Favorite images of 2012 as chosen by our photographers

Here are some of our favorite images of the year.  Which is your favorite?  Is there another one from 2012 you’d like to see posted?  Send us a comment below or contact staff here.

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This photo of Ty Morrison was found on a camera stolen from the offices of the Chronicle during a rash of burglaries that hit businesses in the Barton area. Mr. Morrison was sentenced on May 23, 2012, to serve two and a half to seven years for burglary.

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Protesters stopped construction traffic, briefly, on top of Lowell Mountain to draw attention to issues surrounding industrial wind development on ridgelines in Vermont. Photo by Chris Braithwaite

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Derek Parker of Ottawa, Ontario, competed in the six-mile race at the Kingdom Swim in July. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Kirsten Rourke of Hudson, New Hampshire, heads for the finish line in her cardboard boat, during cardboard boat races in Island Pond in July. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Brian Ruth transforms an ordinary piece of wood into a hummingbird in less than an hour at the Orleans County Fair. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Roger Pion of Newport faced multiple charges after a tractor rampage that destroyed seven Orleans County Sheriff's Department vehicles in Newport on August 2. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Competing in the one-mile fun run at the Dandelion Run were Evvi Tower-Pierce, her brother Finn and older sister Naia. Photo by Richard Creaser

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These three goat kids were checking out the scene at Tannery Farm Cashmeres in Danville, where Shirley Richardson and her husband, Mike Smith, raise goats for meat and fiber. Ms. Richardson hopes to establish a system for marketing more goat meat from dairy goat farms in Vermont. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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Austin Pappalardo and his mount Miss B compete in gymkhana during the Orleans County Fair at Roaring Brook Park in Barton in August. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Neal Perry of Brownington built this horse-powered hay tedder system, which he showed participants at the Draft Animal Power workshop at his farm in September. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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James Coe shows off the Green Machine at Jasper Hill in Greensboro. Mr. Coe helped create a system that recycles waste and waste heat from dairy manure. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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Emma Stuart of the North Country Union Junior High School marching band bears the nation's colors during the annual Memorial Day parade in North Troy. Photo by Richard Creaser

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On a clear night in West Glover, moonlight reflects on Parker Pond. Photo by Chris Braithwaite

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Morgan third-grader Amber Brown flies across the rings at the E. Taylor Hatton School's jungle gym on its final day of school before closing. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Pilot David Windmiller left a curlicue in the skies over the Newport State Airport in its air show, flying a Zivko Edge 540. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Joseph Saunders Sr., slaps five, or nearly ten, with Sydney Harper and Alyssa Cloney of Barton as they go flying by his perch on the Sizzler at the fair. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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North County's Jason Hattin (right) slides in ahead of Lyndon Institute Viking Matt Valentine's tag in high school baseball action. Photo by Richard Creaser

This photo of Ty Morrison was found on a camera stolen from the offices of the Chronicle during a rash of burglaries that hit businesses in the Barton area.  Mr. Morrison was sentenced on May 23, 2012, to serve two and a half to seven years for burglary.Protesters stopped construction traffic, briefly, on top of Lowell Mountain to draw attention to issues surrounding industrial wind development on ridgelines in Vermont.  Photo by Chris BraithwaiteDerek Parker of Ottawa, Ontario, competed in the six-mile race at the Kingdom Swim in July.  Photo by Joseph GresserKirsten Rourke of Hudson, New Hampshire, heads for the finish line in her cardboard boat, during cardboard boat races in Island Pond in July.
Photo by Richard CreaserBrian Ruth transforms an ordinary piece of wood into a hummingbird in less than an hour at the Orleans County Fair.  Photo by Richard CreaserRoger Pion of Newport faced multiple charges after a tractor rampage that destroyed seven Orleans County Sheriff's Department vehicles in Newport on August 2.  Photo by Richard CreaserCompeting in the one-mile fun run at the Dandelion Run were Evvi Tower-Pierce, her brother Finn and older sister Naia.  Photo by Richard CreaserThese three goat kids were checking out the scene at Tannery Farm Cashmeres in Danville, where Shirley Richardson and her husband, Mike Smith, raise goats for meat and fiber.  Ms. Richardson hopes to establish a system for marketing more goat meat from dairy goat farms in Vermont.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarAustin Pappalardo and his mount Miss B compete in gymkhana during the Orleans County Fair at Roaring Brook Park in Barton in August.  Photo by Joseph GresserNeal Perry of Brownington built this horse-powered hay tedder system, which he showed participants at the Draft Animal Power workshop at his farm in September.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarJames Coe shows off the Green Machine at Jasper Hill in Greensboro.  Mr. Coe helped create a system that recycles waste and waste heat from dairy manure.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarEmma Stuart of the North Country Union Junior High School marching band bears the nation's colors during the annual Memorial Day parade in North Troy.  Photo by Richard CreaserOn a clear night in West Glover, moonlight reflects on Parker Pond. 

