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...

One in 8700: Laura Asermily, Middlebury Town Energy Coordinator

By Middlebury Campus

September 8, 2010


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The College’s colors may be navy and white, but most know that Middlebury, the town and the College, tries hard to stay green. At the forefront of the town’s efforts to reduce environmental impact is Laura Asermily, the Middlebury Energy Coordinator. Appointed by the Middlebury Select Board, Asermily...

Restaurants heat up dining scene

By Middlebury Campus

September 8, 2010


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It doesn’t matter how much of a quinoa fanatic you are, how many red velvet cupcakes you’ve been hoarding nor how desperately loyal you are to That Special Panini, because there comes a time of year — right about when the ugly sweaters begin to replace shorts and when you’re really questioning...

Need to find that back-to-school buzz?

By Middlebury Campus

September 7, 2010


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Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe, Sama’s Café, the Stoneleaf Teahouse and 51 Main have menus suited for all taste buds and are ready to caffeinate the student body. 51 Main Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. until late Complete with a lunch, dinner, dessert and snack menu, an assortment of exotic drinks and...

The Pragmatist

By Middlebury Campus

September 7, 2010


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Farmer’s markets and natural foods stores are springing up in towns and cities across the country; in Vermont alone the number of farmer’s markets has shot up from 55 to 84 in the past five years. The increasing availability of organic and conventional produce, whether local or not, has brought an...

Local Wanders – 5/6

By Middlebury Campus

May 5, 2010


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Walking into Vermont HoneyLights is a breath of fresh air. Located on Main Street in Bristol, Vermont HoneyLights is a family-owned and operated business that sells beeswax candles and accessories. The store’s interior is complete with whitewashed wooden floors and displays of ornately molded beeswax...

Vermont celebrates civil unions

By Middlebury Campus

May 5, 2010


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As Gaypril comes to a close and talks of gender-neutral housing dominate recent conversation on campus, the town of Middlebury reflects on its own progress in the always-charged sexuality debate. April 26 marked the 10-year anniversary of the civil union in Vermont. The Civil Union Bill, which took effect...

One in 8,700: where the personalities of Middlebury proper are celebrated

By Middlebury Campus

May 5, 2010


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In the pre-dinner lull, Narender Kaur sits down in the main dining area and leans an elbow on a tabletop bearing a bejeweled image of Ganesha, an elephantine Hindu deity. Kaur has no specific position at the restaurant; she waits tables, manages, works at the cash register and does whatever else is...

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