Local Wanders

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2010


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Since 1998, the Spirit in Nature Interfaith Path Sanctuary has been a place where various faith groups walk, pray and promote environmental conservation. The trail is located off of Route 125 on Goshen Road in Ripton, Vt. It spans 80 acres of land and is the ideal environment for solitude and spiritual...

Nothing’s hotter than an otter

By Middlebury Campus

November 11, 2010


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In March of 1991, Laurence Miller brewed his first Copper Ale. The owner of Otter Creek Brewery, Miller opened his business at 616 Exchange Street, the current location of Vermont Soapworks. Four years later, the brewery expanded and moved down the road, where it resides today. With a 40,000-barrel capacity,...

1 in 8700 – Meet Middlebury’s resident piercing expert and pro wrestler

By Middlebury Campus

November 11, 2010


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Body piercer, bouncer, professional wrestler, actor, stand-up comedian, glass-eater and guest star on Tila Tequila. These are just some of the various professions that Pierre Vachon has held during his lifetime. Currently the co-owner of Frog Alley Tattoo and Leatherworks and a bouncer at Two Brother’s Tavern, Vachon clearly likes to keep busy. Vachon, who h...

Old Gold dresses many in Vermont

By Middlebury Campus

November 11, 2010


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As the festive glow of Halloween fades, one costume shop in Burlington, Vt. still relishes the success of its bustling fall season and prepares for the coming winter months. Old Gold, beloved by many loyal customers since it opened in 1973, is well known because it offers a vast variety of high-quality, eccentric costumes. The “oldest r...

The Pragmatist

By Middlebury Campus

November 11, 2010


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Democrat Peter Shumlin won the Vermont governors’ race on Tuesday Nov. 2. At Election Night at the Grille, political science professors Betram Johnson and Matt Dickinson led an entertaining and informative commentary on the election returns, switching conversation between the various national races...

Middlebury christens Cross Street Bridge

By Middlebury Campus

November 10, 2010


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This Saturday, Oct. 30 marked one of the most significant events for the town of Middlebury in the past century. The Cross Street Bridge, a project on the town docket for over 50 years, opened to the public with a daylong community event that celebrated the tremendous accomplishment. The celebration,...

E-VT reaches out to Vt. communities

By Middlebury Campus

November 10, 2010


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Part of Vermont’s charm lies in a simple image of its landscape: quaint New England villages nestled in rolling hills dotted with red barns and cows. While this scene may dominate postcards, there is more behind these picturesque illustrations. Real rural communities in Vermont have been falling behind...

Route 7 solar farm prepares to join grid

By Middlebury Campus

November 10, 2010


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In June 2010, the Vermont State Legislature passed a bill to take affirmative steps away from the use of fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. The first company to take advantage of this new bill is Pormerleau Real Estate, which usually specializes in commercial building and real estate. This year...

2010 Gubernatorial General Election

By Middlebury Campus

November 10, 2010


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Vermont’s political scene is heating up in the midst of preparations for the upcoming gubernatorial general election, set for Nov. 2. Incumbent Republican Governor Jim Douglas ’72, who has held that post for the last eight years, chose not to run again this year. The battle is between Republican...

Community celebrates Global Work Party

By Middlebury Campus

October 13, 2010


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In 188 different countries, people joined together at 7,347 Global Work Parties across the globe. Groups gathered to celebrate the environment, and to inspire political leaders across the world to take action and to curb the effects of global warming. The College’s Sunday Night Group and local community...

Break the mold with a new fall break

By Middlebury Campus

October 13, 2010


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With fall break almost here, anxiety is high across campus as students count down the minutes until, for four days, they are free from work and loosed to enjoy the Vermont fall foliage. For those opting to remain in Middlebury for the break, there are countless outings to enjoy. The Middlebury Antique...

Photography exhibit explores nature

By Middlebury Campus

October 13, 2010


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For the College’s students, environmental awareness is not a new topic. However, to actually see human destruction against the genuinely beautiful backdrop of nature is horrifying. The 2010 summer exhibition of Ansel Adams and Edmund Bertynsky’s  photography at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne,...

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