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Grass to be rolled out for Middlebury block party


A PORTION OF Main Street in Middlebury was closed last August for the town’s second annual Block Party, during which kids of all ages played lawn games on sod that was rolled out across the Battell Bridge. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Main Street will temporarily transform from a busy asphalt artery to a verdant sod playground for a three-hour period on Wednesday, Aug.

Ferrisburgh alumni enjoy 55th reunion


MEMBERS OF THE Ferrisburgh Central School’s first graduating class gathered recently for a reunion. They include, from left, front row: Cathy (Husk) Whately, Karlene DeVine holding Buster, Caroline (Coyle) Bitler, Henry Kandzoir; and, back row: Jane (Larrow) Nimblett, Sidney Jewell, Laura (LeClair) Laflech, Kristine (Bull) Larson, Gene Jewell, Lorraine (Gebo) Whittemore, Margaret (Cushman) Schelley, banjo player Alan Curler, Paula (Mercy) Forgues, David Scott, Barbara (Raymond) Bordeaux, Jeanie LeClair, Joe Rivers Sr., and Sylvia Hallock Photo courtesy Karlene Devine

FERRISBURGH — Fifty-five years ago, movie tickets were $1.25, the New York World’s Fair opened and Congress passed and President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Klohck takes the interim helm at East Midd church


REV. GEORGE KLOHCK, shown here in front Middlebury’s United Methodist Church, will serve as interim pastor at the East Middlebury United Methodist Church until a new permanent pastor is found. Independent file photo/John S. McCright

EAST MIDDLEBURY — The members of the East Middlebury United Methodist Church will welcome the Rev. George Klohck on Sunday, Aug. 11, as their interim pastor. Pastor Rev.

Vergennes' Dawn Wagner is a paper-hat genius


DAWN WAGNER SHOWS off three of the paper hats she’s made for Carnevale. Wagner manages this annual event at the Vergennes Opera House and is hosting a hat-making workshop and tea party at the Sheldon Museum this Sunday. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — What do you get when you take a stage manager from New York City, transplant them in Vergennes and give them chickens, and a knack for making cookies, chocolates and costumes?

See Buster Keaton on the big screen with live music


BUSTER KEATON STARS in “Our Hospitality” (1923), a classic silent comedy film to be screened with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at Brandon Town Hall. Admission is free; donations are encouraged.

BRANDON — He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname “the Great Stone Face.” But Buster Keaton’s comedies rocked Hollywood’s silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s, and remain popul

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