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On stage: “Hair” revival in Rutland

Hair down to There!

The Paramount Theatre presents the national Broadway tour of HAIR, the rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation, on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.

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Brandon fossils show Vermont’s Florida-like past

Journeying back in time 20 million years ago, a local time traveler would see a strangely altered landscape of rugged mountains clad in trees unfamiliar in today’s northern New England woods—such as magnolia, live oak, palms, and towering dawn redwood, the “living fossil” ancestor of the sequoias.

AAA Northern New England Spring Break Poll: Increase In travel

Spring break travel is continuing a comeback locally, with nearly two-thirds of Northern New England residents planning to take at least one spring vacation this year, according to the AAA Northern New England Spring Break Travel Poll.

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Concert to benefit Middlebury Methodist Church

Vermont musicians Patti Casey and Pete Sutherland are coming together on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2-4 p.m., for a benefit concert at the Methodist Church in Middlebury. All proceeds will go to Hospice Volunteer Services and Wellspring Hospice Singers.

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Monkton's Erik Davis Memorial event set for May 10

The Monkton Boy Scout Troop 525 is hosting the Annual Erik Davis Memorial event.

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Giant termite mound illustrates nature's sustainable housing

Vermont's Montshire Museum of Science

A giant African termite mound, on display at Vermont’s Montshire Museum, illustrates nature’s way of making efficient, sustainable living.

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From the Editor: "1984" is never too far away

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 13...” George Orwell, “1984”

Quilt Expo looking for participants

Quilters and vendors are being sought to participate in an upcoming quilt expo which will take place on Oct. 25 in the Mineville, N.Y., VFW. The expo is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with proceeds to benefit High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care.

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Goss event brings joy to Vermont girl's life

With the help of RAM Trucks, Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness, the University Mall of South Burlington and the public, a South Burlington car dealer was able make a little girl’s dream come true last weekend.

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Rutland prepares for an Elvis sighting, April 26

"Thank you very much..."

Vermont Maturity Magazine will present the third annual Central Vermont 50+ EXPO on Saturday, April 26, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Rutland from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.—and “Elvis is in the building!”

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Middlebury Legion to host annual gun show

Gun and knife collectors will be hosting a table show at the Middlebuy American Legion Post 27 the weekend of April 26-27.

Exhibition brings art activism to Middlebury

Now on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the exhibition Guerrilla Girls: Art in Action features thirteen politically charged posters that showcase the history of the Guerrilla Girls’ activism and encourage viewers to question the ethics of the art world.

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Aurora School to present play about immigration in Vermont

Aurora Middle School will present its spring play on Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the Memorial Baptist Church on South Pleasant Street in Middlebury.  

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Remembering mystery writer Diana Ramsay

Middlebury mystery writer was something of a mystery herself

When mystery writer Diana Ramsay—whose real name was Rhoda Rebee Brandes—learned that the end of her life was near, she said she couldn’t imagine a better way to go than to be at home in Middlebury, Vt., in bed and watching a Major League Baseball game on television. Ramsay-Brandes died just that way, on March 31, the opening day of the 2014 baseball season.

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Middlebury concert to feature accompanied Bach works

Middlebury Bach Festival

Award-winning cellist Sophie Shao will return with special guest violinist Soovin Kim on Friday, April 25, to perform a program of unaccompanied Bach works as the opening concert of the fourth Middlebury Bach Festival.