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Pro-Life advocate, author was former Planned Parenthood director

On Saturday, Jan. 17, in Montpelier, Addison County Right to Life members will walk behind 98-year-old banner carrier Lucien Paquette of Middlebury...

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Acclaimed film on addiction recovery screens in Middlebury

"The Anonymous People" film screening: Thursday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (CVUUS), 2 Duane Court in Middlebury.

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Miss American Pie: Cornwall author to discuss good, old-fashioned pies

Anne Haynie Collins, author of the new book "Vintage Pies: Classic American Pies for Today’s Home Baker," will serve up an oral and gustatory tour of pies dating back to the 17th century on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Cornwall Congregational Church.

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Hinesburg-area women gather to sew goods for elderly

Call it a creative outlet for nearly one dozen community members, but the Helping Hands Sewing Ministry fulfills the creative drive of its participants, but also provides items older people need.

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Vergennes congregation welcomes new pastor

Rev. Mike Oldham believes he was born to be a pastor. The 46-year-old Massachusetts native is now at the helm of the Assembly of God Christian Center and has been so for just over one month.

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Church now heats with Vermont-sourced wood pellets

If you consider Vermont’s places of worship, many with tall ceilings and large open gathering spaces, probably the biggest siphon of parishioners’ weekly collections—especially during the cold months—is heating oil

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Letter to the Editor: Healing service in Rutland

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will host a special healing service on Monday, Nov. 17, at 18 Lincoln Ave. in Rutland, starting at 7 a.m.

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Volunteers help local families in crisis

The Town of Charlotte is known for its close-knit community, lush fields, rich agricultural history and storied mom and pop stores, whose operations span generations.

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"Blessing of the Animals" event planned by the Rutland County Humane Society

In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the Rutland County Humane Society and Father Liam Muller of Trinity Episcopal Church will host the Blessing of the Animals

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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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Middlebury College’s carillons will ring in July 4

The sound of American freedom will ring loud and clear on the Middlebury College campus starting this July 4. This year’s Independence Day will kick off the summer-long beautiful sounds of ringing bells of the 29th annual Middlebury College Carillon Series.

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Church members spiff up Bristol house

Members of the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church (NFUMC) volunteered recently to improve the appearance of one of the John Graham Shelter’s (JGS) sites for transitional housing.

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Let's eat: Vergennes United Methodist Church Cold Roast Beef and Salads and Strawberry Shortcake Supper

The Vergennes United Methodist Church Cold Roast Beef and Salads and Strawberry Shortcake Supper will be held Saturday, June 14, at the church on Main Street, across from the Vergennes Opera House, 5-6:30 p.m.

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The day the world didn’t end

William Miller, prophet

Just west of the Vermont state line at Rutland County, is the tiny community of Low Hampton, N.Y. During the late 1700s, this former frontier area began to be settled by restless New Englanders in search of farm land and business opportunities. The Miller family of Pittsfield, Mass., settled there with their young son William.

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Concert to benefit Middlebury Methodist Church

Vermont musicians Patti Casey and Pete Sutherland are coming together on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2-4 p.m., for a benefit concert at the Methodist Church in Middlebury. All proceeds will go to Hospice Volunteer Services and Wellspring Hospice Singers.