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The five official macaroni and cheese judges compare tasting notes on one of the 17 entrants from throughout the #TwinStates in the Vermont Mac and Cheese Challenge at Artisan’s Park in Windsor #VT on Sunday. In one sense, the “challenge” is a sideshow. For most people, the whole point of the event was to spoon ungodly amounts of #cheese and #pasta into the mouths of thousands, all while raising money for a good cause (the Vermont Foodbank) and highlighting the brands of hosts and sponsors, including the Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. and Castleton Crackers. The #judges were, clockwise from left, Meredith Fitzgerald, of Haverhill, Mass., member of the American Cheese Society, Graham Kist, of Hartford, Conn., a food writer and barbecue judge, Ben Parker, of New York City, a sales rep with salami maker Charlito’s Cocina, Mary Tuthill, of Waitsfield, Vt., head cheesemonger at Mad River Taste Place, and Faith Raymond of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. ๐Ÿ”น Full story at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. ๐Ÿ”น (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #vermont #vt #windsorvt #macaroni #macncheese #cheesy #food #eating #eeeeats #cheesheads #cheesehats #judge #score #challenge #fun #802 #๐Ÿง€

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Krystin Skoda hoses off her team of miniature herefords, Tonka and Truck, before a competition in Bradford, #VT, earlier this summer. Before every competition the steers are cleaned everywhere from the backs of their knees to their ears. Contestants will take advantage of different methods to score points with the judge, such as combing their tails backwards to eliminate knots. ๐Ÿ”น Find a full story about the #RandolphVT Hooves โ€™nโ€™ Horns 4-H Club, told in photos and words, at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. ๐Ÿ”น (Valley News – August Frank @augustfrankphoto) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #4H #bradfordvt #vermont #farm #farmlife #hereford #herefords #cow #cows #wash #rinse #outdoors #chores #competition #summer #club #802 #๐Ÿฎ

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Grafton County Attorney candidates Natch Greyes, left, and Marcie Hornick share a microphone while participating in a Grafton County Primary Candidates Forum moderated by county commissioner Wendy Piper at the Canaan Meetinghouse in Canaan, #NH, on Aug. 27. Hornick, the managing attorney of the Northern Grafton County Public Defenderโ€™s Office, and Greyes, a district court prosecutor also in northern Grafton County, will square off in the Sept. 11 primary election to become the Democratic nominee. They have worked together โ€” on opposite sides of the courtroom โ€” since Greyes became the prosecutor for Littleton, Franconia and Sugar Hill in mid-2014. With no Republican challenger, the winner likely will assume the lead prosecutorial post in the county come January. ๐Ÿ”น Full story at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. ๐Ÿ”น (Valley News – Geoff Hansen @geoff_hansen) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #news #graftoncounty #newhampshire #603 #canaannh #northcountry #law #lawyer #prosecutor #primary #candidates #election #meetinghouse #campaign #vote

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