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Naturalist program grows to 5-town area

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — The ecological brain trust in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro is about to get a little bigger and a little more knowledgeable.

The Vermont Master Naturalist (VMN) program, which has for two years offered in-depth training in local natural history to Burlington residents with a sustained interest and background in at least one natural history discipline, is expanding its offerings to the 5-Towns, as well as to Richmond, South Hero and Williston.

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Art exhibit is tribute to folklorist Greg Sharrow

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with the Middlebury-based Vermont Folklife Center, is opening a new exhibit, “New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture.”

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Outhouse racers battle the heat; six-time winner claims crown

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By James Finn



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BRISTOL — At last Wednesday’s 40th iteration of the annual Great Bristol Outhouse races, a perennial water-closet racer extraordinaire emerged victorious from a competitive field characterized by closely contested finishes and unexpected upsets.

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Bristol apartments scheduled for overhaul

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Two Bristol apartment complexes that offer affordable housing options — Pleasant Hills Apartments on Mountain Street and Bristol Family Housing on Hunt Farm Road — are about to get major upgrades.

Burlington-based nonprofit developer Housing Vermont, which purchased Pleasant Hills in 2014 and has just announced its intention to purchase Bristol Family Housing, is planning major renovations for both complexes.

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Workshop designed to draw women to tennis

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



MIDDLEBURY — An effort spanning all of New England to promote young women’s tennis will arrive in Middlebury later this month, and organizers are encouraging local athletes to register soon.

The one-day workshop is called Women in Tennis Together (WITT) and is sponsored by the New England branch of the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

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The Outside Story: Orb webs and the artwork of spiders

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Rachel Marie Sargent



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When I was little and tagging along when my dad tended his vegetables, I would sometimes find large black and yellow garden spiders. They were beautiful, and I noticed they had a curious trait: they often added a bright white decorative zigzag to their webs. I always wondered why, if a spider web is meant to catch insects unawares, these spiders would go to such effort to make their webs more visible?

To answer this question, I recently spoke with Dr. Todd Blackledge, who researches spider silk and the web decorations of garden spiders.

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'Tales of the City' to be presented in Rochester

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The words of celebrated writer Bernard Malamud have appeared on the page for more than half a century; next week they will make it to the stage. Bald Mountain Theater will present “Bernard Malamud – Tales of the City” at its Spice Studio theater in Rochester on July 13-15.

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Movie review: Love, Cecil

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Love, Cecil — Running Time: 1:38

 

“Love, Cecil” presents Cecil Beaton, a human enigma who tried throughout his life to figure out who he was until the day he died. This man who achieved worldwide success on many levels never stopped trying to understand himself. During that lifelong search he designed clothes, sets, homes, wrote dozens of books, took thousands of photographs of his famous subjects and became a fashion legend. Director Lisa Vreeland has made a documentary that holds us to every detail.

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