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Celebrating Fifty Years Of Hoof Beats In Downtown Bristol
By Cookie Steponaitis

Sharing memories with horse trainers Lynda Malzac and Juna Perlee is a tour into the history and commitment to equines in Addison County. It also reflects the determination of one woman whose efforts have transcended generations of horse enthusiasts. When you sit down with trainer Lynda Malzac in her home in Bristol you are surrounded with photographs, paintings and mementos of special horses that have been a part of her life since early childhood. Lynda sat on her first horse at two and realizes, “I was too young to really know, but I recall the smell of leather, horse and looking out at the world between the ears of a horse. My life was never the same since.” Since Lynda was not born into a horse family she used to ride a horse belonging to a friend of her mother and even in first grade remembers proudly announcing to her first grade class that she was going to be a horse trainer when she grew up.

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Addison Northwest Superintendent Earns State Recognition
By Cookie Steponaitis
When Tom O’Brien entered education in the fall of 1970 he brought with him the “teamwork” ethics he had learned from playing basketball since he was five years old. While his career has included being a high school English teacher, a guidance counselor, a Dean of Students and a Superintendent in three different states, it has always been based on a commitment to excellence and providing the best educational experience for the youth under his charge.
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Porter Paddlers Underway
By Mike Cameron
   On Sunday May 24th Neil Gruber and Mike Cameron began their lake-long trek from Whitehall New York to the Canadian border by kayak. The pair will paddleto raise money for a planned outing on Lake Champlain for residents of Porter ealth and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Gruber has already paddled the lake solo for the same cause a number of years ago and with excellent success.
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