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Green Scene: Be “waterwise” for a beautiful Vermont garden

“Too much or not enough water and never when you need it.” That seems to be the long time plight of Vermont gardeners. Add to this El Nino droughts and even flooding. What is a gardener to do? Become a waterwise gardener.

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Middlebury's Sears Hometown Store to hold grand reopening

Business news

This month, the Sears Hometown and Outlet Store in Addison County is getting a reboot with both a new owner and new nationwide branding effort Sears calls, “America’s Appliance Experts”.

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Creative Habitat closing

Creative Habitat, an arts and crafts retailer located next to Price Chopper on Shelburne Road in South Burlington, is going out of business.

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Think Spring! Rutland's 18th Annual Home & Recreation Show

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont proudly announces it’s 18th Annual Home & Recreation Show.

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Addison man raises the roof with building award

An Addison-based homebuilding company has received industry accolades for coming up with an innovative approach to residential construction—in this case, a smart idea used at the new house of the firm’s owner

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Annual tree and seedling sale benefits scholarships

The Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District is sponsoring its Annual Otter Creek Tree & Seedling Program for area residents and cooperators.

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Vermont gardening review: signs of climate change in 2014

All the facts and science and climate records point to a changing climate.

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‘Tis almost the season in Middlebury

The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity for people to channel their creativity.

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New Living Green Fair welcomes all ages Sept. 27

The free Living Green Fair will be held at the LEED-certified UVM Davis Center on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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“Grow It” workshop comes to Pittsford

Vermont Community Garden Network will host the 2014 Fall Grow It Workshop for community and school garden leaders, Monday, Sept. 29, 4-7 p.m., including a light dinner, at Lothrop Elementary School, in Pittsford.

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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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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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Flowering crabapple trees put shine on Rutland Blooms project

Back in 1965, First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson started a Washington, D.C., beautification project by having teams of helpers plant stunning flowers—by the thousands—around the capital. The project spread to the nation’s roadways and byways and culminated in the U.S. Highway Beautification Act, nicknamed Lady Bird’s Bill.

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The architectural story of porches at Chimney Point, Vt.

On Wednesday, June 25, at 7 p.m., historic preservationist and author Thomas Durant Visser, will present an illustrated program on the history and architecture of the porches of North America at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison. Afterwards there will be a book signing and refreshments on the historic Chimney Point porch.

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Marijke’s Perennial Gardens holds open house

Marijke’s Perennial Gardens Plus in Starksboro will host a Celebrate Spring Open House, Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours and demonstrations include field-grown, hardy perennials.