Staying in Vermont this summer? Here’s our can’t-miss list

Staying in Vermont this summer? Here’s our can’t-miss list

By LOCAL EDITOR TEAM

May 9, 2019

In just a couple short weeks, as the semester winds down, some of us will pack up our dorm rooms for the final time, some will go home or jet off to various corners of the world for the summer months, while some won’t go very far at all. As your Local Editor team, we thought we would leave those of...

Middlebury Dishes Up for Restaurant Week

Middlebury Dishes Up for Restaurant Week

By TAYLOR PHILLIPS

May 9, 2019

From April 26 through May 5, restaurants throughout the state took part in Vermont’s 10th annual Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants developed prix-fixe menus that showcased their chef’s specialties while also benefiting a worthy cause — 10 percent of the annual proceeds go to the Ve...

‘Bundle’ Finds New Love in the Old at Reloved and Maker’s Market

‘Bundle’ Finds New Love in the Old at Reloved and Maker’s Market

By LUCY TOWNEND

May 9, 2019

Bundle recently hosted the Reloved and Maker’s Market on May 5 at its downtown location. The market featured items such as handmade jewelry, herbal medicine and secondhand clothes from artisans and businesses in the surrounding areas. Bundle, an organization that hosts pop-up shops, workshops...

What Sanders Misses When He ‘Berns’ the Media

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

May 9, 2019

The day after Bernie Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington in 1981 by a tenuous margin of 10 votes, he told his colleagues, “We can’t survive. We’re going to have to develop our own media.” As a somewhat ridiculed far-left candidate, Sanders was not receiving the policy-driven coverage he had...

Good for More than Just Syrup: Middlebury Maple Run 2019

Good for More than Just Syrup: Middlebury Maple Run 2019

By DANNY GRUBBS-DONAVAN

May 9, 2019

Hundreds of hopeful half-marathoners took off from the starting line at Porter Hospital to run in the Middlebury Maple Run on Sunday, May 5. The race began at 9 a.m., and runners could look forward to a scenic yet hilly trail crisscrossing Middlebury and featuring views of the Green and Adirondack Mountains. Temperatures hovered...

The Inside Scoop on Vermont Creemees

The Inside Scoop on Vermont Creemees

By NORA PEACHIN

May 9, 2019

 It’s finally warm out, and for Vermonters, that means it’s creemee season. To those unfamiliar with the iconic frozen treat, a creemee is just soft-serve ice cream but with a fun Vermont nickname. Early May is opening season for many creemee stands. As an ice cream aficionado, I decided to...

Middlebury Panthers Coach Aspiring Young Athletes

By ZEKE HODKIN

May 2, 2019

Every Monday this past April, the Middlebury men’s and women’s lacrosse teams have hosted local youth at lacrosse clinics. Guided by head women’s lacrosse coach Kate Livesay and her staff, student athletes on both teams have taught dozens of kids in the Panther Lacrosse Clinic. Coach Livesay,...

A Signature Away From Permanent Change to Indigenous People’s Day

A Signature Away From Permanent Change to Indigenous People’s Day

By ANNA WOOD

May 2, 2019

Columbus Day may soon become Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Vermont, thanks to a bill (S.68) passed by the Senate on April 17. The bill was met with resounding approval, and will become a permanent change once it receives Gov. Phil Scott’s signature. For several years, Scott has signed the ex...

Vision for Vermont: The Green Mountain State’s Future

Vision for Vermont: The Green Mountain State’s Future

By NORA PEACHIN

May 2, 2019

Last September, 100 people from all over Vermont gathered at the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton to discuss their visions for their state’s future. Activist Fran Putnam led the charge, with Middlebury College Economics Professor Jon Isham acting as a moderator for the event. Today, these Vermonters have formed ...

First Responders: Middlebury Students Take to Local EMS and Fire

First Responders: Middlebury Students Take to Local EMS and Fire

By BENJAMIN GLASS

May 2, 2019

It was mid-afternoon when David Cohen ’20 got the call. Two automobiles on a Vermont state highway had collided head on. One of the victims was still pinned in the driver’s seat, the car’s dashboard compressed on her lower body.  “I got suited up into the extrication gear, and started ...

A 45th Birthday Present for the Middlebury Farmers Market

A 45th Birthday Present for the Middlebury Farmers Market

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

May 2, 2019

The beloved Middlebury Farmers Market turns 45 this summer, and it’s sharing its birthday present with the whole community. Along with its usual array of locally sourced fruits, vegetables, baked goods and crafts, this year the market is vying to serve as more than just the best source for fresh baked b...

NER’s Vermont Reading Showcases Up-And-Coming Fiction Writers

NER’s Vermont Reading Showcases Up-And-Coming Fiction Writers

By KAYLA LICHTMAN

April 25, 2019

An eager crowd filled the Vermont Book Shop to listen to fiction readings presented by the New England Review (NER) as part of its Vermont Reading Series last Thursday, April 18. Three up-and-coming fiction authors, Kylie Winger ’19, Brad Felver and David Moats read select passages from their ...

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