Poverty curtailed as HOPE spreads across county

By Middlebury Campus

February 10, 2011


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John Graham dreamed of building an organization that provided a variety of basic services to those in need, and he did indeed make his vision a reality. The John Graham Shelter Home located in Vergennes, Vt. and the non-profit group HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects), which is based in Middlebury,...

Visit the Green Mountain National Forest

By Middlebury Campus

February 10, 2011


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Have you ever snow shoed up Monastery Mountain, cross-country skied across Bingo Brooke or walked the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail? If not then you have plenty more adventures ahead of you in the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF). A guide to the forest reveals much about its unique history and the connection ...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

February 10, 2011


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A capella concert Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Come hear the University of Vermont a capella group, the Top Cats, perform. The entertaining evening will take place at the Mount Abraham Union High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. There is babysitting avai...

ACoRN’s 10-year plan seeks to expand local market

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011


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The Addison County Relocalization Network (ACoRN), an organization started in 2005 in response to growing concerns about peak oil and environmental challenges, recently released “The 2010 Strategic Plan for the Addison County Local Foods Collaborative.” The study addresses the ways in which Addison...

Otter Creek Bakery installs solar panels

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011


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This fall, Otter Creek Bakery, located at 14 College Street, joined the town’s green efforts and installed solar panels on top of its roof. Growing up in eco-conscious families, both Ben and Sarah Wood, the bakery’s owners, have wanted solar panels for years. With the current tax rebate incentives, ...

Crummy days cured at Vt. Cookie Love

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011


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The aroma of fresh baked cookies that pervades Vermont Cookie Love is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. Owners Suzanna Miller and Paul Seyler opened the North Ferrisburgh retail store and 1,500-square foot production facility in December 2008 and have been baking fresh baked cookies ever since. ...

1 in 8700: Jeff Costello

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011


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A native third-generation Vermonter, Jeff Costello’s favorite spot in Middlebury is the Town Green. He grew up in town and often worked in his father’s eatery, the Middlebury Bakery, before the store was sold to its current owner Jim Rubright in 1979. The café was shortly renamed Middlebury Bagel and Del...

Reflections on the past, present and future

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011


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When I graduated from Middlebury in May of 1972, I had decided to seek election to the House of Representatives that fall, but I could never have imagined the journey on which I was about to embark. It’s an honor to be back on campus after all these years; I hope I can make a contribution by relayin...

“Proctor Face”

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011


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Casual, confident, but the stuttering gait and searching eyes betray real fear. “Is anyone I know here?” Methodically spooning lima beans about your spinach, making the salad you didn’t know you wanted, then wandering around to consider, perhaps, if you want to add some feta. Eyes glance up: you look in earnest now. Sca...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011


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Open Mic at Carol’s Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Have something to say? Bring your friends to Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe this Friday for Open Mic night. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. and the evening of entertainment kicks off at 7 p.m. It is sure to be a night of laughter. Call the coffee shop at (802) 388-0101 for...

Top 5 local winter activities

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011


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From skiing, sledding and snowshoeing to eating local food and dog sledding, Vermont is chock-full of winter activities. Addison County boasts some of the state’s best slopes, trails and hills, as well as delectable après-ski specials to sip on and cozy knitting classes to attend. Take a look at the...

It’s “grate” to be a Cabot consumer

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011


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Located at 869 Exchange St., tucked a few hundred yards off of the road, is the Cabot Creamery. Though one could easily drive by without noticing the building, the state-of-the-art factory, which opened in 1995 and operates year round, uses 1.6 million pounds of milk to produce 160,000 pounds of cheese...

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