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Funky, fermented artist turns labels into art

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Have you ever really looked at the labels of products you use every day? Try it sometime, you might be surprised. Sure some labels never vary from their branding, but on other products you’ll see the thoughtful work of artists that changes over time.

Take for example Mike Kin. He’s been drawing the labels for Aqua ViTea Kombucha since their first batch in 2007.

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Meet the Chef: Andrea Cousineau of The Lobby, Park Squeeze, Black Sheep and Bearded Frog

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When you’re an executive chef, you never know when duty might call. That’s why Andrea Cousineau carries her chef knife in her purse at all times. It’s a MAC in case you were wondering.

“I go between four different restaurants,” said the executive chef of The Lobby in Middlebury, Park Squeeze and Black Sheep Bistro in Vergennes, and The Bearded Frog in Shelburne. “I never know when I’ll need it.”

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Glide into a new season with Frost Mountain Nordic

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When you think of a nordic ski club, you might think of spandex suits, streamline sunglasses and hundreds of lean athletes racing around a course pushing off of their skinny skis and tall poles. Next you might think brrrr… and skip the nordic racing scene for warmer clothes and a more tranquil touring experience.

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A year's worth of Arts + Leisure encapsulated here

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



Arts+Leisure celebrated it’s first full year in 2017. Twelve months, 52 issues, over 830 pages, all dedicated to arts and events going on in Addison County.

Having launched the new arts section as a supplement to the regular Thursday Addison Independent in May 2016, we only had half a year to review last year. This year reviewing all that went on left me breathless.

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Meet the Chocolatier: Blanca Jenne from Middlebury Sweets

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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’Tis the season for holiday cheer — a time when family and friends come together to celebrate. Sure, there are the usual holiday parties with finger food, egg nog, cozy fireplaces and ugly sweaters, but don’t forget the most important part… the candy.

What would the holidays be without chocolates, gummies, candy canes, toffees, brittles, caramels, cookies and all the other glorious sweets?

Boring, that’s what.

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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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Meet the chef: Gurdip Singh from Taste of India in Middlebury

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Chefs who really know what they’re doing make it look effortless. They move calmly over the oven flames, stirring and shaking pans with sizzling veggies, searing meats and bubbling sauces. They grab spices — add a dash here and a pinch there. There are no timers and no recipe books; they’ve got the flavorings and cook-times down to a perfect science.

Wait. That can’t be true. Everyone must need a recipe — at least at the very beginning — right?!

Wrong.

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Do you remember 'How to Eat Like a Child'?

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What can you remember from 21 years ago? That was 1996.

Anything?

Some of us have incredible memories for random things, like our hair style or favorite sweatshirt. Others remember the feelings around big life moments. Then there are a few, who forget it all.

So, I wasn’t sure if anyone from our 1996 cast of “How to Eat Like a Child: And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up” was going to remember the show (or me, for that matter) when I asked around last week. But I was wrong. Very wrong.

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Broadway Direct taps a dozen years in Vergennes

Posted on December 4, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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There’s nothing quite like a Broadway show. They are simply magical.

If you’ve never been, picture this: As the sun sets, Broadway lights up. The strip is radiant with lights bounce off the theater signs, reflecting on buildings and damp city streets. People bustle down the sidewalks, others hop out of double-parked cabs, scurrying out of the chilly city air and into ornate theaters. Once seats are taken, the actors are ready, the orchestra is tuned and sets are in place, the velvet curtains go up on show after show.

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Holiday fairs light up with community support

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Get ready because this is the week — the week when holiday cheer becomes socially acceptable for the season. Holiday songs will start flooding the radio waves, twinkle lights will coat evergreens and homes, community meals will fill bellies and warm hearts, and the shopping begins.

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