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Bike art

Posted on June 19, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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THE ART PIECE “To Be a Lion” by Jackie and Jim Bishop is one of a dozen re-cycled bicycles displayed around downtown Middlebury last weekend in conjunction with the Gran Fondo and the Middlebury Arts Walk. Area artists fashioned nearly a dozen unique pieces of art out of repurposed bicycles and bicycle parts and exhibited them around downtown and in the Marble Works.

Independent photo/John McCright

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Jackman’s employee wins award

Posted on June 9, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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BRISTOL / STARKSBORO — Sometimes when Dave Blair is delivering fuel oil to houses around the Bristol area he sees something that’s not right — a light left on, a door left open, or even evidence of a break-in. Although he usually has more deliveries to make, he said he always calls the office or somewhere to have someone alert the homeowners.

“I’ve been a renter and a homeowner myself, and I’d hope someone would call me if they saw something wrong at my home,” Blair said. “It’s like a neighborhood watch.”

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Clippings: Dreaming of The Hub in Middlebury

Posted on June 4, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



I have a vision, it appears as if from a black and white film from the 1920s or ’30s. I see a solid but attractive brick building, three or four stories tall with a peaked roof. It is sitting next to a river in the dusky twilight of a winter’s late afternoon. A footbridge reaches out and up over the river and back down to the raised platform alongside the railroad tracks on the opposite bank.

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Go-go

Posted on May 23, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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CHILDREN AT MARY Hogan Elementary School learned tricks and stunts during a weeklong residency by two performers from Circus Smirkus. At a May 16 demonstration of what they learned, kindergartener Nathan Stefani gets in the groove with his hoola hoop.

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Circus folk

Posted on May 23, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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FAIRLY OLSON, LEFT, and Holly Staats, fourth-graders at Mary Hogan Elementary School, show their feather balancing skills at the Memorial Sports Center on May 16. They learned the skills from Circus Smirkus performers who came to Mary Hogan School for a week.

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Watch this!

Posted on May 23, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY THIRD-GRADER CLYDE Malhotra shows his father, Bruce, how to juggle scarves at the Memorial Sports Center on May 16.

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Mt. Abe school bus catches fire, everyone safely evacuated

Posted on May 21, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



BRISTOL — No one was injured when a bus carrying the Mount Abraham Union High School track and field team started on fire while taking the youngsters to a meet in Winooski this afternoon.

The Eagles were in Hinesburg when, coach Chris Nezin told the Burlington Free Press, smoke was observed coming from the engine area. The vehicle coasted to a stop and the occupants evacuated through the back door and scrambled a few hundred yards away.

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New video store opens on Route 7 South in Middlebury

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — She’s not quite 28 years old, but Jessica Pominville has been working in the movie business for around a decade — the movie rental business.

She managed three Blockbuster Video stores in Burlington, a Hollywood Video store, and a Movie Gallery outlet. For the past three years she’s been working at Video King on Washington Street in Middlebury.

When Video King owner Terry Pellegrino decided to close his doors earlier this year, Pominville saw an opportunity.

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Hill work

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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BRENDAN SMITH-HEAFY, left, looks to the top of the hill in front of him while Karen Swyler (360) keeps her attention on each step in front of her. Hundreds of runners will follow in their steps.

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New creamery builds cheese business from the curd up

Posted on April 24, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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BRIDPORT — Cheese curds? Really? Isn’t that what’s left after you make cheese?

Julie Danyew gets that question all the time. She’s the cheesemaker at one of the newest Addison County cheese producers, Bridport Creamery, which started selling the delicious cheese curds last September.

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