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Saving Vermont's bees by “bee”ing helpful

Hopefully by now most people have heard honeybees locally, and throughout the United States, are in trouble. The Vermont news media has done a great job of making sure the public is aware that within years these bees could become extinct, but when I started the Girl Scout Gold Award program I was determined not to let that happen.

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Annual Ferrisburgh event is "easy as pie"

Rokeby Museum’s Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social occurs Sunday, Aug. 16, 1-4 p.m. Local baker volunteers have been contributing pies for the even for 25 years.

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You're invited: Middlebury business plans "Day of Play", Aug. 1

Mountain View Equipment, a John Deere dealership in Middlebury, will hold its first Day of Play on Saturday, Aug. 1. The free event for families will include kids’ activities, games and an antique tractor show. The Day of Play will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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From the editor: NIMBY were the borogroves

Last summer we reported on various efforts to slow down the solarization of Vermont’s agricultural and residential landscapes, notably in New Haven...

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NOFA-VT's “Celebrate Your Farmer” events on local farms this summer

Whether you’re a beginning or experienced farmer, a gardener or homesteader, or want to deepen your connection to local farms, NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont’s On-Farm Workshop Series has something for farmers and friends of farmers.

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Cowabunga! Local 4-H Club members win awards

4-H Club members from Addison County and Rutland County schools took part in last week’s Multi-County 4-H Dairy Show in Shelburne.

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Got milk? 85 years of doing business at Monument Farms Dairy

Monument Farms Dairy will celebrate 85 years of local business on July 18.

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Middlebury's outdoor farmers market is a "buy local" hub

The Middlebury Farmers Market is back at the Marbleworks on Saturdays through Oct. 31 and on Wednesdays through Oct. 14.

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Vt. business groups question $100,000 awarded to only one chamber

Vermont Watchdog Report

Business development groups in Vermont are demanding to know how a $100,000 appropriation for fostering business with Quebec was awarded exclusively to Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, according to e-mails obtained....

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Vermont Coffee Company: Coffee that's roasted for friends

For serious consumers of coffee, there’s nothing in the world like a great cup of coffee, and Vermont Coffee Company of Middlebury helps make many great cups of coffee—roasting on the order of 750,000 pounds of the dark bean just last year.

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Board supports Shard Villa Road gas project

The Middlebury Select Board signed a letter reaffirming its support for the Renewable Natural Gas Biomethane Project proposed for Shard Villa Road in Salisbury, which is now before the Vermont Public Service Board for review.

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Addison County organization is first Kiva Zip trustee in state

Addison County Economic Development Corporation officials announced that the organization was recently selected as the first Kiva Zip trustee in the State of Vermont.

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Vermont farmer keeps on truckin' with U.S. Army surplus

Vermont organic dairy farmer Joel Pominville, 54, of Middlebury purchased these giant, 5-ton, 6-cylinder U.S. Army surplus trucks at an government auction on the Internet.

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Hold your horses! Old-fashioned trash, recycling service comes to Middlebury

Only in Vermont can you find horse-drawn, curbside trash and recycling pick-up service.

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Ferrisburgh farm gets kudos for going “green”, saving energy

Officials of Efficiency Vermont are singing the praises of a Ferrisburgh dairy farm that is showing other farms how to do “green” right.