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There Is Nothing You Can’t Do If You Put Your Mind To It Meet Olin Flynn
By Cookie Steponaitis
At ninety years young, Olin Flynn has a lot to celebrate. He is excellent health and even better spirits, had a grand birthday party given in his honor and can at will list off the six children, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren and the three great-great grandchildren. As a bonus he has two more great-grandchildren due to arrive in 2018. He can still work with his hands and essentially make, fabricate or fix anything put in front of him. He was married to the love of his life for sixty-seven years until her passing three years ago and he loves to sing. He coached over 500 youth in baseball and still has a passion for the game and his beloved Red Sox. He lives his philosophy of life and still mows his own 1.5-acre lawn and snow blows his driveway. And even all of that is not the best news; in short, Olin Flynn is a blessed man.  [ more ]

Local Student Takes Top Prize In Third Annual Pitch Your Passion Competition
By Cookie Steponaitis
Truth be told Anna Willenbaker may just have had an advantage over her competition in the St. Michael’s College Business Contest. While Pitch Your Passion competition is open to all students interested in business, senior Anna Willenbaker’s Better Days Therapeutic Riding Program is based on real life experience. Anna Willenbaker has a passion for people and animals that surpasses the normal job hours in life.  [ more ]

Strolling Downtown Middlebury And Holiday Magic
By Cookie Steponaitis
There is a feeling in the air this time of year that puts a spring in your step and a smile in your heart. Whether you are out shopping for loved ones or simply strolling down the Main Street of Middlebury, there is a festive air that entices you to pause and look at all that life in the Champlain Valley has to offer.  [ more ]

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