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Better L8 Than Never Car Show: Everything from vintage cars to souped-up 4x4s

Middlebury Speedi-Lube Service owner Damon Pelkey just restored his father’s 1947 Ford half-ton pickup and showcased the classic vehicle at the Better L8 Than Never Car Show at the Bristol Recreation Field Sept. 14. He was joined by classic vehicles owned by his father, brother and wife.

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Ceballos & Witten folk duo to perform at Brandon Music

An evening of finger-strumming, toe-tapping, good old-fashioned folk music is promised on Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. when Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten perform at Brandon Music.

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Bristol's annual car show has something for every motorhead

Better L8 Than Never Car Show

Middlebury Speedi Lube owner Damon Pelkey restored his father’s 1947 Ford half-ton pickup and will showcase the classic vehicle at the Better L8 Than Never Car Show in Bristol Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Blue vs. Gray: St. Albans Raid 150th anniversary Sept. 18-21

St. Albans, Vt., was far from the Civil War’s bloodletting in October 1864. When the nation’s interstate violence spilled into sleepy Vermont on the unsuspecting morning of Oct. 19, the Union sounded the alarm. The odd thing was that you couldn’t travel much farther north in the United States to distance yourself from the terrible fighting taking place in the southern states.

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Hikers to explore military road

Sept. 28 hike along Hubbardton Military Road

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

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Addison County gears up for Tour de Farms cycle event

Delicious food, delightful bicycling, and spectacular scenery are in store for all who participate in the 7th Annual Tour de Farms! Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 in Shoreham.

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Making Strides Cancer Walk set

Rutland County businesses and residents are needed to help change the course of breast cancer forever.

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The other 9/11: C-SPAN to telecast Battle of Lake Champlain

On the exact 200th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh, Art Cohn from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will present “The 1814 Battle for Lake Champlain and the Shipwreck Legacy,” an illustrated lecture in the museum auditorium at Crown Point State Historic Site at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11.

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“Most Interesting Man in the World” coming to Rutland

Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who portrays the Most Interesting Man in the World in the popular “Dos Equis” commercials, will speak at College of St. Joseph at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Tuttle Hall Theater.

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Community Chorus gearing up for new season

The Middlebury College Community Chorus announces a new season to prepare a concert to celebrate Thanksgiving, slated for performance at Mead Chapel on the Middlebury College campus on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23.

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Family-to-family ed program in Rutland

NAMI Vermont will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for family members, partners and significant others of individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Multi-media dance to make Middlebury debut

For most, contemporary dance is not the first thing that pops into mind when thinking about independent or assisted living facilities. For the Bryce Dance Company and the 13 Vermont-based “movers” involved in their piece "To You, Around You, About You," it is.

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Rare bats call Otter Creek hydro plant home

Last week, Green Mountain Power officials revealed that tiny, winged guests have made their home in the company’s Middlebury hydro facility.

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Vermont's "batman" is champion of endangered bats

Local wildlife advocate and author Don Mitchell visited Orwell and Benson area libraries last week to promote his new book about endangered Vermont bats titled, “Flying Blind”.