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Creating Art In Miniature Form: Meet Artist Emily McFadden
By Cookie Steponaitis
There is just something about the connection among little girls and horses that is passionate and will often last a lifetime. The same can be said about artist Emily McFadden and her sister. As children they could not have a horse in their backyard so their parents bought the girls horse magazines and treasured Breyer model horses. It was not until 1990 that Emily learned through an article in the Horse Illustrated Magazine about the huge Model Horse Bobby network. Emily met with collectors who owned real horses but made miniature tack for their model horses and began to explore this aspect of the hobby market. She discovered that miniature tack making fired her imagination. “I started making my own miniature tack after purchasing a few items from other hobbyists,” shared Emily. “I was intrigued by and thrilled with the amount of detail that went into the halters and bridles they made but I also thought I can do this myself.”
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Tommy Lee Hodsden Hits Milestone as Mt. Abe Cruises Past Spaulding
By Paige Stolen
Saturday, September 21 the Mt. Abraham Eagles hosted the Spaulding High School Crimson Tide. The opening kickoff was returned by Mt. Abe’s Michael White to the 37 yard line. In the first play of the game senior captain Tommy Lee Hodsden picked up where White left off and ran the ball in for a touchdown.
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Tigers Stop Rutland 34-0 Now 4-0
By Mike Cameron
Two of Vermont's most storied sports traditions would clash in a D-1 battle at Alumni Field in Rutland.  The two varsity football teams have met each other before in big ballgames and this one would be no different. 
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