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Middlebury Antique Center and Ben Franklin to close soon

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The sun will set on two longtime Middlebury businesses this summer: The Ben Franklin Store at 63 Main St. and the Middlebury Antique Center at 3255 Route 7 South.

Owners of both stores have been trying to sell their respective properties for more than a year. And in both cases, the owners are making clear their closing plans to customers through colorful signs and related liquidation sales.

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Career Center's maker space leaps ahead

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — An effort to crowdfund $6,000 to be eligible for a $100,000 grant to create a community-wide “makers space” at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury faces a deadline this Friday, May 11, with the goal in sight.

“We’re well on our way to reaching the $6,000 match,” said career center Superintendent Dana Peterson, though added that with or without the grant, the career center’s maker space is well on its way to becoming a reality.

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Cocktails and comedy on tap May 12

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Local stand-up comedian Pierre Vachon will provide the laughs with a range of jokes, jibes and humorous commentary on the current political scene guaranteed to tickle your funny bone on Saturday, May 12, 7 pm at Appalachian Gap Distillery. The Addison County Democratic Committee hosts the event.

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Tiger baseball dodges Bullets with walk-off single

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Senior catcher Brian Foote’s two-out, eighth-inning walk-off single on Thursday capped off a strong all-around effort by the Middlebury Union High School baseball team and gave the Tigers a 2-1 victory over visiting BFA-Fairfax.

Foote’s sharp ground ball between the Bullet shortstop and third baseman scored junior Aaron LaRocque from second base. LaRocque reached with one out — sophomore leadoff hitter Hale Hescock had reached on an error, but was caught stealing — and stole second base.

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Michael Sommers returns from the 'hood with heart

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury native Michael Sommers was so taken with his adopted neighborhood in West Oakland, California, that he wrote and performed a one-act play six years ago about his interactions with other folks on his street — a collection of eccentrics, street toughs and down-to-earth folks. He called his play “Hick in the ’Hood,” which summed up his experience of being an admitted country bumpkin suddenly thrust into an urban setting and surrounded by people of different colors, creeds and backgrounds.

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Blue Spruce Motel owner plans to rebuild

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The owner of Blue Spruce Motel property at 2428 Route 7 South in Middlebury said workers will soon begin clearing the site of fire-scorched debris, setting the stage for a potential construction of a new lodging establishment.

Sam Sharma during a Monday phone interview said he’s inquired with the Middlebury planning office about the logistics of erecting a new motel in place of the Blue Spruce, which was destroyed by a fire back on July 12, 2017.

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Middlebury gets ready for major road projects

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Downtown won’t be the only part of Middlebury dealing with some construction-related challenges this spring and summer.

Workers will be out in full force during the coming months improving portions of Charles Avenue, Shard Villa Road, South Street, and South Chipman Park, according to Middlebury Director of Operations Dan Werner.

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Amaryllis to perform in Lincoln and Middlebury

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Amaryllis, Vermont’s early music vocal ensemble, will perform some lovely 16th-century period music this coming Sunday and Monday. Under the direction of Susanne Peck, the group will sing a program titled “Luther’s Favorites: Choral Selections from the Time of the Reformation” on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Lincoln, in the center of the village of Lincoln and on Monday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., at Stephen’s Episcopal Church, on the Middlebury Village Green.

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Middlebury Maple Run expected to draw crowd; roads to be closed

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — More than 800 runners, many traveling with family and friends, are expected in Middlebury the weekend of May 5-6 for the 10th anniversary of the Middlebury Maple Run – The Sweetest Half. On Sunday, May 6, runners will toe the starting line located in the parking lot behind Porter Hospital. The half-marathon starts at 9 a.m., with approximately 550 runners, and the 3-mile fun run, with an anticipated 250 runners, starts at 9:15 a.m.

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Two MUHS seniors place first at Vt. music festival

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School Music Department is honored to announce that two seniors have auditioned and placed first in the Vermont All State Music Festival Scholarship Competition.

Addy Parsons, the daughter of Tim and Nancy Parsons of Weybridge won the Scholarship Performance for Woodwinds, performing a memorized concerto for piccolo.

Oziah Wales, the son of Scott and Debra Wales of Weybridge, won the Scholarship Performance for Jazz, performing three memorized jazz pieces on alto saxophone.

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