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Meet the chef: Hasna of Middlebury's [email protected] food truck

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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According to chef Wanna Phasuk Filan, the secret to really good pad thai is in the tamarind. You may know Filan by her nickname, Hasna. She is the chef and owner of [email protected], Middlebury’s only Thai food truck. She shared a few of her trade secrets over sweet Thai iced tea.

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Britta Clark takes on ultra-distance races — and soon a PhD

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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GOSHEN – For most people, it’s hard to imagine running a full marathon. But for Goshen resident Britta Clark, running an ultra-distance trail race of 50K or more is as natural as stepping out her back door.

Clark is the daughter of Tony Clark and Shari Brown, co-owners of Goshen-based Blueberry Hill Inn and Ski Center. The 24-year-old returned to Goshen this spring after a year-long Fulbright fellowship in New Zealand, where she studied inter-generational justice.

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Cyclists brave heat in Gran Fondo

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY– On June 30, more than 470 cyclists gathered at Woodchuck Cider House in Middlebury for the third annual Vermont Gran Fondo. They faced blistering heat wih 90-plus degree temperatures, which race director Todd Warnock says was still an improvement over last year’s torrential rain and flash floods.

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Peter Mackey saw skiing grow and evolve

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — When Peter Mackey learned to ski in the 1950s, the sport looked very different than it does today.

“It was all antiquated leather boots, unsafe bindings and unshaped skis. It was a time when kids climbed up into the backyard and learned to ski at home,” he recalled in a recent interview with the Independent.

Mackey had a front row seat to observe — and take part in — the evolution in skiing as the long-time general manager of the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.

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New outdoor clothing startup puts down roots in Middlebury

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY — Eva Shaw grew up ski racing in Vermont, so she knows a thing or two about being cold. That was the inspiration for the Middlebury College student’s start-up, Overeasy, a new outdoor clothing brand that grew out of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies’ and Middlebury College’s Entrepreneur program.

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Bikers take to new pump tracks

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
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Former professional mountain biker Ali Zimmer was excited to see more kids and adults get a chance to get on their two-wheelers and pedal around a new “pump track” that was recently constructed on the Bristol Recreation Field adjacent to Mount Abraham Union High School. A pump track is a dirt trail on which mountain bikers roll up and over little hillocks and banked turns designed in such a way as to enable the rider to create momentum by pumping their body up and down and thus keep forward momentum with little pedaling.

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Ripton teen nominated to join U.S. ski team

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
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RIPTON — Abi Jewett of Ripton started ski racing at age 10, after several years of “ripping around with friends” at Middlebury Snow Bowl. The 18-year-old will soon be joining a new group of friends to “rip around” with on some much bigger mountains.

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Clippings: The news omnivore has a dilemma

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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When I was a junior in high school, I read Michael Pollan’s book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” At the time, Vermont’s local food movement was growing and it seemed plausible that what and how we eat defines us in profound ways.

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Setmakers' magic turns illusion into reality

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
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For a few weeks every year, Middlebury Town Hall Theater Box Office Manager and Jackson Gallery Director Ellie Friml steps out of the box office and onto the stage — not to sing, but to paint. 

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Runners make friends during 550-mile race

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
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GOSHEN — “It’s day two, and I’ve got stomach pains and hives,” Rachel Dunai said while resting on an inflated pool lounger on the floor of the Blueberry Hill Ski Center in Goshen this past Friday afternoon. Then she rose and headed back out onto the trail to run her second marathon of the day. 

“I’m a little allergic to exercise, so I’m doubling up my allergy pills,” she added.

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