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Bread Loaf students join with professional actors in summer stock theater

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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Books and papers are strewn about the floor of the Burgess Meredith Little Theater on the Bread Loaf campus of Middlebury College. Actors file in toward the open stage from all sides, grabbing chairs for a courtroom scene in an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.” Those not in the scene sit offstage and follow along with their scripts.

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Play in Ripton based on diaries of Abigail and John Adams

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Actors Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will return to the Ripton Community Church this Sunday night to present “My Dearest Friend- Lovers, Heroes, Scoundrels,” a performance piece by Stapleton based on the letters and diaries of Abigail and John Adams. The Bristol couple may be remembered for their previous performances of Mark Twain’s “Diaries of Adam & Eve” and their own “Songs and Stories.”

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Ripton installs a new dry hydrant on Billings Bridge

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Billings Bridge on Natural Turnpike Road in Ripton now has a dry hydrant. Ripton Fire and Rescue completed installation of the hydrant on June 19. The installation of is part of a comprehensive program to improve fire protection in Ripton.

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Ripton teen nominated to join U.S. ski team

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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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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Meet the writers: Bread Loaf campus to host public talks by pros

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Professional writers are returning to Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton this week for two distinct — but related — gatherings: The Middlebury Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Both conferences are modeled on the oldest writers’ conference in the country, the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, which is slated for Aug. 15-25.

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Heather Pierson Trio bring sweet sounds to Ripton

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Music critic DC Blom says that the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio gives audience two for one. They slide “from sweet acoustic Appalachian old-timey vibe with Patty Griffinesque lyrics to brassy New Orleans blues piano with a bone thrown to Bessie Smith,” Bloom writes in Lone Star Music Magazine.

Judge for yourself when the Ripton Community Coffee House welcomes the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio to the Ripto Community House this Satruday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m.

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Students end their school experience with an epic hike

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — School. You get out of it what you put in, as they say. And at Ripton’s North Branch School, student effort isn’t just measured by the amount of time spent in the classroom or in front of a computer screen.

For graduating 9th-graders, it’s also measured in miles — 23 of them, all associated with an annual three-day backpacking trek along the Long Trail.

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Ripton to host 'open classroom'

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Ripton Elementary School will host its “New Student Open Classroom” event this Wednesday, May 9, 8:30-10 a.m.

Parents and their child or children who are considering enrolling at Ripton Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to join school staff for the “Open Classroom,” in which students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet Ripton teachers and students, see classrooms and join in learning activities for the morning.

A light snack will be provided.

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Self-proclaimed oldest Ripton resident talks local history and Robert Frost

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — On Saturday morning, April 21, more than 50 people attended a talk at the Ripton Community Church. The 97-year-old Hilda Barnard Billings presented “Hilda’s Recollection of the Ripton Post Office and Friend Robert Frost.”

Claiming to be the oldest Ripton resident, Hilda was born in 1920 in the downstairs northwest bedroom of the first post office in Ripton, now the Chipman Inn. “Maybe being born in this house destined me to become a postmaster,” she said.

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Ripton students present Capoeira April 19

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Capoeira is coming to Ripton Elementary School. As part of the school-wide thematic study, “How We Express Ourselves,” and thanks to grants from Vermont Arts Council and Friends of Ripton School, the school will welcome Fabio (Fua) Nascimento to Ripton from Thursday, April 12, through Thursday, April 19.

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