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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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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.

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Ecole Champlain: A touch of class on Lake Champlain

Before there was Kingsland Bay State Park there was Ecole Champlain. The secluded 264-acre park along Lake Champlain occupies the site of what was one of the nation’s most exclusive girls summer camp, a camp which in its prime rivaled the nearby Basin Harbor Resort in amenities.

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Middlebury Arts Walk to feature new studio, artists

The 2014 Middlebury Arts Walk season continues with the season’s fourth event taking place on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Middlebury Arts Walk is a free event (for artists, venues, and attendees) and is held the second Friday of the month from May to October. In many cases the art is on display all month long—not just that evening.

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Lake Champlain reenactment will include 1700s amphibious landing

Crown Point State Historic Site will host its annual French and Indian War Encampment on the weekend of Aug. 9–10. Nearby Chimney Point State Historic Site in Vermont is also participating in the event this year.

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Exploring Vermont’s covered bridges

The Eagle's summer road trip series

If Vermont is best known for fresh maple syrup and vibrant autumn foliage it’s equally well known for its ubiquitous covered bridges.

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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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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.