Middlebury resident crafts innovative GLBTQ project

By Middlebury Campus

April 27, 2011


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April 7 marked the second anniversary of the passing of the Marriage Equity Act that legalized same-sex marriage in Vermont. The group that spearheaded the movement, Vermont Freedom to Marry, continues to fight for universal equality today. Madeleine Winterfalcon, assistant in academic administration,...

ACoRN meeting addresses future plans

By Middlebury Campus

April 27, 2011


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Over 100 people gathered from across the county to learn about plans for the upcoming year at the Addison County Relocalization Network’s (ACoRN) annual meeting on April 14. Lincoln Peak Vineyard, located at 142 River Road in New Haven, Vt., hosted the event. Ben Hewitt, author of The Town that Food Saved, spoke about the local food system in Hardwi...

Bands battle for spring concert crown

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011


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Nine Vermont-based bands chosen from an applicant pool of 50 graced Middlebury from Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2 for the town’s first annual Battle of the Bands competition. Each night three bands performed at one of three restaurant venues in the town, 51 Main, Two Brothers Tavern and American Flatbread. At the end of the each of the three evenings,...

Summit addresses agriculture in school

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011


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On Tuesday, Apr. 5, Middlebury Union High School hosted the second annual Stone Soup summit, which brought together Addison County’s thriving Farm to School (F2S) programs. The event was sponsored by the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACoRN). Teachers, farmers, students and community members...

Chili fest heats things up

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011


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Saturday, March 12 marked the third annual Winter Carnival and Chili Festival in the town of Middlebury. This year, over 3,500 people strolled down Main Street, 1,500 more individuals than last year. For three dollars, attendees could sample 85 different chilies from 54 vendors. Students and faculty from the College joined Vermont families, and together they selected their favori...

Good Point reflects on, celebrates 10 years

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011


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Good Point Recycling, an electronics recycling company in Middlebury, recently released its 10-year anniversary report, which re-capped the company’s growth in 2010 and highlighted its numerous accomplishments since its founding in 2001. Good Point’s business model is based on fair trade recycling;...

Annual Bill Koch Festival celebrates shared passion for skiing

By Middlebury Campus

March 3, 2011


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The Rikert Ski Touring Center at the Bread Loaf Mountain Campus in Ripton, Vt. hosted the 2011 TD Bank Bill Koch League Festival on Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27. The two-day event hosted over 500 five- to thirteen-year-old racers, marking the highest participation rate yet. In April 2010, Frost Mountain Nord...

ACoRN’s 10-year plan seeks to expand local market

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011


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The Addison County Relocalization Network (ACoRN), an organization started in 2005 in response to growing concerns about peak oil and environmental challenges, recently released “The 2010 Strategic Plan for the Addison County Local Foods Collaborative.” The study addresses the ways in which Addison...

Craft fair supports fair wages

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010


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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...

First annual fashion show benefits HOPE

By Middlebury Campus

December 2, 2010


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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...

Local dinner addresses poverty

By Middlebury Campus

November 11, 2010


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Families and friends from the town of Middlebury and its surrounding area gathered at the Middlebury Methodist Church on Nov. 6 for the 19th annual Empty Bowl Dinner. All proceeds from the $25 tickets are split evenly and go directly to two local food shelves: HOPE and the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (...

Spooktaular event treats all in town

By Middlebury Campus

November 10, 2010


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Pirates, princesses, cowboys and witches alike gathered on the Middlebury town green on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 30 to celebrate the third annual Halloween Spooktacular. The Better Middlebury Partnership, an organization dedicated to maintaining Middlebury’s vibrant local community, sponsored the...

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