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Fishing for a Cure and for a Cause Paul Joseph Connor & The Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont
By Cookie Steponaitis
Paul Joseph Connor watches intently the line he just cast off the boat. Feeling minute tremors on the line he expertly sets the hook and begins the process of reeling in his latest catch. People on the boat simply shake their heads because it is the tenth fish of the day for Paul Joseph which is the case everyday he fishes. It could be a stream, pond or his beloved Lake Champlain, but for him there is simply a feeling and a way to catch fish.
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Horseshoes Is So Much More Than A Game Meet The Family Of Vermont Champions
By Cookie Steponaitis
Debra Brown has been competitive in the world of championship horseshoes since the fall of 1981. She didn’t start out with any aspirations of being a world champion because at first it was just a game. “Actually, my husband Michael played the game first,” she shared. “I would just go and watch but then I decided it was not a spectator sport so I joined in.” While Brown honestly admits at first horse shoes did not come easily to her and that at first she only averaged about 6.5 finger percent at her first tournament, she got a fever for it and decided she wanted to pitch like a champion. The rest is history and the beginning of a family affair that has earned many championships, including some world championships.
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Natural History Afternoon for Children At Mount Independence

On Saturday, August 3, 2013, naturalist Sue Wetmore leads a fun afternoon for children and their “adults” exploring nature on Mount Independence in Orwell.  The program starts at 1:00 p.m.  Meet at the Mount Independence State Historic Site museum.
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