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Faith in Vermont: One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Posted on February 11, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



The challenge of writing a bi-weekly column as a mother of four young children is this: Most writing benefits from the writer leaving the house. Seeing the greater world. Having new experiences. While I do occasionally manage to leave the house, it takes 30-minutes to get out the door, and then my attention isn’t so much on the greater world as on the wriggling little people in my care.

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Faith in Vermont: Burrs Make For A Sticky Weekend

Posted on January 28, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



The second weekend of January -- after a December ice storm, several snows, and freezing temperatures had covered the ground with a thick layer of solid ice -- the temperature shot up into the 40s and 50s. That mild weekend, our family traded the Brrrrr of winter for another kind of burr.

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Tigers host Nordic meet

Posted on January 22, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Andy Kirkaldy



RIPTON — Middlebury Union High School Nordic athletes and local independent skiers fared well on Monday, when the Tiger team hosted its only home meet of the winter at the Rikert Ski Touring Center in Ripton.

For the Tiger team, senior girls Kate DaPolito and Sophie Ryan posted the best results, taking 14th and 17th among the more than 10 dozen skiers in the 5-kilometer skate race.

For Otter Valley, Brenna Coombs finished 67th to lead a three-skier contingent.

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Faith in Vermont: How to Enjoy Freezing Temperatures...With Kids

Posted on January 14, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



[Abridged version: Stay indoors. Drink Scotch.]

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Poet's Corner: A lurid tour of Boston flashes before the eyes of a worried passenger

Posted on January 6, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Leonard Gibbs



Our Poet: Gary Margolis, Ph.D., is emeritus director of mental health services and associate professor of English at Middlebury College. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his book “Fire in the Orchard.” His life of other honors and accomplishments is too long to give here. Suffice it to say that we are greatly honored to have this distinguished poet with us.

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On the Ball: VSMA honors Robinson

Posted on January 2, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERMONT — Middlebury Union High School junior football player Austin Robinson is one of three Vermont Sports Media Association athlete of the month winners for November as chosen in statewide balloting of VSMA members.

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Faith in Vermont: Resolution: Take Kids Cross-Country Skiing

Posted on December 31, 2013 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



I no longer remember who gave us the advice, but when our family first moved to Vermont some wise soul told my husband and me: “The winters are long and cold. The best way to survive them is to find an outdoor activity that you enjoy.”

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Faith in Vermont: Advent-ures: My 24 Days of Christmas

Posted on December 17, 2013 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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On the Ball: Panther woman fall in Final Four

Posted on December 6, 2013 | Blog Category:
By Andy Kirkaldy



SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The finest season in the history of the Middlebury College women’s soccer program came to an end on Friday afternoon, when the Panthers lost to top-ranked Trinity University, 2-1, in an NCAA Division III semifinal played in Trinity’s home town of San Antonio.

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Faith in Vermont: Just Do It

Posted on December 3, 2013 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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