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United Way nears end of its fund drive

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County (UWAC) officials have raised $541,000 toward a 2018 fundraising goal of $660,000, a summit they’ll work tirelessly to reach before the books close on the campaign on June 30.

The Independent reached out this week to UWAC Executive Director Helena Van Vorst and Amy Bodette Barr, the organization’s manager of development and marketing, for an update on a 2018 fund drive that began last September. While there’s more to raise, Van Vorst and Barr believe they have good cause for optimism.

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Open Door's Doucet reconnects with migrant workers in Mexico

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The words came from the old man’s heart, and they touched Julia Doucet’s soul.

There, surrounded by his family in his rustic home in southern Mexico, he told Doucet about how yet another of his sons had begged him on three separate occasions to join his two brothers already working on Addison County farms.

Father reluctantly surrendered to his son’s repeated pleas, and the boy slipped away on his perilous cross-border journey.

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New Haven's Anais Mitchell brings 'Hadestown' to broadway

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When Vogue calls your folk opera the “next musical theater obsession” you know you’ve done something right. When that musical makes it to Broadway, that’s another clue… Yeah, Addison County native Anaïs Mitchell and her show “Hadestown” has made it — big time.

Star struck? Yes, most definitely. This is one of those awesome stories of a local New Haven kid makin’ it big on Broadway. But this star hasn’t forgotten where she came from.

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Mobile eatery 'Evolution Kitchen' available for rent

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County residents are used to traveling to area restaurants for a nice meal.

Soon, a new restaurant will be traveling to them.

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Dozens of species catalogued in Otter View 'bioblitz'

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — For a few misty-weathered hours this past Saturdaym 30 to 40 people went on a “bioblitz” in Middlebury’s Otter View Park, cataloguing as many species of flora and fauna as they could identify.

Their final count: 44.

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Midd Congregational Church taps Gleich as new associate pastor

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — At a special meeting after worship on March 3, the members of the Congregational Church of Middlebury, United Church of Christ, voted unanimously to call the Rev. Elizabeth Gleich to serve as their new, full-time associate pastor.

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Pool World to close its doors; building to be removed

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Pool World this month will close its Middlebury location after a 24-year run at 30 MacIntyre Lane, a building slated to be demolished before June 1 in order to create more parking for the adjacent Greg’s Market.

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Opera deity captured in doc 'Maria by Callas'

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and the Opera Company of Middlebury will co-present the electrifying documentary “Maria by Callas” on Monday, May 6 at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.  This special screening will be a benefit event for the two non-profit organizations and will be part of the lead up to OCM’s much anticipated presentation of Massenet’s opera “Cendrillon” beginning May 31 at Town Hall Theater.

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Film chronicling Muslim Congresswoman's campaign to screen in Midd

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The group Middlebury Showing Up for Racial Justice will host a public screening of the award-winning documentary film “Time for Ilhan” next Wednesday, May 8, at 4 and 7 p.m. at Middlebury’s Marquis Theater at 65 Main Street. This event is free and open to the public, although donations are being collected to fund anti-racism work in Addison County.

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Kelly Boe bike ride to be held May 17

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — In 2015, Middlebury resident Kelly Boe was struck and killed by a car while out riding with this wife. On Friday, May 17, at 4 p.m., Middlebury Safe Routes, with support from ACSD/MUHS, Walk/Bike Council of Addison County, Frog Hollow Bikes, Middlebury Police, Addison County Sheriff, and Boe’s wife Kathy, invites anyone wishing to honor those killed or injured while riding public roads can join in a slow-paced bike ride. The ride is aimed at raising awareness that everyone shares the road.

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