Archive - 2013
UPDATE: This story has been updatd since it was originally posted to correct the information about Vergennes activities — the Legion is sponsoring Wednesday night fireworks, but it is not hosting any live entertainment.
ADDISON COUNTY — Folks in Greater Addison County are gearing up to celebrate 237 years of American independence on and around the Fourth of July this week. No matter how residents like to spend the holiday, there are events in the area for all who want to put on the red, white and blue during the week of July 4.
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.