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December 18th

Doug Anderson — meet the man in the spotlight at Town Hall Theater

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Take a snapshot of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater today, and what do you see? A glamorous but comfortable 232-seat community space that hosts approximately 165 performances every year. Acts range from dog shows to films, local theater to professional operas, and everything in between. The theater and its staff are funded by a comfortable revenue stream supported by ticket sales and donations.

Get the picture? It’s a booming success.

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The Outside Story: A walk in the woods — following plants that follow stream beds

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Susan Shea



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I followed a stream downhill through the woods as it coursed through a small ravine. At the base of the hill, just before the brook entered a wetland, a patch of unusual-looking plants was growing amongst moss on a decaying tree root that spanned the stream. They were round and flat with lobed edges, and only the size of a dime. A couple of other patches grew nearby. Here the plants had branched out from their round bases, extending flat green ribbons across the damp soil.

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Vermonters react to FCC's repeal of internet neutrality

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt of VTDigger.org



WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission repealed Obama-era internet neutrality regulations on a party-line vote Thursday.

In the hours after the decision, many Vermont officials came out strongly against the move.

All three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation signed on to legislation that would restore the regulations. Meanwhile, top Vermont officials weighed options that could be taken at a state level.

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Watershed Center's Solstice Celebration set for this Thursday

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The year’s longest night has at last arrived and that means it’s time for the annual Winter Solstice Celebration at the Waterworks Property on Plank Road in Bristol. Revelers of all ages are invited to venture into the forest and mark the moment when the sun stands still on the southern horizon and turns to begin its march to summer.

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Skiing lesson scholarships offered

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY/HANCOCK — After his death in 2007, the family and friends of Joe Doria, a long-time employee of Middlebury College, established a fund in Doria’s memory: the Joe Doria Memorial Ski/Snowboard Lesson Scholarship.

The deadline for applications for this year is next Tuesday, Dec. 19.

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Vergennes police step up holiday patrols

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department, in conjunction with other Addison County law enforcement agencies, will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and impaired driving patrols during this holiday season, Chief George Merkel announced on Friday.

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ACTR announces ski shuttle and holiday hours

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The arrival of winter brings with it the ACTR ski season shuttle and holiday schedules. ACTR kicks off its Snow Bowl shuttle’s daily ski season schedule on Saturday, Dec. 16. The ski season weekday schedule will offer six runs Mondays thru Thursdays and eight runs on Fridays. The ski season weekend schedule will offer six runs on both Saturdays and Sundays.

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Poet's Corner: The horses of summer

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Susan Jefts



August at Dusk

 

The sun has dropped below Sterling Mountain,

freeing for the brief night hours the pasture

of endless summer sun’s incessant beating heat.

In relief the grasses breathe out vapors.

 

In the rising, warm air stream,

like a kind thought before a friend speaks,

we sense in the night a benign presence

before their huge, dark bodies take shape.

 

Our two mares, expecting gentle hands,

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