                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Chris BraithwaiteMorgan third-grader Amber Brown flies across the rings at the E. Taylor Hatton School's jungle gym on its final day of school before closing.  Photo by Richard CreaserPilot David Windmiller left a curlicue in the skies over the Newport State Airport in its air show, flying a Zivko Edge 540.  Photo by Joseph GresserJoseph Saunders Sr., slaps five, or nearly ten, with Sydney Harper and Alyssa Cloney of Barton as they go flying by his perch on the Sizzler at the fair.  Photo by Joseph GresserNorth County's Jason Hattin (right) slides in ahead of Lyndon Institute Viking Matt Valentine's tag in high school baseball action.  Photo by Richard Creaser
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Northpoint demolition will lead to new dealership space

Demolition at the car dealer Northpoint in Derby, started in early November 2012, will lead to creating a bigger, new space soon.  Spates Construction will do the building.

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Demolition begins at Northpoint in Derby. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Maurice Sanville's excavator tips forward as he starts to tear down the front of the auto dealership, which will remain open during construction. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Bob Sweeney of All Metals Recycling works on cutting a beam. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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All Metals Recycling worked with the demolition crew to make use of the metal in the building. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Paul Rawson of All Metals Recycling watches as Maurice Sanville does his work. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Demolition begins at Northpoint in Derby.  Photo by Joseph GresserMaurice Sanville's excavator tips forward as he starts to tear down the front of the auto dealership, which will remain open during construction.  Photo by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph GresserBob Sweeney of All Metals Recycling works on cutting a beam.  Photo by Joseph GresserAll Metals Recycling worked with the demolition crew to make use of the metal in the building.  Photo by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph GresserPaul Rawson of All Metals Recycling watches as Maurice Sanville does his work.  Photo by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph Gresser

A full story appears in the November 14 Chronicle.

 

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Halloween 2012

Shown here are winners of the Chronicle’s jack-o’-lantern contest in 2012 and some of the winning entries all lit up.  For good measure we have added a photo from the Barton Senior Center’s Halloween party.  The group had a pumpkin pie contest and costume contest.

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Adam Cook and Lindsay McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize for best jack-o’-lantern of the year at the 2012 Chronicle Great Jack-o’Lantern Contest. Photos by Joseph Gresser

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The prize winning carvers: Standing behind the table from left to right, are Anaka Maher, most original; Frances Muller, scariest; Aiden Maher, biggest runner-up; Zack Belmore, scariest runner-up, and Zoe Young biggest. In the front row from left to right are Cierra Cole whose two pumpkins won honors as most original runner-up and most spooked (the third pumpkin near her was carved by her brother Josh Cole, who was ill and could not attend, his was deemed most amazing), Meg Gibson, adult winner, Dayna Knights, funniest, Kelby Knights, most amazing runner-up, Lindsey McCaw, Tripp Roberge, most spooked runner-up; Maia Young, great costume; Adam Cook who, with Ms. McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize; Lila Winstead adult winner and David Bailey, adult winner. Missing from the photo were adult runner-up Michelle Lussier and Brandon Butler, whose pumpkin was the runner-up in the funniest category. Photos by Joseph Gresser

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Anaka Maher’s portrayal of the Simpsons garnered recognition as the most original pumpkin in the show. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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David Bailey fashioned this disreputable character from a miniature pumpkin.

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Zack Belmore made the lantern judged second scariest of the year.

