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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.

Fresh Air kids arrive in Vergennes

The Northeastern New York Committee welcomed 15 New York City children when they arrived in Vergennes June 30.

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Stroke, osteo screenings coming to Vergennes

Residents living in and around the Vergennes, Vermont community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Victory Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening on July 16. The site is located at 862 U.S. Route 7 in Vergennes.

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Brandon July 4 celebration includes dance, parade and fireworks

Brandon's Independence Day Weekend Celebration kicks off Friday, July 4, at 5 p.m., with the Great Brandon Street Dance under the stars.

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Look before you leap: Know water conditions before you swim in Vermont

Vermont offers endless naturally beautiful and pristine settings to take a plunge into a cool lake, relax below a waterfall on a quiet stretch of river, or splish-splash in a pond. Swimming is healthy summertime fun for all ages, but it’s important to know water conditions before you go.

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Students celebrate Social Media Day

“Tweet, like, Hashtag.” The social media jargon, while still foreign to some, has become second nature to many. Last week, Castleton State College, in partnership with the Downtown Rutland Partnership, participated in the nationwide Social Media Day.

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Monkton tractor pull raises funds to help fight ALS

Since tractor pulling is a lot more exciting than watching corn grow, it might explain its rising popularity among rural folks. Pull events are a great place for friendly competition, socializing, and lots of bragging rights.

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Sawdi’s site becomes new Country House Restaurant

The abandoned building that once housed Sawdi’s Steak and Seafood restaurant will soon open under new ownership, hoping to bring back a piece of the dining scene that has been missing in the area.

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EEE virus detected in Vermont mosquitoes

There are few guarantees in life, but you can be sure that mosquitoes will attend all July 4 festivities in Vermont. Anybody celebrating at outdoor parades, cookouts and fireworks can supply a delicious meal to a hungry mosquito.

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Bristol July 4 Parade, events’ oldest in Vermont

Addison County residents head to Bristol when it comes to July 4 celebration and entertainment.

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Hubbardton plans 250th birthday bash

Celebrating its 250th birthday July 18-19, the Town of Hubbardton is planning an exciting, fun filled and entertaining two day party that promises to be most enjoyable for everyone.

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Bristol’s annual Outhouse Race is fun, whacky

Every year, to celebrate Independence Day, the Great Bristol Outhouse Race runs in a straight line from the crosswalk in front of St. Ambrose Catholic Church on West Street to the finish line at the traffic light.