Local Brief: Cycling against cancer

By Middlebury Campus

March 11, 2010


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Maribeth Gero’s daughter Jessica was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was 13 years old. Jessica has been in remission for 21 months, but her mother remains an advocate of cancer awareness. “Cancer is extremely hard,” said Maribeth Gero. “I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.” Maribeth ...

From the Statehouse

By Middlebury Campus

March 11, 2010


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3/5 - Governor Jim Douglas announced $630,000 in funding for an affordable housing project for the elderly as well as money to make the Georgia and Bristol municipal buildings handicapped accessible. These grants will reach five communities in Vermont. Vergennes will receive the $500,000 Community Development...

Come as you are – as you were – as I want you to be: Former dean explores Nirvana

By Middlebury Campus

March 11, 2010


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On Wednesday, March 2, Middlebury residents came as they were to the Ilsley Public Library in downtown Middlebury for the lecture “Nirvana and Religion.” The lecture was part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series, held on the first Wednesday of every month at Ilsley and other...

Local Wanders

By Middlebury Campus

March 11, 2010


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Located in picturesque downtown Bristol, Art on Main has been supporting local artists and their endeavors for the past nine years. Art on Main is a “non-profit, community-supported artist-cooperative gallery” that exhibits and sells pieces of art of various mediums ranging from woodwork and photography...

One in 8,700: Where the personalities of Middlebury proper are celebrated

By Middlebury Campus

March 11, 2010


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Holly Stark, the work-study coordinator at Mary Johnson Children’s Center, has traveled a long, winding path from Vermont and back again. “When I was growing up I was just like some of the kids you may see here at the high school, just thinking, ‘I gotta leave!’ And I did leave,” Stark said. S...

Local Lowdown 3/11/10

By Middlebury Campus

March 11, 2010


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Town swing dance March 11, 8 – 9 p.m. The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble, the College’s big band, is sure to get your feet tapping at the Town Hall Theater. Grab a partner (or just your dancing shoes) and step out to a night on the town. Tickets are $10, $6 for students with ID, and they are availab...

Neil and Otto’s becomes Pazzo’s

By Middlebury Campus

March 4, 2010


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The former Neil and Otto’s Pizzeria has not changed drastically since Paul Neri bought it from its previous owners in August 2009. Recently, however, Neri and his employees have made strides in transitioning the restaurant to its new look, hanging a sign that reads “Pazzo’s Pizzeria” and painting the walls inside...

Local Brief: Annual town meeting raises key issues

By Middlebury Campus

March 4, 2010


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Middlebury’s annual town meeting was held in the Town Hall Theater on Monday evening at 7 p.m. In the absence of Governor Jim Douglas, who was away on state business, proceedings commenced on Monday night with the nomination and election of Thomas Beyer, chairman of the school board of Middlebury Union...

Mercy Corps contra dance raises funds for Haiti

By Middlebury Campus

March 4, 2010


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“Find yourself your feet and stand on them,” said Lausanne Allen, the caller at the Haiti Benefit Dance at Middlebury Town Hall on Friday, Feb. 26. Middlebury community members partnered with Mercy Corps to organize the event. Atlantic Crossing and Gumbo Yah Yah, two local bands from Addison County,...

Local Lowdown – 03/04/10

By Middlebury Campus

March 4, 2010


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Maiden Vermont March 4, 7 – 8 p.m. Want to be a part of an all-female community a cappella group? Join Maiden Vermont at Cornwall Elementary School Thursday night! New music will be introduced at this rehearsal, and women of all ages who love to sing and can hold a harmony part are invited to check...

The Pragmatist

By Middlebury Campus

March 4, 2010


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The Vermont legislature just made the state’s, and the College’s, budget struggle even more difficult when it voted 26-4 Wednesday against the 20-year extension of the license of Vermont Yankee, Vermont’s only nuclear power plant. Vermont Yankee has been operating since 1966 and was scheduled to...

Meet the Chili Makers

By Middlebury Campus

March 4, 2010


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The competition was fierce and spicy at the Second Annual Middlebury Chili Festival, with over 40 entrants this year vying for the glory of having the best chili in Middlebury. Contestants competed in one of two arenas, Amateur or Professional, and they were then divided up into categories based on the type of chili they were serving (vegetarian, beef, game, poultry,...

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