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Rotary offers Quebec exchange program for local high schoolers

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — High school students who have completed at least one year of French and who want to experience life in a French speaking household are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Club of Middlebury’s free youth exchange program with the Rotary Club of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

“This is a great opportunity for students studying French to meet others their own age,” said club President Ben Fuller. “Our first exchange was last summer.  It’s close to home and still culturally different.”

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CCV to offer free workshop on effective presentations

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — This spring, Community College of Vermont (CCV) will offer a free workshop in effective presentation methods at its Middlebury academic center. The course will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays, from 5-8 p.m., beginning March 7.

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Scandinavian songs to take center stage at St. Stephen's concert

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — St. Stephen’s on the Green in Middlebury continues its “Last Thursday of the Month” concert series with a program of Scandinavian winter songs on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 12:15 p.m.

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'Kiss the Cook' buys local kitchenware store

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Sammy Barnes and Greg Alexander have been willing to hand over the keys to their business if they believe new ownership can take it to the next level.

And they have found that potential in the folks at Burlington’s “Kiss the Cook,” who this week are slated to close on a deal to buy Otter Creek Kitchenware and Electronics on Middlebury’s Merchants Row, the business Barnes and Alexander launched in 2014.

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A flower shop for the Bucket List

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — Existential questions make us do funny things: Some buy candy-apple-red convertibles; others die their hair and head to Los Vegas. Carolee Ploof, did neither. Instead, she opened her own flower shop, Middlebury Floral and Gifts.

“At the end of the day,” Ploof asked herself six years ago, “what have I really accomplished?”

Well, a lot actually; let’s review:

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'Family Traits' exhibit shows the art and humor in everyday life

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center welcomes the exhibit “Family Traits: Art, Humor and Everyday Life” — celebrating familial culture through the artwork of Stanley Lyndes. The exhibit opened at the end of January and will be on display through May 15 at the Vermont Folklife Center’s Vision and Voice Gallery in Middlebury.

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Spirit in Nature to honor conservation ecologist Marc Lapin

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — On Sunday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. the local nonprofit group, Spirit in Nature, will hold its annual meeting in the downstairs conference room at Ilsley Library. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Spirit in Nature maintains a series of forest paths along Goshen Road in Ripton with quotations on trees that highlight how different and diverse religions and spiritual traditions converge around their view of nature.

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Rotary Club service missions topic of upcoming Age Well luncheon

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Age Well’s Third Tuesday Luncheon will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, after 11 a.m., at the Middlebury Rec Center, on Creek Road. Geoff Conrad will unravel the mysteries of the Middlebury Rotary Club with a presentation of their past and present service missions. A special noontime meal will feature swiss steak with brown gravy, baked stuffed potato, broccoli with cheese sauce, dinner roll and strawberry shortcake for dessert.

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Community forum on President's Muslim ban to be held this Sunday

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — This Sunday, Feb. 12, Middlebury’s religious community will hold a public discussion on the impacts of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order restricting citizens and refugees from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States.

Organized by the Rev. Andy Nagy-Benson of the Congregational Church of Middlebury and Emily Joselson of Havurah, the Addison County Jewish Community, the event will feature a panel of local residents who are Muslim.

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Abolitionist Frederick Douglass drew plenty of notice in Middlebury

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By William B. Hart Associate Professor of History Middlebury College



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MIDDLEBURY — On this past Feb. 1, President Donald Trump kicked off Black History Month by acknowledging a few black leaders, including Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass is an example of someone who’s done an amazing job,” Trump noted, “and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

The President’s remark left many listeners bewildered. “Does he think Douglass is still alive?” many wondered. Does he even know who Douglass was, let alone what his “amazing job” was?

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