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Mitra designs with detail, art and intuition

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When you walk into your home what does it feel like? Are you overwhelmed by the piles of shoes in the doorway, laundry heaped in the corner, dishes stacked in the sink and monster dust bunnies hiding all over the place? Those pesky cosmetic things, that with a good cleaning will disappear to reveal your beautiful, well-designed and thought-out living space? Or, perhaps it feels more like no matter how much cleaning you do, the space is just dysfunctional, poorly designed and frustrating?

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Meet the Chef: Amy Trubek, author of 'Making Modern Meals'

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What’s for dinner tonight?

A simple question that we ask (or hear) every day. But that innocent inquiry can trigger a variety of responses from le chef: sometimes dinner is all planned and ready to go, sometimes it’s a headache, sometimes it’s a creative outlet, sometimes it’s only about the nutrients, and other times it’s time to order take out.

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'Scaramouche: A Tribute to Queen' takes the Town Hall Theater stage this Saturday

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Almost everyone knows Queen — the British rock band formed in 1970 with members Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John Deacon (bass guitar). Their big hair was par for the course at the time, but the band’s progressive rock sound and Mercury’s flamboyance and outrageous stage presence took audiences by surprise.

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Meet the baker: Caroline Corrente from Haymaker Bun Co. in Middlebury

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What’s your favorite food? Do you prefer savories like bacon, mac n cheese or pizza, or maybe you like sweets like creme brulé, brownies or bananas Foster? For Caroline Corrente its cinnamon buns.

“Cinnamon buns are my absolute favorite,” she said in a recent interview. “But it’s really upsetting when you order one and it’s too dry, bready or dense.”

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Need a vehicle? Here are some tips to help out

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



Buying a vehicle is not simple. Customers have to make endless decisions — new or used; lease or buy; what size, make, model and color; how many miles; what year; and how much can you pay … The list goes on, and it’s intimidating.

To all of these questions swirling around in your head add the stereotypical wheelin’-and-dealin’ car salesperson who weasels you out of a good car and into a bad deal. It’s enough to make anyone avoid the car dealership.

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Meet the baker: Erin Bettencourt from Sweet-E's in Middlebury

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Remember these words:

“No dessert until after you’ve finished your ______.” Brussels sprouts, lima beans, okra… whatever overcooked, slimy, totally gross vegetable you left piled in the corner of your dinner plate.

Most of us remember these words coming from our parents, but it’s not something Erin Bettencourt says to her three kids. In fact she believes just the opposite.

“Life is short. Eat dessert first.”

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Wonderland closing at end of year

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Wonderland — a costume, vintage and custom sewing shop — on Main Street in Middlebury, will close its doors on Dec. 31. Shop owner and seamstress Hannah Hurlburt achieved her childhood dream when she opened the shop in the spring of 2015. Now she’s ready to leave retail and focus on her true passion — sewing.

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A nice witch reveals her Spooktacular magic

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Witches. The mean ones we know from their clammy green skin, long pointy noses covered with warts, sharp crooked teeth and chilling cackle. The nice ones comfort us with their rosy cheeks, warm smile and sparkling eyes. What do they have in common? Magic.

Did you know Middlebury has its own witch? Her name is Nancie Dunn — don’t worry, she’s a nice one.

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Meet the chef: Bill Snell from Tourterelle in New Haven

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Kitchens can be stressful places. Sharp knifes fiercely chop, dice and mince the day’s ingredients. Hot pots bubble on a flaming stove. The chefs and cooks must work efficiently together, without getting in each other’s way, to quickly produce beautiful dishes for hungry customers.

A spill here, a slip there… could be the difference between great success and utter catastrophe. So it’s easy to understand how tensions can run a little hot.

But at Tourterelle in New Haven, head chef Bill Snell tries to keep it cool.

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Comedy crew cracks up at the Middlebury Marquis

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Sometimes life can get too serious. Just a week’s worth of national headlines these days is enough to wipe the smiles from our faces and leave us huddling under the blankets in bed. But that’s no way to go through life now, is it?

No. Decidedly not.

Laughter, smiles, comedy — they just might be the only way through the disasters of each day. Not only does laughing make us “friendlier, more resourceful, more attractive and more radiantly alive,” but it also has physical health benefits.

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