tough offensive night,” she said. Atkins didn’t fault the Tigers’ defensive intensity. The Lancers had scored at least 55 points in 13 of 21 games, and fell short of that mark on Tuesday. “I thought our effort was good on defense,” she said. The Tigers’ offensive problems started early. After senior guard Jordyn Smith drove to the hoop to tie the game at 2-2 with a minute gone, MUHS added only a Ritter quarter. Even though the Tigers Lamoille center Chelsea Dunham points to help her team to a 12-3 lead after one. Lamoille also hurt MUHS on the boards, with a 12-5 rebounding advantage in the period and six points on putbacks. A Brandi Whittemore putback made it 12-5 to open the second, but an 8-1 Lancer run made it 206. Guards Katie LaFreniere (nine points) and Erin Stokes (seven) each scored three in that spurt. Two hoops by Ritter (who scored seven points overall) made it 20-10 at 3:20, but Lamoille ripped off a 12-2 run to lead by 30-12 at the break. Forward Gillian Emery hit two free treys to open that outburst. Emery then opened the second half with two threes, a putback and a nice feed inside to Ashley Jones, and the lead grew to 40-17 despite three points from senior center Nicole
TIGER SENIOR KATIE Ritter puts a jumper over two Lamoille defenders Tuesday night in Barre.
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(Continued from Page 1B) mindful. I have one good friend whose rear end became the “meal” of a passing automobile in one of this year’s storms. Which led me to think more of how my understanding of wilderness has changed over the years. I used to have black-andwhite thinking: Wilderness was what one found high up in rugged mountains, or in dense forests, or along some northern river where roads did not go. And, without doubt, I still feel drawn to and in need of experiences in that sort of remote wilderness, away comforts. Although there is a certain irony in the fact that I’m usually hiking in that wilderness on paths maintained by human hands and camping at designated and cleared campsites, with my hightech outdoor gear and apparel, and packed-in food supplies. Certainly walking in “wilderness” environments like these are at different ends of a spectrum from an experience walking around the shopping malls and plazas in Williston or the greater Burlington area. But the spectrum of wilderness also has many places in the middle, and I have come to appreciate these experiences as well, and to see that nature is not necessary found only in the one extreme. In my younger days, I spent four years of graduate school living outside of New England in Ithaca, N.Y. Though barely a large town by some standards—Ithaca residents referred to it as being “centrally isolated” — it was nonetheless the largest “city” I have ever lived in. Having grown up a small town rural boy, I frequently had to get out of Ithaca. Fortunately, there were a number of state parks within a few miles of town, scattered along the half-dozen gorges that cut through the hills and emptied their waters into the southern end of Cayuga Lake. Even without driving out of town, though, there was one walking experience I came to enjoy and even depend on. Cascadilla Creek formed the smaller of two gorges cutting across the Cornell University campus. A steep stairway at the upper end of the gorge cut down to a path along the creek bottom, sixty or so feet below a stone automobile bridge. This trail, after a twenty minutes walk, emerged from the gorge right at the edge of downtown Ithaca where I lived. Except in winter months, when the gorge was closed, it was my favorite walk home. There are, of course, several gorges around Addison County, and I visit them frequently. But I’ve come to appreciate walking even around downtown Middlebury. over the old stone bridge across Otter Creek without stopping and for a while. It is always changing, season-to-season and even day-today. It’s even better walking down below the falls in Frog Hollow, watching the water thunder down from the Marble Works footbridge, where one is oblivious to the Although any sort of walking around town on Monday and Tuesday during and after the blizzard proved to be something of an adventure, I can’t say that a walk in downtown Middlebury is usually an adventure in quite the same way that a walk might be in, say, the Canadian Rockies. Still, it’s a whole lot better than walking around a mall. One can be aware of the changing seasons, trees, wildlife, birds, in that little window of interconnectedness. And, as noted, I did notice where food could be found. And drink.

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School senior Nicole Brown drives around Barre. The Tigers lost the game, 51-29.
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a nice drive, and a steal conversion by Ritter. The rest of the way, Tiger junior

forward Chrissy Ritter (eight points) and Smith (seven) both showed well. Lamoille used its height advantage to earn a rebounding advantage of 46-33, but the Tigers forced more turnovers and took good care of the ball, winning that department, 15-21. Better free-throw shooting would have tightened the score: MUHS hit The game marked the end of the

Tiger basketball careers of Katie Ritter, Brown, Smith, forward Rachel Atkins wants them to remember they played well enough to make an appearance in the Aud. “The girls have to realize it’s been a really good season,” she said. “To get here is really exciting.” Andy Kirkaldy may be reached at



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For  nearly  a  century,  farmers  have   depended  on  Co-­operative  Insurance   Companies  ...  the  farm  insurance   experts.  Today,  lifestyles  are  chang-­ ing  and  so  is  farming.  Active  farmers,   retired  farmers  and  farmers  in  new   careers  count  on  the  “Co-­op”  for  farm,   “mini-­farm,”  home,  mobile  home,  auto   and  business  insurance.


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The St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.
An  independent  cooperative  serving  Addison  County  Farmers

Membership  Support

Active  in  the  Dairy  Industry  and  Local  Government

We would like to take this time to thank all our patrons and to welcome new customers. Our staff at Commission Sales wants to recognize and celebrate the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives.






St.  Albans  Cooperative  Creamery,  Inc.

140  Federal  Street,  St.  Albans,  Vermont  05478 1-­800-­559-­9343  (all  locations) 802-­524-­6581  (Vermont)



“A Leading Auction Service”

A  third  generation  Monument  Farmer continues  a  family  tradition.

There’s  something  special  going  on  at  Monument...   It  starts  with  Peter  by  keeping  his  herd  healthy  &   content.  The  result  is  pure  delicious  milk…  in  every   glass!

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It’s  all  about  the  cows!

Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  March  10,  2011  —  PAGE  7B

National  Ag  Day  is  March  15
The   Agriculture   Council   of   America  has  designated  March15   as  National  Ag  Day.  It  falls  during   National  AgWeek,  March  13-­19,  a   time  when  producers,  agricultural   associations,   corporations,   universities,  government  agencies   and  countless  others   across   America   gather   to   recognize   and   celebrate   the   abundance   provided   by   A m e r i c a n   agriculture. As   the   world   population   soars,   there   is   even   greater   demand   and   renewable   resources   produced   in   the   United   States.  Organizers  of  the  National   Ag   Day   observance   believe   that   every  American  should: and   renewable   resource   products   are  produced. agriculture  in  maintaining  a  strong   economy. agriculture   plays   in   providing   safe,   abundant   and   affordable   products. career   opportunities   in   the   renewable  resource  industries. Agriculture   provides   almost   everything  we  eat,  use  and  wear  on   a   daily   basis,   and   is   increasingly   contributing   to   fuel   and   other   bioproducts.   Each   year,   members   of   the   agricultural   industry   gather   together   to   promote   American   a g r i c u l t u r e .   This   effort   helps   educate   millions   of   consumers   each   year. By   far,   the   most   effective   part   of   this   program   is   the   role   of   helping   to   spread   the   word.  A  few  generations  ago,  most   Americans  were  directly  involved   in   —   or   had   relatives   or   friends   involved  in  —    agricultural-­related   endeavors.  Today,  that  is  no  longer   the  case.   “That   is   why   it   is   so   important   that   we   join   together   at   the   community   level   ...   our   voices,   in   concert,   become   a   shout   that   carries   our   message   a   great   deal   further  than  any  one  of  us  can  do   Council.  

