State House keeps it local: Middlebury artist commissioned for Governor Douglas’ official portrait

By Middlebury Campus

May 6, 2010


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They line the walls of the State House in Montpelier. Eyes of past leaders gaze out at Vermont tourists and legislators. They are silent, yet powerful reminders of the past. The official portraits of the Vermont governors are valuable bits of history, honoring the work and legacy of the state’s lea...

Carol’s Hungry Mind steps up service

By Middlebury Campus

May 6, 2010


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Don’t be surprised if the next time you grab coffee at Carol’s Hungry Mind a hand thrusts a plate of pita and hummus into your hands and you hear, “Try this.” The hand and the voice belong to Elizabeth Lundberg, the new business manager at Carol’s, and the sample, whether hummus or a small...

Local lowdown – 5/6

By Middlebury Campus

May 6, 2010


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Local playwright shows “My Ohio” May 6 and 7, 8-9 p.m., May 8, 2-3p.m. and 8-9 p.m., May 9, 2-3 p.m. Come down to the Town Hall Theater for a few laughs this weekend. Local Middlebury resident and playwright Dana Yeaton presents her new musical, “My Ohio.” Tickets are $24 for the general publ...

Late-night workout attracts fitness fiends

By Middlebury Campus

May 6, 2010


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Despite the uncharacteristically cold April evening, guide Nick Lynch and his fiancée Natalie Valente proceeded as usual. “It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful sunset,” said Lynch, who led the full moon workout Hike up Chipman Hill on a section of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), on Wednesday,...

Hocus pocus brings hope to kids

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010


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The Hindi word for magic is “Jaadu.” However, co-founder of Magicians Without Borders, Tom Verner, believes that magic is a universal language. “Everyone speaks magic,” he said. Verner has good reason to believe in the power of magic. Since 2001, he and his wife, Janet Fredericks, have traveled around the world visiting refugee camps, o...

Local lowdown – 4/29

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010


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Haiti potluck dinner April 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. All are invited to Weybridge Elementary School for a dinner and Haiti discussion. Dr. Mike Kiernan recently returned from Haiti, where he worked as a medic in earthquake relief efforts. Interested? Call 802-545-2133 for more information. Can you K.I.C.K....

The Pragmatist – 4/29

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010


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The primaries for the Vermont gubernatorial election in September may be far away, but between recent debates and more media coverage, excitement is quickly building for a race that many are predicting will be a toss-up. This will be the first election that this Vermonter can vote in, and I am therefore...

One in 8,700 – 4/29

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010


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In the years between 1975 and 1980, NASA launched the Viking 1 planetary probe towards Mars, Richard Leakey discovered a 1.5 million year old homo erectus skull in Kenya and Sony introduced the first portable stereo, the walkman.Christine Homer spent this time milking cows by hand, cooking over an open...

Local runners take sweet strides

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010


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The sun was shining, the sky was blue and local runners took to the roads for the second annual Middlebury Maple Run on Sunday, April 25. This year, 509 participants completed “The Sweetest Half,” 284 more runners than the previous spring. The 13.1-mile course begins in downtown Middlebury, weaves...

Seventh Generation – Burlington business takes steps towards a clean future

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2010


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Today’s world is plagued with environmental disasters erupting left and right. Companies like Seventh Generation are taking action to curb the negative consequences of these catastrophes. A Burlington, Vt. based company, Seventh Generation is one of the state’s “socially responsible” businesses....

Local Republicans talk economy

By Middlebury Campus

April 22, 2010


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On Friday, April 16, local Republicans gathered at 7 p.m. in the Ilsley Public Library to discuss the current situation of the Vermont economy with Bruce Lisman, retired chairman of JP Morgan’s global equity division. Lewis Burridge, Addison County chair for the Vermont Republican Party, presided...

Local Lowdown – 4/22

By Middlebury Campus

April 22, 2010


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Exhibit reception April 22, 5 – 7 p.m. Get your weekly dose of culture at the reception for “Invisible Odysseys,” an art collaboration between Lincoln Community School fifth- and sixth-graders and migrant Mexican farm workers in Vermont at the Vermont Folklife Center. The exhibit closes April 23, so check ...

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