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A Summer Of Partnerships, Community And Celebration With The Boys & Girls Club Of Greater Vergennes
By Cookie Steponaitis
Summer months seem to fly by and the average Vermont family packs more into the daylight hours than at any other time of the year. It is a time of planning, planting and harvesting and gatherings and celebrations both small and large. The same can be said for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes as they mark their summer months with new partnerships, successes, and a celebration of their youth and community support and plan carefully for a future that is still far from secure.
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Celebrating The Tastes Of Vermont And Football At The Vermont’s Products Dinner
By Cookie Steponaitis
Read the following menu and prepare for a mouthwatering meal of localvore. Now proceed to your calendars and make plans for the opening day of Field Days on August 6th and to attend the 25th Annual Vermont Products Dinner brought to you by some of the freshest produce and the generosity of many local merchants and one very determined parent group with lofty fundraising goals.  This group is determined to see that football is again the name of the game for sixteen football players from Vergennes who play on the Mount Abe Team.  [ more ]

Local Pharmacist First to be AgriSafe Certified

David Lewis, a pharmacist at the Marble Works Pharmacy in Middlebury, is the first pharmacist to be certified under a new program designed to enhance existing primary care and emergency services in rural practices and hospitals.
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Letter to the Editor

“It's not about what the library needs."  Definitely not the words that a supporter of Ilsley Library wants to hear from a member of the Middlebury Board of Selectmen.  Unfortunately that is just what Chairperson Dean George said at our meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.   Our board had just received a detailed report from our colleague Victor Nuovo about  the meeting that day of the New Town Offices and Recreation Center Steering Committee (the "committee"). Victor reported that committee members had a number of concerns about the town offices/recreation center project.  The chief concerns expressed by committee representatives on behalf of Ilsley Library were a call for the architecture of the planned building to be harmonious with, and not "overshadow" the library, that any plan take into consideration the present need for an additional 6000 square feet of space, and that opportunities for future library expansion not be foreclosed upon by the design of the town office building.  [ more ]

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