Tattoo and piercing parlor opens

By Middlebury Campus

September 21, 2010


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“We’re a no-judgment tattoo and piercing shop,” said Pierre Vachon, the co-owner of Frog Alley Tattoo and Leatherworks. Christin Eaton, the tattoo artist and second owner, nods in agreement. “It’s kind of our thing,” she said. And, looking around the shop, it’s clear that the two have...

Moonlit Alpaca Farm is fun for all

By Middlebury Campus

September 21, 2010


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When pondering retirement, many couples may think about upcoming travels, spending more time with family and picking up new hobbies. Carol and Cass Tillman, owners of the Moonlit Alpaca Farm, took a different approach. Uprooted by Hurricane Katrina, the two former business consultants moved from Louisiana...

One in 8700

By Middlebury Campus

September 21, 2010


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Every Saturday morning downtown, a community of farmers, townspeople and students draws together.  Bigger than last year, the size and energy of the Middlebury Farmer’s Market keep growing.  With each additional tent that is set up between Marble Works and Otter Creek, more farmers have been encouraged...

The Pragmatist

By Middlebury Campus

September 21, 2010


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Despite the numerous sprawling fields and farms around Middlebury, the amount of developed land in Vermont has been increasing over the past several decades, especially in Chittenden County and in the areas around Burlington. This increase in development is coupled with a lack of farmland and a historical...

CROP Hunger Walk

By Middlebury Campus

September 21, 2010


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On Sunday, Oct. 3, all are invited to participate in the 33rd CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk. Funds from the event help fight hunger and poverty. Sister Isoline Duclos, who has been a volunteer at the walk since 1984, is the chair of the festivities. With help from fellow...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

September 21, 2010


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Made in Vermont Music Festival September 23, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Head over to the Vergennes Opera House (VOH) on Thursday night for a performance by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. The concert features Albert Brouwer on flute, Shelagh Abate on French horn and Heidi Soons on harp — all of whom are...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

September 14, 2010


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Flea Market September 18, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Looking to decorate your dorm room? Head to the Town Hall Theater for a one-of-a-kind flea market. Browse through jewelry, rugs, antiques and more from over 25 vendors. You will feel great about any purchase, as the flea market is a fundraiser for the Town Hall...

Chocolate shop excites all palates

By Middlebury Campus

September 14, 2010


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“To bring people fresh food and community and just a place to get away from the everyday, [to] be happy for a little bit,” said Stephanie Jackson, co-owner of Middlebury Chocolates. “That’s my overall goal.” And, looking around the high ceilings and openness of the café nestled by the river, on Main St., it is easy to sense a kind of other-worldly containment. The space is filled with tabl...

One in 8700

By Middlebury Campus

September 14, 2010


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In 1990, siblings Andy and Jen Li moved to the United States from China. Jen, who has now lived in Middlebury for six years, believes there is a big difference between the two countries. Nonetheless, she is glad to be raising a family here. “It is a very nice and enjoyable community,” she said. The Lis, who have been the owners of Ben Franklin since March 2009, worked in the re...

Local Wanders

By Middlebury Campus

September 14, 2010


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Monroe Street Books owners Dick and Flanzy Chodkowski have watched their business change since it first opened in 1991. An ever-expanding repertoire of books and the growing popularity of online book-selling has shaped how the store has conducted business. Yet, one thing has not changed- the charm of...

51 Main fills docket for upcoming year

By Middlebury Campus

September 14, 2010


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51 Main at the Bridge, the popular restaurant and entertainment venue in downtown Middlebury, has a plethora of events planned for the upcoming year. Community discussions, live music and opportunities for students to showcase their talents are part of the varied lineup. Sarah Franco, 51 Main’s cultural activities director, has a wide range of e...

Middlebury grad opens bakery

By Middlebury Campus

September 8, 2010


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Many Middlebury graduates go on to accomplish feats all over the world, in destinations as far-flung as Cape Town, China and the Arctic Circle. Julianne Jones ’07 plans to make her mark much closer to home. With the opening of her new bakery, Vergennes Laundry, in Vergennes, scheduled for later this...

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