By  ANDREA  SUOZZO FERRISBURGH   —   J.D.   and   the   struggles   of   dairy   farming.  They   took   over   the   family   farm   in   1997   and   began   the   three-­year   transition   to   organic   milk   production   in   2005   in   the   hope   that   the   guarantees   of   higher   prices   on   the   organic   market   would  shelter  their  business  from  the   volatility   of   the   conventional   milk   market. But   as   the   economy   declined   and   demand  for  organic  milk  fell,  market   take   additional   steps   to   ensure   a   fair   price   for   their   milk.   Later   this   year,   they   plan   to   begin   selling   their   milk   under   the   Green   Mountain   Organic   Creamery   label,   taking   control   not   only   of   the   milk   production,   but   of   processing,   bottling,   marketing   and   distribution. “We   were   worried   about   a   sustainable  pay  price,”  said  Cheryl.

through   loans,   grants   and   local   backers.  The  funds  have  allowed  them   to   rent   space   in   the   old   Saputo   milk   processing  plant  in  Hinesburg,  in  the   coming  weeks  they  plan  to  purchase   bottling   equipment   from   a   closed   milk  plant  in  Missouri,  and  they  have   renegotiated   their   contract   with   their   milk  buyer,  Horizon  Organic,  to  allow   them  to  route  20  percent  of  the  milk   from   their   200   cows   —   about   2,500   gallons  each  week  —  to  the  creamery. If   all   goes   well,   said   Cheryl,   the   to  Hinesburg  in  late  May. When   it   opens,   the   creamery   will   be   only   the   second   of   its   kind   in   processes   milk   and   ice   cream,   distributing  it  regionally. But   if   they   are   successful,   the  

to   purchase   milk   from   other   local   deal   of   community   support.   Nancy   organic  dairy  farmers  to  bottle  under   Everhart,   conservation   director   for   the  same  label. “We  want  to  make  sure  that  farmers   are   getting   paid   above   their   price   and   Conservation   Board)   worked   of   production,”   said   Cheryl.   “We   a   business   plan   and   bring   in   some   but   we   also   want   the   farmers   to   be   funding   for   the   project.   She   said   the   project  has  potential. interest   from   a   number   of   local   take   the   initiative,”   said   Everhart.   farmers,  and  in  order  to  get  some  of   potential   buyers   —   among   them   independent   local   grocery   stores   like   the   Middlebury   Natural   Foods   Co-­op   and   larger   companies   like   Whole  Foods.  As  the  Green  Mountain   Organic   Creamery   expands,   said   Cheryl,   the   plan   is   to   expand   into   regional   markets,   targeting   the   large   populations  of  Boston  and  New  York   City. And,   she   said,   it   follows   right   in   line   with   the   greater   move   toward   local   production   and   processing   in   the  state. Shumlin   has   been   talking   about,”   that  can  provide  more  local  food  for  

Why celebrate agriculture?
Agriculture   provides   almost   everything  we  eat,  use  and  wear  on  a   daily  basis.  But  too  few  people  truly   understand  this  contribution.  This  is   particularly  the  case  in  our  schools,   where  students  may  only  be  exposed   to  agriculture  if  they  enroll  in  related   vocational  training. By   building   awareness,   the   Agriculture   Council   of   America   is   encouraging   young   people   to   consider   career   opportunities   in   agriculture. Each   American   farmer   feeds   more   than   144   people   ...   a   dramatic   increase  from  25  people  in  the  1960s.   Quite   simply,   American   agriculture   is   doing   more   —   and   many   say   it   is   doing   it   better.   As   the   world   population   soars,   there   is   an   even   reported   last   summer  that  there  were  7,000  farms   in   the   Green   Mountain   State,   with   the   average   farm   coming   in   at   177   acres   and   1.2   million   total   acres   in   farmland. of   crops   including:   apples,   honey,   corn,   hay,   greenhouse   and   nursery   products,   Christmas   trees,   maple   syrup,   fruits   and   vegetables,   eggs   Not   surprisingly,   dairy   represents   by   far   the   largest   share   of   the   ag   Maple   production   is   a   highly   this   state   is   the   biggest   producer   of   maple   syrup   in   the   United   States   producing   more   than   a   third   of   the  

jobs.” Reporter   Andrea   Suozzo   is   at   produced  in  the  United  States. Agriculture   is   a   major   part   of   US  Department  of  Agriculture. one  step  further:  they  will  be  looking   creamery,   but   they   also   have   a   great

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PAGE  8B  —  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  March  10,  2011

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Addison Independent

Public  Meetings
ALCOHOLICS   ANONY-­ M O U S   V E R G E N N E S   MEETINGS:  Sunday  at  St.   Paul’s  Church,  Park  Street,   7-­8   pm.   Tuesday   at   Con-­ gregational  Church,  Water   Street,  7-­8  pm.  Friday  at  St.   Paul’s  Church,  Park  Street,   8-­9  pm. ALCOHOLICS   ANONY-­ MOUS   BRISTOL   MEET-­ INGS:   Sunday   at   Federa-­ tion  Church,  Church  Street,   4-­5  pm.  Wednesday  Closed   Meeting   for  AA   members   only  at  Federation  Church,   Church  Street,  7-­8pm.  Fri-­ day  at  Federation  Church,   Church  Street,  6-­7  pm. ALCOHOLICS   ANONY-­ MOUS  BRANDON  MEET-­ INGS:  Monday  at  St.  Thom-­ as  Episcopal  Church,  Route   7   South,   7:30-­8:30   pm.   Wednesday  at  St.  Thomas   Episcopal  Church,  Route  7   South,  7-­8  pm.  Friday  at  St.   Thomas  Episcopal  Church,   Route  7  South,  7-­8  pm. ALCOHOLICS   ANONY-­ M O U S   M I D D L E B U RY   MEETINGS:  Mondays  and   Tuesdays.  Monday  at  Com-­ munity   Cottage,   Seymour   Street,   12   noon-­1pm.   and   7:30-­8:30pm.   Tuesday   at   Community   Cottage,   Sey-­ mour  Street,  12noon-­1pm.   and  7:30-­8:30pm. ALCOHOLICS   ANONY-­ M O U S   M I D D L E B U RY   MEETINGS:  Wednesday  at   Community   Cottage,   Sey-­ mour  Street,  7:15-­8:15am,   and   12noon-­1pm.   Wom-­ en’s   Meeting,   Community   Cottage,   Seymour   Street,   5:30-­6:30pm,  Men’s  Meet-­ ing  at  Turning  Point,  Maple   Street,  7-­8pm. ALCOHOLICS   ANONY-­ M O U S   M I D D L E B U RY   MEETINGS:   Thursdays   and   Fridays.   Thursday   at   Community   Cottage,   Sey-­ mour  Street,  12noon-­1pm.   Thursday  at  St.  Stephen’s   Church,   Main   Street,   7:30-­8:30pm.  Friday  Closed   Meeting   for  AA   members   only   at   Community   Cot-­ tage,   Seymour   Street,   12noon-­1pm.   Friday   at   Turning  Point,  Maple  Street,   12noon-­1pm.  and  6-­7pm. NAMI-­VT   FAMILY   SUP-­ PORT  Group  in  Middlebury.   Third   Thursday   of   each   month   7-­8:30pm   For   fam-­ ily   members/close   friends   of  loved  ones  with  serious   mental   illness.   CSAC   109   Catamount  Park,  Exchange   St.   Conf.   room   137.   Info   contact:   Kelly   877-­6550,   Caryn  388-­9669.  NAMI  of-­ fice  800-­639-­6480.

