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Celebrating a Twenty-Three Year Love Affair in Addison - Bring on the Minis
By Cookie Steponaitis
    Twenty-three years ago Michael and Marshlyn Reed went to New Hampshire to buy a miniature donkey. They came home with four and a love affair was born. “They simply stole our hearts,” commented Marshlyn Reed. “We knew within a week that we should have come home with fifty.” While a miniature donkey many not seem to many Vermonters as a desired pet or an agricultural business, the Reed’s are proof to the contrary. Raising Mediterranean Miniature Donkeys on their Ass-Pirin Acres in Addison, the Reeds have turned their passion for the breed into a family business and have earned the respect and accolades of being one of the largest top breeders in the United States.

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Vergennes French Heritage Day

Friday, July 17, 6:00-9:00 pm

 “Veillée” in Vergennes Opera House (VOH) Friday evening with traditional French Canadian supper (serving 6:00-7:00pm) and featuring Pete & Karen Sutherland with Jeremiah McLane and a Quebec step-dancer/caller/instructor  who promise a lively evening of dance with instruction and song!  Full cash bar available with French wine and beer.  Tickets available at Addison Outfitters and Linda’s Apparel & Gifts in Vergennes or by phone, mail or email.  See below to pre-order and for City-wide ticket discounts.

Saturday, July 18, 7:00 am-9:30 pm
Bathrooms in back of park and in the Vergennes Opera House

7:00-10:30    French Toast breakfast at Vergennes Fire Station
9:30        Parade
10:00-10:30    Opening Ceremonies---Bandstand--- Flag raising, City Band, speeches

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Expect Delays
By Mike Cameron
   Vehicles stop and go as the Crown Point Bridge over Lake Champlain begins to undergo repairs on Monday July 6th, 2009. The bridge traffic will be reduced to one lane during the New York State Department of Transportation project.  [ more ]

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