Middlebury


SCORES OF PEOPLE GATHERED at the Hannaford supermarket in Middlebury on Nov. 2 as part of a statewide and nationwide action at some of the nation’s largest supermarkets. The goal is to get grocers like Hannaford to pay competitive prices for wholesale milk that supports migrant farmworkers that help produce it. Independent photo/Megan James
11/21/2019
MIDDLEBURY / BRANDON — Activists gathered at the Hannaford grocery stores around the region, including around 20 in Brandon and many more in Middlebury — on Saturday, Nov. 2 to campaign for farm workers’ human rights. The event was organized by Migrant Justice and the Milk with Dignity campaign. There were at least 15 others throughout the state that day, all at Hannaford’s grocery stores. Migrant Justice initiated what they called a “national day of action” at Hannaford stores because Hannaford has so far not joined their Milk with Dignity program, which promotes farm workers’ rights. With...

MIDDLEBURY STUDIO SCHOOL instructor and artist Kathy Clarke’s work hangs in the MSS new studio The Loouvre. It will soon be replaced by a Small Works Show on Friday. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. All welcome. Independent photo/Elsie Lynn Parini
11/21/2019
MIDDLEBURY — On Nov. 22 the Middlebury Studio School will host an opening for their Small Works Show at its nonprofit pottery and visual arts school, on Route 7 South in Middlebury. The opening reception will be held from from 5-7 p.m. Nothing unusual about that. Except there is. When guests arrive to view the artwork they’ll be led straight into the bathroom. Yup, that’s right, the potty. The new gallery space is irreverently named “The Loouvre.” The Loouvre has had some informal shows since its inception last spring, but the Small Works Show marks the first time that the space is going...
11/21/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Megan Price will read from and discuss her latest collection, “Vermont Wild, Adventures of Fish & Game Wardens, Volume Six,” on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury. The talk is free and open to the public. The Vermont Book Shop will provide book sales and there will be a book signing after the discussion. Price’s new book is chock full of new and exciting stories of Vermont’s fish and game wardens. There’s a wild night chase into downtown Brandon involving the late Dave Rowden as told by retired warden Don Isabelle of Pittsford, a tracking...

THE TURTLE ISLAND Quartet will play a collaborative jazz concert with pianist Cyrus Chestnut on Friday Nov. 22 at the Mahaney Arts Center. Photo / Crystal Broussard
11/21/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet makes its Middlebury debut at the Mahaney Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 22 in a collaborative concert with the Performing Arts Series’ most frequent jazz artist, acclaimed pianist Cyrus Chestnut. The performance will traverse countless colors of jazz in a program called “Carry Me Home.” The partnership is infused with the global reach of gospel and sacred music, ranging from the Appalachian Mountains to the spiritually defined musical landscape of J. S. Bach. This moving night of Duke Ellington, Bill Monroe, Bill Withers, Coltrane, and more...

THE MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY Chorus will host its annual Thanksgiving concert at the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to all.
11/21/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Community Chorus presents its annual Thanksgiving performances on the Middlebury College campus at the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Concert Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, Nov. 23 and again at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24. Historic and contemporary music fills the free, hour-long program entitled “Songs of Rejoicing and Remembrance.” Jeff Rehbach conducts and Tim Guiles accompanies the 110 community and student members of the choir — among the largest choirs in the state. “This is the sound of one voice, one spirit, one people: voices singing...
11/21/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Many members of the Middlebury, Mount Abraham/Vergennes, and Otter Valley high school football teams earned postseason recognition from Division I, II and III coaches. Three Tigers earned First Team D-I recognition, two of them on both offense and defense, Tyler Buxton and Trysten Quesnel. Buxton was honored both as a running back and defensive back, and Quesnel as an offensive and defensive lineman. Thatcher Trudeau joined them on the first team as a linebacker. Three Otters earned First Team D-III honors. Jared Denis was recognized as both an offensive and defensive lineman...
11/21/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Mathew Billings, 36, of Cornwall for driving with a criminally suspended license and with a stolen license plate, following a traffic stop on Court Street on Nov. 17. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Received a report about a vehicle allegedly “doing doughnuts” in a municipal parking lot at around midnight on Nov. 11. Police said the vehicle had left upon their arrival. • Responded to a trespassing complaint at a Court Street residence on Nov. 11. • Helped find a child who had walked away from a foster parent in the Court Street area on Nov...
11/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Author Adam Minter will travel a thousand miles for a good recycling story. And for his latest book, Minter racked up significant frequent-flyer miles from Middlebury to China and ports in between, in his effort to shine a light on worldwide efforts to extend the life of our prized possessions and thus stem the tide of waste into landfills. Minter’s book is called “Secondhand: Travels in the new Global Garage Sale.” It explores, among other things, our practice of accumulating clothing, electronics and other stuff, and what happens to that stuff when we are finally ready to part...
11/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard wants the local planning commission to review a 5-Megawatt solar array that’s being planned for Middlebury College-owned land off South Street Extension. The plan has generated widespread criticism from neighbors and more than a dozen people who said they regularly walk, jog and bike near the proposed site, located near the Eddy Farm for Horse & Rider. A planning commission review of the solar farm — to be owned and maintained by Encore Renewable Energy — is expected to give the selectboard more insight into a plan on which they will invite public...

AMY CLAPP AND her son Theo Fallis, left, watch intently as Amie Bates evaluates the broken table lamp they brought to Thursday’s Repair Fair at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury. Bates figured out a fix. Independent photo/Steve James
11/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — More than 60 hopeful souls dragged in their broken small appliances, kitchen tools, bicycles, jewelry, torn or worn clothing and even a busted doorbell to The Makery at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury this past Thursday evening for the Addison County Solid Waste Management District’s Repair Fair.  One woman brought along a big suitcase that had been through the wars on an airport baggage carousel. Volunteer fixers repaired the suitcase handle, but couldn’t fix the zipper. The fair, a reoccurring event, had a nice, friendly atmosphere with snacks and things for the kids...

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