Public  Meetings
ALCOHOLICS   ANONY-­ M O U S   M I D D L E B U RY   MEETINGS:   Saturdays   and  Sundays.  Saturday  at   Community   Cottage,   Sey-­ mour  Street,  10-­11am.  Sat-­ urday  Womens  Meeting  at   Community   Cottage,   Sey-­ mour  Street,  12noon-­1pm.   Saturday   at   Community   Cottage,   Seymour   Street,   6:30-­7:30pm.   Sunday   at   Community   Cottage,   Sey-­ mour  Street,  9-­10am.  and   1-­2pm. ALCOHOLICS   ANONY-­ M O U S   N E W   H AV E N   MEETING:  Monday  at  Con-­ gregational   Church,   New   Haven  7-­8pm. OVEREATERS   ANON-­ Y M O U S .   T u e s d a y s   5:15pm-­6:15pm   at   228   Maple   St;   Middlebury;   Marbleworks,   in   the   Turn-­ ing  Point  Center. PARKINSONS’   DISEASE   S U P P O R T / I N F O R M A -­ TION  Group.  Meets  on  the   second   Thursday   of   each   month  at  6:30pm  at  the  Lin-­ coln,  Vt.  Community  Library.   People  diagnosed  with  the   disease,  their  families,  and/ or  their  caregivers  are  wel-­ come  to  attend.  Contact:  at-­  for  more   information.


AIRLINES   ARE   HIRING.   Train  for  high  paying  avia-­ tion  career.  FAA  approved   program.   Financial   aid   if   qualified.   Job   placement   assistance.   Call   Aviation   Institute   of   Maintenance.   877-­202-­0386. ATTEND   COLLEGE   ON-­ LINE   from   home.   Medi-­ cal,   Business,   Paralegal,   Accounting,   Criminal   Jus-­ tice.  Job  placement  assis-­ tance.  Computer  available.   Financial   aid   if   qualified.   Call   888-­216-­1791   www.  . DRIVERS-­OWNER   OP-­ ERATORS  average  $1.68/ mile.  Home  every  weekend.   weekly  direct  deposit.  Re-­ quired  CDL-­A,  2  years  re-­ cent  verifiable  experience.   888-­477-­0020,  ext  7.  www.  .

Help  Wanted
BANKRUPTCY  Call  to  find   out  if  bankruptcy  can  help   you.   Kathleen   Walls,   Esq.   388-­1156. SHARED  LIVING  PROVID-­ ER  sought  for  37  year  old   woman  with  mild  develop-­ mental  disability  and  men-­ tal   health   support   needs.   Best  location  is  rural  setting,   must  be  in  Addison  County.   This   woman   enjoys   wide   range   activities   and   inter-­ ests..and  most  of  all,  your   attention!   This   arrange-­ ment   is   for   Sunday   morn-­ ing-­   Wednesday   evening,   another  Provider  covers  the   rest  of  the  week.  Substantial   tax-­free  stipend+  Room  and   Board  payment.  Call  Molly   Brown  at  Community  Asso-­ ciates  for  more  information   388-­4021.

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FRENCH   TEEN   NEEDS   families   NOW.   Adopt   a   French   teen   for   3   weeks   this  summer.  Great  cultural   experience.  Families  com-­ pensated  $100/week.  Call   Kim  today!  1-­800-­421-­7217   website:   www.LEC-­USA. com  PLEASE  HELP! HOUSEKEEPING   POSI-­ TION  for  The  Courtyard  by   Marriott,  Middlebury.  Apply   in  person  at  the  Courtyard   by  Marriott,  Middlebury.

Help  Wanted
NOW   HIRING   PART   time   seasonal   help   for   the   months   of   March,   April   and   May.  Adults   and   stu-­ dents   encouraged   to   ap-­ ply.   Located   at   the   First   Season   Greenhouses   in   Ferrisburgh.   Looking   for   persons   with   experience   in  nursery  stock,  IPM  and   internet   website   mainte-­ nance.  Also  looking  for  per-­ sons  with  no  experience  for   general  green  house  labor.   Call  475-­2588.  Best  time  to   call  is  between  6-­8pm.

Help  Wanted
PART   TIME   SALES:   Do   you  need  a  new  wardrobe?   How   about   shopping   and   selling   at   the   same   time?   Clay’s,   a   locally   owned   womens   clothing   store   is   looking   for   an   energetic   individual  who  loves  fash-­ ion  and  sales.  Stop  in  our   Middlebury   location   to   fill   out   an   application   or   call   Victoria  at  388-­1305.

GENE’S  PROPERTY  Man-­ agement.   Snow   Removal.   Roofs  cleared.  Handy  Man   Services.   Cleanups.   Light   trucking.   Small   carpentry   jobs.  Snow  shoveling.  Also   will  work  for  other  contrac-­ tors.   Insured.   Reasonable   rates.  No  job  too  small,  so   give   a   call.   Leicester,   Vt.   802-­349-­6579. PAYING  CASH  FOR  JUNK   cars.   Free   metal   removal.   Call  802-­770-­0451. PRIVATE   CAREGIVERS   Compassionate,   expe-­ rienced,   reliable,   honest   caregiving   team   offering   around   the   clock   care   in   your  home.  We  have  experi-­ ence  working  with  demen-­ tia,   diabetes,   alzheimer’s   and  difficult  elders.  We  offer   medication  reminders,  meal   preparation,  personal  care,   home   care,   shopping   and   daily   logs   of   all   activities.   802-­349-­6161,  Kima. STORAGE   IN   ADDISON.   Three  bays  for  rent  in  stor-­ age   shed.   Crushed   stone   floor,   11’Hx11’Wx36’   long.   $40/month   with   first   and   last  month  due  at  beginning.   Shed  is  not  plowed  in  win-­ ter,  but  could  be  accessed   with  prior  notice.  Bays  eas-­ ily   fit   large   RV   or   several   cars.  I  also  have  some  other   dry,   wooden   floor   storage   available.  802-­236-­7409. W I L L   PA I N T   F O R   $   Brush   With   Life.   25   years   experience.   Jeff   Morse   802-­349-­3636   Free   esti-­ mates   and   laughs.   Fully   insured.

PARTY   RENTALS   China,   flatware,   glassware   and   all  linen  supplies.  Delivery   available.  802-­238-­0074.

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Cards  of   Thanks
THANKS   ST.   JUDE   and   Holy  Father  for  prayers  an-­ swered.  V.B. THANKYOU  HOLY  SPIRIT   and   ST.Jude   for   prayers   answered.

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SLEEP MEDICINE: is the fastest growing medical field today. ere is a prime opportunity for you to learn this very exciting field as a Sleep Technician. BENEFITS: Educational Program to prepare you for national exam to become a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, Paid vacation and holiday, 401k and more. Salary is entry level. Only night workers should apply. Please send Resume to: Vermont Medical Sleep Disorders Center, 139 Pearl St., Essex Jct., VT 05452. Attention Human Resources


Opening in our Middlebury Sleep Center

Cornwall School Custodian/Maintenance Position
Cornwall School is seeking a custodian/ maintenance person. Position will be 20-25 hours per week beginning on or about April 4, 2011. Individual will be responsible for daily cleaning, general maintenance, inventory, ordering, stocking supplies and other duties associated with the position. Candidate must be able to work collaboratively with students and communication skills. This is a part-time hourly position. Apply by sending a letter of interest, resume and three current reference letters to: Wm. Lee Sease, Superintendent Addison Central Supervisory Union 49 Charles Avenue Middlebury, VT 05753 EOE

Public  Meetings
AL-­ANON   “Opening   Our   Hearts”   women’s   group   meets  Wednesdays  at  7:15   p.m.  in  the  basement  at  St.   Stephens   on   the   green   in   Middlebury.  “Whatever  your   problems,  there  are  those   among   us   who   have   had   them  too.” AL-­ANON:   FOR   FAMI-­ LIES   and   friends   affected   by   someone’s   drinking.   Based   on   12   steps   of  Al-­ coholics  Anonymous.  Open.   Members  share  their  experi-­ ence,  strength,  and  hope  to   solve   common   problems.   Meetings:   Tuesday,   7:30   pm,   Thursdays,   5:15   pm,   Fridays,   7:00   pm,   at   the   Turning  Point  Center  of  Ad-­ dison   County   at   the   bot-­ tom  of  Printer’s  Alley,  228   Maple   Street,   lower   floor,   Middlebury. ALATEEN:  For  young  peo-­ ple  who’ve  been  affected  by   someone’s  drinking.  Based   on   12   steps   of  AA.   Open.   Meetings  on  Tuesdays  7:30   p.m.   at   the   Turning   Point   Center  of  Addison  County   at  bottom  of  Printer’s  Alley,   228   Maple   Street,   lower   floor,  Middlebury.