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Bert Francke’s elaborate Jack-o’-lantern casts its eyes upward toward its crown of pinwheels. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Simplicity is the hallmark of Linda Elbow’s work. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Meg Gibson won one of three adult prizes for this beautifully crafted jack-o"lantern. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Zoë Young’s creation won honors as biggest in show. Photo by Joseph Gresser

Adam Cook and Lindsay McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize for best jack-o’-lantern of the year at the 2012 Chronicle Great Jack-o’Lantern Contest.  Photos by Joseph GresserThe prize winning carvers:  Standing behind the table from left to right, are Anaka Maher, most original; Frances Muller, scariest; Aiden Maher, biggest runner-up; Zack Belmore, scariest runner-up, and  Zoe Young biggest.  In the front row from left to right are Cierra Cole whose two pumpkins won honors as most original runner-up and most spooked (the third pumpkin near her was carved by her brother Josh Cole, who was ill and could not attend, his was deemed most amazing), Meg Gibson, adult winner, Dayna Knights, funniest, Kelby Knights, most amazing runner-up, Lindsey McCaw, Tripp Roberge, most spooked runner-up; Maia Young, great costume; Adam Cook who, with Ms. McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize; Lila Winstead adult winner and David Bailey, adult winner.  Missing from the photo were adult runner-up Michelle Lussier and Brandon Butler, whose pumpkin was the runner-up in the funniest category.  Photos by Joseph GresserAnaka Maher’s portrayal of the Simpsons garnered recognition as the most original pumpkin in the show.  Photo by Joseph GresserDavid Bailey fashioned this disreputable character from a miniature pumpkin.Zack Belmore made the lantern judged second scariest of the year.Bert Francke’s elaborate Jack-o’-lantern casts its eyes upward toward its crown of pinwheels.  Photo by Joseph GresserSimplicity is the hallmark of Linda Elbow’s work.  Photo by Joseph GresserMeg Gibson won one of three adult prizes for this beautifully crafted jack-o"lantern.  Photo by Joseph GresserZoë Young’s creation won honors as biggest in show.  Photo by Joseph Gresser
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North Country Union High School variety show

These photos are from North Country Union High School’s variety show in the fall of 2012.  Photos are by Joseph Gresser

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Patrick Tetreault, Chandler Prue, Eli MacFarlane and Nick Perkins (left to right) clown around while singing “Four Chords.” Photos by Joseph Gresser

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Jordan Howell, left, and Michelle Fenimore, soar through their dance, “Shelter.”

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Erin Spoerl confronts Colton White, in a scene from What Happened?

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Soloist Shannon Smith sings the Queen song “Somebody To Love,” backed by Jeffrey Stevens, Arden Leithead, Ollivia Jones and Meredith Beals.

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Adele Woodmansee performans Niccolo Paganini’s “Caprice No. 16.”

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Kira Moore, left, and Brittany Tetlow choreographed and danced “As Long As You Love Me.”

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Mikayla LaPierre hits the floor in “Sail,” partially hidden behinder her is Samantha Dewing.

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Gabby Fort balances gracefully.

Patrick Tetreault, Chandler Prue, Eli MacFarlane and Nick Perkins (left to right) clown around while singing “Four Chords.”  Photos by Joseph GresserJordan Howell, left, and Michelle Fenimore, soar through their dance, “Shelter.”Erin Spoerl confronts Colton White, in a scene from What Happened?Soloist Shannon Smith sings the Queen song “Somebody To Love,” backed by Jeffrey Stevens, Arden Leithead, Ollivia Jones and Meredith Beals.Adele Woodmansee performans Niccolo Paganini’s “Caprice No. 16.”Kira Moore, left, and Brittany Tetlow choreographed and danced “As Long As You Love Me.”Mikayla LaPierre hits the floor in “Sail,” partially hidden behinder her is Samantha Dewing.Gabby Fort balances gracefully.
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Scenes from fall 2012 in the Northeast Kingdom

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This is a drawing of the Renaissance Block, planned for Newport's Main Street.

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The Spates block will be torn down to make way for the Renaissance Block in Newport. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Anthony Lazarra of Morgan had a great year for pumpkins and gourds in his garden.

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Shaquille Urie of Lake Region heads the soccer ball in a game against People's Academy. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Carmen Anderson of Westmore grew this startling tomato.

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This photo was taken in 1941. The hunter is Bertha Wood Chamberlin, who was 24 years old at the time the photo was taken. She shot a bobcat and a deer in one day.

