Peak Sports Snowshoe Race draws crowds

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011


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On Saturday, March 5, Peak Sports held its annual Peak Snowshoe Challenge. The course, which weaved through the Green Mountain National Forest of Pittsfield, Vt., awelcomed 250 participants, including a handful of students from the College. Each individual snow shoed a 6.55-mile loop, and could chose...

After flames, hope spreads at Pete's Greens

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011


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Twelve days into the new year, Pete’s Greens, a year-round organic vegetable farm in Craftsbury, Vt., suffered an unthinkable loss. When owner Pete Johnson ’97 went back to bed after helping to load a truck with fresh produce at 3 a.m., he never imagined that he would wake up less than two hours...

The Localvore: Costello's spices up lunch, Italian style

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011


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Lunch is often a cop-out. Let’s face it: lunch is something that happens in between parts of life. At best, it is a short respite from the unpleasant hustle that occupies the everyday; at worst, a necessary evil. That is why, at first, Costello’s Market seems strange. There is something about the...

One in 8700 – Tamara Chase

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011


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A Boulder, Co. native, Tamara Chase’s favorite mountain in Vermont is Sugarbush, though she does have a “nostalgic love” for Winter Park and Mary Jane, two Boulder peaks. Chase, a body pump and spinning instructor at Vermont Sun Fitness Center, leads an active life. While she enjoys spending time...

Flower show previews spring bloom

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011


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On March 4–6, Green Works, also called the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA), put on its 15th annual Vermont Flower Show at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vt. Hundreds of Green Works volunteers contributed more than 2,000 hours of work for the show, which sought to...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011


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Dog-sledding lecture March 11, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Ilsley Public Library has planned an exciting event for all ages. Ed Blechner, who works at Vermont Dog Sled Rides, Skijoring and Tours, will bring one of his trained sled dogs, Miko, to the lecture. He will discuss the art of dog sledding,...

Annual Bill Koch Festival celebrates shared passion for skiing

By Middlebury Campus

March 3, 2011


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The Rikert Ski Touring Center at the Bread Loaf Mountain Campus in Ripton, Vt. hosted the 2011 TD Bank Bill Koch League Festival on Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27. The two-day event hosted over 500 five- to thirteen-year-old racers, marking the highest participation rate yet. In April 2010, Frost Mountain Nord...

1 in 8700: Ellen Flight

By Middlebury Campus

March 3, 2011


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Ellen Flight is a true “campie.” The director of Camp Songadeewin, a girls camp located on the shores of Lake Dunmore in Salisbury, Vt., Flight has maintained a love for the outdoors since she attended the original Camp Songadeewin in Barton, Vt. as a child. Though the camp closed after the summer of 1975, Flight still remembers her favorite activit...

Addison County Human Society provides care for countless critters

By Middlebury Campus

March 3, 2011


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There is only one humane society in Addison County, and lucky for Middlebury students, it is in town. Off Route 7 South on Boardman St., the Addison County Humane Society is currently home to 75 animals. Most are cats, but there are also dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs living in the shelter and hoping to be adopted. An additional 50 ani...

Town prepares for Chili Festival

By Middlebury Campus

March 3, 2011


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The town of Middlebury’s third annual Winter Carnival and Chili Festival will take place on Mar. 12, less than a month after the College’s own Winter Carnival. According to Joe Colangelo, assistant town manager, no conscious effort was made to ensure that the Chili Festival did not coincide with...

The Pragmatist

By Middlebury Campus

March 3, 2011


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As Vermont looks to replace the power from the imminent close of Vermont Yankee, it begins debates about projects to produce this power. Most notably, the Vermont Public Service Board is holding public hearings to discuss the Lowell Wind Project — an issue that is drawing conservationists and environmentalists...

Local lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

March 3, 2011


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2011 Vermont flower show March 4 and 5, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., March 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Make the trip to Essex Junction, Vt., for the ultimate breath of fresh, fragrant air: the 2011 Vermont flower show, “Sweet Dreams.” The three day flower extravaganza, medieval-themed, features a castle, seminars...

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