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Local 8-year-old artist earns statewide honor

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Eight-year-old Daisy Madden was drawing before she could walk. Her mom, Meg, has marveled at the way she can pick up a crayon or marker and spontaneously draw whatever comes to mind.

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Middlebury actors stage 'Every Brilliant Thing' at VT Coffee Co.

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By David Weinstock



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MIDDLEBURY — What are the things that truly make life truly worth living? You could make a list. And that’s exactly what the central character in Middlebury Actors Workshop’s production of Duncan Macmillan’s “Every Brilliant Thing,” decides to do. Played by Aly Perry, she starts her list on the terrible day her mother of her mother’s first suicide attempt. The list begins with childish pleasures: ice cream, water fights, staying up past bedtime to watch TV.

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ACSD schools to welcome new leaders next month

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Next month will bring some significant leadership transitions at Addison Central School District schools.

Four of the ACSD’s seven elementary schools will greet new principals. Those schools are in Weybridge, Bridport, Cornwall and Middlebury.

Nicole Carter will take the helm of Weybridge Elementary, taking over for longtime Principal Christina Johnston. Addison Central Superintendent Peter Burrows provided more clarity on Johnston’s future destination in the district’s June newsletter, released last week:

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Pontius, Maravich net $10k grant for Courageous Stage

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Lindsay Pontius and Craig Maravich, the creators of Middlebury’s Courageous Stage program were recently selected to receive one of the first Thriving Communities Project Grants — each worth $10,000 –– by the Community Engagement Lab. Courageous Stage is an arts integration program, based at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, that works with youth in classrooms across Vermont.

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Sheldon research center awarded humanities grant

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Stewart-Swift Research Center of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History was awarded a National Endowment for Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions for 2019. The grant will enable the Museum to hire consultants to assess the Center’s current digital collections and to develop a state-of-the-art preservation plan for future digital projects.

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MUHS tennis participates in Project Wimbledon

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Members of the Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team competed in a paddle-ball tournament on a sunny June 6 afternoon to entertain Project Independence clients.

The third annual event was dubbed Project Wimbledon by its founder, Ken Schoen, who doubles as an activities coordinator at Project Independence and the coach of the Tiger boys’ tennis team.

“This was a delightful event for parents, Project Independence participants and the boys’ varsity tennis team,” Schoen said.

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Hannaford Career Center names top students

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Hannaford Career Center has announced the Outstanding Students for its fourth quarter, which closes with the end of this school year. Each quarter, HCC instructors select one student as their program’s Outstanding Student, to be honored for their work ethic, creativity, approach to problem solving, effort and attitude, collaboration, and other aspects of academics and the center-wide Habits of Work.

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Church to raffle paddleboard at Peasant Market

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Ever dream about walking on water? A standup paddleboard (SUP) can feel like that. The St. Stephen’s Boatwrights, a team led by Ed McGuire, spent the winter months crafting an SUP by hand. The SUP will be raffled off as part of the St. Stephen’s Peasant Market to be held on Saturday, July 6, on the green in Middlebury.

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Recommended further readings about CRISPR

Posted on June 14, 2019 |
By Students in Chem 0322 at Middlebury College



Still hungry for more information on CRISPR-Cas9? Follow these links and read the book that inspired the Middlebury College Chem 0322 class to explore further:

The book that inspired this project

Doudna, Jennifer A., and Sternberg, Samuel H. (2017) “A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution.” Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Court Street fire considered suspicious

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police and fire officials continue to investigate a suspicious fire that ravaged a duplex apartment building at 74 Court St. and significantly damaged two adjacent structures during the early morning of Monday, June 10.

Middlebury Fire Chief David Shaw said it was a fortunate “fluke” that no one was hurt — or worse — during a blaze that he believes might be rooted in a dispute between a local person and one of the 74 Court St. tenants.

“There could really have been loss of life here,” Shaw said.

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