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Bob Davis of Craftsbury makes a call at the Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home. Mr Davis and his wife, Louise, are selling the funeral home to Curtis-Britch-Converse Rushford of Newport. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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Markus Vogt of the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services serves up some chili during Newport's annual chili fest, which benefits Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Hostas get buried by falling autumn leaves. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Foliage is at peak around Orleans County this week as Holsteins at the Urie farm on the corner of Mud Island Road and the Shadow Lake Road in Glover show off their best sides. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

This is a drawing of the Renaissance Block, planned for Newport's Main Street.The Spates block will be torn down to make way for the Renaissance Block in Newport.  Photo by Joseph GresserAnthony Lazarra of Morgan had a great year for pumpkins and gourds in his garden.Shaquille Urie of Lake Region heads the soccer ball in a game against People's Academy.  Photo by Richard CreaserCarmen Anderson of Westmore grew this startling tomato.This photo was taken in 1941. The hunter is Bertha Wood Chamberlin, who was 24 years old at the time the photo was taken.  She shot a bobcat and a deer in one day.Bob Davis of Craftsbury makes a call at the Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home.  Mr Davis and his wife, Louise, are selling the funeral home to Curtis-Britch-Converse Rushford of Newport.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarMarkus Vogt of the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services serves up some chili during Newport's annual chili fest, which benefits Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce.  Photo by Richard CreaserHostas get buried by falling autumn leaves.  Photo by Joseph GresserFoliage is at peak around Orleans County this week as Holsteins at the Urie farm on the corner of Mud Island Road and the Shadow Lake Road in Glover show off their best sides.  Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
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Summertime 2012

Some of our favorite images of summer 2012 in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont:

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Stunts at the air show at the Newport State Airport. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Bread and Puppet Theater brings up the rear of a terrific Independence Day parade in Barton. Photo by Tena Starr

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Lynn Berard of Barton sold her watercolors at the Crafts of the Lake Region craft show July 28 to benefit the Barton Public Library. Photo by Tena Starr

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Reed Olsen (259), of Barton, got off to a fast start in the 2012 edition of the Tour de Glover on Saturday, July 28, but not fast enough to capture first place. His time of 55 minutes 39 seconds was bettered by a slim five seconds by Hartford, Connecticut, rider Brendan Mahoney. The Tour de Glover is one of the signature events that mark Glover Day. Glover Day, the last Saturday of July each year, is a town-wide celebration of community to benefit volunteer organizations. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Emily Maclure, who grew up in Orleans, is the new owner of the Craftsbury General Store. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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Katie Levasseur, Ms. Vermont 2011, at left, stands with Newport City Renaissance Corporation director Patricia Sears during Taste of Newport festivities in June 2012. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Robert Tanguay (left) as SpongeBob Squarepants, and his teammate Lance Wells walked in the Relay for Life fundraiser to fight cancer in Newport June 23 and 24. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Rain on a rose in West Glover. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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Governor Peter Shumlin cools off with an ice cream cone as Jamie Michaud of Kingdom Creamery in Hardwick and his wife, Leslie, stand by. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Twenty-six horses and riders took to the trails for the Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride to benefit the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter on the CCC trails at the south end of Lake Willoughby. Pictured above, from left to right, are: Deb Libby, Rhonda Libby’s sister, riding Rose; Connie Knaggs, shelter manager, riding Hameed; and Cindy Libby, Rhonda's sister-in-law, riding Lena. Photo by Brianne Nichols.

