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The new seal of quality: "Made in Vermont"

Big Lenny’s Hot Dogs have been an essentially staple in the Rutland lunch scene for over 25 years now. Local legend Lenny Montuori has been serving hot dogs at his roadside cart since he and friend Reggie Groeneweld purchased the cart in 1988 with his homemade toppings as well.

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Flowers for Field Days

Beauty for all to see

If you haven’t ever entered flowers at Addison County Fair and Field Days, or even considered doing so, you should. It is easy, you often have a good chance at some ribbons and perhaps even monetary awards, and you will be adding to the beauty for all to see.

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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.