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Sleigh Bells Ring: Sharing Memories of Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
By Cookie Steponaitis
   For most of us, Sleigh Rides are images from Currier & Ives Prints and bring to memory songs we sang as children in Christmas Concerts. One horse sleighs, draft teams, and people caroling as they pass by are images from film and magazine. However, here in Vermont, where traditions are often as constant as the changes in the weather, sleigh rides are still a part of the scenery and prevalent in the minds of generations who grew up with them as a necessity and not a novelty.  [ more ]

Packages From Home
By Mike Cameron
   On Thursday, January 29, 2009, the entire student body at Saint Mary’s
Catholic Grammar School in Middlebury held an assembly to package the many
donated items that military personnel serving overseas will be glad to receive.
These shipping containers were filled to the brim with dozens of items, everything
from toothpaste to batteries and many other useful everyday items .
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Letter To The Editor

   To the People of Bristol, Monkton and the Five Town Area, The Bill Baker family is sorry to announce that weare no longer caretakers (Keeper of the Ponds) for Bristol and Monkton Ponds. We worked 19 years caring for theponds. As Bill has acute anxiety disorder and is limited to what he can do, he checked on Bristol Pond a minimumof twice a day and visited Monkton Pond almost daily.
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