Stunts at the air show at the Newport State Airport.  Photo by Joseph GresserBread and Puppet Theater brings up the rear of a terrific Independence Day parade in Barton.  Photo by Tena StarrLynn Berard of Barton sold her watercolors at the Crafts of the Lake Region craft show July 28 to benefit the Barton Public Library.  Photo by Tena StarrReed Olsen (259), of Barton, got off to a fast start in the 2012 edition of the Tour de Glover on Saturday, July 28, but not fast enough to capture first place.  His time of 55 minutes 39 seconds was bettered by a slim five seconds by Hartford, Connecticut, rider Brendan Mahoney.  The Tour de Glover is one of the signature events that mark Glover Day.  Glover Day, the last Saturday of July each year, is a town-wide celebration of community to benefit volunteer organizations.  Photo by Joseph GresserEmily Maclure, who grew up in Orleans, is the new owner of the Craftsbury General Store. Photo by Bethany M. DunbarKatie Levasseur, Ms. Vermont 2011, at left, stands with Newport City Renaissance Corporation director Patricia Sears during Taste of Newport festivities in June 2012.  Photo by Joseph GresserRobert Tanguay (left) as SpongeBob Squarepants, and his teammate Lance Wells walked in the Relay for Life fundraiser to fight cancer in Newport June 23 and 24.  Photo by Richard CreaserRain on a rose in West Glover. Photo by Bethany M. DunbarGovernor Peter Shumlin cools off with an ice cream cone as Jamie Michaud of Kingdom Creamery in Hardwick and his wife, Leslie, stand by.  Photo by Joseph GresserTwenty-six horses and riders took to the trails for the Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride to benefit the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter on the CCC trails at the south end of Lake Willoughby. Pictured above, from left to right, are:  Deb Libby, Rhonda Libby’s sister, riding Rose; Connie Knaggs, shelter manager, riding Hameed; and Cindy Libby, Rhonda's sister-in-law, riding Lena.  Photo by Brianne Nichols.
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Orleans County Fair at Roaring Brook Park in Barton 2012

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Eight-month-old Gabriel Luke Aubin-Before, and his mother Mandy, watch artist Al O’Brien of Tucson, Arizona, who did free sketches at the fair. Photo by Joseph Gresser Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Chainsaw artist Brian Ruth gets started on his creation. Photo by Richard Creaser

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The sculpture is starting to take shape. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Mr. Ruth has created a hummingbird out of a stump. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Action at the Demolition Derby. Photo by Richard Creaser

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The driver escapes as flames come from the engine. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Mighty Me driven by Andy Gardner clocks in at 1:59:03 in the Eleanor Churchill Memorial Pace. It was only the third time in the 145-year history of the fair that a horse finished the mile in less than two minutes. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Hadley Swainbank, Abby Darling, and Jeremy Dow, were helping the owners of Jay View goat farm by taking their goats for a walk. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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Lyse McAllister loses her hat on the return leg of the keyhole race at the gymkhana, but she and her horse Mack don't seem to mind. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Tara Bluett of Germany puts her Westphalian, Patrick, though his paces in an advanced beginner equitation class. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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Young Kallie Buck is excited to meet a giraffe. Carl Leroux is holding her. Photo by Tracy Davis Pierce

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Joyce Slayton Mitchell, left, shows off her children's book about logging. The book features Colleen Goodridge of Albany and her business, Goodridge Lumber. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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A new competition at the fair this year was for scarecrows. This one poses by a sink, made into a birdbath, with running water. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

Eight-month-old Gabriel Luke Aubin-Before, and his mother Mandy, watch artist Al O’Brien of Tucson, Arizona, who did free sketches at the fair.   Photo by Joseph Gresser Photo by Joseph GresserChainsaw artist Brian Ruth gets started on his creation.  Photo by Richard CreaserThe sculpture is starting to take shape.  Photo by Richard CreaserMr. Ruth has created a hummingbird out of a stump.  Photo by Richard CreaserAction at the Demolition Derby.  Photo by Richard CreaserThe driver escapes as flames come from the engine.  Photo by Richard CreaserMighty Me driven by Andy Gardner clocks in at 1:59:03 in the Eleanor Churchill Memorial Pace.  It was only the third time in the 145-year history of the fair that a horse finished the mile in less than two minutes. Photo by Joseph GresserHadley Swainbank, Abby Darling, and Jeremy Dow, were helping the owners of Jay View goat farm by taking their goats for a walk.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarLyse McAllister loses her hat on the return leg of the keyhole race at the gymkhana, but she and her horse Mack don't seem to mind.  Photo by Joseph GresserTara Bluett of Germany puts her Westphalian, Patrick, though his paces in an advanced beginner equitation class.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarYoung Kallie Buck is excited to meet a giraffe.  Carl Leroux is holding her.  Photo by Tracy Davis PierceJoyce Slayton Mitchell, left, shows off her children's book about logging.  The book features Colleen Goodridge of Albany and her business, Goodridge Lumber.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarA new competition at the fair this year was for scarecrows.  This one poses by a sink, made into a birdbath, with running water.  Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
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Sheffield field day photos: horsepulling, chicken barbecue and fiddlers

