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Area towns gear up to celebrate July 4

Independence Day and other July events

Things to do starting July 4 around the Middlebury-Brandon-Rutland-Killington region

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“Random acts of camping” at state parks this summer

Designed to share the joy of camping with Vermonters, “Random Acts of Camping” are coming to a state park day use area near you. “Random Acts of Camping” rewards lucky park visitors with two free nights of tent, RV, lean-to, or cabin camping in any Vermont State Park campground.

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Abenaki Heritage Weekend along Lake Champlain, June 27-28

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Abenaki Heritage Weekend, at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Saturday, June 27, from 10-5 and Sunday June 28 from 10-4

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"All aboard!" Rutland convention attendees enjoy train rides, locomotives

Attendees of the 2015 National Railway Historical Convention in Rutland enjoyed a daylong passenger excursion on the Vermont Railways Rutland-to-Burlington June 21.

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Vermont Sun Triathlon: Middlebury's Steve Hare placed 9th overall, winning the Men's in 2:33:04

Middlebury's Steve Hare placed 9th overall while winning the Men's 55-59 age group in 2:33:04.

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Lowell sweeps Lake Monsters in three game series

Three Spinner pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as Lowell completed a three-game sweep of the Vermont Lake Monsters to open the 2015 New York-Penn League season with a 5-0 victory on Sunday evening at historic Centennial Field.

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Vermont Sun Triathlon Series celebrates 30th year

Summer 2015

Vermont Sun Fitness Center in Middlebury and Vergennes started its Triathlon and Running Series, for the 30th season, at Branbury State Park, on Lake Dunmore last week. The most popular sporting event in Addison County continues through the summer months.

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Rutland Fireworks Extravaganza set for July 4

Voted the Eagle’s 100 Best “Best Fireworks in Region”

Don’t miss the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Extravaganza which has previously been awarded the Vermont Eagle's 100 Best Readers Choice Award for “Best Fireworks in the Region”.

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Neshobe Golf Club announces summer events

Officials of the Neshobe Golf Club in Brandon have announced a list of upcoming entertainment events.

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Montcalm Mile expects to draw record field

Montcalm Mile expects to draw record field

A record field is expected for the 2015 Montcalm Mile.

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Middlebury's Foodaroo! Sunday, June 21

A new of kind food truck festival experience, called Foodaroo 2015, is coming to downtown Middlebury, Sunday, June 21, from 3-8 p.m.

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"New France" is alive and well at Chimney Point, Vt.

On Saturday, June 20, from 1:30–3:30 p.m., at the Chimney Point State Historic Site site interpreter Karl Crannell offers “Blast from the Past: How They Did It in New France.” Chimney Point was the site of the 1731 French fort and French settlement until 1759.

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Midd Summer Fest to celebrate Vermont spirits, food, cheese and more

This year’s Midd Summer Festival will adopt the theme of “Booze, Blues and BBQ” to celebrate Vermont’s special offerings of spirits, music and food.

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Ethan Allen’s Cave or Nobody’s Cave?

Lake Dunmore's famous landmark

Local writers and historians James and Max Petersen of Salisbury wrote the definitive history of Lake Dunmore back in 1998. Their coauthored book, “Lord Dunmore’s Lake”, has remained in print since then and inspired a new generation to seek out local history and explore some of its landmarks and artifacts.

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Select Board adopts changes to park hours ordinance

At a meeting May 12, the Middlebury Select Board took public comment on proposed amendments to “An Ordinance for the Daily Closing of Parks”.

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