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Thursday, May 23, 2024


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Liv, Love, Local: Elli Parr

While students may know Elli Parr from its location on Main Street that opened in 2023, Sara Nelson originally founded her business back in 2015, intending to create a handcrafted jewelry brand based in Vermont. Since she first pursued a physical studio space in 2020, Elli Parr has expanded to two locations: ...


EZ Trips Updates Transit Routes, Provides On Demand Ride Service

In an effort to improve transportation accessibility, Tri Valley Transit (TVT) announced the launch of EZ Trips on April 10, a free door-to-door on-demand ride service in Middlebury. Launched on May 8, the service is a potential substitute for services like Uber or Lyft, which do not exist in the area. ...

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Behind the Label: Vermont Soap

Less than ten minutes away from campus in a solar-powered warehouse, Vermont Soap manufactures dozens of organic personal care products. Vermont Soap has been perfecting and expanding its natural soap products for over thirty years and distributes its goods locally and internationally.  

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Vermont Flannel Company acquires Vermont Teddy Bear

The Ohio-based ownership group of Vermont Flannel, USA Brands, announced on April 9 that it had acquired Vermont Teddy Bear. Vermont Teddy Bear simultaneously sold its apparel divisions, which include a variety of clothing products, to an affiliate of New York City-based investment firm Lionel Capital.  ...

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Liv, Love, Local: The Stone Mill

Mary Cullinane and Stacey Rainey opened the Stone Mill in 2019 with the intention of bringing their different experiences together under one roof and providing a unique hub for the community. The Stone Mill is a mixed-use building located on Mill Street, housing The Mad Taco, office spaces available ...


Path of totality draws hundreds of thousands to Vermont

Middlebury and large swathes of northern Vermont experienced a total solar eclipse for seconds to minutes on Monday, April 8. To commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, communities and individuals across the state have undertaken extensive preparations for months or longer — Brandon, Vt., ...

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Liv, Love, Local: Shacksbury Cider

Since David Dolginow ’09 and Colin Davis ’03 founded Shacksbury Cider in 2013, they have been focused on crafting dry, easy-to-drink ciders that highlight the full, complex flavors of the apples from which they are made. 

The Setonian

A home in New York, a job in Vermont

Vermont’s high costs of leading lead many employees to make long commutes to work, often from New York State. Only 39.5% of staff members live within the town of Middlebury, according to data the college Human Resources department sent to The Campus. The same data highlights that 21.7% of staff live ...

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Sustainable Kitchen buys Juice Amour

Juice Amour, a local juice bar that sells smoothies, acai bowls, and other healthy raw and organic foods, was acquired on March 6 by Sustainable Kitchen, a vegan, vegetarian and gluten free food-delivery service based in Lincoln, Vt. Juice Amour’s current storefront on Exchange Street in Middlebury ...