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Walking A Path That Few Have Trod
By Cookie Steponaitis
When author J.R.R. Tolkien made the comment that. “…not all those who wander are lost,” he must have had Vermont artist James Anthony Morris in mind. When asked to share when he began his career as an artist, Morris simply smiled and responded, “Always was.” Morris was born in Massachusetts and began carving intricate clay and soapstone works when he was eight, drawing when he was nine and doing serious oil painting when he was ten. He was selling his work at a professional level when he was seventeen and was already earning recognition from the artistic community and gaining notoriety for the uniqueness of his work.
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An Age Old Partnership
By Cookie Steponaitis
Whether National Velvet, The Black Stallion, Misty of Chincoteague, 100 Acre Welcome or most recently Secretariat and Penny Chernery are mentioned, the images in books, movies and real life of teenagers and their horses can be identified with generationally. There is something magical about the bond between humanity and horses that reaches into the spirit and touches the soul. Partners for life, the bond that is created is only broken by the passage of time and death and here in Addison County this partnership plays out every day on farms and in backyards around the Green Mountain State.
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Pinewood Derby Delight
By Melissa Brown
    On Saturday, March 17, Holley Hall in Bristol was transformed into a race track. Cub scouts, den leaders, parents and racing fans all gathered together to watch the annual Pinewood Derby. Tigers, Bears, Wolves, and Webelo 1 packs have all been working on their for about two months. “We hand the cars out at Christmas, and then we start working on them in January,” says Committee Chair and Den Leader Kathy Correll. There are 40 children involved in Cub Scouts from both the Bristol and Starksboro areas. This program has been in the area for decades, and is led by parents and community members. The Derby cars range from the most basic of cars to those with elaborate decoration and design. And it is not only the cub scouts that get to race.
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