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Hinesburg Boy Scout group works on radon-gas badge

Jeff Giroux is 17 years old and can say, backed by Vermont Department of Health statistics, that he may have saved his neighbor’s life.

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Boyer’s Orchard is a moveable feast

Author Ernest Hemingway once described the wine, food and various riches of the city of Paris as a “moveable feast.” Here in Vermont, a moveable feast might better describe a drive-up farmstand where you can buy fresh local vegetables, fruits, cider, and syrup, and then enjoy them at the dinner table a few hours later. And for those many repeat autumnal customers and tourists, Boyer’s Orchard and Cider Mill in Monkton neatly entwines itself around Hemingway’s classic turn of phrase.

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A good year for apples in Vermont

The Boyer family of Monkton report an excellent apple harvest rivaling the 2013 season.

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Tour will showcase town's historic architecture

Costumed volunteer guides rehearse in advance of next weekend’s Castleton Woman’s Club 77th Annual Colonial Day House Tour.

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Beware: Vermont's 'Wild Parsnip' weed causes burns on skin

A common plant found along Vermont's roadsides and open areas may not appear harmful but its sap contains a chemical that causes serious skin reactions when exposed to sunlight.

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Saving Vermont's bees by “bee”ing helpful

Hopefully by now most people have heard honeybees locally, and throughout the United States, are in trouble. The Vermont news media has done a great job of making sure the public is aware that within years these bees could become extinct, but when I started the Girl Scout Gold Award program I was determined not to let that happen.

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You're invited: Middlebury business plans "Day of Play", Aug. 1

Mountain View Equipment, a John Deere dealership in Middlebury, will hold its first Day of Play on Saturday, Aug. 1. The free event for families will include kids’ activities, games and an antique tractor show. The Day of Play will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Discover Lincoln's hidden gardens on upcoming tour

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History

Summer has arrived in Addison County and the gardens are in full bloom. On Saturday, July 11, from noon-5 p.m., the Sheldon Museum presents its fourth annual Garden Tour.

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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.