Archive - Jul 2009
a blog about music, visual arts, entertainment and everything in between
by tamara hilmes, intern
In Ferrisburgh last week, about 100 residents attended a zoning board meeting to question a proposal that would build a large gasoline/diesel service station that would also include a restaurant and convenience store. The crucial issues here are the scale of the project and the “undue and adverse” aesthetic effect the project would have on the community.
We sent Addison Independent new media and reporting intern Chelsey Pletts to the auditions for "Middlebury's Got Talent!" last week, which took place at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Armed with a video camera, this is what Pletts brought back — a sneak peek at some of the performers who may take the stage in the talent show come August:
Editor Angelo Lynn and photographer Trent Campbell hit the shores of Lake Dunmore last week to photograph the Camp Keewaydin flotilla, a group of 200 canoes that took to the lake as part of the camp's 100th birthday celebration this year.
By MATTHEW DICKERSON
BRISTOL — At Mount Abraham Union High School on Wednesday, the Mount Abe Babe Ruth 14-to-15-year-old team completed a 12-0 season with a 21-5 romp over Essex in a game called in the bottom of the sixth inning because of darkness with Mount Abe still batting with two runners on.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
ADDISON COUNTY — An influx of economic stimulus funding from Washington, D.C., could mean good news for hundreds of Vermonters struggling to buy or keep their homes.
That news came last week, when Vermont’s Congressional delegation announced that three Vermont nonprofit organizations — including one that serves Addison County — will divvy up $6 million to spur community development.
By ANDREA SUOZZO
MIDDLEBURY — There is a new venue for art in downtown Middlebury. The PhotoPlace gallery, which opened June 20, displays themed exhibitions featuring work by photographers from all over the country. The gallery is part of the Vermont Photography Workplace, an initiative headed up by husband and wife Rick Clark and Kirsten Hoving.
Work in the gallery’s first show — a collection of images of the natural world that is titled “Nature’s Whispers, Nature’s Shouts” — fills the newly renovated space at 3 Park St.
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