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Video: Stone Soup at Quarry Hill School

Posted on November 19, 2018 |
By Megan James



At Quarry Hill School in Middlebury, November is all about Stone Soup. Three- and 4-year-olds spend the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving immersing themselves in the classic tale and preparing for a feast. They chop vegetables, make bread, churn butter, decorate stones and write menus and invitations. It all culminates in a big party — with songs and soup, of course — at school with their families.

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RBG

Posted on October 30, 2018 |
By Megan James



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"RUTH BADER GINSBURG" made a surpise appearance at Middlebury's annual Spooktacular on the town green last Sunday.

Independent photo/Megan James

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Spooky delivery

Posted on October 30, 2018 |
By Megan James



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A FAIRY INVESTIGATES a mysterious mailbox at last weekend's Spooktacular Halloween celebration on the Middlebury green.

Independent photo/Megan James

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Oh, hello!

Posted on October 30, 2018 |
By Megan James



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THE PROUD COSTUME creator grins from within the box at last weekend's Spooktacular in downtown Middlebury.

Independent photo/Megan James

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Feelin' it

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Megan James



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KIDS GET INTO the groove in the gazebo during a dance party at Middlebury's Spooktacular last Sunday.

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Video: The Great Apgar Pumpkin

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Megan James



Every October for the last two decades, Jim Apgar has carved a giant pumpkin, hoisted it onto the roof of his truck, strapped it down, rigged it up with lights, and driven the whole thing around Lincoln, Vt. 

Click here to read Christopher Ross' story about the Apgar tradition.

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Triple threat

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Megan James



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QUITE POSSIBLY THE Vermontiest, fall-est thing ever — Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury this past weekend was serving a treat that combined maple, apple cider and doughnuts.

Independent photo/Megan James

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Showing support

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Megan James



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FOLKS GATHERED IN downtown Middlebury Thursday afternoon to show support for survivors of sexual assault, and for Christine Blasey Ford, who had been testifying before Congress that morning.

Independent photo/Megan James

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Video: When the Oxford Punch Needle went viral

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Megan James



Amy Oxford invented an ergonomic rug-hooking needle in 1995. Since then, she's been running her business and teaching rug hooking from an old farmhouse in Cornwall. But recently, business has been booming. Sales are up 644 percent thanks to a little boost from a decidedly modern source: #oxfordpunchneedle started trending on Instagram.

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Cornwall rug-hooking maven's invention goes viral after 23 years

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Megan James



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CORNWALL — Amy Oxford thought rug hooking was a dying art. She has been making punch-needle-style rugs since 1982, and teaching the craft almost as long. In the mid-’80s, there was only one shop in the country that specialized in punch-needle supplies. So she opened her own shop and mail-order business — from her Cornwall home — to meet her students’ needs.

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