Mike Hendrickson: Restaurateur turned paramedic

For the past decade, Mike Hendrickson has worked as a paramedic at Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services, coming from Colchester Rescue, where he started as a volunteer EMT in 2010.

Yoga studio promotes equity and inclusion

“Yoga For Every Body” is a slogan that the Otter Creek Yoga Studio started using earlier this summer. It is meant to capture the Middlebury studio’s mission to ensure that it is a space that is inclusive and welcoming to all. 

Student workers weigh in on the pledge

Every summer the Middlebury College campus comes to life as it welcomes students for language schools. But language school students aren’t the only folks taking up residency on the college campus. 

How effective is the language pledge?

Middlebury College’s language school has been a proven successful program for language acquisition. But since the schools opened in 1915, a variety of theories of language acquisition have been developed and the discussion around effective methods towards … (read more)

Middlebury Thursday market popularity grows

Each Thursday, the Midd Summer Market attracts vendors and patrons from all over Addison County.

Tradition of gun raffles continues at the fair

Though firearms are not physically allowed into the fair, during Field Days last week groups were allowed to hold gun raffles open to everyone in attendance.

Vermont’s own ‘pirate’ thrills crowds at the fair

Each year, families flood into the show tent at the Addison County Fair and Field Days, and sit on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the beloved entertainer Pirate Man Dan.

Art exhibition at Field Days offers surprises

The Home and Garden Building on the Addison County fairgrounds currently exhibits 203 pieces of art submitted by folks from “all around the county and beyond,” as Handicrafts Superintendent Lee Greenwalt describes it.

Antique loom carrying on a tradition

The Antique Equipment Building at the Addison County Fair & Field Days fairgrounds is currently home to a wide range of antique farming and household equipment. 

Local swim teams make big splash

Both Addison County youth swim teams claimed individual titles and the Vergennes Swim Team also captured four relay victories at the Vermont Swim Association Championships this past weekend at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction.

What does the American Dream mean today?

On Aug. 11-13, MACo will stage its second annual new play festival at the Swift House Inn tent in Middlebury.

Middlebury College feels pressure of large enrollment

With about a month before students return to Middlebury College campus for the start of the 2023-2024 school year, college officials are offering some of them a big incentive to stay away.

Birong’s food truck offers relief

The state rep and owner of 3 Squares Cafe teamed up with World Central Kitchen to run his food truck for three nights in the town of Johnson, one of the areas heavily impacted by recent flooding. 

Sweet Cecily knows what you want

Nancie Dunn, the proud owner of Middlebury’s beloved Sweet Cecily, opened the store 36 years ago in 1987.

Experience beauty at Rocky Dale Gardens

Rocky Dale Gardens is not your average garden center. As owner Ed Burke describes it, the Bristol business is “a specialty nursery that offers an experience, not just plants.”