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Piecing Together The Special Story Of Growing Up In Addison County
By Cookie Steponaitis
While Americans may differ about the benefits and detriments of the social media revolution not one will dispute the way it has linked generations and spanned gaps of distance and time. A new way to study history has come into focus in Addison County joined together by Facebook and other communication tools.        
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A Look Into The Brotherhood Sharing Stories With Those Who Serve
By Cookie Steponaitis
It was May 1978 when best friends Chris Bushey, Bill Brown and Jim Breur decided to join the Vergennes Fire Department the same way the three of them had gone through high school-together. At that time Vergennes Fire Department was smaller in its membership numbers and was housed in the old station that had hardwood floors and six trucks coming and going out the one working bay door. Bushey, Brown and Breur were drawn in by the camaraderie and family environment and entered the fire service under the mentorship of Chief Ralph Jackman, Deputy Chief Ray Davison, P. Mike Collette, Ken Barney, Bill Plankey, Paul Turpin and others. During their careers the friends ascended up the ranks of the organization and been part of the pivotal changes in how fires are fought, equipment used and the expansion of calls and services provided by local departments.
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2016 The Year Ahead For The Sun Signs
By Lydia Solini (
These  horoscope predictions address your Sun sign only, for a really in depth understanding of all the possibilities, challenges and choices that are actually going to be a part of your life experience in 2016, please contact me to have personalized Reading about your Future.  Wishing you all a wonderful 2016!
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Rotary Speech Contest Shines A Light On The Gifts Of Service
By Cookie Steponaitis
When most people speak of lights and gifts, images of the holidays are conjured up in our minds. The kind of lights and gifts that were spoken about at the meeting of the Vergennes Rotary Mavericks had less to do with holidays and more to do with community. Rotary International is an organization of 1.2 million members and is based on the concept of neighbors, friends and community leaders coming together to create positive and lasting change in local and global communities. Rotary groups encompass different cultures, countries and shared passions and are lights in the darkness and gifts to people worldwide.

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