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Vanessa Norway cleans her daughter Callahan’s hands. Her son Parker is enjoying his candied apple, made and sold by Elizabeth Trombley. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Left to right are Mike Hearne, Ed Richardson and Dave Largent, who barbecued 300 chicken halves. Margaret Martin adds a “secret sauce." Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Before competition, Terese Churchill takes a moment to practice a waltz. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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After competing in the Sheffield fiddle contest, Adam Cook and Lindsay McCaw enjoy a waltz to the music of Ken Taplin. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Paul Daniels shakes a leg as his fellow musicians play “Turkey In The Straw.” From left to right are Lawrence Earle, Terese Churchill, Tom Bishop, Mary Kay Hunt, Mr. Daniels and Sophia Cannizzaro. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Lawrence Earle, accompanied by his daughter Rebecca, plays a set of tunes that he wrote. His performance garnered second-place honors in the senior division. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Dean Gonyaw has a word with Sunny and Rice. His team needed a few harness adjustments between hitches. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Roxy and Mitch give their driver Isaac Surridge a hard time at the pony pull at the Sheffield Field Day Monday. He got them back in hand soon after. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Sam Storz and Alexandra Lynch practice before the fiddler’s contest. Sam’s brother Walker accompanied them on his snare drum. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Jeffrey Reynolds does his part to help his team to victory. Doc and John took the blue ribbon in the 1,800 pound class of the pony pull. Photo by Joseph Gresser

Vanessa Norway cleans her daughter Callahan’s hands.  Her son Parker is enjoying his candied apple, made and sold by  Elizabeth Trombley.  Photo by Joseph GresserLeft to right are Mike Hearne, Ed Richardson and Dave Largent, who barbecued 300 chicken halves.  Margaret Martin adds a “secret sauce."  Photo by Joseph GresserBefore competition, Terese Churchill takes a moment to practice a waltz.  Photo by Joseph GresserAfter competing in the Sheffield fiddle contest, Adam Cook and Lindsay McCaw enjoy a waltz to the music of Ken Taplin.  Photo by Joseph GresserPaul Daniels shakes a leg as his fellow musicians play “Turkey In The Straw.”  From left to right are Lawrence Earle, Terese Churchill, Tom Bishop, Mary Kay Hunt, Mr. Daniels and Sophia Cannizzaro.  Photo by Joseph GresserLawrence Earle, accompanied by his daughter Rebecca, plays a set of tunes that he wrote.  His performance garnered second-place honors in the senior division.  Photo by Joseph GresserDean Gonyaw has a word with Sunny and Rice.  His team needed a few harness adjustments between hitches.  Photo by Joseph GresserRoxy and Mitch give their driver Isaac Surridge a hard time at the pony pull at the Sheffield Field Day Monday.  He got them back in hand soon after.  Photo by Joseph GresserSam Storz and Alexandra Lynch practice before the fiddler’s contest.  Sam’s brother Walker accompanied them on his snare drum.  Photo by Joseph GresserJeffrey Reynolds does his part to help his team to victory.  Doc and John took the blue ribbon in the 1,800 pound class of the pony pull.   Photo by Joseph Gresser
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Derby Line Day – a festival with knights, owls and balloons

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Alpacas appeared at Derby Line Day in August 2012 courtesy of Log Cabin Farms. Derby Line Community Day is an annual event, started in 2001. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Two junior members of the Nulhegan Abenaki Negonsibo Drum Troupe, Jade Petell (left) and Madigan McGregor, played a few songs with their tribal elders, including Billie Largy (right). Photo by Richard Creaser

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These stilts aren't just made for walking they are also fine for dancing as Steve Myott proves. Mr. Myott, making his annual appearance as giant Uncle Sam, dances to the music of Andre Geoffrey

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Emelin Scherbatskoy, one of the younger members of the Society for Creative Anachronism's Shire of Panther Vale, displays the power of a model trebuchet. The trebuchet differs from a catapult in that force is generated by the release of a counterweight. A traditional catapult harnesses the power of a twisted rope and makes use of a bar to halt forward motion on the throwing arm. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Travis Driver, age six, of Derby shows off the latest in balloon dinosaur headwear. The dinosaur sculpted hat was made by Buddy D. Clown. Photo by Richard Creaser

