October 10th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Throughout a person’s life, there is usually one defining achievement, one great success that becomes what they are remembered for, the personal triumph that becomes the first line of their obituary. For David Horlacher, whose career as a military officer, scholar and economic adviser has spanned seven decades and several continents, choosing this defining achievement is no easy task — and he isn’t even finished yet.
BRISTOL — The Mountain Health Center in Bristol has moved to the BristolWorks complex and for the past year has been offering health care to underserved populations — in addition to its traditional clientele. But last week the center got word that it has received designation that will make it easier for the medical practice to continue providing those services.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Community House trustees want to hear from any individuals or businesses interested in leasing or even purchasing the historic downtown home, a venerable local asset that unfortunately remains financially unstable.
Tennessee Williams’ 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens Oct. 17 at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. In the play, a birthday party is being thrown for Big Daddy (played by Steve Small), who has been ill for years but has never chosen who will inherit his rich Mississippi Delta cotton plantation.
MIDDLEBURY — It was in 1972 that David Werle focused on transforming his enthusiasm for photography into a new business — Middlebury Darkroom at 64 Main St. He and his family followed that up in 1983 with the opening of Lightning Photo in The Centre shopping plaza, a business that would move to 111 Court St. in 2002.
I recently went public with my intense desire to own a working wood cook stove. A few friends — having long ago accepted my quirks without question — started hunting on my behalf.
Their work paid off. Last Wednesday, I got a lead on a nice stove in Tunbridge for sale at a good price. By the time I contacted the seller, however, two other people had already made plans to look at it. My hopes were dashed. (On the bright side, apparently I’m not the only weirdo in Vermont.)