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Former Essex baseball player Theo McDowell delivers a pitch vs the Vancouver Canadians, the Toronto Blue Jays Class A Short Season Affiliate. For the 2019 season,Theo was a member of the Texas Rangers Northwest Short Season A affiliate the Spokane Indians.

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Troy’s Toys is returning to Maple Street Park for the second-straight year in an attempt to collect toys for the Salvation Army.

Levi Russell Hutchins was born at the University of Vermont Medical Center on Oct. 24 to Brooke and Alex Hutchins of Essex. Grandparents are Beth and Steve Smith, Robin and Keith Scarbeau, and David Hutchins and Valerie Lipka.

The Essex Selectboard announced its endorsement of the 10th-annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, 2019. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting the independent businesses which make local communities unique and provide valuable contributions to the economy.

Community members Chip and Mary Hart are calling on fellow Vermonters to donate turkeys to Feeding Chittenden, and they will match the next 500 turkeys donated! Thanksgiving is less than a month away and Feeding Chittenden is 3,873 short of its 4,500 goal.

Vermont State Game Wardens and the Vermont Marine Corps League are partnering to support Toys for Tots. Wardens will accept toys, gift cards, and donations until Dec. 15, which will allow time to transfer them to the Toys for Tots program.

Saint Michael's College men's basketball senior Eli DiGrande of Essex Junction landed a spot on the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, Nov. 17. It was DiGrande's initial accolade of the season and third of his career.

MENTOR Vermont recently awarded 25 grants, totaling $348,735, to support youth mentoring programs throughout the state. The 2019-2020 Vermont Mentoring Grants will support more than 100 new and existing program sites, and more than 1,800 adult-to-youth mentor pairs in communities across Vermont.

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Katherine Lewis of Essex Junction earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award, for her project, Renewable Resources for Hiawatha Elementary School.

More than 80 area 4-H'ers and family members gathered at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction on Nov. 3 for the annual Chittenden County 4-H Achievement Dinner and Awards Night. 

The Essex Junction Fire Dept. will be receiving $141,000 from the federal government. Essex Rescue, in conjunction with Colchester Rescue and the Williston Fire Dept. is receiving $305,000.

Eighty-one-years young Wild Bill McDowell hit his first career hole-in-one on October 22 at hole No. 13 at The Links at Lang Farm. McDowell was playing with Jared Cilley and hit a 5 hybrid from 226 yards. McDowell says he owes it all to his late sister Jacqueline, whose name he shouted just …

The Snelling Center for Government is pleased to announce that Elaine Haney of Essex Junction has been accepted into the Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2020. Haney is currently the Legislative Liaison & Think Vermont Project Manager at the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Communit…

ESSEX – Essex resident Alan K. Kinney III was recently named president of the Vermont Insurance Agents Association. He is principal at Kinney Insurance Agency, with his brother Drew Kinney. Kinney Insurance has offices in Milton, St. Albans and South Hero.

ESSEX JCT. – Girls on the Run Vermont’s spring coach registration is now open. Becoming a coach for Girls on the Run Vermont means creating a positive impact for Vermont girls. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development (PA-PYD) program that is designed to enhan…