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St. Stephens sets the mood with Advent concerts


CAROL HARDEN (LEFT), Joy Pile, Thomas Dunne and Emily Sunderman are celebrating 15 years together as the Addison String Quartet. On Dec. 12 the quartet will debut a new work by local composter Jorge Martin as part of the Thursday Noon Advent Concert Series at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury. Photo courtesy of the Addison String Quartet

MIDDLEBURY — Advent is observed by Christian churches as a season of waiting and preparation for the celebration of Christmas.

Aid sought for the homeless in Middlebury


PEOPLE HELD PLACARDS to draw attention to the plight of the homeless in Addison County during a candlelight vigil in Middlebury last December. The John Graham Housing and Services’ Sleep Out to End Homelessness will take place again this Saturday night in Middlebury. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Ready

Editor’s note: This is the most recent in an ongoing series of stories on homelessness in Addison County, including

Citizens help reimagine downtown Middlebury


THE TOWN OF Middlebury recently concluded a five-day “Planapalooza” to create its first-ever downtown master plan, which will include ideas on how development could responsibly occur in a downtown that is already substantially built out. Seen here is the notion of a “pocket neighborhood” surrounding St. Mary’s School off Shannon Street. Graphic courtesy of Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative LLC

MIDDLEBURY — A “pocket neighborhood” surrounding the former St.

Sleepout to end homelessness set for Saturday


PEOPLE HELD PLACARDS to draw attention to the plight of the homeless in Addison County during a candlelight vigil in Middlebury last December. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Ready

MIDDLEBURY — A group of people will be sleeping out in the cold this coming Saturday night to help make it possible that no one sleeps out in the cold in Addison County this winter.

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