CLARK’S   FRUIT   TREE   SERVICE.  Synthetic  spray-­ ing.  Pruning  and  complete   tree   maintenance.   Com-­ mercially  insured.  Licensed   by  State  of  VT.  388-­6583,   802-­777-­1387. CONSTRUCTION:   Addi-­ tions,   renovations,   new   construction,   drywall,   carpentry,   painting,   floor-­ ing,  roofing.  All  aspects  of   construction,  also  property   maintenance.  Steven  Fifield   802-­989-­0009. D O O R S ,   W I N D O W S ,   KITCHEN  bathrooms;  fix  or   replace.  Call  Todd  Neilsen.   Handyman   Extraordinare.   247-­4373. ENERGY   WORK   is   a   holistic   healing   method   with   proven   results.   Bar-­ bara   Clearbridge   is   now   seeing   clients   in   Middle-­ bury   and   Winooski.   www.   802-­324-­9149. E X P E R I E N C E D   D O G   HANDLER   with   dog   will   house/pet   sit.   Referenc-­ es.   Reasonable.   Andrew   735-­3460.

Are you creative? Do you prefer balance over numbers?
e Addison Independent is looking for a part-time graphic designer to join our team. Applicants must be skilled with Indesign and Photoshop, highly accurate, good grammar and typing skills. Approximately 20 exible hours. Family-friendly environment in downtown Middlebury with growth potential. If interested, send your resume to:

FREE   PUPPY   TO   good   home.   14   month   old   Fe-­ male   German   Shepard/ Pitbull   mix.   Friendly,   lov-­ ing,   obedient,   healthy,   neutered,   all   shots,   good   with  children  and  cats.  Call   802-­598-­2388.

Middlebury  Union  Middle  School Girls’  and  Boys’  Lacrosse  Coach
Middlebury  Union  Middle  School  is  seeking   have   the   ability   to   communicate   with   and   relate   to   middle   school   student   athletes.     Must   possess   knowledge   of   lacrosse   coaching   principles   and   have   previous   starting  March  28,  2011. Anyone  interested  should  contact: Patrick  Reen,  Assistant  Principal Middlebury  Union  Middle  School Middlebury,  VT    05753 (802)  382-­1202

TWO  MALE  KITTENS  from   rescued  pregnant  mom-­cat.   Grimlakin  is  gray,  Gregory  is   dark  gray;  both  are  striped.   Nine   weeks,   naturally   weaned.   Dog-­friendly,   OK   with  other  (calm)  cats.  NOT   BARN  CATS!  545-­2468  af-­ ter  10am.

The Volunteer Center, a collaboration of RSVP and the United Way of Addison County, posts dozens of volunteer opportunities on the Web. Go to www. unitedwayaddisoncounty .org/VolunteerDonate and click on VOLUNTEER NOW!






The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is seeking Mentors to spend some time with either their elementary or teen-aged participants. Mentors would offer caring guidance and inspiration in a recreational environment. The afternoon hours range from 2:30-6:30 p.m., based on your availability and no special skills are required. Volunteers are given an on-site orientation, a background check, and ongoing support and supervision. Please call 388-7044 to sign up!.

Seeking Mentors!

Marie Dion,   of   Bristol,  

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Over 30 yrs. experience
Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Individual & Corporate Tax Preparation

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Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Vergennes Union High School SPRING ATHLETIC VACANCIES 2010-2011 School Year
Vergennes Union High School is looking to fill the following coaching vacancies: JV Softball JV Baseball To apply or for more information, contact Peter Maneen at (802)877-2179 or
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Tractor Trailer Drivers Wanted
Full Time Positions for Local Farm Pickup Route and Daily Transport to Boston. Benefits include: Health Insurance, 401K plan, vacations and quarterly safety bonuses. Good Class A license and 2 years minimum experience.

For Sale
BRAND  NEW  ENCLOSED   trailers.   5’x8’   to   8.5’x40’.   Many   colors   and   options   to  choose  from.  Several  in   stock  in  Middlebury.  Custom   order  by  appointment.  Start-­ ing   at   $1995.   and   up.   Call   802-­352-­6678. CHERRY  BEDROOM  SET.   Solid   wood,   never   used,   brand  new  in  factory  boxes.   English   Dovetail.   Original   cost   $4500.   Sell   for   $895.   Can   deliver.   Call   Tom   617-­938-­3849. LEATHER   LIVING   ROOM   SET   original   plastic,   never   used.  Original  price  $3000,   sacrifice   $975.   Call   Bill   857-­453-­7764.

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2BR   COMPLETELY   FUR-­ NISHED  house  in  Salisbury,   with  85’  of  beautiful  frontage   on  Lake  Dunmore  across  the   road.  By  the  weekend,  week,   or  month.  4  month  maximum   rental.   No   smoking,   a   pet   negotiable.  802-­352-­6678.

For Rent
BRISTOL   COMMERCIAL   PROPERTY   1,600   sq.ft.   at  84  West  Street.  Multiple   rooms.   Call   802-­453-­2951   9am-­3pm  weekdays.

For Rent
GOSHEN   PAY   NO   rent   to   share  a  home.  In  exchange,   provide   10   hours/week   or   transportation   on   errands,   light  house  keeping,  as  well   as  a  nighttime  presence  for   a   senior   woman.   Must   be   pet  friendly!  Call  to  find  out   more   about   homesharing   and  request  an  application.   802-­863-­5625.  www.Home-­  EHO

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MIDDLEBURY   AMBU -­ LANCE   IS   selling   a   Can-­ on   Image   Runner   copier   machine   with   10   toner   For  Sale cartridges   for   a   total   of   2000   GRAND   MARQUIS   $700.00.   Chief   Bill   Edson   Mercury.   158,000   miles,   (802)388-­3286. runs  good.  $1000  OBO.  Call   758-­2258. 2006  CHEVY  SILVERADO   2500   HD.   56,000   miles,   bed  liner,  new  brakes,  new   tires,   tonneau   cover,   run-­ ning   boards,   tow   package,   asking   $18995.00.   Call   Davey  802-­989-­2177  leave   a  message  or  email  davey-­  .

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Public Management Internship
Work on economic development issues in Middlebury. 20 hrs per week for 12 weeks. Students enrolled in institutions of higher education located in Vermont or Vermont residents enrolled in out-of-state institutions are eligible to apply. Applications due by April 8, 2011. E-mail Joe Colangelo at or call 802-388-8100 for more information.

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WOOD   WORKER   WANT-­ ED.  Must  have  pick  up  truck,   references,   no   drugs,   no   alcohol,  no  cell  allowed  on   job.   $10.00/Hr.   Call   (802)   730-­6228. SHARED  LIVING  PROVID-­ ER  needed  for  28  year  old   woman  with  a  developmen-­ tal  disability.  Home  must  be   located   in  Addison   County   and   this   individual   cannot   live   with   pets.   Children   12   and  and  older  OK.  This  ar-­ rangement  is  for  part  of  the   week,  the  other  part  of  the   week  is  covered  by  another   provider.  Good  matches  will   have   some   related   expe-­ rience   and   good   skills   in   setting  and  maintaining  per-­ sonal  boundaries.  Substan-­ tial  tax-­free  stipend+  Room   and   Board   payment.   Call   Molly  Brown  at  Community   Associates  for  more  informa-­ tion  388-­4021.