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One of the more unusual events at Saturday's eleventh annual Derby Line Community Day was the knights vs. firemen challenge. Perhaps as a response to the day's punishing heat, James E. Tazelaar (left) of the Society for Creative Anachronism's Shire of Panther Vale, decked out in full Medieval battle garb took on the 120-pound pressure of the Derby Line Volunteer Fire Department's hose. Representing the noble fire department, were firefighters (from left to right) Brian Dubois, Dan Daggett, Dave Patneaude, and Tanner Jacobs. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy students got their kicks, sometimes literally, demonstrating their talents at Derby Line Community Day. James Miller (left) holds the paddles while Matt Lyon lands a powerful kick. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Vermont Institute of Natural Science Environmental Educator Emma Brinley-Buckley imitates one of the two calls that native Vermont hooting owls make under the not so watchful eye of a great horned owl.

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Andrew Liptak of Burlington (left) took on the role of an imperial stormtrooper out of Star Wars while Ernst Peters (foreground right) of Montreal dressed as an imperial fleet trooper. In the background are Marie-Claude Dion as Princess Leia and Chantal Brodeur as an imperial gunner. Both are from Montreal. Mr. Liptak is a member of the 501st Legion New England Garrison while Mr. Peters, Ms. Dion and Ms. Brodeur are from the Escadron Forteresse Impériale. The 501st Legion is a worldwide organization whose members portray Star Wars characters at public and charity events in order to share their love of the Star Wars universe with fellow enthusiasts. Photo by Richard Creaser

Alpacas appeared at Derby Line Day in August 2012 courtesy of Log Cabin Farms.  Derby Line Community Day is an annual event, started in 2001.  Photo by Richard CreaserTwo junior members of the Nulhegan Abenaki Negonsibo Drum Troupe, Jade Petell (left) and Madigan McGregor, played a few songs with their tribal elders, including Billie Largy (right).  Photo by Richard CreaserThese stilts aren't just made for walking they are also fine for dancing as Steve Myott proves.  Mr. Myott, making his annual appearance as giant Uncle Sam, dances to the music of Andre GeoffreyEmelin Scherbatskoy, one of the younger members of the Society for Creative Anachronism's Shire of Panther Vale, displays the power of a model trebuchet.  The trebuchet differs from a catapult in that force is generated by the release of a counterweight.  A traditional catapult harnesses the power of a twisted rope and makes use of a bar to halt forward motion on the throwing arm.  Photo by Richard CreaserTravis Driver, age six, of Derby shows off the latest in balloon dinosaur headwear.  The dinosaur sculpted hat was made by Buddy D. Clown.  Photo by Richard CreaserOne of the more unusual events at Saturday's eleventh annual Derby Line Community Day was the knights vs. firemen challenge.  Perhaps as a response to the day's punishing heat, James E. Tazelaar (left) of the Society for Creative Anachronism's Shire of Panther Vale, decked out in full Medieval battle garb took on the 120-pound pressure of the Derby Line Volunteer Fire Department's hose.  Representing the noble fire department, were firefighters (from left to right) Brian Dubois, Dan Daggett, Dave Patneaude, and Tanner Jacobs.  Photo by Richard CreaserDeslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy students got their kicks, sometimes literally, demonstrating their talents at Derby Line Community Day.  James Miller (left) holds the paddles while Matt Lyon lands a powerful kick.  Photo by Richard CreaserVermont Institute of Natural Science Environmental Educator Emma Brinley-Buckley imitates one of the two calls that native Vermont hooting owls make under the not so watchful eye of a great horned owl.Andrew Liptak of Burlington (left) took on the role of an imperial stormtrooper out of Star Wars while Ernst Peters (foreground right) of Montreal dressed as an imperial fleet trooper.  In the background are Marie-Claude Dion as Princess Leia and Chantal Brodeur as an imperial gunner.  Both are from Montreal.  Mr. Liptak is a member of the 501st Legion New England Garrison while Mr. Peters, Ms. Dion and Ms. Brodeur are from the Escadron Forteresse Impériale.  The 501st Legion is a worldwide organization whose members portray Star Wars characters at public and charity events in order to share their love of the Star Wars universe with fellow enthusiasts.  Photo by Richard Creaser
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