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May 2nd, 2016
SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Congregational Church recently installed an elevator lift to enable better access to its sanctuary level. Now it is easier for people to attend worship services as well as special events like weddings, funerals and the annual Jamaican Hymn Sing.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” May 5-8 in Wright Memorial Theatre on the college campus. None of Shakespeare’s plays celebrates the theater more exuberantly and systematically.
NEW HAVEN — The Middlebury Union High School baseball and softball teams are hosting their third annual Color Run 5K at the Addison County Fair and Field Days grounds in New Haven on Sunday, May 15. The race starts at 9 a.m.
The cost is free for children 8 and younger, $15 for students, $20 for adults, and $50 for families. The money raised will support both the baseball and the softball programs.
To register, or to learn about becoming a sponsor, visit www.tigerpride5K.com.
MIDDLEBURY — Under the baton of guest conductor, Dr. Yutaka Kono, the Champlain Philharmonic will present its Spring Concert Series titled “Storytellers,” Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The concert will also be performed on May 8, at 4 p.m. at Green Mountain College in Poultney.
Kono is the artistic director of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, conductor of the Vermont Youth Philharmonia of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, and orchestra director and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Vermont.
This year, the number to beat is 20 tons locally, and 200 tons statewide.
And the super hero to help us do it is Captain Green Up.
The permitting process for solar sites used to be a long and time-consuming process until the Vermont Department of Public Services hit upon a brilliant scheme for cutting their workload precisely in half: They listen to only one side.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Union High School baseball team’s first win since 2014 — which came at the expense of county rival Vergennes — highlighted local high school baseball in the latter half of last week.
Unfortunately, that Thursday afternoon victory proved to be the only collective positive result, as MUHS, VUHS, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley all came up short in a series of other games, all against top Division I competition.
MUHS VS. VUHS
MIDDLEBURY — Some of Porter Medical Center’s busiest providers briefly put down their stethoscopes and high-tech medical equipment on Thursday to collectively wield an over-sized pair of prop scissors. They used it to metaphorically cut the ribbon for the opening of Porter Women’s Health, which combines the talents of providers who previously worked out of Tapestry Midwifery & Women’s Health and Addison Associates in OB/GYN.