1200  SQ.FT.  COMMERCIAL   heated  space.  2  work  bays,   2  overhead  doors,  passage   door,  modern,  well  lit,  ample   parking.  Includes  most  utili-­ ties.  $1200/mo.  388-­6000.

BRISTOL   MAIN   STREET   two-­bedroom   second   floor   apartment.  $795  per  month   750   SQ.FT.   OFFICE   avail-­ plus   utilities.   No   smoking,   able,   Exchange   Street,   no   pets.   Available   1/1/11.   Middlebury.   $350/mo.   Call   Application   and   refer-­ 388-­4831. ences   required.   Call   Tom   802-­453-­4670.   BRANDON   3   BEDROOM   apartment,   full   bath,   car-­ BRISTOL   NEW   ONE   bed-­ peted   bedrooms,   laundry   room  garage  apartment.  Full   hook  up,  storage/basement,   bath,   kitchen,   living   room,   Space Available desirable  parking/neighbors.   dining   room.   Private   with   up to $940/month,   heat   inc.   call   large  back  lawn  plus  garage   352-­6054. space.   Very   heat   efficient.   3600 square feet Call  453-­3079. Exchange Street BRANDON;  NEWER  2  bed-­ Middlebury room  home.  Close  to  town.   BRISTOL  TWO  BEDROOM   Pets   negotiable.   $750/mo.   apartment.   Two   floors,   1   388-6888 Call  Courtney  385-­1107. block  from  downtown.  Heat   and  hot  water  included.  Rent   BRIDPORT  1-­BDRM.  Sec-­ $850/month   plus   deposit.   ond  floor  apartment.  $650/ Heat  and  hot  water  included.   HOUSE  ON  ROUTE  7  North   month,   includes   electric.   Call  453-­3818. of   Middlebury   includes   References.  758-­2436. BRISTOL;   1   BEDROOM   stove,  refrigerator  and  rub-­ BRIDPORT;   1   BEDROOM   $600/mo.   Includes   hot   bish.  One  bedroom.  No  pets   bright,  spacious  and  private   water,   trash,   snow   plow-­ no  smoking,  $850/mo+  secu-­ with  great  Adirondack  view.   ing.   No   pets.   References,   rity.  388-­7783  or  349-­7557. Includes   trash   and   snow   deposit,   lease   required.   HOUSE  ON  ROUTE  7  North   removal,   all   utilities   except   802-­349-­5268. of   Middlebury   includes   for  propane  heat.  First  and   security  required.  $800/mo.   COMMERCIAL   WORK   stove,  refrigerator  and  rub-­ 758-­9208. SPACE   or   storage.   2400   bish.  One  bedroom.  No  pets   sq.ft.   2   large   overhead   no  smoking,  $850/mo+  secu-­ doors,  high  ceilings,  well  in-­ rity.  388-­7783  or  349-­7557. sulated.  Easy  access.  $600/ mo.  388-­4455,  349-­7557. or classifieds@


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LEICESTER   2   BEDROOM,   $775   per   month.   First   and   security   required.   Includes   heat,  trash  and  snow  removal.   453-­7531. MIDDLEBURY  -­  CENTRALLY   located,   spacious,   open   floor   plan  (1350sq.ft.  ground  and  2nd   floor)  1  bedroom  apt.  New  appli-­ ances,  heat,  w/s,  w/d,  electric,   a/c,  off-­street  parking  included.   No   pets.   Non-­smoking.   1st   month   plus   security   deposit.   Include   in   reply:   rental,   credit   and   work   references.   $1500/ month.  Reply  to:  PO  Box  687,   Middlebury,  VT  05753. MIDDLEBURY   2BR   HOUSE   amazing  country  setting  along   the   Otter   Creek.   $1100/mo.   388-­9276. MIDDLEBURY   EFFICIENCY   basement  apartment,  with  heat,   hot  water,  recycling,  one  vehicle   parking,  included  for  $600/mo.   Convenient  location  to  schools   and   stores,   no   smoking,   no   pets.  802-­363-­8508.

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HAY  FOR  SALE  First  and  sec-­ ond  cut.  Call  352-­4686. HAY  FOR  SALE  First  cut  $2.50   per  bale,  second  cut  $3.50  per   bale.  Mike  Quinn,  end  of  South   Munger   Street,   Middlebury.   388-­7828. HAY  FOR  SALE.  Round  bales,   square   bales,   baleage.   Dick   Stone,  388-­2318.

For Rent

For Rent
VERGENNES   ONE   BED-­ ROOM   for   rent.   Clean,   neat,   central   location,   no   smoking,   small   pets   considered   $700/   month.  Call  877-­3971

M I D D L E B U R Y   O F F I C E   SPACE  Ground  floor  Court  St.   location.  Off  street  parking.  600   Wood  Heat to  2,000  sq.  ft.  Real-­Net  Man-­ OFFICE  SPACE.  Single  room   agement,  Inc.  802-­388-­4994. in   lovely   Victorian   building   FIREWOOD,  cut,  split  and  de-­ which   houses   multiple   differ-­ livered.   Green   or   seasoned.   MIDDLEBURY;  1  BEDROOM   apartment  with  southern  expo-­ ent  professional  offices.  Many   Call  Tom  Shepard  at  453-­4285. sure.  Available  March  1.  Walk-­ amenities   offered.   Space   is   SEASONED   FIREWOOD.   ing  distance  to  village.  Excellent   approximately   15’x15’.   Rent   Mostly   maple.   Some   cherry.   parking,   big   yard.   Spacious   $350/mo.  Please  call  388-­4061. $230/cord.  453-­4387. kitchen   with   dishwasher.   LR   PARK   VILLAGE   APART-­ with  picture  window.  Good  stor-­ MENTS   Pets   allowed.   Rea-­ age.  Call  Bill  388-­3562  for  appt.   sonable  priced  deposit.  Country   Animals $975  includes  heat. setting  yet  close  to  town.  1  &   MIDDLEBURY;  2  BEDROOM   2   Bedroom   vacancies.   Rent   apartment.  Excellent  location,   includes  heat,  hot  water,  trash   LOOKING   FOR   THE   PER-­ good  parking,  large  yard.  $1100   and   rubbish   removal.   Onsite   FECT   PET?   The   Addison   per  month  includes  heat,  HW,   laundry.   Income   restrictions   County   Humane   Society   in   rubbish  and  recycling.  Call  Bill   apply.  $100  gas  or  grocery  card   issued   upon   12   month   lease   Middlebury  would  like  to  help   at  388-­3562  for  appointment. signing.   For   further   details   or   you  find  your  dream  compan-­ MIDDLEBURY;  2  BEDROOM   an   application   call   Shelly   at   ion.  Visit  our  website  at  www. 1   Bath,   house   on   Route   116.   775-­1100   or   e-­mail   shelly@  or  stop  by   our   shelter   at   236   Boardman   $900/month  includes  town  wa-­  E.H.O. Street,  Middlebury  to  meet  the   ter,  snowplowing,  Oil  heat&  all   other   utilities   by   tenant.   1   yr   PRIVATE   BRIDPORT   HOME   many  wonderful  animals  waiting   for  rent  available  immediately.   for  a  good  home.  Adoption  fee   Lease.  Call  388-­6363. Energy  efficient  2  bedroom,  1   covers  spay/neuter,  up  to  date   MIDDLEBURY;  3  BEDROOM   1/2  bath  home  on  7  acres  with   vaccinations,   flea   control   and   apartment   near   the   new   beautiful   views,   raised   bed   a  free  vet  exam. bridge,   Court   Street.   $1650/ gardens  and  a  garage.  $1200/   mo.  1/2  mile  from  college.  Call   month   includes   dish   washer,   388-­4831. Please   call   Tamara   at   day-­   Att.  Farmers 388-­0669  or  night-­  398-­2020. MIDDLEBURY;   SUNNY   1   bedroom   apartment.   Walking   ROOMS   FOR   RENT   Priced   ADDISON   COUNTY   HAR-­ VESTERS.  Custom  harvesting;   distance  to  downtown.  Very  pri-­ $ 1 0 0 -­ $ 1 2 0 / w e e k .   C a l l   haylage  and  corn;  round  baling,   vate,  off-­street  parking.  Washer   349-­0406. bale   wrapping,   and   trucking.   and   dryer.   Deposit   and   refer-­ ences.   No   smoking   or   pets.   STORE   FRONT   LOCATION.   Jesse  Hotte  802-­373-­7215. Downtown  Middlebury.  Beauti-­ 236-­6175. ful  building.  Plenty  of  parking.   F O R   S A L E   4 0 0 0 -­ g a l .   truck-­mount   manure   tank   NEW  HAVEN;  Excellent  1  bed-­ Call  Baba  734-­1886. only.   Excellent   shape.   Also,   room   apartment   with   appli-­ brand-­new   Heston   Doubler,   ances.  Heat,  rubbish  removal,   still  in  crate,  for  Heston  mower.   pets  negotiable.  $700/mo.  plus   802-­759-­2135. security.  453-­2184.

