July 1st, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Marquis Theatre owner Bill Shafer is seeking financial support from Middlebury-area movie enthusiasts in an effort to keep the business open.
VERGENNES — Astronauts on the 1970 Apollo 13 moon launch had to abort after 56 hours and barely returned to Earth with their lives.
Unlike them, Vergennes Union High School 8th-grader and space aficionado Alyse Beauchemin successfully completed her mission — a Capstone Challenge Project on that ill-fated NASA operation.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s entrepreneurial education program MIDDCore, which started out as a one-month winter term course, is rapidly growing. This year the program has expanded to include a four-week immersive summer session at Sierra Nevada College on Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
MIDDLEBURY — Ever since the 1830s, members of the Middlebury community have welcomed high summer by visiting the Peasant Market, a festive occasion on the town green next to St. Stephen’s Church. Peasant Market Day will be held this year on Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. It’s not only the largest yard sale in these parts, it’s also a gala occasion featuring food, crafts, live music, activities for children, plants, an auction, books, a raffle and an outdoor lunch created by the St. Stephens expert barbecue team.
MIDDLEBURY — The beautiful sounds of ringing bells will fill the air again this summer, as the 28th annual Middlebury College Carillon Series treats audiences to free performances on Friday evenings at 5 p.m. in and around Mead Memorial Chapel. Each year, musicians from around the world come to Middlebury to perform in the chapel’s soaring tower high above the college campus. All of the concerts are free and open to the public, and can be enjoyed inside Mead Chapel or on the surrounding lawns.
What is a poem?
Music? Yes — an ode to joy, a funeral dirge, a marching song, or a sunrise celebration … if I call it a poem, it is a poem! Some cultures sometimes have demanded adherence to strict rules of composition, but not in America anymore. Anyone can join and usually does.
ORWELL — The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell hosts a program on Friday, July 5, 2013, to commemorate the major Revolutionary War decision of the Americans to withdraw from Mount Independence in the face of British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne and his fleet on the night of July 5 and 6, 1777. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
I’m excited about the “Plan forged for new Middlebury offices” described in the June 13 edition of the Addison Independent. I’ve devoted my professional career to encouraging and assisting communities all around the country to proactively steer their futures. There are far too many examples of communities losing their character and their economic vibrancy to incremental, uncoordinated growth driven by short-term economic opportunity and huge corporate domination.