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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.

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Cotey Gallagher: an eye for art

Artist Cotey Gallagher of Salisbury is passionate equally about art and humor. The self-described “perfectionist” and young commercial artist—who has illustrated everything from children’s books and English-as-a-second-language language textbooks to personal art commissions and high-tech articles appearing in geeky, national computer magazines—believes that art should be an equal blend of hard work, detail and fun.

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Rutland conference will explore American horror genre

The College of St. Joseph in Rutland will hold its third annual Popular Culture Conference, “American Horror from the Great Depression to the Great Recession,” April 11-12, on the CSJ campus.

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April: Vermont Legislative breakfasts in Addison County

Vermont Legislative Breakfast Meetings in Addison County during April.

Opera Company of Middlebury announces 2014 season

Two Italian operas, one comedy and one drama, will be staged by the Opera Company of Middlebury in its 11th season.

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Korda-Ainsworth engagement

Together with their families, Hannah Korda (daughter of Margaret and Sandy Korda of Orwell) and Christopher Ainsworth (son of Kathy and Duane Ainsworth of Lyndonville) announce their engagement.

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Addison County poets to gather

On Wednesday, April 9. at 6:30 p.m., the Sheldon Museum will present “Poets as Historians” with five area poets celebrating Poetry Month and Vermont History.

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MUHS plans Annual Wellness Day & Fair

Middlebury Union High School Wellness Day 2014 will feature Rob Rivest and dozens of community vendors. The event is the school's fourth Wellness Day and will be held April 9.

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Guest Viewpoint: Cold weather, hard state

An award-winning, 80-something photographer laments changes in the Green Mountain State

Cold penetrates my neck, creeps down my backbone, seeps into my limbs...cold...I am cold...my arms, fingers, toes.

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Audubon Vermont kicks off Golden Anniversary spring

Thanks to prolonged winter cold in the North Country, it may be the latest time in recent memory that Vermont sugar makers have had to wait to tap their maple trees.

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Vermont citizen group calls for repeal of Act 48

The organization Vermonters for Health Care Freedom is calling on the state legislature to repeal Act 48. "Serious consideration of contingency or health care plans alternative plans cannot be considered until Act 48 is repealed," the group noted in a news announcement March 27.

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Bollywood vs. Bristol at upcoming bash

The Hadippa Dancers of Addison County will perform and teach Bollywood dance movements at the Bristol Bollywood Bash.