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The Business Side of Agriculture Meet Entrepreneur Ethan Gevry
By Julie Grace
It is normal for most teens to have after school jobs but very few run their own business in between taking classes and doing homework.  This reporter met with Ethan Gevry on his farm to talk about his business Champlain Valley Farm and learned that he raises turkey, pigs and beef for slaughter and sells the meat. Ethan started Champlain Valley Farm five years ago with just turkeys but has expanded his business to include pigs and his newest addition beef cattle.  [ more ]

Hitting The Trifecta In Addison County Education: Teaching ‘young’uns’ With Peter Straub
By Cookie Steponaitis
When Peter Straub opened the door of Vergennes Union High School this year as a paraprofessional he joked that he felt, “he had hit the trifecta.” He began his career in education in 1973 as a student teacher at Vergennes Union High School while at Middlebury College and has taught in all three union schools in Addison County and been consistently in education for forty years.   [ more ]

Building A Field Of Dreams Local Youth League Takes On A Huge Project
By Cookie Steponaitis
The Vergennes Area Youth League (VAYL) has been serving and helping youths ages five through twelve mostly from the Vergennes area experience the joys of baseball and softball for the past thirty- two years.  There have been more than 320 kids who have played and experienced the fun of America’s favorite past time in the 2013 season. 
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