NAOMI CUTLER, AN ECO AmeriCorps volunteer serving the Middlebury Area Land Trust, is coordinating a year-long effort to create a 2022 calendar for MALT that will include photos of six scenic locations. Participating photographers are being encouraged to shoot the same spots at different times throughout 2021.
MIDDLEBURY — Everyone is eager to turn the page from a politically divisive, pandemic-laden 2020 — including folks at the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT).
And MALT — the nonprofit steward of a variety of conserved properties and the much-loved, 18-mile-long Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) — can’t wait to retire the 2020 calendar and spend all of 2021 crafting a stunning calendar for 2022 that will feature photos of cherished local scenes.
The resulting 2022 calendar will be sold to raise money for MALT, for such things as TAM trail maintenance and the scholarship fund for the organization’s...
COMEDIAN AND PEIRCING artist Pierre Vachon playfully pours hand sanitizer on his head while showing off his tattoos for his upcoming COVID Calendar. The Middlebury entertainer is finding new creative outlets since public gatherings went away when COVID-19 showed up.
Photo by Season Violet
MIDDLEBURY — Over the years, modern day Renaissance man Pierre Vachon has worn many different hats. The Burlington native has been known as a professional wrestler, a stand-up comedian, a piercing artist, an event producer at the Marquis Theater in Middlebury, and a DJ with Big Guys Entertainment, which he started with his friend Vinny Herbert. But, when most in-person entertainment was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vachon found himself scrambling for a place to exercise his imagination … and to earn a paycheck.
Well, the Middlebury resident is doing what he does best: getting...
PERSIAN GULF SECURITY will be the subject of EastView at Middlebury’s next Great Decisions virtual lecture on Friday, April 16, 2:30-4:15 p.m. Explore the changing power relationships in the Persian Gulf, the fulcrum of the now fast-shifting power balances in the Middle East in which Russia, China and the U.S. are all major players.
Thursday, April 8
Sarah Juli’s “Burnt Out Wife” free virtual screening. Thursday, April 8, 12:01 a.m.-Sunday, April 11, midnight, CineSend. MNFF presents this satirical look at marriage using dance, theater, music and humor. The show explores the decline and debris of a once-promising marriage now on the rocks. Using her comedic text-driven dance style, Sara Juli blows up marriage. Go to watch.middfilmfest.org/landing/438078029 to connect to the show. A live Q&A with Juli, the film’s creator, writer and performer, will take place on Sunday, April 11 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Q&A link at...
ERIN DAIGLE PAINTED the Black Sheep Bistro and 11 other of her favorite businesses in Vergennes during her free time this past summer and fall. She is turning them into a calendar.
VERGENNES — This past summer Erin Daigle painted oil paintings, plein-air, of 12 Vergennes businesses, and the paintings are being put together in a 2020 calendar called “Vibrant Vergennes.” The paintings are of Vergennes storefronts and restaurants. Each month of the calendar includes a brief statement from each business letting people know a little about them.
Daigle will host an opening reception this Friday, Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m. at Kennedy Brothers on North Main Street, where the original paintings will be on display until the end of February.
The Franklin County native was living in...