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The art of Masako Inkyo coming to Middlebury

The beautiful, ancient graphic art of Japanese shodo has made its mark down through the centuries. Most recently, exotic shodo characters have appeared as hip skin illustrations with the airy brush strokes becoming even more popular in San Francisco tattoo parlors than kanji. However, to be clear, the shodo art—with its Chinese roots—includes both kanji (Chinese) and hiragana (Japanese).

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Middlebury’s D8 brings a cappella sound into the 21st century

Middlebury College’s Dissipated 8 a cappella singing group dazzles audiences from Vermont to Bermuda. The all-male group begin a new year of performances this month.

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Artifacts are state’s oldest tools

Jamaica State Park may be the oldest campground in Vermont—literally. It’s a campground that has been hosting native Vermonters for more than 6,000 years.

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Locally produced radio show now in Arizona

”Floydian Slip,” a weekly Pink Floyd show produced by Craig Bailey of Shelburne, began airing on KZGL 103.7 FM in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Jan. 3.

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State’s publishes new timber harvesting guidelines

For private landowners in Addison and Rutland counties wondering since 2013 about news about the State of Vermont’s plans for woodland harvesting guidelines, the wait is over.

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Chikungunya infections in Vermont

Seeking warmth this winter? The Vermont Department of Health is reminding all people traveling to the Caribbean, and Central and South America and parts of Mexico to take precautions against chikungunya, a virus spread through mosquito bites.

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Middlebury dance company goes on the road

The Dance Company of Middlebury College is hard at work preparing for an upcoming premiere and subsequent tour.

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1950’s rocker comes alive in Rutland

“The Buddy Holly Story,” now in its 25th year, continues to thrill audiences on tour in the U.K. and around the world is now coming to Rutland’s Paramount Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 22, for one show only at 7:30 p.m.

Garden grants available

The Vermont Department of Health and Vermont Community Garden Network are offering grants for small businesses to establish workplace food gardens.

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Mush! Addison man is arctic dog sledding expert

The snowy world of sled dogs will be explored in a program this month sponsored by the One World Library Project in Bristol. Addison resident Ed Blechner, who has been mushing dogs for forty years throughout the Northeast and Eastern Canada, will present “Dogsledding in Labrador” on Thursday, Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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CVAA keeping Vermont’s seniors from falling

Falling, especially in winter, is nothing to laugh about; I speak from personal experience. My fiesty, independent-minded 97-year-old mother fell on her fragile shoulder last week while shoveling snow at her home

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Rising composer to perform in Middlebury

On Friday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m. atm the Maheny Center for the Arts, Middlebury College will present Mary Ellen Childs, one of the most intriguingly original music composers working today.

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Treasures of Fire and Ice: Middlebury restaurant has one-of-a-kind Americana collection

Paris Rinder Goddard, one of the owners of Middlebury’s popular Fire & Ice Restaurant, enjoys pointing out the establishment’s many eclectic treasures to guests.

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Pro-Life advocate, author was former Planned Parenthood director

On Saturday, Jan. 17, in Montpelier, Addison County Right to Life members will walk behind 98-year-old banner carrier Lucien Paquette of Middlebury...

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Student painting adorns local shopping bag

When a talented Hinesburg Community School second-grade student created a drawing featuring sunflowers, a fundraiser aimed at helping the local food shelf also took flight.