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MHS alumni look back over six decades to a simpler time

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It can take a howitzer, cymbals and a foghorn to rouse some of today’s children from slumber to get to morning classes on time.

Pat (James) Brogan didn’t have that problem; sleeping late was a luxury neither she nor her family could afford, running Monument Farms Dairy in Weybridge during the early 1940s. Most of the menfolk had left to fight on distant battlefields during World War II, leaving women and children to perform most of the agricultural chores.

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Ilsley exhibits 60 years of Peter Miller's iconic Vermont portraits

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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VERMONT — It may seem trite to point out that the world has changed drastically in the past 60 years. But it seems equally impossible to begin considering Waterbury-based photographer Peter Miller’s “A Lifetime of Vermont People” with any other thought.

Miller — who bought his first camera on a whim at age 14 in Weston, when his mother sent him with money to replace a stolen hunting rifle — has self-published a collection of his most iconic black-and-white portraits of Vermonters.

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'Fashion and Fantasy' on display at Sheldon Museum

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In celebration of its 130th Anniversary the Sheldon Museum of Middlebury, Vermont presents the exhibit “Fashion & Fantasy,” introducing selections from the museum’s vintage clothing collection paired with the unique, stunning, and imaginative couture creations from nature by Vermont artist Wendy Copp. The exhibit opened on Aug. 20 and runs through Nov. 3.

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New sidewalk woud link Weybridge, Middlebury

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury and Weybridge leaders have hired a team to size up a new sidewalk that would connect Middlebury and Weybridge across the historic Pulp Mill Bridge.

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Gas pipeline earns endorsement by regional planners

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission has given its tentative backing to the proposed Addison Natural Gas Project, provided it meets a series of safety, environmental, economic and public outreach conditions set forth in a memorandum of understanding signed Aug. 12 by the regional planning commission and Vermont Gas.

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Brandon marijuana dispensary clears another hurdle

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A settlement has been reached regarding a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Brandon after neighboring landowners appealed a local permitting decision to the state’s Environmental Court.

The settlement clears the way for Vermont’s third permitted and licensed medical marijuana facility in a 6,700-square-foot building on Lovers Lane.

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Student carve rail-inspired stone bench, offer it to Middlebury

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury during the 19th and early 20th centuries was known for its marble and the ability to export it via an active rail system.

Well, Middlebury’s Marble Works is now a shopping center and train traffic is sparse, but the town might soon get an artistic and utilitarian reminder of its industrial and transportation heritage.

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City seeking grant for North Main Street sidewalk

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES —Vergennes is seeking a $180,000 VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program grant to extend a city sidewalk along North Main Street from the Vergennes Redemption Center to Champlain Discount Foods, a stretch of road that includes the Kennedy Brothers building, according to draft minutes from the city council’s July 23 meeting.

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Theater camp challenges young actors

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — The Town Hall Theater’s “Young Company” is back for its third season and for the first time ever is capping its three-week acting and ensemble-building camp with not one, but two plays of a very different nature. The group on Monday, Aug. 19, will stage “Aladdin,” a Disney musical, and Jean Anouilh’s adaptation of “Antigone,” a classical Greek drama whose eponymous heroine is the incestuous lovechild of Oedipus and his mother.

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City's annual celebration is this weekend

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Little City kicks off its annual Vergennes Day festivities on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. with a street dance on Main Street and in City Park. Snacks and Mexican food will be available and children can play in the Bouncy House. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

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