Studio School eyes art classes in downtown Midd

THE MIDDLEBURY STUDIO School has hired its first-ever executive director, Sarah Briggs, and is searching for a downtown location to supplement its thriving space on Route 7 south.

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Studio School, growing in popularity even through the coronavirus pandemic, has hired its first-ever executive director and is looking to expand programming into a downt

Shacksbury is expanding in Vergennes

MEMBERS OF THE Shacksbury Cider production crew stand in the center of the 30,000-square-foot plant off Meigs Road just outside Vergennes. The growing company can brew 250,000 cases of hard cider there. Below, Abigail Iliff makes room for more cans to be labeled early this week. Independent photo/William Haig

VERGENNES — Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Shacksbury Cider has managed not only to increase sales, but also to expand its Vergennes production space, raise investment cash and launc

Starksboro Meeting House windows restored

WITH GREAT LOVE and care the 180-year-old Starksboro Village Meeting House is undergoing a gradual restoration. In 2020 the building's original windows, which are more than 16 feet tall, were cleaned, stripped of their lead paint and reglazed. This summer they'll be paired with custom-built storm windows. Photo courtesy Keegan Tierney

STARKSBORO — The pandemic may have canceled Starksboro Village Meeting House events and fundraisers over the past year, but building renovation work has continued apace.

College students make chemistry kits for local kids

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE JUNIOR Jane Nelson shows one of the chemistry kits that she and fellow students Manuel Morillo and Charlie Forbes assembled to let local children run the “elephant toothpaste experiment” and learn about chemistry. Pick up at the kit at the Ilsley Library.

MIDDLEBURY — The pandemic is not stopping the American Chemical Society Club at Middlebury College from bringing science education into the local community.


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