Why do we love stories of epic battles, good versus evil, Harry Potter and Dumbledore’s Army against Lord Voldemort? Is it because, in the realm of fiction and fantasy, things seem more clear cut, simpler, and it’s easier to tell which ones are the “good guys?”
Winter’s here, and it’s time to get your hygge on — unless you’re already wearing it.
Just kidding. Hygge is not an article of clothing. It’s a state of mind. In Denmark, at least.
Before we go into what hygge is, let’s talk about how it’s pronounced. It doesn’t sound like “higgy” or “high-ga” or “hig.” It sounds more like “heurgha,” as if spoken in the voice of the Swedish Chef from the Muppets.
MIDDLEBURY — The rough start for the Middlebury College men’s hockey team continued this past weekend, when the Panthers dropped their season’s first two home games, both to NESCAC foes, 4-2 to Connecticut on Friday and 5-3 to Tufts on Saturday.
MIDDLEBURY — Opponents of a $40 million plan to replace Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges on Tuesday withdrew their threat of a lawsuit to delay the project after they were informed by state officials that preliminary work to remove trees from the future construction area would be postponed until next month, at the earliest.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler took a step to put to rest questions about how he used sheriff’s department funds to support a candidate in the recent election.
Last Thursday, the Addison Independent reported that Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos and State Auditor Doug Hoffer had criticized Keeler for using some of his department’s funds during the Nov. 8 election to back his preferred candidate for high bailiff.
MIDDLEBURY— The Addison County Chamber of Commerce invites its members, non-members and residents to a legislative preview on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Ilsley Library’s community room in Middlebury. This legislative preview provides area businesspeople with an overview of the upcoming legislative session and issues affecting the region. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions.
MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is hoping the community is hungry this holiday season! The shelter is relying on sales of their 2017 Dining Cards to raise significant funds to support their mission to safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need.
MIDDLEBURY — During the week of Nov. 14, healthcare professionals from across Vermont, including 12 staff members from Porter Medical Center, will be traveling to a national emergency preparedness training facility in Anniston, Ala. under a federally-funded program to train at the “Center for Domestic Preparedness” (CDP).