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Advent music

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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THE NORDIC HARMONY Singers, Erik Johanson and Bob and Christian Yengling, were just some of the performers at St. Stephen’s Church in Middlebury last week celebrating the Feast of Santa Lucia, a traditional Advent celebration with Swedish roots.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Duck, duck, chicken

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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TWO DUCKS AND a chicken wandered around a Middlebury farm recently, pausing briefly to check out a hiding space under an evergreen tree.

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Tasty tableau

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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DOZENS AND DOZENS of local folks of an artistic and culinary bent entered the Vermont Folklife Center’s 20th Annual Gingerbread House competition, including this one by Eric, Holly and Emerson Blair. The theme was “Down on the Farm.” The show closes this Friday afternoon.

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Maids a' milkin'

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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MOIRA COOK AND Lila and Nate Cook Yoder won a blue ribbon in their category for this "12 Days of Christmas"-inspired gingerbread creation. 

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Marshmallow man

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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THIS LITTLE MARSHMALLOW guy was one of dozens of entries in the Vermont Folklife Center’s 20th Annual Gingerbread House competition.

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Sweet sheep

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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SUE AND DARCY Staats of Middlebury created this whimsical sheep cooling off by a pond in the Vermont Folklife Center’s 20th Annual Gingerbread House competition. This year's theme was "Down on the Farm."

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It's almost time

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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IN THIS GINGERBREAD house on display at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, a reindeer suggests to Santa Claus that he get busy wrapping the last of the toys he will carry to children around the globe next Monday night. Darcy Stratton and Keely Stratton-Pockette of Middlebury entered the entirely edible sculpture in the Adult-Amateur category. 

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Horizontal and vertical

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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THE ALTERNATING WHITE and dark stripes of an American flag arc around the hard lines of the flagpole from which it is flying in Bristol recently.

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Portal

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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TRISTAN MULLAN, NOT quite two years old, gets a boost to look through a window on the new outdoor sculpture at the Parent/Child Center in Middlebury this past Monday.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

 

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Off leash, on leash

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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CHRIS ZEOLI WALKS his dogs, Souchi, left, and Findeln near his Middlebury home on a chilly December afternoon last week.

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