Sheldon exhibit conjures spirits — and fun


THIS “SPIRIT PHOTO” from 1886 shows Weybridge “mesmeric physician” Soloman W. Jewett surrounded by apparitions. This photo is part of a Sheldon Museum exhibit titled “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Photo courtesy Sheldon Museum

MIDDLEBURY — Solomon Jewett (1808-94) of Weybridge kept a very impressive guest list.

Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Prince Albert of England.

Stone Mill renovations are almost complete


WORKERS LATE LAST week frame a new outdoor deck at the Stone Mill building in Middlebury’s Frog Hollow, which by the end of October will host retail, restaurant, office and lodging services for locals and visitors. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — Extensive interior renovations to Middlebury’s Stone Mill building are nearing completion, with current plans calling for the historic Mill Street structure to open its menu of busines

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Homeless shelter readies for a busy winter


SHERI SULLIVAN HAS been hired as the new food programs manager and operations assistant at the Charter House Coalition’s warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. The shelter is adding new staff and completing renovations in anticipation of increased demand for services this winter. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition (CHC) has hired additional staff and is putting the finishing touches on major upgrades to its Middlebury warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St.

VUHS blends peace and climate activism


AFTER A FULL school day of climate change workshops and Peace One Day celebrations at Vergennes Union High School on Friday, dozens of students and community members kept the momentum going by staging a climate rally and “die-in” on the Vergennes City Green. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

VERGENNES — On Friday, thousands of people in Vermont and millions of people worldwide went on strike and rallied to demand that action be taken to address the climate crisis.

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