MARY LOU RECOR will recount her trail-breaking, route-losing adventures over 14 years of winter day hikes in “Searching for White Blazes: Hiking the Long Trail in Winter,” on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct., in Middlebury for the Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section’s Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series talk. Photo/Mary Lou Recor

Thursday, Feb. 20

Mountain bike trails planned for city park

SCOTT HARDY IS spearheading an effort to bring bike trails to MacIntosh Park in Vergennes by this summer. Hardy is a member of the Addison County Bike Club board, which is helping coordinate the work. Hardy and the club will also be seeking volunteers to help build trails. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — Vergennes-area residents should be able to ride their mountain bikes on a new trail network right within city limits by this summer.

Food assistance threatened for hungry Vermonters

LILY BRADBURN, LOCAL food access coordinator for HOPE, makes selections at the organizations’ Middlebury food shelf this past November. Bradburn warns that proposed changes to federal food assistance programs will mean fewer food benefits for Vermonters and less money in the Vermont economy. Independent file photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — Local human services providers are bracing for changes in rules governing the biggest federal food assistance program — changes they say would result in fewer people qualifying for ben

Town Hall Theater director leaving after 18 months

TOWN HALL THEATER Executive Director Mark Bradley is leaving the Middlebury organization after 18 months working to make it a more sustainable institution. He is shown here in October at an arts award ceremony with Anna Marie Gerwitz (left), former executive director of the Flynn Music Center, and Susan McClure, executive director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh. Independent file photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater will soon have a new top administrator.


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