Anyone who has walked down the hill by the chapel recently may have noticed a new addition to the landscape. In the shadows of the tree grove lies a sculpture of a figure — one that is difficult to interpret from afar. A number of students have expressed confusion over exactly what the statue depicts and how it came to be displayed outside Gifford Hall. Upon a closer look, as the bronze cast glimmers in the sun on a nice day, a plaque reveals the work’s name: “La Montagne,” French for “The Mountain,” by Parisian-sculptor Gaston Lachaise.
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While the word “harvest” is typically associated with farms, gardens and Thanksgiving, this year’s Bristol Harvest Festival had much more to offer — 70 vendors sold crafts, local goods and food while local musicians performed live music all day.
Picture this: it is 3 p.m. on a Friday afternoon in May, and you're sprawled out on McCullough lawn with your friends. Classes are done for the week, and you are discussing weekend plans. It is one of those rare, but amazing, days when the clouds disappear, and the temperature creeps up to 70 degrees.
Middlebury College launched a new solar panel project in October 2021 on South Street Extension in a partnership with Green Mountain Power and Encore Renewables. Construction on the project was intended to be completed by the end of 2022. Despite this initial deadline, installation has just started off of South Street Extension with an unknown energy production date, possibly in summer 2023.
“Portraits: Self and Others” is a new photography exhibit that opened at the end of December at the PhotoPlace Gallery in downtown Middlebury. Tucked away on Park Street, the gallery offers a new perspective on photography, accepting submissions for its monthly exhibits from photographers all over the world.
With the holidays approaching, Middlebury and other towns in Addison County, including Vergennes, Brandon, Bristol, Salisbury and Rochester, Vt., are hosting various events to celebrate the season. The events are plentiful throughout December, with performances, competitions, parades and shopping events, and ending with a firework display on New Year’s Eve at Middlebury Recreation Park.
Porter Medical Center announced nine recent hires in the Primary Care sector of the hospital this past August, in an effort to better meet community health needs.
On Sept. 15, 2022, the Middlebury College Museum of Art gained a new collection and perspective with the opening of “No Ocean Between Us: Art of Asian Diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The exhibit tells the stories of Asian migrants scattering in Latin America and the Caribbean through the works of Latin American artists of Asian heritage. It touches on the various struggles and triumphs associated with belonging to two different places, cultures and ethnicities with approximately 70 pieces of paintings, sculptures, installations and mixed-media works.