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Tropical fish auction, bowl show coming to Rutland May 17

On Sunday, May 17, the Otter Valley Aquarium Society (OVAS) will hold its annual fundraising auction and bowl show in the Governor’s Room at the Rutland / Killington Holiday Inn. This event is free and open to the public.

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Bike accidents raise concerns over ‘complete streets’ vision

With its scenic paths for bicycle touring and mountain biking, Vermont is a cycling enthusiast’s dream.

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2015 Middlebury Maple Run: Road closures, traffic delays announced

The Middlebury Maple Run is a half marathon (13.1 miles) that starts and finishes behind Porter Hospital.

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Songs of spring at Middlebury College

The Middlebury College Choir will present its final concert Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m., in the Mahaney Arts Concert Hall, with the graduates of the Class of 2015.

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National Day of Prayer in Bristol, May 7

A National Day of Prayer event will be held at the Bristol Federated Chruch, 6 Church St., in Bristol on Thursday, May 7, 7-8:30 p.m.

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All aboard! Rutland R.R. Museum celebrates trains, past and present

Vermont has had a long history of railroading. From the steam trains of the early 1800s to today’s diesel-powered Vermont Railway freight and Amtrak passenger trains, more than a quarter of all Vermonters reside within the sound of a locomotive’s whistle-in-the-night.

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Middlebury Book Shop celebrates local authors

Following the success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the nation are now preparing for IBD, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on May 2.

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800 runners expected at 2015 Middlebury Maple Run

Approximately 800 runners, many traveling with family and friends, are expected in Middlebury the weekend of May 2-3 for the seventh edition of the Middlebury Maple Run: The Sweetest Half.

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Middlebury College: Public will get up close views of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter

The Physics Department at Middlebury College will again host open House nights at the college observatory this spring.

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Students to demonstrate logging skills in Pittsford

The Stafford Technical Center’s Forestry and Natural Resource Program in Rutland will again host a fun, educational chainsaw safety and skills competition contest at Gagnon Lumber in Pittsford at 8 a.m., May 13.

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Green Scene: Be “waterwise” for a beautiful Vermont garden

“Too much or not enough water and never when you need it.” That seems to be the long time plight of Vermont gardeners. Add to this El Nino droughts and even flooding. What is a gardener to do? Become a waterwise gardener.

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Racing Fan Fest returns to Rutland

The windows will rattle and the ground will shake in one of Vermont’s largest cities on Saturday, May 9 as the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce hosts the return of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Fan Festival in downtown Rutland.

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Losing Mandalay: Kipling's heartaches in Vermont

For those who have dreamed of romantic travel in the Far East and Africa, the name of author, poet Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) conjures up the glory days of empire, adventurous thrills in exotic lands, and that rare gift of unparalleled storytelling.

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Vermont lawmakers risk reinforcing mental health stigma, experts say

Vermont Watchdog Report

Vermont State House lawmakers voted 80-62 to suspend the constitutional rights of Vermonters with serious mental illness.

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Middlebury students present “Threshold” dance

Senior dance majors Stevie Durocher, Doug LeCours, Sarae Snyder, and Afi Yellow-Duke will present their thesis concert entitled “Threshold” on May 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts.