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Bristol writer connects Irish, Vt. landscapes

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — John Elder has lived a very purposeful life and a very lauded one. He’s earned Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, was a Carnegie 2008 Vermont Professor of the Year, has written and/or edited multiple volumes, had a chair in Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies Department named in his honor, and has garnered awards from statewide environmental organizations.

But one of the first things he did upon retiring after 37 years of teaching at Middlebury was to simply act on a whim.

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Artist profile: Kathryn Milillo

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Isabel Lower



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Early on a July morning, painter Kathryn Milillo unloaded the pieces for her upcoming September show, lifting them one by one to be carried into Edgewater Gallery on the Green. After spreading them out and leaning the canvases against the walls, she gravitated towards a painting she has titled “What A Wonderful World.” It is a piece she painted at Lake George, of a green mountain sloping down and to the left, below it a line of treetops marches down to the right, and at their base the smooth, emerald line of the lake.

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Little City is gearing up: Music and crafters to fill the green; more fun to be had

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES The Little City will host its 35th annual Vergennes Day on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27.

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Talented pianist breathes life into silent films

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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BRANDON — The moviegoers sit up and lean in as the silver screen in the darkened Brandon Town Hall comes to life.

What is on screen isn’t a feature-length modern film with vivid colors, special effects and dialogue and a full musical score blaring from the speakers.

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Water ski instructor spends his life in the water

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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SALISBURY — Kelly Churchill lives at the end of a winding dirt road, down several flights of wooden steps, in a house that practically floats over the edge of Lake Dunmore. Below the railings of its wooden deck, a dock juts out into water that most mornings is glassy, providing ideal conditions for Churchill’s Vermont Liquid Ski School.

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Folk singer/songwriter to visit, perform at CVUUS

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The music of David Roth has been performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the recent vigil on the Middlebury Green in memory of the victims of the massacre in Orlando, Fla.

The Cape Cod-based folk-singer and storyteller makes his first ever visit to Middlebury this coming Sunday, Aug. 28. He will lead the Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society at 2 Duane Court.

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Police look into animal cruelty case

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are seeking the public’s help in solving a suspected animal cruelty case, involving a dog that was found hung from a tree in a wooded area off Route 125 East on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Police said the dog was a black and white border collie. Police found the animal at around 11 a.m., hanging in what they described as a wooded area off the road.

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Vergennes Day road races welcome all

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — From the speediest runners to most pedestrian walkers and everyone in between is invited to join the 5K and 10K races at Vergennes Day this coming Saturday morning.

The 35th annual Vergennes Day Race is a great way to kick off the day and to support a local charity.

The 5K run and walk will take you through city streets, finishing at the City Green. It’s a great opportunity for friends and family to get out and participate in a fun-filled and healthy event.

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Friday Arts Walk to open festivities

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — It’s the eve of Vergennes Day and what are you going to do?

Discover artwork at venues all along Main Street in Vergennes this Friday, Aug. 26, in the monthly Vergennes Arts Walk. See paintings by Georgina Forbes and John Burns, prints by Lyna Lou Nordstrom, and more.

This after-hours open house at art galleries and local businesses invites you to explore this walkable historic downtown. Browse shops, antiques and artwork. There will be light refreshments and wine tasting from Vergennes Wine at Creative Space Gallery, 5-8 p.m.

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Middlebury school bus routes announced

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NOTE: Students in grades K-12 ride together on all morning and afternoon runs, except for the “Red” bus. Please review routes carefully and contact Mary Hogan School at 802-388-4421 with any questions. Times for bus routes can vary by several minutes, depending on traffic, construction and ridership. Students should be at their bus stop at least 5 minutes earlier than the published time. For safety reasons, drivers will not wait for students to come to the stop. P/U = Pick Up D/O = Drop Off

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