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April 9th, 2018

Students weave gun issues into play

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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RIPTON — When he was writing sections of North Branch School’s student-scripted spring play, “Wildflowers, Guns, and Bears, Oh My!” which will be staged this weekend, ninth-grader Oscar Downing never set out to incorporate current events.

“I mostly just write what would be entertaining to the crowd and also what goes with the story,” he said. “But oftentimes what happens is that we notice a parallel between what’s going on with the play and something political, and we’ll put in a line about it.”

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Meet the chef: Justin Patras from Park Squeeze in Vergennes

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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This April, Justin Patras celebrates five years as head chef at Park Squeeze in Vergennes. But he’s been working in kitchens much longer than that — 20 years, to be exact.

“I grew up in food,” he said during an interview last month. “Both of my parents cooked, so I was exposed to it at an early age.”

Patras’ mother used to cook for the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery (where Patras was raised). His father worked as the sous chef at Hotel Jay.

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Teen center fundraiser to feature chili contest

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Teens (ACT) will add some spice to its annual fundraiser this year, set for this Saturday, April 14, 7-10 p.m., at Carol’s Hungry Mind Café at 24 Merchants Row in Middlebury.

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Emmie Donadio steps down after nearly three decades at museum

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Robert Keren



MIDDLEBURY — One of Emmie Donadio’s fondest memories of her 28 years at the Middlebury College Museum of Art was curating the “13 Alumni Artists” exhibition in celebration of the college’s bicentennial.

“I loved doing that alumni exhibition in 2000, for which I also had the pleasure of serving as a juror,” she said. “I visited nearly all 13 of the artists in their studios, from Los Angeles to Chicago to New York, and talked with them about which of their works would go into the exhibition.”

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Pet of the week: Lava

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Larry Montague



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Lava was a canine ranger with the National Park Service in Denali NP, Alaska. The NPS uses sled dogs to patrol for poachers, ferry supplies, and transport researches to remote areas in the park. It's the only NP with a working dog team. Lava logged over 10,000 miles in his career--and in every position on the team. Now retired, he still enjoys playing in the snow and pulling our daughter (Frankie, 3) on her sled. Lava is our second Denali dog; before him we had his dad, Tonzona.

Larry Montague

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer shares her work

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, composer Caroline Shaw will visit Middlebury College for a two-day residency, including discussions on blurring genre boundaries in music-making and the role of women in music. The New York-based musician — vocalist, violinist, composer and producer — performs in solo and collaborative projects.

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Movie review: The Rider

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Rider — Running Time: 1:44 — Rating: R

“The Rider” is unique in many ways. Don’t miss it. It is the story of Brady Jandreau, a rodeo rider who has a terrible accident and then turns to a search for meaning in life without being able to build it with the horses he still loves but can’t ride. The movie is so deeply real that I was well into it before I understood what I was watching.

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