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The Valley Loses A Voice: Mourning The Loss Of Greg Clark
By Cookie Steponaitis
   Addison County lost more than the voice of a passionate member of the House of Representatives when Greg Clark passed away early in the morning of November 30, 2012 following a traffic accident on Route 7 in Waltham. They lost a one of a kind original. Greg Clark was involved in their lives in many different ways as a teacher, Representative, Justice of the Peace, coach, mentor and friend, but all were touched by his heart, compassion and genuine flair for conversation that made just talking to Clark a treasure.
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Middlebury Lions Club Presents Melvin Jones Fellowship Awards

The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is International recognition for individuals with outstanding  dedication and service to the community. This year the recipients are left to right: S. Keith Payne, Robert Whitman, Cheryl White (The Valley Voice). Robert Brooks and Wes Smith. Presenting  the awards was Middlebury Lions President Roger Desabrais Jr.  [ more ]

New Head Coach Mary Nienow Takes the Helm for MUHS Girl’s Varsity Basketball
By Marcie Bolton
   The start of the Lady Tigers high school basketball season is almost here, and the Middlebury Union High School varsity girl’s team is excited about getting back on the court.
   They will take the court for the first time on Wednesday, December 5, at 5:30 p.m., when they host Fort Ty in a preseason scrimmage.

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Sharing a Piece of the Holidays at Pete's Pines and Needles Tree Farm
By Cookie Steponaitis
   When the words were written to the traditional Christmas song O Tannenbaum or O Christmas Tree, it is a fair bet that the songwriter was standing in the midst of a field of trees reaching toward a heavenly lit sky pondering which tree would grace their home and heart for the holidays. The wonderful trees with their leaves/needles and wondrous scent have become part of the holiday festivities of any gathering and put a smile on the face of all generations who recognize them as a part of family celebrations that date back almost two centuries on this continent and more in Europe. If you and your family are steeped in the tradition of looking for the perfect tree come visit Peter Guendel and Fran O'Connell at Pete's Pines and Needles Tree Farm, located right off Route 7 on the Plank Road outside of Vergennes, Vermont.
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