KNIGHT   3300   REEL   mixer   wagon.  One  owner,  very  good   condition.  Digi-­Star  150  scales   work  well,  solid  floor.  No  wear   on  augers,  hay  knives.  Always   kept   and   used   under   cover.   Used   for   small   loads   for   40   Want  to  Rent cows.  Run  by  a  34HP  tractor.   260cu.ft.  mixing  capacity.  Own-­ FAMILY   OF   FOUR   seeks   er’s  manual  included.  $9,500.   housing.   Two   bedroom+,   de-­ OBRO.  Call  545-­2320. tached  garage  or  shop  space   needed.  Looking  for  something   PINE  SAW  DUST,  PREMIUM   private,  with  lake  access  or  wa-­ quality.  190,  350,  950  and  3250   ter  on  property.  Dirt  road  living   cu.ft.  loads  available  for  deliv-­ wanted.  Have  excellent  refer-­ ery.  Also  available  for  pick-­up.   ences  and  stable  employment.   Bagged  shavings  also  available   Long  term  leases  encouraged.   at  $4.95.  Call  453-­2226. Please  call  at  802-­484-­1254. WHITNEY’S  CUSTOM  FARM   MIDDLEBURY   COLLEGE   WORK   Pond   agitating,   liquid   DOCTORAL   student   seeking   manure   hauling,   mouldboard   a  peaceful,  scenic,  furnished,   p l o w i n g .   4 6 2 -­ 2 7 5 5 ,   affordable   and   clean   apart-­ John  Whitney. ment  or  rental  home  in  Addison   County  with  internet  access  for     the   months   of   June   and   July   Cars 2011   to   write   a   dissertation.   Please   send   all   inquiries   to:   CORVETTES  WANTED  ANY   OFFICE  SPACE  AVAILABLE  or   condition.   1953-­1972   mod-­ on   Court   Street,   Middle-­ Call  1(347)-­346-­8410. els.   Competitive   professional   bury;   800   sq.ft.   office   condo.   buyer.   Off-­street  parking.  Sunny.  Flex-­ 1-­800-­850-­3653. ible  lease.  989-­8124. DONATE  YOUR  VEHICLE  Re-­ ceive   free   vacation   voucher.   United  Breast  Cancer  Founda-­ tion,  free  mammograms,  Breast   Cancer  Info  Free   towing,   fast,   non-­runners   ac-­ cepted.  24/7.  1-­888-­468-­5964. PAYING  CASH  FOR  junk  ve-­ hicles.  Free  metal  removal.  Call   802-­770-­0451.

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TIMOTHY  HARVEY,  SECOND  from  left,  of  Bristol  Financial  Services  and  Chris  Bray,  center,  of  Vermont   Coffee   Company   recently   became   members   of   the   Rotary   Club   of   Middlebury.   Welcoming   them   at   a   recent  meeting  were,  from  left,  Roth  “T”  Tall,  club  President  Cathy  Trudel,  and  Eric  Denu.  Rotary  is  a   worldwide  service  organization  and  meets  Wednesday  mornings  at  7:15  a.m.  at  Rosie’s.  
Photo  by  Max  Kraus

The   Town   of   Bristol   received   $50,000   from  the  State  of  Vermont  for    a  grant  under   the   Vermont   Community   Development   Program.  A   public   hearing   will   be   held   at   Holley   Hall   on   3/28/2011   at   8:00   pm   to   obtain  the  views  of  citizens  on  community   development,   to   furnish   information   concerning   the   range   of   community   development   activities   that   have   been   undertaken  under  this  program,  and  to  give   affected  citizens  the  opportunity  to  examine   a  statement  of  the  use  of  these  funds.  The   VCDP  Funds  received  have  been  used  to   accomplish  the  following  activities:   completion   of   accessibility   improve-­ ments   to   Bristol’s   Town   Hall   known   as  Holley  Hall Information  on  this  project  may  be  obtained   from  and  viewed  during  the  hours  of  8:00   to  4:30  at  Holley  Hall  on  3/15/2011.  Should   you   require   any   special   accommodations   please  contact  William  Bryant  at  453-­2410   to  ensure  appropriate  accommodations  are   made.  For  the  hearing  impaired  please  call   (TTY)  #1-­800-­253-­0191. Legislative  Body  for  the  Town  of  Bristol

PROBATE  COURT DOCKET  NO.  15189 STATE  OF  VERMONT DISTRICT  OF  ADDISON,  SS. IN  RE  THE  ESTATE  OF LEATHA  A.  BROWN LATE  OF  STARKSBORO,  VERMONT   ORDER  AND  NOTICE  OF  HEARING  BY   PUBLICATION To  all  interested  persons: WHEREAS,  the  following  petition  has  been   made   to   the   Probate   Court   for   the   District   of   Addison:   Petition   to   Open   an   Intestate   Estate;;  and WHEREAS,   the   Court   has   assigned   the   12th   day   of  April   2011,   at   9:30   a.m.,   at   the   to   hear   and   decide   upon   said   petition,   and   ordered   that   notice   thereof   be   given   by   publishing   this   notice   for   two   weeks   successively   in   the   Addison   Independent,   a  newspaper  circulating  in  Addison  County.   Service   by   publication   to   be   complete   at   least   14   days   prior   to   the   day   assigned   for   hearing;; appear   before   said   Court,   at   the   date   and   place   assigned,   to   make   objections,   if   you   proceeding.  If  you  wish  to  receive  notice  of   future  events  in  this  matter  you  must  formally   enter  your  appearance  with  the  Court. Dated  this  25th  day  of  February  2011. The  Honorable  Eleanor  Smith Judge Name  of  Newspaper:  Addison  Independent

PROBATE  COURT DOCKET  NO.  15236 STATE  OF  VERMONT DISTRICT  OF  ADDISON,  SS. IN  RE  THE  ESTATE  OF LYNDON  E.  FISH LATE  OF  BRISTOL,  VERMONT   NOTICE  TO  CREDITORS To  the  creditors  of  the  estate  of  Lyndon  E.   Fish  late  of  Bristol,  Vermont. We   have   been   appointed   personal   representatives  of  the  above  named  estate.   All  creditors  having  claims  against  the  estate   must  present  their  claims  in  writing  within  4   months  of  the  date  of  the  first  publication  of   this  notice.  The  claim  must  be  presented  to   us   at   the   address   listed   below,   with   a   copy   filed   with   the   register   of   the   Probate   Court.   The   claim   will   be   forever   barred   if   it   is   not   presented  as  described  above  within  the  four   month  deadline. Dated:  March  1,  2011 Laurie  Wedge,  Co-­executor P.O.  Box  370 East  Middlebury,  VT  05740 (802)  388-­3251 Debra  F.  Lyons,  Co-­executor 15  Pleasant  St. Bristol,  VT  05443 (802)  453-­5165 Name  of  Publication:  Addison  Independent First  Publication  Date:  March  10,  2011 Second  Publication  Date:  March  17,  2011 Address  of  Probate  Court:  Addison  Probate   Court,  7  Mahady  Court,  Middlebury,  VT  05753
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1992   NISSAN   PATHFINDER   approx.   160,000   miles,   new   tires,   fair   condition.   Asking   $1200.  OBO.  Call  453-­3410.

