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Tour around town on summer walks

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Conservation Commission has created a series of summer walks around town to highlight its natural resources. The first of these walks will take place on Tuesday evening, June 26.

On that night, Ron Payne of Otter Creek Audubon Society will lead a bird walk beginning at 7 p.m. from College Park. Participants in the walk can learn new birds, see familiar old ones and enjoy a stroll with other community members. The walk will make a loop of the village.

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Letter to the editor: Sports center is important to town

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Devin McLaughlin



A big thank you is owed to the Middlebury Rotary Club for its generous donation of $10,000 to the campaign to complete the Memorial Sports Center.

Watching my youngest daughter graduate from high school in the Sports Center earlier this month, and seeing all of the community members in attendance, I was reminded once again of the important role the Sports Center serves, and the need to finish the building. The Sports Center is a local hub that serves a variety of purposes with the common theme of community.

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Where are they now? Emerson Conlon (MUHS)

Posted on June 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Hometown, current residence, age: Cornwall, Chicago, 26

Family: Parents: Mary and Peter Conlon; siblings: William Conlon MUHS class of 2012 and current 1L at Stanford Law School, Silas Conlon MUHS Class of 2019, fiancée: Rachel Tornquist. We met in college in 2011. Our wedding date is July 21, 2018!

What I am up to: I currently teach high school Spanish at Waukegan High School, a far north suburb of Chicago. This past year I taught Spanish 1 and AP Spanish to about 125 students.

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Where are they now? Kristen DeGraff (MUHS)

Posted on June 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Hometown, current residence, age: Grew up in Middlebury and currently live in New Jersey. 27 years old.

Family: Lyn Muller DeGraff and Peter DeGraff. Grandmother: Lorrie Muller. Sister: Alison DeGraff Ollivierre (MUHS ’06). Brother-in-Law: Vendol Ollivierre. Fiancé: Nathan Rudd (Middlebury College Class of 2013)

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Technology no obstacle to language education

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — Lillian Stroebe, who founded the Middlebury College Language Schools in 1914, said Middlebury was an ideal location for an immersive language program because of the degree of isolation it offered.

“Middlebury was actually chosen because at the time, it was in the middle of nowhere and students would come here and there wouldn’t be a lot of distractions and you could create the kind of isolation that would allow them to do that full immersion,” said Stephen Snyder, current dean of the Language Schools.

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HOPE exceeds its goal for building repairs

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) has exceeded — by almost $100,000 — its original goal of raising $600,000 to make a series of improvements to its Community Services building at 282 Boardman St. in Middlebury. The building is a place where low-income Addison County families go to get food, housing, clothing and other critical services.

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ACSD panel suggests ways to battle intolerance in schools

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District can effectively fight racism, bias and discrimination within its schools by confronting those issues head-on, by incorporating more diversity education within its curriculum, and by involving students and families of color in the sometimes difficult discussions about intolerance.

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'Tell Me Tour' seeks ideas for Ilsley

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Have some thoughts you’d like to share about the present and future of Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library? Library staff and trustees want to hear from you.

Library Director Dana Hart has announced a “Tell Me Tour,” during which she and Ilsley trustees will conduct feedback sessions with small focus groups to get a sense of residents’ priorities for the Ilsley and Sarah Partridge libraries.

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Foodaroo to feature food trucks, music and more

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Listening to music during the summer you often get the added benefit of getting to be outside while you soak up the sounds. In Middlebury’s Marble Works district this Sunday you can get an additional bonus of good food to munch on while listening to music in the fresh air. Add in a few more goodies and it’s starting to sound like a festival. And that’s just what it is — the 4th Annual Foodaroo Festival will take place a beautiful spot overlooking the Otter Creek falls this Sunday, June 24, 4-8 p.m.

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