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Vergennes Arts Walk features "Faces and Places"

Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-7 p.m.

The Vergennes Arts Walk reception is this Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-7 p.m. There will be music at the Vergennes Farmer's Market, and a reception at Creative Space Gallery for the newest show, "Faces and Places" and the Gallery Group Show.

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Claude Bourbon to bring Gallic panache to Brandon Music scene

Brandon Music presents Claude Bourbon, highly acclaimed acoustic guitar player, on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Born in France in the early 1960s, Bourbon who has a reputation as a formidable performer, grew up in Switzerland where he was classically trained.

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Hinesburg F.D. plans Fun Day

Hinesburg Fire Dept. Chief Al Barber is hoping a planned public event draws scores of local residents to the fire station, turning the gathering into an educational opportunity for the community.

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Sleuthing a local road of mystery is an annual event

Aug. 23 tour of Hubbardton Military Road

Right in our own backyard is an historic 18th-century roadway that helped, in no small way, to turn the tide of battle and help create the United States of America.

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33rd Annual Vergennes Day, Aug. 22-23

Vergennes Day celebrates its 33rd year on Saturday, Aug. 23.

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Vermont Rep: Actors wanted

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will hold open auditions for the coming theatre season on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Brick Box, Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland.

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"Hot Neon Magic" will be retroactive this weekend

Performance at Two Brothers Tavern

Actor Hugh Grant tried it in the movie “Music and Lyrics”, but Vermont-based Hot Neon Magic actually found their groove with a revival of the 1980s New Wave sound.

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Local author Nancy Means Wright tells historic tale

On Saturday, Aug. 16, head to the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton, Vermont, for an early Vermont history storytelling afternoon, from 2–3:30 p.m.

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It was a lot of fun at the 2014 Fair & Field Days

But one man was injured at tractor-pull event

 It was a busy week for Addison County Fair & Field Days organizers. The annual, much anticipated event had a successful run and wrapped up the 2014 fair season Aug. 9. Except for periods of rain showers Aug. 5 and Aug. 6, fairgoers enjoyed ideal summer weather during most of the week.

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August is Immunization Awareness Month in Vermont

To celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout our lives, and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need, the Vermont Department of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. The week of Aug. 3-9 will focus specifically on babies from birth through age 2.

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Vermont independent motion picture to screen in Rutland

Award-winning director Jay Craven will present his most recent Vermont film, “Northern Borders,” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Paramount Theater in Rutland. The screening will include an introduction and post-film discussion led by director Craven.

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Ecole Champlain: A touch of class on Lake Champlain

Before there was Kingsland Bay State Park there was Ecole Champlain. The secluded 264-acre park along Lake Champlain occupies the site of what was one of the nation’s most exclusive girls summer camp, a camp which in its prime rivaled the nearby Basin Harbor Resort in amenities.

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Middlebury Arts Walk to feature new studio, artists

The 2014 Middlebury Arts Walk season continues with the season’s fourth event taking place on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Middlebury Arts Walk is a free event (for artists, venues, and attendees) and is held the second Friday of the month from May to October. In many cases the art is on display all month long—not just that evening.

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Lake Champlain reenactment will include 1700s amphibious landing

Crown Point State Historic Site will host its annual French and Indian War Encampment on the weekend of Aug. 9–10. Nearby Chimney Point State Historic Site in Vermont is also participating in the event this year.

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Exploring Vermont’s covered bridges

The Eagle's summer road trip series

If Vermont is best known for fresh maple syrup and vibrant autumn foliage it’s equally well known for its ubiquitous covered bridges.