Tiny houses in Middlebury gain ground

Tiny houses in Middlebury gain ground

By LUCY TOWNEND

December 5, 2019

The nationwide tiny house movement has come to Middlebury in the latest solution to affordable housing. Homes First, a grassroots organization founded and based in Middlebury, is hoping to bring a village of tiny houses to town as a form of affordable, dignified housing.  “It all started wi...

Jake Burton leaves legacy as snowboarding industry pioneer

Jake Burton leaves legacy as snowboarding industry pioneer

By FLORENCE WU

December 5, 2019

The snowboarding industry and Vermont community mourns the loss of Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of the major Burlington-based snowboarding company Burton Snowboards. Carpenter died on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the age of 65. The Stowe resident “passed away peacefully” from complications related ...

Adaptive bike manufacturer teams up with Middlebury Consulting Group

Adaptive bike manufacturer teams up with Middlebury Consulting Group

By ALVARO SAENZ

November 21, 2019

Middlebury Consulting Group (MCG) has teamed up with RAD-Innovations LLC, a Cornwall-based adaptive-bike manufacturer currently focused on producing a RaceRunning bike for differently-abled people. In RaceRunning, participants operate a pedal-free custom-built tricycle called the RaceRunner. The...

Alterra Mountain Company acquires Sugarbush Resort

Alterra Mountain Company acquires Sugarbush Resort

By ALLY MURPHY

November 21, 2019

This past Wednesday, many Midd students like myself were likely confused when an email with the subject line “Changing But Not Saying Goodbye” landed in their inboxes. In it, Sugarbush Resort owner Win Smith explained that Summit Ventures NE LLC had agreed to sell the majority of its Sugarbush assets to Alterra Mountain Company. Alterra cu...

Changes to Vermont’s higher education landscape on the horizon as Marlboro announces merger

Changes to Vermont’s higher education landscape on the horizon as Marlboro announces merger

By BENJY RENTON

November 21, 2019

This past year has brought significant changes to the higher education landscape in Vermont, as Green Mountain College, College of St. Joseph and Southern Vermont College closed due to declining enrollment and financial issues. One more college has just announced changes to its operations — Marlboro College ...

Pre-season deer hunting event gives opportunity to young riflers

Pre-season deer hunting event gives opportunity to young riflers

By KAITLYN GIROUARD

November 14, 2019

From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10, local Vermont youth took to the woods all across the state in hopes of a successful deer hunt. This Youth Deer Weekend is one of the three hunting weekends in Vermont geared toward younger generations of hunters. The event precedes the opening of rifle season...

The Stone Mill’s grand opening attracts crowd

The Stone Mill’s grand opening attracts crowd

By RAIN JI

November 14, 2019

After months of anticipation, The Stone Mill had its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 9. By 10 a.m., Stacey Rainey and Mary Cullinane, owners of The Stone Mill, were ready to welcome customers from Middlebury and nearby towns. According to the Community Barn Ventures website, the building now has five floors, featuring a public market with the...

Haymaker Bun Co. and The Arcadian reflect on a year

Haymaker Bun Co. and The Arcadian reflect on a year

By HAEUN PARK

November 14, 2019

This Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of both the Arcadian and Haymaker Bun Co., a milestone that Caroline and Matt Corrente are celebrating by hosting a special four-course dinner.

Planapalooza stimulates community conversation

Planapalooza stimulates community conversation

By KATIE MURPHY and JACK SUMMERSBY

November 14, 2019

This past weekend, members of the Middlebury community had the opportunity to express their hopes and concerns for downtown development during the Town’s “Planapalooza.”

In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise

In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise

By BENJAMIN GLASS

November 7, 2019

Last summer, New Haven resident Taborri Bruhl, along with his son, drove 10,000 miles across the continental United States and back. The catch? They did it in a fully-electric Nissan Leaf. Instead of lifting gas pumps day after day, Bruhl mapped out electric charging stations across the country, whic...

Sheldon Museum features ‘Conjuring the Dead’ exhibit

Sheldon Museum features ‘Conjuring the Dead’ exhibit

By LUCY TOWNEND

November 7, 2019

The Henry Sheldon Museum celebrated its exhibit, “Conjuring the Dead,” with an array of spooky festivities on the night of Wednesday, Oct. 30. Among the hair-raising activities were fortune telling, tarot card readings, dream interpretations, ghost stories and a live music performance by Middlebury...

Memorable Dishes’ series at Bundle connects community with food and story

Memorable Dishes’ series at Bundle connects community with food and story

By CHARLOTTE CRUTCHLOW

November 7, 2019

Students, professors, and local residents gathered in ​​Bundle​ — a pop-up event space in downtown Middlebury — to kick off a new storytelling series hosted by Middlebury Underground last Friday, Nov. 1. This storytelling series, aptly titled “Memorable Dishes,” offered hours of stor...

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