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Peter Mackey saw skiing grow and evolve

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY — When Peter Mackey learned to ski in the 1950s, the sport looked very different than it does today.

“It was all antiquated leather boots, unsafe bindings and unshaped skis. It was a time when kids climbed up into the backyard and learned to ski at home,” he recalled in a recent interview with the Independent.

Mackey had a front row seat to observe — and take part in — the evolution in skiing as the long-time general manager of the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.

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New outdoor clothing startup puts down roots in Middlebury

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY — Eva Shaw grew up ski racing in Vermont, so she knows a thing or two about being cold. That was the inspiration for the Middlebury College student’s start-up, Overeasy, a new outdoor clothing brand that grew out of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies’ and Middlebury College’s Entrepreneur program.

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Bikers take to new pump tracks

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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Former professional mountain biker Ali Zimmer was excited to see more kids and adults get a chance to get on their two-wheelers and pedal around a new “pump track” that was recently constructed on the Bristol Recreation Field adjacent to Mount Abraham Union High School. A pump track is a dirt trail on which mountain bikers roll up and over little hillocks and banked turns designed in such a way as to enable the rider to create momentum by pumping their body up and down and thus keep forward momentum with little pedaling.

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Ripton teen nominated to join U.S. ski team

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
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RIPTON — Abi Jewett of Ripton started ski racing at age 10, after several years of “ripping around with friends” at Middlebury Snow Bowl. The 18-year-old will soon be joining a new group of friends to “rip around” with on some much bigger mountains.

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Clippings: The news omnivore has a dilemma

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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When I was a junior in high school, I read Michael Pollan’s book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” At the time, Vermont’s local food movement was growing and it seemed plausible that what and how we eat defines us in profound ways.

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Setmakers' magic turns illusion into reality

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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For a few weeks every year, Middlebury Town Hall Theater Box Office Manager and Jackson Gallery Director Ellie Friml steps out of the box office and onto the stage — not to sing, but to paint. 

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Runners make friends during 550-mile race

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
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GOSHEN — “It’s day two, and I’ve got stomach pains and hives,” Rachel Dunai said while resting on an inflated pool lounger on the floor of the Blueberry Hill Ski Center in Goshen this past Friday afternoon. Then she rose and headed back out onto the trail to run her second marathon of the day. 

“I’m a little allergic to exercise, so I’m doubling up my allergy pills,” she added.

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Work motivates Bristol man to earn his degree

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
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BRISTOL — Trevor Farr wasn’t planning to continue his education after he graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in 2003.

“When I graduated high school, I didn’t have any intention of going to college. It’s normal in my heritage to work in construction. My dad was a carpenter,” said Farr.

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