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St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus hurricane relief dinner is Sept. 29

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Spurred by the devastation left behind by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus are hosting a Knights in Italy spaghetti dinner on the evening of Friday, Sept. 29, from 5-7 p.m. at St Ambrose Parish Hall. The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce (with or without meat), garlic bread, salad, beverages, and dessert. The cost for the meal is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 for a family.

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Vermont Symphony returns to Middlebury for Made in Vermont tour

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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As summer turns to fall, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will cover the state from top to bottom for its Made in Vermont Statewide Tour. This Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m., the orchestra will perform in at the Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury on the fourth day of the tour. The concert program will include Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante,” Gluck’s “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo, Britten’s “Simple Symphony,” and the new work “Breath” by Vermont composer Paul Dedell.

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Dave Keller Band returns to Brandon Music this Saturday

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



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Dave Keller brings his soul and blues to Brandon Music this Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. He’s a first-class singer, guitarist and songwriter who has produced three acclaimed albums, turning his personal experiences into universal ones. His latest CD, “Right Back Atcha,” showcases his powerful voice, dynamic guitar playing and his meaningful, memorable songs.

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National Theatre's 'Peter Pan' flies to Middlebury this Sunday

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale “Peter Pan” comes to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater this Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

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Leicester woman dies from crash injuries

Posted on September 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



SALISBURY — A Leicester woman has died from injuries she sustained in a single-car crash located at the intersection Creek Road and Dewey Road in Salisbury on Sept. 13.

Vermont State Police on Tuesday, Sept. 19, confirmed Danielle Austin, 39, had died after having sustained life threatening injuries in the crash.

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Arts Beat for Sept. 18: VSO to perform here as part of state tour

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Greg Pahl



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Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will cover the state from top to bottom for its Made in Vermont Statewide Tour. On Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m., the orchestra will perform in Robison Hall at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury.

The concert program will include Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Gluck’s “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo, Britten’s Simple Symphony, and the new work, “Breath,” by Vermont composer Paul Dedell.

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Food shelf use rises as crop yields decrease

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) food shelf in Middlebury is seeing a substantial uptick in demand from Addison County residents who are having a hard time making ends meet.

That, in itself, is of major concern to HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross. But the problem is compounded by the fact that this demand is occurring before the toughest winter months, and Montross knows there are many other hungry people in more distant reaches of the county who simply can’t get to the HOPE food shelf.

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Gas pipeline petition filed in Middlebury, a town meeting will be called

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury man on Sept. 11 filed a petition with more than enough signatures to force a special town meeting at which residents will weigh in on whether the community should charge Vermont Gas Systems for the pipeline easements it is seeking on town-owned property.

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First generation college students break ground at Middlebury

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY—Eighteen-year-old Clara Loftis, of West Palm Beach, Fla., has just completed her first day at Middlebury College. She’s excited about the two classes she took today, intermediate Spanish and a first year seminar. And she’s looking forward to starting psychology and chemistry tomorrow.

“It was good. I’m definitely feeling Middlebury is the place for me,” she said.

It’s not just the first day of college for Loftis, it is the first day anyone in her family has attended college.

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Christal Brown: Directed by dance

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When’s the last time you let your body express something through dance? Or does the mere thought of “dance” bring you back to the terror of some middle school dance that left you staring hard at the gym floor, palms sweating, wishing desperately no one would ask you to coordinate your awkwardly clunky feet?

Ya, we understand. And, guess what? You’re not alone.

Christal Brown, the dance program chair at Middlebury College and new dance director for Middlebury’s Parks and Rec Center, has good news.

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