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College students teach area youth about the brain

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Lisa Bernardin



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MIDDLEBURY — The recent “Discover the Brain! A Day of Neuroscience for High School Students” event at Middlebury College’s Bicentennial Hall was a wonderful event. Twenty-plus high school students and teachers from seven high schools in Addison and Chittenden counties attended. It is one of the few events — another being the annual Vermont Brain Bee at the University of Vermont — currently focusing on neuroscience education in Vermont.

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Night Fires will pull you out of the dark

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Night Fires are being lit once more. Performance dates are Friday-Sunday, Dec. 18-20, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Pre-show singing begins approximately 20 minutes before the show.

This year Theatre Group, Ltd., which has been performing pageant-like celebrations with music and dance at the time of the winter solstice for over 35 years, tells its version of an ancient and familiar tale.

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Middlebury begins budget work

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials will spend the next month trimming the first draft of a 2016-2017 municipal budget that reflects a $290,522 increase in spending, which would translate into a 4-cent rise in the town’s municipal tax rate.

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Proposed UD-3 spending plan reflects a 1-percent increase

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 school board on Tuesday got its first look at a draft budget that calls for a 1-percent increase in spending for Middlebury Union middle and high schools during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows said the spending plan would also place the district $93,845 clear of a state mandate that UD-3 hold itself to no more than a 0.71-pecent increase in per-pupil spending for fiscal year 2017.

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Filmmaker makes the scene in online TV

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By David Weinstock



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CHICAGO — Middlebury native Heath Rumble always dreamed of making movies and telling stories.

At age 8 he took a Middlebury Community Television summer course. In middle school, inspired by the first Spiderman film, he began writing his own superhero comics. At Middlebury Union High School he showed a talent for video editing. That skill helped him win a place at Columbia College Chicago, an arts institute with film and theater programs.

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Around 60 rally in Middlebury for climate change action

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Between 55 and 60 people rallied at Triangle Park in downtown Middlebury on Saturday in advance of a big international summit on climate change to make Vermonters’ voices heard.

A mix of people from very young to long in the tooth held signs asking for such things as “Climate Justice Now” and reminding negotiators in Paris that the whole world — including Middlebury, Vt. — was watching and demanding results. They came from as far away as Montpelier, Waitsfield and Charlotte.

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Fantastic train display returns to Sheldon Museum

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In what has become an annual holiday tradition at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, the Midd-Vermont Train Club is presenting an elaborate electric train layout sure to delight all ages.

Over the years, the assemblage has grown and stands three levels high, with tracks running Lionel O gauge trains, Lionel 027 gauge trains and an upper track running HO trains. The backdrop of the green mountains painted by local artist Gayl Braisted adds atmosphere.

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'Our Song' art exhibit celebrates open spaces

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery announces its joint December exhibition: “Hannah Sessions and Greg Bernhardt — Our Song.” The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 4-6 p.m. Light Refreshments will be served.

This show celebrates the relationship Sessions and Bernhardt share with the land as both artists and farmers. Their pieces depict farms up close and from afar to capture everyday moments on their farm and the farms of their friends and neighbors, and the great tradition of agriculture in the Champlain Valley.

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'Clickshare' looks at how we are losing interpersonal skills

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present alumnus Lucas Kavner’s play “Clickshare” from Thursday, Dec. 3, through Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Seeler Studio Theatre in the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Middlebury grad's business is up and rolling

Posted on December 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Matt George had mapped out a tentative plan for his life that included earning a bachelor’s degree in biology, then proceeding to medical school en route to becoming a physician.

But the 25-year-old’s career plans took an unanticipated detour during his four years at Middlebury College. Instead of preparing for a life of patients, stethoscopes and scalpels, George is now cruising at the helm of one of the nation’s hottest transportation services, a company called Bridj.

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