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Yoga in Vergennes: Moving the community together

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By By Emma Cotton



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VERGENNES — Vergennes’s newest yoga and exercise studio is a shared space in more ways than one.

The studio, which sits on the second floor of an apartment building on Main Street that overlooks Vergennes City Park, has been owned under several managers throughout the years. It was handed over to co-founders Rebeccah Brinton and Jamie Smith in January.

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Rep. Jewett honored for his efforts on DUI law

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — The national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, known as MADD, is honoring Rep. Willem Jewett of Ripton as its “2016 Vermont Legislator of the Year” for his support of a new state law that expands the required use of ignition interlock devices for people convicted of driving under the influence.

Jewett, a Democrat, was the lead sponsor of bill H.560, which was ultimately passed as part of Vermont’s 2016-2017 transportation bill.

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Film festival attracted enthusiastic crowds

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Second Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers’ Festival (MNFF) featured an impressive seven sell-outs and filled a combined total of 2,860 seats spanning three venues during its four-day run.

“We’re really happy with the outcome and have considerable wind at our sails for next year,” a beaming MNFF Producer Lloyd Komesar said on Thursday.

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Traveling artist makes connections with people and places

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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ADDISON COUNTY — He only needs a room, a few decent meals, a table to work on and access to the outdoors. In exchange, Jim Mott promises a painting and pleasant company.

“It’s just art for hospitality around the USA,” he says of the Itinerant Artist Project, his 16-year-old mission to spread the gift of art to strangers across the country.

Since 2000, Mott has spent one month each year touring different parts of the country, and staying with hosts in exchange for a six-by-nine-inch painting.

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Learn about the past at living history weekend at Mt. Independence this Saturday & Sunday

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ORWELL — Revolutionary War soldiers return to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell the weekend of Sept. 10-11, for the annual “Soldiers Atop the Mount” living history weekend.

This year the event celebrates the 240th anniversary of the start of American construction of this major Revolutionary War defense. Visitors are invited to step back in time and experience the tent encampment and camp life, military tactics, colonial skills and more.

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Imhotep: Building on the wild side

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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CORNWALL — It took a long time for Jamie McKenna, Marcel Leduc and Dave Rossiter to choose a name for their new company.

They wanted something original — something that would reflect the uncommon and striking craftsmanship they have tried to produce in each of their building and design projects.

After several weeks they settled on “Imhotep.”

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Middlebury seeking a police dog

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters at their town meeting next March will be asked to support a patrol dog program for their local police department as a way of helping officers out in the field.

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Pipeline foes trying a new venue for appeal

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol attorney Jim Dumont believes his latest salvo against Vermont Gas Systems’ Addison Natural Gas Project has the potential to stop the pipeline in its tracks.

Dumont asserts that the 41-mile natural gas pipeline being built from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes is a distribution project and hence belongs under the Act 250 land development umbrella; not a transmission project, which would rightfully be overseen by the Public Service Board.

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Mayer pens story of intrigue and redemption in Weimar Germany

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Yom Kippur — the holiest day on the Jewish calendar — is about atonement, “a day to seek God’s forgiveness for our transgressions,” says Dr. Jack Mayer, a beloved local pediatrician and budding author.

So it seems only fitting that Mayer should become so inspired by a Yom Kippur sermon back in 1992 that he would spend the next 24 years faithfully penning a compelling story of redemption, centering on a villain in one of the darkest periods in human history: The birth of the Third Reich in Germany.

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Art park gaining a sculpture from a noted Vermont artist

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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SHOREHAM — On the south side of Shoreham’s Lemon Fair Sculpture Park, between two life-size statues of horses and a giant silver circle, sculptor Peter Lundberg is working on his latest project, a concrete piece that will tower 30 feet into the air.

The artist, known internationally for sculpting giant, concrete arcs, is setting a mold for a sculpture that will be unearthed and erected at the same site — the park is on the south side of Route 74, just past the Cornwall town line — where he is now creating it.

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