Local company promotes natural beauty

By Middlebury Campus

April 7, 2010


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A native Colombian, Tata Harper grew up in a natural environment that emphasized beauty and the way that women care for themselves. As a little girl, Harper made bath salts, face masks and hair concoctions with her grandmother. Six years ago, Harper brought this long-fostered appreciation for natural ...

Local Wanders

By Middlebury Campus

April 7, 2010


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The Champlain Valley and nearby Green Mountains offer students endless possibilities to explore the natural beauty of Vermont. If you’re thinking that you have to scale Mount Mansfield to get a glimpse of the state’s natural beauty, think again. The Middlebury area has plenty of sites of geologic...

Youth take center stage at Town Hall Theater

By Middlebury Campus

April 7, 2010


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Local teenagers displayed their talent in the performing arts to a sold-out audience in the Town Hall Theater on Saturday, April 3. The Young Artists Showcase is an annual event, now in its fourth year, which encourages budding artists in Addison County. The audience, comprised largely of proud parents...

Local Lowdown – 3/18/10

By Middlebury Campus

March 17, 2010


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ACRPC Energy Committee program March 18, 7 – 9 p.m. The Addison County Regional Planning Commission presents “Integrated Design-Build of Non-Residential Buildings for Energy Savings.” Check out this free program for planners, designers, builders and building owners to learn about sustainable bu...

The Town Hall Theater presents. . . The Opera Company of Middlebury

By Middlebury Campus

March 17, 2010


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On Saturday, March 13, the Opera Company of Middlebury organized a recital fundraiser performed by world-renowned opera tenor William Burden ’86 at the Town Hall Theater. “Middlebury’s become an opera town,” said Douglas Anderson, one of the founding artists and the current artistic director...

Spring Growing Trends

By Middlebury Campus

March 17, 2010


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The sun is shining, the ground is thawing and Addison County farmers are revving up for a new growing season. What’s going on this spring in the local agricultural community? More than you might imagine. The Middlebury Campus investigates three of the hottest trends in farming this spring. CSAs — cool farmer ling...

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

By Middlebury Campus

March 17, 2010


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Bob Buckeye has the memory one would expect of a trivia buff. “Jimi Hendrix was the answer,” said Buckeye, remembering a correct response from a past trivia challenge. The former College archivist, who moved to Middlebury in 1971, moonlighted as an avid member on his bar trivia team, “The E...

The Pragmatist

By Middlebury Campus

March 17, 2010


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Last year, housing was more affordable in Vermont than in any year since 2003, according to the Vermont Economy Newsletter. This is certainly good news, but the downside is that “more affordable” is a relative term. Each year the Vermont Housing Awareness Campaign (VHAC) publishes a study about...

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...

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