Addison Central Teens Offers Support and Compassion

Addison Central Teens Offers Support and Compassion

By KENZO OKAZAKI

March 14, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY — Tranquility is perhaps the last word that one would think to associate with a teen center. However, before the kids arrive at 3 p.m., tranquility is exactly what one might experience at Addison Central Teens. Located at the Recreation Park near Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury, t...

Burlington School Project Tackles Regional Food Insecurity for Student Youth

Burlington School Project Tackles Regional Food Insecurity for Student Youth

By Nora Peachin

March 14, 2019


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Replacing the usual microgreens and honey-ginger soy elixir of Burlington restaurant Butch + Babe’s menu on Wednesday, Feb. 27, was an unlikely selection; Vermont meatloaf and veggie tots. The school lunch-inspired dinner, called the Love School Lunch dinner, was held as a fundraiser for the Burling...

Former College Employee Opens BBQ Joint en Route to Snow Bowl

Former College Employee Opens BBQ Joint en Route to Snow Bowl

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

March 7, 2019


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EAST MIDDLEBURY — When Chef Paul Dow left his job working for Middlebury College dining after 20 years to open his own barbecue restaurant, he wasn’t expecting to fill a student niche. Paul’s Deli and BBQ, officially open as of Feb. 11, is nestled in East Middlebury where restaurants are sp...

Long-Awaited Boba Comes to Downtown Middlebury

Long-Awaited Boba Comes  to Downtown Middlebury

By ASHLEY WANG

March 7, 2019


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A small child plays by the window of the store as an older man stands at the register, taking orders from arriving customers. When the crowd clears, he strolls over and introduces himself. Andy Li, a small business owner and the owner of Yogurt City in downtown Middlebury, has been living in Vermon...

Dinners With Love Brings Joy to Patients and Families in Hospice Care

Dinners With Love Brings Joy to Patients and Families in Hospice Care

By LUCY TOWNEND

March 7, 2019


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Every Thursday night across Vermont, volunteers deliver hundreds of meals to hospice patients and their caregivers with Dinners with Love, a Brandon-based non-profit organization.     Dinners with Love has a simple model that can be easily replicated. Patients and their families order food f...

Middlebury Cycling Team to Host Cycling Road Race in Champlain Valley

Middlebury Cycling Team to Host Cycling Road Race in Champlain Valley

By PORTER BOWMAN

March 7, 2019


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For the first time in recent history, the Middlebury College Cycling Team is set to host the Weybridge Road Race next month as part of the six-week Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) season. The race will take place on April 7, and is a major milestone for the student cycling community ...

Focus Groups To Shape Future of Ilsley Public Library

Focus Groups To Shape Future of Ilsley Public Library

By TAYLOR PHILLIPS

March 7, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY – Over the past five months Dana Hart, the new director of the Ilsley Public Library, met with 14 focus groups on a “Tell Me!” tour to explore various ways Ilsley can better meet the needs of the Middlebury community. She introduced some of her findings at an event at the library on We...

A Vision for Affordable Housing: Addison County Nonprofits Consider “Tiny Homes”

By ANNA WOOD

March 7, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY — In recent years, housing costs have reached a crisis level throughout Addison County, significantly increasing homelessness among low income residents. A coalition of Addison County nonprofits are coming together in an effort to address shortages and increased demand.   Organizations including Helping Overcome Poverty’s Eff...

Middlebury Dancers Find Traction on Revamped Rec Center Floors

Middlebury Dancers Find Traction on  Revamped Rec Center Floors

By ARIADNE WILL

February 28, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY – Following three days of physical labor and over three months of planning, Middlebury’s Recreation Center at 154 Creek Road received a new dance floor last week. The brainchild of Christal Brown, Chair of the college’s Dance Department, the floor’s upgrade came to fruition after ...

The Cordwainer on Park Street: A Peek into the Working Life of Leatherworks Owner Dan Freeman

The Cordwainer on Park Street: A Peek into the Working Life of  Leatherworks Owner Dan Freeman

By BENJAMIN GLASS

February 28, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY – When I walked in, it very well looked like Dan Freeman had been in the same spot for most of the day, hunched over his workbench, aligning pieces of dark brown leather together, with nothing but the odd gust of wind bristling against his north-facing window to distract him.

Direct Democracy, Previewed: This Year’s Town Meeting Day

Direct Democracy, Previewed:  This Year’s Town Meeting Day

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

February 28, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY – In the 1800s, Middlebury residents faced a problem: pig protocol. Should local pigs be allowed to freely roam the streets? Would it be more beneficial to keep all of them fenced in? Unable to come to a conclusion, those residents did the same thing Vermonters will do next month: they took the issue to that year’s Town...

Onlookers Ogle Owls at Annual Quechee Festival

Onlookers Ogle Owls at  Annual Quechee Festival

By NICK GARBER

February 28, 2019


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QUECHEE – Last weekend, birding enthusiasts and amateurs alike congregated in the Eastern Vermont village of Quechee for the fourth annual Owl Festival, hosted at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS).  Hundreds of attendees — college students, older couples, families with owl-costumed kids — poured into the VINS cam...

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