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Old Gold dresses many in Vermont

As the festive glow of Halloween fades, one costume shop in Burlington, Vt. still relishes the success of its bustling fall season and prepares for the coming winter months. Old Gold, beloved by many loyal customers since it opened in 1973, is well known because it offers a vast variety of high-quality, ...


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The Pragmatist

Democrat Peter Shumlin won the Vermont governors’ race on Tuesday Nov. 2. At Election Night at the Grille, political science professors Betram Johnson and Matt Dickinson led an entertaining and informative commentary on the election returns, switching conversation between the various national races ...


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Middlebury christens Cross Street Bridge

This Saturday, Oct. 30 marked one of the most significant events for the town of Middlebury in the past century. The Cross Street Bridge, a project on the town docket for over 50 years, opened to the public with a daylong community event that celebrated the tremendous accomplishment. The celebration, ...


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E-VT reaches out to Vt. communities

Part of Vermont’s charm lies in a simple image of its landscape: quaint New England villages nestled in rolling hills dotted with red barns and cows. While this scene may dominate postcards, there is more behind these picturesque illustrations. Real rural communities in Vermont have been falling behind ...


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Route 7 solar farm prepares to join grid

In June 2010, the Vermont State Legislature passed a bill to take affirmative steps away from the use of fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. The first company to take advantage of this new bill is Pormerleau Real Estate, which usually specializes in commercial building and real estate. This year ...


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2010 Gubernatorial General Election

Vermont’s political scene is heating up in the midst of preparations for the upcoming gubernatorial general election, set for Nov. 2. Incumbent Republican Governor Jim Douglas ’72, who has held that post for the last eight years, chose not to run again this year. The battle is between Republican ...


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Community celebrates Global Work Party

In 188 different countries, people joined together at 7,347 Global Work Parties across the globe. Groups gathered to celebrate the environment, and to inspire political leaders across the world to take action and to curb the effects of global warming. The College’s Sunday Night Group and local community ...


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Break the mold with a new fall break

With fall break almost here, anxiety is high across campus as students count down the minutes until, for four days, they are free from work and loosed to enjoy the Vermont fall foliage. For those opting to remain in Middlebury for the break, there are countless outings to enjoy. The Middlebury Antique ...


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Photography exhibit explores nature

For the College’s students, environmental awareness is not a new topic. However, to actually see human destruction against the genuinely beautiful backdrop of nature is horrifying. The 2010 summer exhibition of Ansel Adams and Edmund Bertynsky’s  photography at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, ...


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Woodchuck Cider

Slightly removed from the main section of Middlebury sits one of the fastest growing hard cider companies in America. Woodchuck Cider is a Middleburybased company that prides itself on producing the highest quality hard cider with the best and most interesting taste. Founded by Greg Failing in 1990, ...


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Wag your tail for Woofstock 2010

A bark-off, an agility course, homemade treats, music and blue skies are just some of the reasons why Woofstock 2010, Addison County Humane Society’s annual fundraiser, was by-and-large a successful event. Approximately 75 dogs and their owners came to the Middlebury Recreational Park on Saturday, ...


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Ciderfest 2010 is a fall ball for all

On Oct. 2, people of all ages came out to enjoy a great fall tradition: Ciderfest 2010. Champlain Orchards, located in Shoreham, Vt., hosted the event. Tickets sold guaranteed attendees to unlimited food and cider, as well as a hay ride, admission to the orchard to pick your own apples and music provided ...


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A new kind of darty hits the town

Founded by local author and environmental advocate, Bill McKibben, as well as several other Middlebury alumni, 350.org is an international organization whose mission is “to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis.” It focuses on reducing carbon emissions and reaching the ...


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The Pragmatist

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Center, which was founded in 1980 to provide critical services to refugees resettling in the state. Since efforts began in 1975, the US has resettled about 2.6 million refugees, as of 2009. Around 300 refugees a year arrive in ...


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Local Lowdown

Middlebury Arts October 8, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Come join fellow Middlebury residents for the Arts Walk, a leisurely promenade through downtown Middlebury and Marble Works. There will be much art on display, as well as music and food. This month over 40 different venues are showcasing their artistic masterpieces. ...


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Bristol festivities draw large crowds

“OK, Ryan, don’t blow her up there!” shouted the loudspeaker, barely audible above the revving of the ’66 Mustang’s engine. The engine is weak, though, in comparison to the two cars at the end of the row, a ’67 Camaro and a ’23 Ford T-Bucket. Bristol’s Better L8 Than Never Car Show, ...


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Can you resist Champlain Chocolates?

While the world can sometimes be harsh and unwelcoming, there is a place where life is always sweet: 750 Pine Street in Burlington, Vt. Founded in 1983, Lake Champlain Chocolates makes chocolates from simple Vermont ingredients. The butter, cream and maple syrup come from local farms, yet the factory ...