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Vermont Birdland—the art of Gary Starr

Bird-decoy modeling wasn’t an established art form until the opening years of the 20th century. Prior to that time, decoys were just that—decoys—used by many sportsmen to lure, say, waterbirds to rest and thus line up in their gunsights. Even as far back as the 18th century, art connoisseurs such as George Hepplewhite recognized the artistry of these otherwise mundane hunting accessories.

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Hatchery improvement to increase health of lake salmon

A significant upgrade at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle is expected to pay dividends for the health of the salmon population in Lake Champlain.

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Watch 55th Annual Rutland Halloween Parade live on PEGTV

PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, will be broadcasting the 55th annual Rutland City Halloween Parade live on cable channel 15 starting at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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Middlebury Spooktacular is becoming major family event

Seventh Annual Spooktacular

Hay bales, festive games, and costumes will once again decorate the town green on Sunday, Oct. 26 for the seventh annual Middlebury Spooktacular. The green will be alive with music, dancing, costumes, and games for all ages. Festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. and will conclude with a children’s trick or treat parade along Main Street lead by the legendary Spooktacular witch.

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Annual Veterans Parade is in Bristol this year

The 16th Annual Scouting Salute to Veterans Parade will be hosted by the Town of Bristol on Nov. 1, starting at 11 a.m. downtown. Parade registration begins at 9 a.m. at Mt. Abraham Union High School. Facilitated by the American Legion, on behalf of the Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the parade is organized by the Scouts to honor local armed forces veterans and first responders.

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Mt. Independence: Enjoy a hike through history

Woodland hike is season's finale

The third and final guided tour exploring sections of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road takes place on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. Enjoy the fall colors and learn about history, too.

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Motorsports: “King of the Clay” postponed to Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Devil’s Bowl Speedway has rescheduled its inaugural “King of the Clay” event to Sunday, Oct. 5 due to a predicted washout on the original Saturday date. The event – which begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday – is the second round of the three-race “Battle at the Bowl” dirt track series and features a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win race for Big Block and Small Block Modifieds, plus Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, Mini Stocks, and the Enduro Series championship finale.

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Mary Hogan School is "bike central" in October

Middlebury's Mary Hogan Elementary School is Addison County' bike capital this month.

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Bristol to host season's "horseshoe mania" finale

Addison County is fertile ground for the growing sport of horseshoes in Vermont.

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Keurig, Lake Monsters brew up partnership to bring 350 kids to games next summer

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and the Vermont Lake Monsters raised over $1,700 this summer at historic Centennial Field to support the New York-Penn League team's Share the Experience Program.

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Letter to the Editor: Reward offered for dog's shooting

On Saturday morning, Sept. 13, a bear hound was shot by a perpetrator(s) using a cross bow. The Walker-type hound was shot three times; once in the head and two downward into the back near the spine.

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Crime spree at local hiking areas

Vermont State Police at New Haven have received multiple reports from victims of car break-ins at local hiking trailheads.

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Monkton Mud Bogs: A muddy mess was a lot of fun

The weather was nearly perfect for the Annual Monkton Volunteer Fire Department Grass Drags, Mud Bog, & Sidewinder Harescramble Sept. 14.

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Better L8 Than Never Car Show: Everything from vintage cars to souped-up 4x4s

Middlebury Speedi-Lube Service owner Damon Pelkey just restored his father’s 1947 Ford half-ton pickup and showcased the classic vehicle at the Better L8 Than Never Car Show at the Bristol Recreation Field Sept. 14. He was joined by classic vehicles owned by his father, brother and wife.

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Bristol's annual car show has something for every motorhead

Better L8 Than Never Car Show

Middlebury Speedi Lube owner Damon Pelkey restored his father’s 1947 Ford half-ton pickup and will showcase the classic vehicle at the Better L8 Than Never Car Show in Bristol Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.