Local Wanders – 02/11/10

By Middlebury Campus

February 11, 2010


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As Valentine’s Day approaches, campus couples will frantically try to make reservations at the same restaurants located in downtown Middlebury. However, if you think that your dinner date options are limited to the Storm Café or Fire & Ice, just venture 25 minutes north of the College to downtown...

Local Lowdown – 02/11/10

By Middlebury Campus

February 11, 2010


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Community Bridge game Feb. 11, 2 – 4 p.m. Brush up on your bridge skills with local game fanatics at the Ilsley Public Library. Visit http://www.7notrump.wordpress.com or call Gisela at (802) 462-3373 for more information. MALT open house Feb. 11, 4 – 8 p.m. The Middlebury Area Land Trust and th...

Local Lowdown – 1/21/10

By Middlebury Campus

January 21, 2010


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Open Mic Night Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Talents of all kinds are welcome at the monthly Carol’s Hungry Mind open mic. Bring an instrument, spoken word art or any other performance you want to share with a crowd. Sign-ups for time slots begin at 7:30 p.m. Button Up Middlebury Jan. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Efficien...

Local Wanders

By Middlebury Campus

January 21, 2010


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Nestled five miles down a dirt road in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, the Blueberry Hill Ski Touring Center offers visitors ultimate solitude and breathtaking mountain views. With about 46 miles of trails of varying difficulty and terrain, Blueberry Hill is one of the most renowned cross-country...

Rep. reexamines term ‘on duty’

By Middlebury Campus

January 21, 2010


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Just over three weeks ago on a foggy December night in Shoreham, Vt., volunteer firefighter Peter Coe was driving with his family when he saw a car stuck in a ditch. He pulled over to the side of the road and began to extricate a person from the car. At that moment, a truck driver in a Chevrolet pickup...

Local Lowdown – 1/14/10

By Middlebury Campus

January 14, 2010


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Drop-in Bridge Jan. 14, 2 – 4 p.m. Looking for a new bridge partner, or just a chance to improve your bridge game? Join Gisela Palmer, local bridge expert, at the Ilsley Public Library for an informal celebration of a much-loved card game. More information is available at (802) 462-3373. Verbal Onslaught Jan. 14, 8:30...

Ice fisherman tackles winter blues

By Middlebury Campus

January 14, 2010


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Average temperatures in the Burlington area were 26 degrees below freezing on Sunday. Gerry Hartley and his wife Cathy spent the day outside on Lake Champlain ice fishing. “I prefer the solitude of winter fishing,” Hartley insisted, in spite of temperatures. “It’s peaceful out there; the ice ki...

town/gown – 1/14/10

By Middlebury Campus

January 14, 2010


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Here’s what I love about Middlebury, Vt., in no particular order: The mountains — skiing, hiking...heck, just looking at them. I have lived in the Champlain valley, framed by mountains, for 20 years and I have yet to get sick of them. My family — Gang’s all here! I never met a relative I didn’t...

From the Statehouse – 1/14/10

By Middlebury Campus

January 14, 2010


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1/5 Many Vermonters are taking advantage of the winter months to test their homes for radon, a colorless, odorless gas. The gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and is responsible for over 20,000 deaths each year. The gas is most easily detected in the winter. 1/11 Vermont...

Therapy dog encourages kids to read

By Middlebury Campus

January 14, 2010


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Years from now, when Middlebury’s current population of six- and seven-year-olds looks back on its first reading triumphs, first-grade teachers and patient parents may get less credit than one furry individual who does not even read. Meet Shoopie, the four-year-old Newfoundland therapy dog who has recently signed on with ...

one in 8,700 – 1/13/10

By Middlebury Campus

January 14, 2010


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Sharon MacNair realized her animal loving nature as a teenager, thanks to a fuzzy duckling friend, Daisy. She watched Daisy hatch and quickly developed a mother-daughter relationship with her. “She even walked me to the school bus in the morning,” MacNair said. A pivotal moment in MacNair’s...

Local Lowdown – 12/03/09

By Middlebury Campus

December 7, 2009


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Moonlit Alpacas holiday open house Dec. 3 – Dec. 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Don’t miss the Moonlit Alpacas Holiday Farm Weekend. Meet the alpacas, take a farm tour and enjoy an introduction to the fiber arts at 2170 Rte. 125 just a few miles west of the College Organic Garden. Bring the whole family...

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