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Vermont Birdland—the art of Gary Starr

Bird-decoy modeling wasn’t an established art form until the opening years of the 20th century. Prior to that time, decoys were just that—decoys—used by many sportsmen to lure, say, waterbirds to rest and thus line up in their gunsights. Even as far back as the 18th century, art connoisseurs such as George Hepplewhite recognized the artistry of these otherwise mundane hunting accessories.

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Vermont is monitoring Rutland traveler for Ebola

The Vermont Department of Health has requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27.

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Volunteers help local families in crisis

The Town of Charlotte is known for its close-knit community, lush fields, rich agricultural history and storied mom and pop stores, whose operations span generations.

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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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An old- fashioned, same sex Vermont marriage

Middlebury College and the Sheldon Museum present “Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early Weybridge, Vt.,” a talk by author Rachel Hope Cleves on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 pm at Twilight Hall, Middlebury College.

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Hatchery improvement to increase health of lake salmon

A significant upgrade at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle is expected to pay dividends for the health of the salmon population in Lake Champlain.

Ashley in college drama

Megan Ashley of Middlebury will perform in Colby-Sawyer College’s fall theater production...

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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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Guest Viewpoint: Ebola preparedness in Vermont

Ebola is a deadly and dreaded disease that is ravaging West Africa, a part of the world that has far too little in the way of modern health care and public health infrastructure.

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PRX radio host to campus storytellers

Middlebury College hosts the live performance event “Cocoon,” inspired by popular storytelling phenomenon “The Moth,” on Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Nation’s largest blood drive to become longest

Rutland’s Gift of Life Marathon

The largest blood drives of its kind in America, Rutland’s record-breaking Gift-of-Life Marathon, is about to become the longest.

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Watch 55th Annual Rutland Halloween Parade live on PEGTV

PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, will be broadcasting the 55th annual Rutland City Halloween Parade live on cable channel 15 starting at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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Middlebury play celebrates America's Jewish experience

The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present David Freedman’s play “Mendel, Inc.” on Oct. 30–No. 1 at Wright Memorial Theater.

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Middlebury Spooktacular is becoming major family event

Seventh Annual Spooktacular

Hay bales, festive games, and costumes will once again decorate the town green on Sunday, Oct. 26 for the seventh annual Middlebury Spooktacular. The green will be alive with music, dancing, costumes, and games for all ages. Festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. and will conclude with a children’s trick or treat parade along Main Street lead by the legendary Spooktacular witch.

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