“Proctor Face”

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011

Casual, confident, but the stuttering gait and searching eyes betray real fear. “Is anyone I know here?” Methodically spooning lima beans about your spinach, making the salad you didn’t know you wanted, then wandering around to consider, perhaps, if you want to add some feta. Eyes glance up: you look in earnest now. Sca...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011

Open Mic at Carol’s Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Have something to say? Bring your friends to Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe this Friday for Open Mic night. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. and the evening of entertainment kicks off at 7 p.m. It is sure to be a night of laughter. Call the coffee shop at (802) 388-0101 for...

Top 5 local winter activities

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011

From skiing, sledding and snowshoeing to eating local food and dog sledding, Vermont is chock-full of winter activities. Addison County boasts some of the state’s best slopes, trails and hills, as well as delectable après-ski specials to sip on and cozy knitting classes to attend. Take a look at the...

It’s “grate” to be a Cabot consumer

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011

Located at 869 Exchange St., tucked a few hundred yards off of the road, is the Cabot Creamery. Though one could easily drive by without noticing the building, the state-of-the-art factory, which opened in 1995 and operates year round, uses 1.6 million pounds of milk to produce 160,000 pounds of cheese...

One in 8,700

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011

In the middle of a field in Whiting, Vt., white snow blankets the rolling hills and dusts the evergreen trees. A sled glides swiftly through the powder, carving a double crease into the snow blanket’s perfection. The only noise for miles is the soft pitter-patter of dog paws accompanied by their faint...

LocalVore: L’Amante is a Burlington Adventure

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011

To experience truly great food is to fall in love.  It is an act of quiet passion conceived and carried out through exacting quality and arresting flavor.  It is the kind of meal that leaves you at a loss for words, in the end both sated and desirous. L’Amante, located at 126 College Street in Burlington,...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011

Musical broadcast Jan. 13, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Town Hall Theater is bringing a big show to the small town of Middlebury, as it shows the Broadway musical “Fela!” tonight. The musical, a story about a Nigerian activist and musician, will be broadcast from the National Theater of Great Britain. The...

Craft fair supports fair wages

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010

From jewelry from Kenya’s Spice Coast to beaded works from India, handmade goods from all over the world made an appearance at the 19th annual craft fair, held at the Middlebury Memorial Baptist Church on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20. All proceeds from the sales benefit Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit organization...

Danforth Pewter offers rare products

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010

On the right side of Seymour St., just beyond the center of town, sits Danforth Pewter Company. Danforth displays items ranging from buttons to oil lamps, all made of pewter. With a family heritage connected to pewter dating back to 1755, the company creates every item by hand with care. Behind the company’s success ...

First annual fashion show benefits HOPE

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010

On Saturday, Nov. 20th, crowds gathered at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater for the first annual HOPE “Model Citizen” Fashion Show. The event, which partnered local businesses with community members, raised approximately $3,000 for HOPE, which stands for Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects. Tickets were $25 each, and all attendees were offered hors d’o...

1 in 8700: Owners of the Ski Haus

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010

Down the hill from campus in the main section of town sits The Ski Haus. The store, formerly known as the Alpine Shop, was recently purchased by Anne Boisvert and Barbara Nelson and provides Middlebury residents with all the winter gear they could ask for along with the classic good service of a local Middlebury store. Last February the owners of the Alpine Shop...

The Pragmatist

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010

Budget crunches and achievement gaps feature prominently in news around the country. School boards and communities across Vermont continue to explore ways to decrease the costs of education, but will these new efficiencies provide better education? As state and local budgets come under increasing scrutiny,...

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