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Get it while it's hot: The last of its kind in Vermont

A&W drive-in carhop service in Middlebury

It was a chilly start to the drive-in season at the A&W Restaurant on U.S. Route 7 in Middlebury April 23-24.

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Stories behind the art

Vermont artists to gather in Brandon

“With watercolor, the paint participates in the creative process—you don’t so much control it as collaborate with it.” These words, by Andrea Varney speak to the challenge of working in such a difficult medium.

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Vermont vineyard receives top honors in int'l wine competition

Shelburne Vineyard won top honors in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, N.Y.

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All-star jazz lineup headlines Middlebury concert

Acclaimed performer, composer, and educator Miles Donahue will lead an all-star lineup of jazz players in a public concert on May 2, 8 p.m., at the Middlebury Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Vermont snowmobile season concludes

The 2013-14 snowmobile season came to an end April 15, a day before a spring storm dumped up to 8 inches of snow in some parts of central Vermont.

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Rutland's 2014 Home & Recreation Show is official kick off to the season

Free admission to annual event

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont will host the 17th Annual Home & Recreation Show. The show will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spartan Arena which is located behind Diamond Run Mall on U.S. Route 7 South in Rutland.

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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.