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Elodie Reed

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Elodie is passionate about doing good and helping making the world a better place through telling stories with writing and photography. After graduating from Amherst College as an English and Environmental Studies major, Elodie first tried her hand at reporting at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, a small newspaper in her home state of New Hampshire, and fell in love. Elodie is now a reporter for the St. Albans Messenger, and when she isn't writing or lugging her camera every which way, she can be found exploring northern Vermont (and Canada!) with her boyfriend, reading, running, or cuddling with her cat, Chowder.

Email: elodie@samessenger.com Phone: 802.524.9771 (ext. 112)

Stories by Elodie Reed:

Schuyler Peck, who will turn 2 next week, makes friends with a cow at Sizen Family Farm in Georgia yesterday.

Dairy grants boost 17 farms

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GEORGIA — Thanks to a $40,000 Dairy Improvement Grant Award administered by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) and funded through Commonwealth Dairy of southern Vermont, the Sizen Family Farm is going to have a whole lot more milk. … Read more

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Lois McClure pauses to pose

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Local Fairfax artist Janet Bonneau creates oil paint sketches of the Lois McClure, a replica of an 1863 canal schooner, yesterday. Bonneau was one of the many people taking a look at the boat during its annual visit to the … Read more

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Sherman Adams, 81, stands in Adams Quick Stop this morning waiting for customers. Prior to deciding to close the store on Sundays, he was working close to 90 hours a week.

The Neighborhood Store

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NORTH FAIRFAX — It’s conveniently placed halfway between Fairfax and St. Albans, and it has a little bit of everything: canned food, snacks and drinks, a deli, frozen foods and fish bait. Adams Quick Stop is favored by North Fairfax’s … Read more

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Passing the baton

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Col. Michael J. Colburn, left, passes on the John Philip Sousa Baton and command of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band to Asst. Director Lt. Col. Jason J. Fettig, right, in Alexandria, Va. on Saturday. Colburn, who has been … Read more

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From left to right, Community Soup participants Gail, Bekah and Stephanie all enjoy watermelon soup and salad at Jeff’s Restaurant while talking about the good in their lives yesterday.

Hunger for Good

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ST. ALBANS — Around 4 p.m. yesterday, people slowly trickled into Jeff’s Restaurant for a tasty meal and some good company. Bob Begley, a secular Franciscan brother, stood greeting everyone at the door, welcoming them, showing them nametags, and gently … Read more

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Continual Maker

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ENOSBURG FALLS — On land he bought, in a barn he built, with machines and tools he’s created and repaired, and through his experiential memories and inspirations, David Stromeyer, 67, makes his massive steel art. The Enosburg Falls resident became … Read more

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Dairy farmer Tim Magnant shows off buffer zones to prevent gully erosion and sediment runoff at Bridgeview Farm in Franklin on Thursday. Magnant’s corn and hay fields were one of several places participants of the 2014 Summer Farm and Lake Tour visited yesterday.

Watershed Wonders

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FRANKLIN — The day started with donuts and coffee, and from there on out it was all crops, cows, farmers and water. The 2014 Summer Farm and Lake Tour took place Thursday with 40 or so participants seeing some of … Read more

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Mike Palmer, 65, of St. Albans Town, works on catching and caging queen bees in a field off of Lower Newton Road on Tuesday as helper Dotty Cota, 65, of Alburgh, looks on.

Among the angels of agriculture

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ST. ALBANS TOWN — Among the buzzing, crawling and flying bees in a hot, sunny field behind a farm on Lower Newton Road earlier this week, Mike Palmer spoke about his passion. The 65-year-old St. Albans resident, owner of French … Read more

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From left to right, Brenda Burke, Chad Spooner, Jacob Spooner, 8, Logan Burke, 14, and Kristina Ellsworth all sit in the living room of Burke’s Swanton home Tuesday evening. Spooner and Ellsworth work with Logan through the Watershed Mentoring program run by Franklin County Caring Communities, where they have been volunteering for three years.

COMMUNITY : Chance to make a difference

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SWANTON — When 14-year-old Logan Burke’s father died of cancer some three years ago, the abrupt change, grief and the lack of a father figure made for difficult period. Burke’s mother, Brenda, 52, said that her son often felt frustrated … Read more

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