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Madaila kicks off local United Way's 50th year this Saturday

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Turning 50 deserves a celebration — a big one.

After all, that’s 18,250 days, or 438,000 hours, or if you count every minute: 26,280,000 minutes. It’s an accomplishment.

Not only has United Way of Addison County reached the big 5-0 this year, they have spent the last half century (all 26.2 million minutes) serving programs that enrich the lives of people who live and work in Addison County.

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Koehler turns pocket orchard into award-winning ice cider

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Cocktail-culture is back. But you already know that.

We’ve seen craft cideries, breweries, wineries, distilleries and specialty cocktail bars pop up and grow all around our county and state in the last five to 10 years. But have you ever wondered why these specialty libations have become so popular?

Brad Koehler, owner of Windfall Orchard, has a few theories.

Koehler’s in the craft alcohol biz. He uses the fruit he grows in Cornwall to make high-quality hard cider, ice wine and perry (similar to hard cider, but made from pears).

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Quilting season wraps community together

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Fact: tomorrow is the first day of fall. It’s hard not to get a little depressed as the warm summer days shorten, our colorful gardens fade, and we swap our shorts and sandals for sweaters and boots.

But, it’s not all bad. Fall brings the delights of harvest season, pies, pumpkins, corn mazes, hay rides, warm fireplaces and cozy beds layered with quilts.

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Fanning fills Mead Chapel with 50 years of music

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Emory Fanning sat down lightly on the seat, stretched his fingers over the keys, and let his feet hover at the ready over the foot pedals. A gentle pull of a stop, flickering of his right fingers and the great hall of Middlebury’s Mead Chapel filled with a traditional organ melody. The sounds grew as he employed his left hand, and then feet, reaching a crescendo that held tones ringing in the 1917 building’s ceiling.

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Christal Brown: Directed by dance

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When’s the last time you let your body express something through dance? Or does the mere thought of “dance” bring you back to the terror of some middle school dance that left you staring hard at the gym floor, palms sweating, wishing desperately no one would ask you to coordinate your awkwardly clunky feet?

Ya, we understand. And, guess what? You’re not alone.

Christal Brown, the dance program chair at Middlebury College and new dance director for Middlebury’s Parks and Rec Center, has good news.

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Meet the chefs: Dave Laferriere-Hall and Dustin Simmons of Coriander

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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The two chefs at Coriander don’t have a lot in common. Dave Laferriere-Hall, who served in the Marines from 1999-2003, likes seafood; Dustin Simmons, who traveled New Zealand after graduating high school, likes beef. Laferriere-Hall drinks wine, Simmons prefers beer; Laferriere-Hall geeks out over cheese, Simmons couldn’t care less. So what does this odd-couple have that’s made their 12-week-old restaurant in Middlebury a success?

Smarts.

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Bandaloop dancers go vertical when they return to Middlebury this weekend

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Ever seen vertical performance? BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. BANDALOOP returns to Middlebury to kick off the 25th anniversary season of the Mahaney Center for the Arts, with public performances at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Join the fun at Recess for Adults this Saturday; not your typical brewers festival

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Who didn’t love recess as a kid? Kickball, foursquare, swings, some sort of tag, mazes … whatever; it was the best part of the day, hands down. But once you leave elementary school … where does recess go?

Well, this Saturday is our lucky day, because recess is back! And this time it’s only for adults. Yup, “no kids, no pets and no teenagers with fake IDs.” Says so right on the website, recessvt.com.

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Company Be to present 'Love Letters' in intimate setting

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
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Plays always take place on large, raised stages, complete with lights, sets and oversized velvet curtains, right? Wrong. There’s a whole genre of theater the Addison County scene has been missing that doesn’t need any of these frills. It’s black box theater.

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Advice from a super mom: How to maintain a healthy, balanced and clean life

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Workout for an hour every day. Eat healthy, unprocessed foods. Drink water. Be a supportive and responsible family member. Sounds like a pretty solid resolution-list made on January 1st, right? But how often does the workout get rescheduled, the apple replaced by a cookie, water for coffee and your attitude swing a bit out of control? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

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