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Talented pianist breathes life into silent films

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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BRANDON — The moviegoers sit up and lean in as the silver screen in the darkened Brandon Town Hall comes to life.

What is on screen isn’t a feature-length modern film with vivid colors, special effects and dialogue and a full musical score blaring from the speakers.

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Third-generation firefighter earned Chief Officer of the Year designation

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — It takes a special kind of person to volunteer for a job that entails dragging themselves out of bed and into a snowstorm in the middle of the night because someone’s fire alarm went off. Although being able to help those in need is the main draw for many fledgling firefighters, the realities of firefighting also involve extensive training, unpredictable hours and, especially for the leaders of fire departments, the mundanity of administrative tasks.

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New college students explore Vermont

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — As parents and children across Addison County head to stationery stores for new notebooks and backpacks to prepare for the new school year, the MiddView Orientation team at Middlebury College is getting ready to welcome its 606 first-year students to the Green Mountain State.

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'Alice' leaps away from traditional style

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — In Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on a recent Friday morning, Anders Bright and Lana Meyer crouched, one nestled against the other, on the floor. Intertwining their hands, they experimented with waves, clasping and twisting their hands in search for the most unsettling effect that would do justice to the Cheshire Cat.

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Preserving culture through art: Folklife center keeps many traditions alive

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — Sitting in her Barre living room,Abenaki basket makerJeanne Brink first moistened thin strips of ash to make them more flexible and easier to work with. The Abenaki artist picked up the base of the basket that she had earlier made out of ash, and began to weave the strips so that they built up from the base.

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One-woman 'soup ministry' grows in Starksboro

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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STARKSBORO — Two years ago on a Sunday afternoon, Roberta McKinney pulled up into the loading dock of the South Burlington Trader Joe’s in her family car. She was looking for a bit of food that she could donate to local families in need, but the sight that greeted her stopped her in her tracks: 40 banana boxes filled with meats and fresh produce alongside bags of bread.

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Clippings: 'Markers' don't tell the whole story

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



Outside being an intern at the Addison Independent, I’m a student at Middlebury College. When I tell people I’m a history major, one of the questions I get asked most, after either a look of disbelief or a string of dismissive chuckles, is: “What are you going to do with that?”

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College museum interns curate local landscapes

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — Matthew Gillis held a ruler up to the wall, meticulously marking a line that he and his fellow interns would later use to hang up the photographs in their art exhibition. If the line were to be even slightly crooked, the photograph would hang clearly at an angle unacceptable to the team.

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Students explore experimental learning this summer

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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ADDISON COUNTY — A group of students from Bristol Elementary School rush out of the National Bank of Middlebury in Bristol, their arms laden with cash that had been in a safe only minutes before. Onlookers watch, but no one lifts a finger.

Instead, the onlookers smile, bemused, because the students’ arms are laden with Monopoly cash.

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Locals play role in historic convention

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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PHILADELPHIA — The second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week saw an emotional moment for Vermonters as erstwhile presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged his own support for Democratic Hillary Clinton.

Vermont delegate Diane Lanpher of Vergennes, who was caught by a television camera giving Sanders a hug before his big endorsement, was standing in the heart of Vermont delegation on the convention floor.

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