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Bristol Stampede was lots of fun—for a good cause

The 21st Annual Three-Day Stampede toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis appears to be one for the record book this year. The summer event appears to have mounted breaking yard sale donations, according to the event’s operators.

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Middlebury author receives National Medal of Arts

Novelist, poet, and essayist Julia Alvarez of Middlebury has won a 2013 National Medal of Arts award and will join fellow recipients and the Obama family at a White House ceremony on Monday, July 28. The event will be live streamed on the Middlebury College campus today.

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Whaleboat race brings locals to Boston

During her thirty-eighth voyage, the Charles W. Morgan visited the National Historical Park at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Mass., on July 18-20.

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Green tower sculpture featured in Middlebury garden

A piece of contemporary outdoor sculpture is shaking things up in the Sheldon Museum’s period garden in downtown Middlebury this season.

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Hand mowing tradition to continue at Fair & Field Days

Local residents can be proud that the annual Addison County Fair & Field Days Hand Mowing Contest is the oldest in the nation, and undoubtedly the most famous.

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Orwell F.D. benefit auction was a community event

Vermont auctioneer John Nopp ran the show at the Orwell Volunteer Fire Department’s recent fund-raising auction. The event was held on the village green and the gazebo was the focus of the day’s activities. This summer’s outdoor event helped support the efforts of Orwell’s small volunteer force of skilled fire and rescue personnel.

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Hubbardton walking tour will visit historic cemetery

On Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m., a Hubbardton resident from the late 1700s comes to life to guide a tour to and around the East Hubbardton Cemetery.

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Guided tours to crisscross Lake Champlain Bridge

On Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m. the public will have a unique opportunity to explore the history and views from the new Lake Champlain Bridge during the first of three guided walks. The activities are jointly presented offered by the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Vermont and Crown Point State Historic Site New York. Site managers Tom Hughes and Elsa Gilbertson will lead the unusual walking tour.

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Vermont’s only rodeo is a touch of the real West

Pond Hill Pro Rodeo Co. in Castleton kicked off its 44th year of producing one of New England’s best and most colorful, summer-long professional rodeo event. The 2014 rodeo season east of the Rockies got underway on the last weekend of June and the Eagle was on hand at Vermont’s sole venue to document the all-American thrill sport.

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Cure for Cystic Fibrosis: Annual Bristol Stampede, July 25-27

The 21st Annual Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis will be held July 25-27. According to Stampede organizers, this year is shaping up to be a year of record breaking yard sale donations.

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Boy Scouts plant trees and beautify Middlebury

Boy Scouts from Troop 536 helped plant six Maple Trees in Middlebury and East Middlebury on June 7.

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Vermont’s only rodeo is a touch of the real west

Pond Hill Pro Rodeo Co. in Castleton kicked off its 44th year of producing one of New England’s best and most colorful, summer-long professional rodeo event.

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In the groove for Middlebury's Arts Walk

The Michele Fay Band, a popular Vermont-based acoustic quartet, performed at Middlebury’s Arts Walk Happy Hour at Two Brothers tavern July 11.

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Charlotte faithful reach out in joyful, sorrowful times

In her role as chairwoman for the Faith in Action group at Charlotte’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Parish, Eileen Curtis has enjoyed a front row seat for some of the church’s events.

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Vermont’s Shorelands Act now the law

Vermont’s recently created Shoreland Protection Act WENT into effect July 1. In May, the Vermont General Assembly passed shoreland protection legislation that applies to activities within 250 feet of a lake or pond’s mean water level for all lakes and ponds greater than 10 acres in surface area.

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