BOOKS  -­  WE  BUY  Used/Old,   Hardcovers   only,   no   paper-­ backs  or  bookclub.  Will  travel  to   bid  on  larger  libraries.  Monroe   Street   Books,   1485   Route   7   North,  Middlebury.  398-­2200. OLD   MOTORIZED   WHEEL   CHAIRS   Need   not   work.   453-­6975. WANTED   TO   BUY   1   item   or   houseful.  Also   old   books.   Call   Blue   Willow   Antiques.   802-­247-­5333. YOUNG  ADULT  OR  older  kit-­ ten   wanted.   Preferably   dark   colored,  tortoise  shell  markings.   Call  877-­2741.

Public Notices Index
Addison (1) Addison County Probate Court (2)

Public  notices  for  the  following  can  be  found  in  this  ADDISON  INDEPENDENT  on  Page  12B.

The   Addison   Development   Review   Board  will  hold  a  public  hearing  on  Monday,   March  28,  2011  at  7:00  p.m.  at  the  Addison   Central  School. To  consider  the  following: 1.  To  approve  the  minutes  of  the  January   24,  2011  meeting. 2.  Vermont  Fish  &  Wildlife  Department   c/o   David   Sausville,   Application   #   11-­01,   property   located   &   bordered   by   Whitney   Creek,   Route   125   and   Town   Line   Road,   West   Addison.   This   subdivision   requests   that   364.8   acres   be   divided   into   two   parcels:   207.8   acres   to   be   incorporated   into   the   Whitney-­Hospital   Creek   Wildlife   Management  Area  and  157  acres  of  tillable   land   to   remain   in   private   ownership.  This   parcel  has  approximately  1,289  ft.  of  public   road  frontage  and  7,303  ft.  of  frontage  on   waters   of   the   State.   Present   use:   Idle   pasture   and   forest   lands   protected   by   a   conservation   easement.   Proposed   use:   Land  will  be  incorporated  into  the  Whitney-­ Hospital   Creek   Wildlife   Management   Area.   Lands   will   remain   open   for   public   activities   that   include   but   are   not   limited   to   hunting,   trapping,   angling,   and   wildlife   watching.   The   lands   will   be   managed   through   mowing,   burning   and   timber   harvests  when  appropriate.  Any  interested   person/persons  must  be  in  attendance. 3.  To  transact  any  other  business  found   necessary  before  the  board. 4.   Will   work   with   new   Zoning   Administrator   on   any   concerns   he   may   have. 5.   Will   continue   working   on   new   forms   for  the  Z.A.  to  use. Marge  Elmore,  Chair Starr  Phillips,  Secretary Development  Review  Board 3/10





P.  Pease  Farm   1615   .82   1324.30 Kayhart  Bros.   1710   .78   1333.80 N.  Williston  Cattle  Co.   1215   .765   929.48 A.  Brisson   1535   .74   1135.90 Goodrich  Farm   1680   .745   1251.60 Duboise  Farm   1615   .74          1195.10    

J.  Hescock   J.  Forgues   T.  Audet  

Nop  Bros.  &  Sons  111  

Addison Northeast Supervisory Union – Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven & Starksboro (1) Bristol (1) Vermont Secretary of State (1)
ADDISON NORTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION Notice to Parents of Preschool Children age 4 by 9/1/11 OR age 5 but in their last year of preschool who reside in the towns of: Bristol, Starksboro, Monkton, Lincoln & New Haven  

105   1.10   1.15   110   1.15   124   1.00  

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We  value  our  faithful  customers.  Sales   at  3pm  Mon.  &  Thurs.  For  pickup  and   trucking,  call  1-­802-­388-­2661

By  law,  public  notice  of  proposed  rules  must  be  given  by  publication  in  newspapers  of  record.    The   purpose  of  these  notices  is  to  give  the  public  a  chance  to  respond  to  the  proposals.    The  public  notices   for  administrative  rules  are  now  also  available  online  at  http://vermont-­ htm.    The  law  requires  an  agency  to  hold  a  public  hearing  on  a  proposed  rule,  if  requested  to  do  so  in   writing  by  25  persons  or  an  association  having  at  least  25  members. To  make  special  arrangements  for  individuals  with  disabilities  or  special  needs  please  call  or  write   the  contact  person  listed  below  as  soon  as  possible. To  obtain  further  information  concerning  any  scheduled  hearing(s),  obtain  copies  of  proposed  rule(s)   or  submit  comments  regarding  proposed  rule(s),  please  call  or  write  the  contact  person  listed  below.   You  may  also  submit  comments  in  writing  to  the  Legislative  Committee  on  Adminstrative  Rules,  State   House,  Montpelier,  Vermont  05602  (828-­2231). SECTION 3: VERMONT FIRE & BUILDING SAFETY CODE Vermont  Proposed  Rule:  11P001 AGENCY:  Public  Safety FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Robert  Howe,  Deputy  Director  Dept.  of  Public  Safety  1311   US  Route  302,  Barre,  VT  05641  Tel:  802-­479-­7566  Fax:  802-­479-­7562  Email:   For Copies:  Nikki  York,  Administrative  Assistant  Dept.  of  Public  Safety  1311  US  Route  302,  Barre,  VT   05641  Tel:  802-­479-­7561  Fax:  802-­479-­7562  Email:   VERMONT ELECTRICAL SAFETY RULES-­ 2011 Vermont  Proposed  Rule:  11P002 AGENCY:  Electricians’  Licensing  Board FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Robert  Howe,  Deputy  Director  Dept.  of  Public  Safety  1311   US  Route  302,  Barre,  VT  05641  Tel:  802-­479-­7566  Fax:  802-­479-­7562  Email:   For Copies:  Nikki  York,  Administrative  Assistant  Dept.  of  Public  Safety  1311  US  Route  302,  Barre,  VT   05641  Tel:  802-­479-­7561  Fax:  802-­479-­7562  Email:

