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THE THREE-TIME Grammy nominated early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico will perform at the Mahaney Arts Center on Nov. 9. Photo / Marco Borggreve
11/04/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The three-time Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico will present “Breaking the Habit” on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Mahaney Arts Center. The concert will celebrate the unprecedented number of female rulers in the 16th century, from the powerful Medici women in Italy to the great Tudor queens of England, many of whom used their patronage to facilitate the production of exquisitely beautiful music by female composers. Through this fascinating program, Stile Antico will shine a light on often-neglected repertoire, bringing women from the Renaissance to life through song....

MUHS MIDFIELDER OLIVER Poduschnick gets in front of a Stowe forward to clear the ball from danger in the first half of the Tigers’ 2-0 loss in the Division II final on Saturday in South Burlington. The Tigers reached the D-II final in the first year the program was allowed to compete in the division. Independent photo/Steve James
11/04/2019
SOUTH BURLINGTON — For the scoreless first 50 minutes of Saturday’s Division II boys’ soccer final at South Burlington, No. 2 Middlebury Union High School was arguably the better team than No. 1 Stowe. The Tigers outshot the Raiders in the first half, 7-5; forced Stowe goalie Isaiah Shaefer-Geiger to make three of his four saves; and moved the ball purposefully. “I thought we played a really good first half,” said MUHS Coach Reeves Livesay. “We created three or four very dangerous opportunities. Unfortunately we weren’t able to capitalize on them.” The last half hour proved to be a different...

BULLDOG DEFENDER MARK Cathy can’t stop Tiger senior Thatcher Trudeau from running into the end zone at the end of the first quarter of Friday’s Division I semifinal. Visiting Burr & Burton (9-1) dealt the Tigers their first loss, 54-39. Independent photo/Steve James
11/04/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Entering Friday night’s Division I semifinal, the Middlebury Union High School football team had surrendered only 99 points in its nine games, all wins. The Tigers had allowed only one team to score as many as 20 points, and that was back on Sept. 6. They pitched a shutout in their quarterfinal home victory over St. Albans, and had held five straight foes to 14 points or fewer. But the second-seeded Tigers had not played No. 3 Burr & Burton (9-1) and quarterback Joey McCoy. At 9:52 of the second quarter the Bulldogs’ McCoy had already thrown three touchdown passes to John...
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents at next year’s town meeting will again be asked to use some of the $2.5 million in accrued local option tax surplus to reduce property taxes. Town leaders will spend the next few months asking residents how much of the surplus should be used, and for what specific purposes. “If we do want to go forward in using that money, what policy would you like to have, and what minimal balance would you like to carry going forward to plan contingencies for the bridge?” Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay asked at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting. “There are a number of...

JUSTIN WEDGE AND Meagan Oberly are the new owners of Noonie’s Deli in Middlebury’s Marble Works complex. The partners are infusing new life into the popular sandwich shop. Independent photo/John Flowers
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The latest owners of Noonie’s Deli — Meagan Oberly and Justin Wedge — promised to bring stability and more scratch cooking to the much-loved Middlebury sandwich shop, which has changed hands four times during the past decade. The couple officially acquired Noonie’s from Jonathan Wish on Aug. 1. At the time, Oberly had been serving as the shop’s general manager and Wedge had been helping out in the kitchen. Wish, according to the couple, had other business interests in Chittenden County that were taking his time, so much so that he was looking to sell Noonie’s to someone who could...
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Suzanne Brown, retired Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College, will be at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. to give a Vermont Humanities Council talk entitled “Immigration Restrictions Then and Now: Short Stories of Edith Eaton (Sui Sin Far).” Brown will discuss three 1912 short stories by Edith Eaton (Sui Sin Far) that examine the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and its effects on the Chinese immigrant community. Eaton’s stories explore assimilation issues, family separations, discrimination, and fear of deportation in ways that still...

MAYA BRECKENRIDGE, RIGHT, scares Chance Koenig during a rehearsal of “HONK!, JR.,” the upcoming Middlebury Community Players Foundations musical production that will take the Town Hall Theater’s stage Nov. 7-10. The 25-member cast of kids are all from Addison County. Independent photo/Steve James
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Being different takes courage, and in a world comfortable with conformity “different,” unfortunately, often means facing harsh bullies. Hans Christian Andersen illustrated this first in his classic 1843 fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling,” where a homely little bird suffers abuse from all around him until he matures into a beautiful swan. The story of personal transformation in the face of adversity will be re-hatched by the Middlebury Community Players, with “HONK!, JR.,” Nov. 7-10 on the Town Hall Theater stage in Middlebury. This children’s musical adaptation of the Ugly Duckling...

'NER OUT LOUD' will feature Middlebury College students from Oratory Now delivering live readings poetry and prose from the New England Review on Friday, Nov. 8 at the MAC. Stay for a reception with “S’more Readings” after the show. Photo by Todd Balfour
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Similar to Public Radio International’s “Selected Shorts,” students from Middlebury College’s Oratory Now will read selections from the New England Review (NER) literary magazine in the sixth annual live performance of “NER Out Loud” on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mahaney Arts Center. The event will be followed by a “S’more Readings” reception with student writers. Both events are free and open to the public. Sign language interpretation will be offered. “The combination of New England Review’s content — a rich selection of new poetry and prose — and Oratory Now’s energy...

MIDDLEBURY SENIOR EBEN Jackson shows trickery to beat a Harwood defender before laying off the ball to Alex Bleich whose cross was fired home by Andy Giorgio for the Tigers’ first goal in their 2-1 home win on Tuesday. Independent photo/Steve James
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — It took 82 minutes and 54 seconds, a lot of gritty defense, and an accurate finish after a little bit of a lucky bounce for the Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team to make history on Tuesday afternoon with a 2-1 victory. That finish came from Tiger junior striker Alex Bleich with 2:54 gone in overtime in a Division II semifinal, and it sent MUHS to the program’s first-ever boys’ soccer final. The 14-3 Tigers, seeded No. 2, will take on No. 1 Stowe (16-0-1), the favorite since Raiders moved up to D-II this fall after winning seven straight D-III titles. The final will...

VERGENNES UNION HIGH School’s Ben Huston, right, presses the pace during the 5K state championship race at Thetford Academy this past Saturday. The Commodore junior was the top local finisher, placing sixth in Division II. Photo by Joe McVeigh
10/31/2019
THETFORD — The Middlebury boys’ and girls’ teams each finished third in Division II in Saturday’s high school cross-country championships hosted by Thetford Academy, while Vergennes junior Ben Huston’s sixth-place finish in the boys’ D-II race topped all local runners’ efforts. U-32 dominated the boys’ race to win with 20 points, followed by five teams that were tightly grouped: Woodstock (95), MUHS (106), Spaulding (122), Harwood (124), and VUHS in sixth with 128. The Mount Abraham boys, led by Liam Davison in 47th, were 11th (284) among 15 scoring teams. MUHS junior Jack Christner finished...

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