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Top Stories for Tuesday April 19, 2016

‘Visitin’ With The Twins Checking In With Lucille And Cecile Skeffington
By Cookie Steponaitis
The door was open at Bristol Beauty Bar and Lucille was relaxing with twin sister Cecile at the end of the day. Lucille is entering her 61st year of cutting hair and has been at her location in Bristol, Vermont for 58 years and still loves every minute of it. At 88 years young, Lucille admits to having slowed down a bit and only sees six clients a day now when she is open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Up until a few years ago it was six days a week with 19-20 clients a day. Her clients or her friends as Lucille refers to them have been coming to her on average for over forty years, are about the same age or vintage and they jokingly inquire when she intended to retire. “Ever heard of last man standing? That will be me. I love working and don’t intend to stop,” quipped Lucille.  [ more ]

Aurora Students Win Infymaker Award And A Surprise Trip To The White House

Students from Aurora School in Middlebury have recently won the $1,000 Infymaker prize and  a $10,000 Makerspace grant for their ingenuity.  The Infymaker Contest, created by Infosys Foundation, asks applicants to “showcase your innovative thinking and making to solve problems facing individuals, communities and our world.” Henry Swan, of Ripton, and Toby Wells-Spackman, Ronen Silberman and Noah Woodruff Berg, all of Middlebury, formed a group with the idea of inventing something new. 
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