Applications   for   publicly   funded   preschool   education   are   now   available   for   the   2011-­ 12   school   year   at Documents/Partnership%20Page.htm   or   by   contacting   Karen   Wheeler   at   453-­3657   ext   20.    Applications  must  be  postmarked  by  4/1/11. What is publicly funded preschool education? appropriate   early   development   and   learning   experiences   based   on   Vermont’s   Early   Learning  Standards.    Preschool  education  is  limited  to  the  academic  year  (Sept  -­  June).   Where are these publicly funded programs? ANESU’s  publicly  funded  preschool  programs  are  located  in  community  private  early   currently   partners   with:      Starksboro  PreSchool,   Lincoln   Cooperative   PreSchool,  Bristol   Family  Center. Is this 6-­10 hour/week program tuition free? The  preschool  program  offered  through  a  partner  early  care  may  charge  families  the   difference   between   the   actual   costs   of   providing   the   6-­10   hour   preschool   program   and   what  ANESU  pays.    Families  would  continue  to  be  charged  fully  for  whatever  care  and   education  program  the  child  needs  beyond  the  10  hours/week  during  the  academic  year.   Is my child eligible for publicly funded preschool? If  your  child  is  age  4  by  9/1/11  or  age  5  but  in  the  last  year  of  preschool  and  resides   in   Bristol,   Starksboro,   Monkton,   Lincoln   or   New   Haven,   then   your   child   is   eligible   to   participate.   Please   note:     If   participation   rises   above   our   enrollment   cap,   we   will   need   to   use   a   random  selection  process  to  determine  which  children  receive  publicly  funded  preschool   education.    We  will  inform  you  whether  your  child  has  a  slot  by  5/1/11.   How do I apply? Submit  an  application  form  using  links  listed  above  postmarked  by  4/1/11.    Applications   received  after  the  due  date  will  be  placed  on  a  waiting  list. 3/3,  3/10

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BRISTOL home  with  Buderus  furnace,   new  siding  with  insulation  and   new  windows.  Large,  open   yard.  Garage  with  door  openers.   Wired  for  generator.     $165,000  MLS  4047120 FERRISBURGH Unique  twin  home  on  4  +/-­  acres   of  common  land  with  exclusive   use  of  2  +/-­  acres.  Home  is  in   move-­in  condition  with  modern   basement  and  garage. $259,000  MLS  4044789

Bright & sunny townhouse on upper tier of Battell Hill. Efficiently heated center unit faces the Adirondacks & Chipman Hill. Deck recessed for privacy, slate patio w/ hot tub on lower level provides additional outdoor living space. Natural setting w/ mature & wellmaintained landscaping, spacious common grounds & immediate access to the Trail Around Middlebury. Plenty of closet space (3 walk-ins), 2nd floor laundry, lower level space including kitchenette/bar/bath/office all provide additional comforts. Oak, slate & Armstrong floors on main level. Master bedroom suite, additional bedroom & bath on 2nd floor. Convenient, attached garage & propane fireplace. Close to mountain areas including Mad River & Midddlebury College Snowbowl; Ralph Myhre Golf course, college functions/events, Middlebury town pool as well as all of what the wonderful Town of Middlebury has to offer! $379,900


Build Your Dream Home Lightly  wooded  &  partially  opened  east-­facing  lot   with  2  possible  building  sites.  1st  offers  views  of   Camel’s  Hump,  Mt.  Ellen  &  Mt.  Abraham.  2nd  offers   views  to  the  east,  south  &  west  with  some  clearing.  Approved  septic,  design  for  4-­bedroom  home. $129,000

Chris von Trapp, Realtor 802-­388-­4889



Location & Beauty - You have noticed this house & its beautiful setting! Just off Cider Mill Road & Ridge Road in Cornwall, this well maintained, 1812 home has wood floors throughout, large, light-filled rooms, living room w/ firepalce & a master bedroom on the 1st floor. A wonderful “sunroom” opens up to a blue-stone patio. Mature trees with spring bulbs planted below; wonderful yard to play in & garden. A 3-bay post & beam barn functions as garage & has a heated work space & screened-in porch. Middlebury College & town just 2 miles down the road. $600,000



LINCOLN Immaculate,  well  maintained   village  home  with  2-­car  garage.   New  Haven  River  runs  nearby.   Walk  to  general  store,  library   and  other  town  amenities.   Minutes  to  Bristol. $250,000  MLS  4004708 VERGENNES Charming  home  within  walking   distance  to  all  city  amenities.   Many  recent  upgrades  including   bathrooms  and  some  windows.   Priced  to  sell  so  come  take  a   look!   $172,400  MLS  4047483 SHOREHAM Spacious  home  priced  below   recent  appraisal.  Hardwood   master  suite  on  main  level,   mudroom  entry  from  garage,   woodstove  in  family  room.   $299,990  MLS  4025771

This well built, 4 bedroom home is ready to enjoy! Convenient attached garage and a fantastic heated barn/workshop with water and septic ready to hook up. 10 +/- acres of land with New Haven River frontage. Property is a mix of field and forest. Formerly operated as a Christmas tree farm, this home was built and sited to take advantage of the privacy the trees provide and the mountain views. Come take a look! $385,000




Lovely & charming, this 3 bedroom, 2-story cape has been wonderfully cared for & lives very comfortably. Large family room w/ wood burning stove & incredible pasture & mountain views to the south & west. Updated bathrooms & kitchen, new furnace, metal roof & other improvements provide the comforts of a new home while wood floors & original woodwork show the character of an 1860’s farmhouse. The barn, fencing & open land make it a perfect opportunity for your farm. Bring your horses, alpacas, goats & chickens! The “Creamery” is a separate building w/ a bathroom & loft. $350,000! Built in 2006, using the “not so big” concept, this 3 bedroom home exudes style & fun! Wonderful mudroom that can absorb all your outdoor equipment opens to lightfilled living room. A well-designed kitchen space w/ pantry—views of mtns, fields & forest. Lots of creative design choices that make this home one-of-a-kind. A walk-out basement w/ lots of natural light is finished w/ bathroom. Land is part fields, part woods & provides frontage on Beaver Meadow Brook! $398,000

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SHOREHAM Located  in  the  heart  of  Shoreham   Village,  this  home  is  steeped  with  

tasteful  updates.   $285,000  MLS  4046815

Lang McLaughry Spera Middlebury
66  Court  Street Middlebury,  Vermont  05753 802-­388-­1000 800-­856-­7585 802-­388-­7115  (fax)

Ingrid Punderson Jackson Real Estate 44 Main Street Middlebury, VT 05753 802-­388-­4242

268  Main  Street Vergennes,  Vermont  05491 802-­877-­3232 800-­577-­3232 802-­877-­2227  (fax)

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Coldwell Banker

20 Seymour Street, Middlebury, VT

Bill Beck Real Estate
20 Seymour St, Middlebury, VT

MIDDLEBURY -­  Hillside  ranch  with  mother-­in-­law   apartment  in  lower  level  offers  a  lot  of  options  for   living.  Hardwood  floors  throughout  the  main  level,   2  fireplaces,  family  room,  all  of  this  on  .8  acres  on   quiet  street  in  Butternut  Ridge.    $225,000.  Photo Album available online at

SALISBURY -­   Traditional   Cape-­style   home   on   very   private   most  of  the  house,  3  bedrooms,    living  room  and  den  on  1st   and  hobby/crafts  space  on  lower  level  as  well.  Detached  garage.   Wooded  lot  around  house  but  open  pasture  on  part  of  property.   Easy  drive  to  Middlebury.  $285,000  Photo Album available online at

Close on one of 19 selected lots before 3/31/11 & take advantage of WINTER SALE pricing!

First 10 buyers can purchase their future homesite for $75,000.


Exciting opportunity to build a new home in a new neighborhood with mature trees, incredible views and nature at your front door! Town water & sewer & electrical access at the road. For  more  information  contact:                  IPJ  Real  Estate  (802)  388-­4242  or  visit


MAIN STREET BRISTOL-­  Turnkey  commercial  building  and   -­ Laundromat  business  has  been  a  mainstaty  in  the  5  town  area   served  as  a  coffee  shop  in  previous  years  and  four  apartments   $469,000.  Photo Album available online at

MIDDLEBURY CLASSIC   c.   1901   center   village   home.   Many   lovely  sunroom,  formal  dining  room  with  built-­in  corner  cupboards,   -­ ment  zoining  offers  a  number  of  possibilities.  PRICED  BELOW   $249,000. Photo Album available at

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