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September 9th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — The first stage of a big construction project at the Middlebury College athletic facilities is nearing completion as work on a major new component of the complex continues apace.
The new 17,800-square-foot squash facility behind Kenyon Arena should be finished by October, before the start of the college squash season. The expanding construction site on the Route 30 side of the Peterson Family Athletic Facility is being readied for a new 110,000-square-foot field house, due to be completed in October 2014.
BRISTOL — The new ARTSight Studios and Galleries in Bristol will host and evening of poetry and art next Tuesday.
The public is invited to the art space at 6 South St. on Sept. 10 to hear the works of two writers and to enjoy the art in the resident artists’ studios. The studios open at 6 p.m. and the readings begin at 7 p.m.
Plants are not often thought of as predators. They’re the nice guys. With over 300,000 species known to exist, only a small fraction are known to be meat-eaters. In our northern bogs, for example, insects are trapped on the sticky hairs of sundew or drowned in the pitcher plant’s water.
Research now suggests that at least one tree may owe its size to more than just sun, water and good soils.
MIDDLEBURY — The Edgewater Gallery will hold a reception for its September artist of the month, T.J. Cunningham, on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5-7 p.m., during the monthly Middlebury Arts Walk. “Adirondack Lake,” a series of landscapes, is on exhibit through the end of the month.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s ad hoc energy committee is evaluating a plan to install a series of solar hot water panels on the south facing façade of the Memorial Sports Center as a way of reducing the facility’s fuel expenses while providing an alternative way of heating water in the municipal swimming pool.
BRANDON — Two comic icons of the silent film era will return to the big screen for one night only, as the Brandon Town Hall presents a silent comedy double feature on Saturday, Sept. 14. On the program are Harold Lloyd starring in “Dr. Jack” (1922) and Buster Keaton in “Seven Chances” (1925).
The show starts at 7 p.m. at Brandon Town Hall and is open to the public. Admission is free; donations are encouraged, with proceeds to support ongoing renovation of Brandon Town Hall.
MIDDLEBURY — The fourth annual Ride, Roast and Rock, an Addison Central Teens (ACT) benefit bicycle tour and pig roast for all ages, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, rain or shine, on the green in Middlebury. The event is a fundraiser to benefit ACT’s 94 Main teen center, which serves youth in grades 7 through 12 within the Addison Central Supervisory Union District.