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Beware: Vermont's 'Wild Parsnip' weed causes burns on skin

A common plant found along Vermont's roadsides and open areas may not appear harmful but its sap contains a chemical that causes serious skin reactions when exposed to sunlight.

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Local teens demonstrate hunting, wildlife skills at 4-H Jamboree

2015 4-H Club Jamboree Senior Division

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World War I through the eyes of Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

The Great War Centennial: 2014-2018

The Black River Academy Museum in downtown Ludlow has opened an exhibit on World War I as seen through the eyes of the lithographer Theophile Alexandre Steinlen.

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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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Young 'warriors' raise funds for charity

TaeKwon Do KICKS of Middlebury and Vergennes held a Break-a-Thon fundraiser to support Womensafe of Middlebury and the U.S. Navy-Marine Corp Relief Fund. A Break-A-Thon works the same as any other "A-Thon" but instead of walking or reading students get to break boards.

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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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Rutland-area nurses to participate in the Medicare model

RAVNAH, the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, announced by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

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Middlebury Riverfront Park wins landscape award

The Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recently announced the winners of its annual award program. The award list includes Middlebury's new Riverfront Park.

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Wanted: Local actors!

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will hold open auditions for the coming theatre season on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Brick Box, Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland. The Company is looking for actors of all ages. All performances will be at the Paramount’s Brick Box Theatre.

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Vermont Teddy Bear's "Ted E. Bear" entertains the kiddies in Bristol

Ted E. Bear, a Vermont Teddy Bear character, made his annual appearance at the Teddy Bear Picnic for tots held in Holley Hall in downtown Bristol. When the sun shines, the event is typically held outdoors on the town green.

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A conversation with William Brooks of the Sheldon Museum of Vermont History

The Eagle met up with William Brooks, executive director of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, at his museum office, at 1 Park St., in downtown Middlebury recently. Brooks has an undergraduate degree in American history and a master’s degree in folk art studies.

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Bookstore’s new Vermont collection brings in customers

Monroe Street Books, located next to Paquette Storage on Route 7 in Middlebury, claims the title of being Vermont’s biggest bookstore—new or used. As a result, authors, students, and other book lovers, like to visit the store to browse or find out-of-print research books. You never know who you’re going to bump into in the store’s crowded aisles.

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MUHS’ Smith coaching Maple Sugar Bowl's Vermont team

Seventy-two of the finest high school football players from New Hampshire and Vermont will begin practicing for the 62nd Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. It will be a week when strong legs run so that weak legs may someday walk. The summer’s classic will be played on Saturday, Aug. 1 on Castleton’s Spartan Field.

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Remembering restaurant-owner Chef Michel Mahe

Vermont restaurant owner Michel Mahe died July 21, 2015. He was the son of a popular French chef in New York, N.Y. Mahe moved to Vermont in 1999 to open a string of popular, award-winning restaurants.