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Vergennes Rotary holds annual speech contest

Each year, Rotary of Greater Vergennes sponsors a local speech contest for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Rutland-area students receive dictionaries

Members of the Rutland South Rotary believes in the importance of literacy. They anually donate dictionaries to third graders in eight schools within Rutland County.

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Middlebury’s president-elect welcomed to campus

 It was a happy welcome-to-campus party for Middlebury College’s new president, Laura Patton, Nov. 18. At a special news conference, held in the new library, Patton met local reporters including members of her new college’s young press pool.

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Laurie L. Patton to become Middlebury’s 17th president

The Middlebury Board of Trustees today named Laurie L. Patton, dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion, as Middlebury’s next president. Patton will take office on July 1, 2015, succeeding Ronald D. Liebowitz, who has served as president since July 2004.

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McKibben speaks on "Tower of Babel" and higher ed

Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, the Schumann distinguished scholar at Middlebury, delivered a lecture on the Tower of Babel and its relevance for higher education at college's Dana Auditorium Nov. 17 .

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Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Campus to be conserved

Nearly a century ago, Joseph Battell bequeathed to Middlebury College the large tract of land that is home to the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton.

Mannigan volunteers | On Campus

Cody Mannigan of Middlebury volunteered at the Champlain College apiary in the fall of 2014.

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Business sponsors sexual abuse prevention programs at Orchard School

Vermont-based nonprofit Puppets in Education (received a second year of funding from Shearer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac to support a day of Sexual Abuse Prevention programs at Orchard School last week.

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Students win in 4-H horse contests

Vermont was host to the New England 4-H Horse Contests held last week to help 4-Hers prepare for national competition.

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Middlebury, Rutland performers in classic horror tale turned musical

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic allegorical work, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," was an instant success in 1885.

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CCV offers free Microsoft IT Academy statewide

Microsoft Office Specialist exams at CCV Rutland

The Community College of Vermont now offers Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) training free of charge at all twelve of the College’s academic centers and online. The training is designed to equip students with real-world technology skills to help them reach their educational and career potential.

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Maritime Museum launches new adventure for kids

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has just tested their newest on-water program, “Otter Creek Odyssey,” last week, with outstanding results.

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Midd faculty talent to be showcased on campus

GOT TALENT? — Affiliate artist faculty members will present an eclectic concert Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m., in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

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“Little Mermaid” to headline VUHS

The students of Vergennes Union High School will be presenting the annual fall musical on Nov. 13-14, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated VUHS auditorium. VUHS will present Disney’s version of “The Little Mermaid,” written by Hans Christian Anderson. The stage musical is produced by Disney Theatrical and written by Doug Wright with music by Alan Menken.

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C-SPAN to broadcast Art Cohn's “Battle of Lake Champlain”

Cohn founded Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

According the C-SPAN 3 television network, the first four airings of Art Cohn's illustrated lecture on "The Battle of Lake Champlain" will be Sun., Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 a.m..