Local runners take sweet strides

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010


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The sun was shining, the sky was blue and local runners took to the roads for the second annual Middlebury Maple Run on Sunday, April 25. This year, 509 participants completed “The Sweetest Half,” 284 more runners than the previous spring. The 13.1-mile course begins in downtown Middlebury, weaves...

Seventh Generation – Burlington business takes steps towards a clean future

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010


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Today’s world is plagued with environmental disasters erupting left and right. Companies like Seventh Generation are taking action to curb the negative consequences of these catastrophes. A Burlington, Vt. based company, Seventh Generation is one of the state’s “socially responsible” businesses....

Local Republicans talk economy

By Middlebury Campus

April 22, 2010


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On Friday, April 16, local Republicans gathered at 7 p.m. in the Ilsley Public Library to discuss the current situation of the Vermont economy with Bruce Lisman, retired chairman of JP Morgan’s global equity division. Lewis Burridge, Addison County chair for the Vermont Republican Party, presided...

Local Lowdown – 4/22

By Middlebury Campus

April 22, 2010


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Exhibit reception April 22, 5 – 7 p.m. Get your weekly dose of culture at the reception for “Invisible Odysseys,” an art collaboration between Lincoln Community School fifth- and sixth-graders and migrant Mexican farm workers in Vermont at the Vermont Folklife Center. The exhibit closes April 23, so check ...

GMLC brings audio to the masses

By Middlebury Campus

April 22, 2010


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With 11,730 volumes, the Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham, Vt. serves a population of 1,299. Compare this to an establishment like Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, Vt., which maintains a collection almost ten times as large for a population of nearly 40,000, and the obvious conclusion leaves residents...

One in 8,700 – 4/22

By Middlebury Campus

April 22, 2010


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The first present Leonard Gibbs remembers getting from his father was Louis Untermeyer’s anthology of poetry. Born in Georgia, Gibbs moved to Great Valley, Va. at the age of five. The Blue Ridge Mountains inspired Gibbs, and when he and his wife settled in Panton, Vt. seven years ago, he was glad the...

Local brief – Children and their teddies partake in tea

By Middlebury Campus

April 22, 2010


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Over 20 girls and boys aged 6-10 filled the Middlebury Community House on April 16 for the annual teddy bear tea party. Each child brought a favorite stuffed animal and had tea and sandwiches, crackers with teddy bear cheese cut-outs, Teddy Grahams and mini éclairs. After lunch, the children’s librarian...

Local Wanders – 4/22

By Middlebury Campus

April 22, 2010


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The New England Maple Museum in Pittsford,Vt. prides itself on being the largest and most complete maple museum in the United States. Tom Olson founded the museum with his wife Donna in 1977 to share what they believed was the misunderstood history of an essential state product. Born and raised in...

Kick-off of second Arts Walk season draws crowd despite rain

By Middlebury Campus

April 15, 2010


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Downtown Middlebury played host to the second annual Arts Walk this past Friday. It was the first of seven nights, one a month, in which galleries, businesses and restaurants will display local artists’ work. The Arts Walk was created last year by the Arts Connect Committee, a group of townspeople,...

Local lowdown 4/15

By Middlebury Campus

April 15, 2010


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Town history slide show April 15, 7 – 8 p.m. Ann Sullivan presents “Vergennes from Yesterday to Today” at the Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes with slides going back to 1912. Admission is free and more information is available at (802) 877-2211. “On Broadway” performance April 15, ...

Town celebrates art of poetry

By Middlebury Campus

April 15, 2010


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Last Friday evening, gathering between the “Middle Readers” and “Gardening” shelves at the back of the Vermont Book Shop on Main Street, an audience looked to whet their appetite for poetry. In conjunction with the Arts Walk, and in celebration of National Poetry Month, Friday evening’s poetry...

‘Painted’ opening skates to success

By Middlebury Campus

April 15, 2010


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Although the event’s title suggests a leisurley stroll, one contributor to the Middlebury Arts Walk, which kicked off its second season on Friday night, has chosen to navigate through the arts via rollerblades. Through Ripton artist Jean Cherouny’s experimentation with the creative process, “Painted,”...

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