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Local Lowdown - 03/04/10

Maiden Vermont March 4, 7 – 8 p.m. Want to be a part of an all-female community a cappella group? Join Maiden Vermont at Cornwall Elementary School Thursday night! New music will be introduced at this rehearsal, and women of all ages who love to sing and can hold a harmony part are invited to check ...


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The Pragmatist

The Vermont legislature just made the state’s, and the College’s, budget struggle even more difficult when it voted 26-4 Wednesday against the 20-year extension of the license of Vermont Yankee, Vermont’s only nuclear power plant. Vermont Yankee has been operating since 1966 and was scheduled ...


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Meet the Chili Makers

The competition was fierce and spicy at the Second Annual Middlebury Chili Festival, with over 40 entrants this year vying for the glory of having the best chili in Middlebury. Contestants competed in one of two arenas, Amateur or Professional, and they were then divided up into categories based on ...


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The Localvore: The Flatbread Factory and Taproom

Usually if I’m in the mood for a bite and a drink I’ll grab a Sicilian slice from Ramunto’s and bring home a few casuals from the always reliable Middlebury Discount Beverage just next door. With the world’s best food/beverage combination within the convenient vicinity of campus, I initially ...


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Local Wanders

Walking into Maple Landmark Woodcraft is like taking a nostalgic trip back in time before electronics and plastic toys filled up children’s playpens. Colorful, hand-crafted wooden trains, building blocks, swords and trucks line the shelves of the factory store and the pungent smell of sawdust permeates ...


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Wooden Ski Classic draws skiers in retro attire

On a cloudy Saturday morning the snow-covered dirt path just off Route 125 opened up to an odd scene: a small group of people of all ages dressed to the nines in antique ski wear and equipment. They were all ready to race in the Wooden Ski Classic at the Blueberry Hill Inn. This just-for-fun race encouraged ...


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Local lowdown 2/25/10

Haiti benefit dance Feb. 26, 8 – 9 p.m. Support Haiti relief efforts by heading down to the Town Hall Theatre on Friday night. Dance to Atlantic Crossing and other bands to raise money for Haiti’s water access and medical supplies. Tickets  are $16. Info and tickets at (802) 383-9222. Chili Contest Feb. ...


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One in 8700 2/25/10

Mike Rainville, founder and owner of Maple Landmark Woodcraft, cannot remember a time when woodworking was not a part of his life. “When I was very young, both my grandfathers did carpentry work,” said Rainville. “There were wood scraps and sawdust and saws and tools and things around and I just ...


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Rustic Crust partners with American Flatbread

The next time you find yourself in the Cayman Islands feeling nostalgic and longing for a little taste of home, look up Kirk Supermarket on Grand Cayman. A trip to the frozen section will yield five different varieties of American Flatbread. Conceived in 1990, American Flatbread’s wholesale operation ...


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Vermont segment completes national trail

On Feb. 10 and 11, the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) held two open houses at the Weybridge Congregational Church in order to gauge public support for the possibility of extending the North Country National Scenic Trail through Addison County. Josh Phillips, executive director of MALT, aims to connect ...


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Local Lowdown - 02/18/10

Mardi Gras party Feb. 19, 8 – 9 p.m. Come eat gumbo and red beans and rice at the Art House in the Marble Works. Dance to Gumbo Ya Ya, playing second line, funk and world beat music. There will be beads, masks and hats galore! Donations will be requested at door. For more information, please call (802) ...


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Bridge paves way to future of project development

Though the rumble of construction vehicles has stopped for the winter, the success and implications of the Cross Street Bridge continue to grow. What began as a standard and necessary improvement to town infrastructure has turned Middlebury into a model of action and efficiency for other small municipalities. The ...


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One in 8,700 - 02/12/10

When Patty Dunn’s parents divorced and she and her sister moved away with her mother, Dunn lost all connection with her father. This loss at four years old fueled Dunn’s interest in helping others cope with death and bereavement, and she began volunteering 20 years ago with a hospice in Burlington. Dunn ...


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Locals send thoughts, raise money for Haiti relief

The outpouring of support for the people of Haiti has been a small silver lining to the disastrous earthquake that struck nearly a month ago. In one of the largest relief efforts in history, people from all corners of the globe have pledged donations large and small to the country, be it through texting ...


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McCardell’s proposal gets Middlebury thinking

In 1984, the U.S. Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, raising the drinking age from 18 to 21 after a rise in both binge drinking and highway accidents related to alcohol served as evidence that legitimate reform was necessary. In accordance with this change, Congress enacted a provision ...


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Local Wanders - 02/11/10

As Valentine’s Day approaches, campus couples will frantically try to make reservations at the same restaurants located in downtown Middlebury. However, if you think that your dinner date options are limited to the Storm Café or Fire & Ice, just venture 25 minutes north of the College to downtown ...


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Local Lowdown - 02/11/10

Community Bridge game Feb. 11, 2 – 4 p.m. Brush up on your bridge skills with local game fanatics at the Ilsley Public Library. Visit http://www.7notrump.wordpress.com or call Gisela at (802) 462-3373 for more information. MALT open house Feb. 11, 4 – 8 p.m. The Middlebury Area Land Trust and ...


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Local Lowdown - 1/21/10

Open Mic Night Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Talents of all kinds are welcome at the monthly Carol’s Hungry Mind open mic. Bring an instrument, spoken word art or any other performance you want to share with a crowd. Sign-ups for time slots begin at 7:30 p.m. Button Up Middlebury Jan. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 12 ...