One in 8,700

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011


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In the middle of a field in Whiting, Vt., white snow blankets the rolling hills and dusts the evergreen trees. A sled glides swiftly through the powder, carving a double crease into the snow blanket’s perfection. The only noise for miles is the soft pitter-patter of dog paws accompanied by their faint...

LocalVore: L’Amante is a Burlington Adventure

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011


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To experience truly great food is to fall in love.  It is an act of quiet passion conceived and carried out through exacting quality and arresting flavor.  It is the kind of meal that leaves you at a loss for words, in the end both sated and desirous. L’Amante, located at 126 College Street in Burlington,...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011


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Musical broadcast Jan. 13, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Town Hall Theater is bringing a big show to the small town of Middlebury, as it shows the Broadway musical “Fela!” tonight. The musical, a story about a Nigerian activist and musician, will be broadcast from the National Theater of Great Britain. The...

Craft fair supports fair wages

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010


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From jewelry from Kenya’s Spice Coast to beaded works from India, handmade goods from all over the world made an appearance at the 19th annual craft fair, held at the Middlebury Memorial Baptist Church on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20. All proceeds from the sales benefit Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit organization...

Danforth Pewter offers rare products

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010


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On the right side of Seymour St., just beyond the center of town, sits Danforth Pewter Company. Danforth displays items ranging from buttons to oil lamps, all made of pewter. With a family heritage connected to pewter dating back to 1755, the company creates every item by hand with care. Behind the company’s success ...

First annual fashion show benefits HOPE

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010


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On Saturday, Nov. 20th, crowds gathered at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater for the first annual HOPE “Model Citizen” Fashion Show. The event, which partnered local businesses with community members, raised approximately $3,000 for HOPE, which stands for Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects. Tickets were $25 each, and all attendees were offered hors d’o...

1 in 8700: Owners of the Ski Haus

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010


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Down the hill from campus in the main section of town sits The Ski Haus. The store, formerly known as the Alpine Shop, was recently purchased by Anne Boisvert and Barbara Nelson and provides Middlebury residents with all the winter gear they could ask for along with the classic good service of a local Middlebury store. Last February the owners of the Alpine Shop...

The Pragmatist

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010


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Budget crunches and achievement gaps feature prominently in news around the country. School boards and communities across Vermont continue to explore ways to decrease the costs of education, but will these new efficiencies provide better education? As state and local budgets come under increasing scrutiny,...

One in 8700

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2010


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Many Middlebury students know that Noonie’s Deli, a sandwich shop in Marble Works, sells some of the biggest, tastiest, reasonably priced sandwiches around. Owner Bryan Phelps, along with his fiancée Jenny Condon, a graduate of Middlebury, bought the deli from Karen Phelps in March of this past year. Born and raised in Middlebury, Phelps graduated from Middlebury Union High ...

Campaign promotes nutrient dense crops

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2010


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Wednesday night, the Ilsley Public Library hosted a talk by Dan Kittredge, founder and director of the Real Food Campaign. The presentation, which was open to the public, was co-sponsored by the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACoRN) and the Middlebury National Foods Co-op. Kittredge’s talk...

Hot chocolate tester explores Middlebury’s beverage options

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2010


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Anyone who has been at Middlebury College longer than a few months knows there is a time when each of us needs saving. It may catch you in putting on a second pair of socks, in the nights walking alone across Battell Beach in a bitter wind, or maybe after six hours in the library, when you realize Midd...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2010


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Sir Riel Nov. 18, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Head down to the Town Hall Theater on Thurs. night to witness an evening of “eccentric manipulation,” performed by Sir Riel, a street artist who has created a one-of -a-kind show for the Middlebury audience. The performance will feature juggling feats, some of...

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