The Interface – 12/03/09

By Middlebury Campus

December 7, 2009


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Jen Anderson wakes up every weekday at 2 a.m. to begin work at 4:00 a.m. as leader of custodial team 7 at the College. The three members of team 7 clean and maintain Hillcrest, the Robert A. Jones ’59 House, Sunderland, Chellis House, Farrell House and Gifford Hall. The Sisyphean task of the custodians...

One in 8,700 – 12/03/09

By Middlebury Campus

December 7, 2009


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Do you believe in Santa Claus? Thanks to Cliff Douglas, the children of Vermont do. He has been preserving the magic of Christmas, and sporting the big red suit and white beard, since he was in the eighth grade in Rochester, Vt. Fifty-two years later, he no longer needs the red suit for kids to pick him out of a crowd: his own white beard, the twinkle in his bespectacled blue eyes and...

Craft show attracts local shoppers

By Middlebury Campus

December 7, 2009


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Starting off the holiday season with international flair, the Middlebury Baptist Church held its annual Ten Thousand Villages Craft Sale the weekend before Thanksgiving. Holiday shoppers were able to get a head start on purchasing gifts at the craft sale on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21. Held...

Town/gown – 12/03/09

By Middlebury Campus

December 7, 2009


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I always get especially sentimental around the holidays. Perhaps it’s how they don’t change. In my family, the month of December means skiing, cookies, a Christmas tree and my mother’s nutcracker collection parading across the mantel in our living room. There are things about the holidays that...

ACTR to expand local shuttle bus services

By Middlebury Campus

December 7, 2009


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If the proposal is not greatly altered by outside suggestions, there will be three new expansions, one to the Middlebury Shuttle, another to the Tri-Town Shuttle and the last to the Burlington Link on Saturdays. The goals are to expand services to areas that are not currently covered and to simplify the s...

Local Lowdown – 11/19/09

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2009


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Energy Solutions Co-op coffee hour Nov. 20, 9 –11 a.m. Join Middlebury town Energy Coordinator Laura Asermily and drop by Carol’s Hungry Mind on Friday to ask about the Middlebury Co-op’s renewable energy efforts and offers. Feel free to share your ideas for the Co-op and any feedback on our...

Just how green is Middlebury?

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2009


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Putting together the second green issue of The Campus raised the question, “Just how green is the town of Middlebury?” The College is touted for its environmental awareness and Vermont is nationally known as one of the greenest states, but how does Middlebury fit into the picture? We sought experts...

one in 8,700

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2009


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Brighter Planet, Middlebury’s only environmental awareness company, had its beginnings right here at the College on the Hill. Associate Professor of Economics Jon Isham created the company with two of his students who, for a class project, had proposed an idea for an environmental firm. While most of the...

Town/gown – 11/19/09

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2009


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I spent three hours in lab last Thursday removing nodules from the roots of bean plants. I loved it. At one point, I turned to the people in my lab group and exclaimed, “This reminds me of digging for potatoes! Have you ever done that? It’s so fun. Like digging for buried treasure.” Sometimes...

Boy scouts hurl pumpkins, fundraise

By Middlebury Campus

November 12, 2009


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On Sunday, Nov. 8, Boy Scouts and their families gathered around a trebuchet at Weybridge Gardens to hurl leftover pumpkins from Halloween and the harvest several hundred feet. Middlebury Boy Scouts from Troop 536 held the event to raise money, reuse the trebuchet they built last spring and have fun...

Vermont Ukulele Society spreads joy in lessons, concerts, tunes

By Middlebury Campus

November 12, 2009


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Long before Sophie Madeleine and her sweet ukulele serenades gained massive popularity on YouTube, Lil’ Rev brought his own brand of four-stringed storytelling to the nation. The Vermont Ukulele Society hosted the award winning multi-instrumentalist in Carol’s Hungry Mind Café on Nov. 8. Although...

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