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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”.

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Lake golf event welcomes new players

The Castleton Community Center is hosting its 10th Annual Golf Outing at the beautiful Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Middlebury's Woodchuck fest draws big audience

Beverage-maker Woodchuck celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art cider-making facility with a mini Woodstick-style festival attended by fans and tourists, Aug. 23.

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Film crew to work along Three Mile Bridge Road

Road to be closed between Route 7 and Halladay Road

Three Mile Bridge Road will be closed to traffic between Route 7 and Halladay Road, from 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, until 12:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, while a film crew is working in the area. Flagging personnel will be on scene for traffic control during this period. Please call the Middlebury Town Manager's Office at 388-8100 x 202 with any questions or concerns.

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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.