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Something for everyone at Aquafest this year

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — Aquafest is making its splash on a new date and with a new challenge this year. Moving forward one week to July 11-13, Aquafest is calling all teams for its new amazing race, the VT 105 Challenge. This fun and exciting new event will include challenges such as eating large amounts of food,…

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Tour de Kingdom set to start

in Arts and Entertainment/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — About 50 road cyclists from all over New England, New York, Ontario, Quebec, and as far away as Florida and California, are starting to pack their bags and make their way to join this year’s Eighth Annual Tour de Kingdom. The event offers one to five days of cycling in the Northeast Kingdom…

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Jay Peak chefs finish training at New England Culinary Institute

in Arts and Entertainment/Jay Peak

JAY — Following the New England Culinary Institute’s model of hands-on learning, five members of the Jay Peak staff took part in a five day immersion program through the institute. Mostly set in a live production setting, the instructions focused on knife skills, cooking technique, proper sanitation, and station organization. The classes also focused on…

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Moose hunting application deadline June 10, hunters urged to apply online

in Arts and Entertainment/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Vermont’s moose hunting permit lottery application deadline is June 10, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging hunters who plan on entering to do so now online. The application is quick and easy to fill out on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website www.vtfishandwildlife.com. “It’s a really quick process that…

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Da Birder Briefs by Paul Lake

in Arts and Entertainment

This Dispatch sent in from Paul Lake. Lake, aka Da Bird Man, is a native of Chicago. Don’t let his “dees, dems, and doos,” fool you. He might talk–and write–like he’s got the Windy City blowing through his ears–even though he’s been living in Vermont for more than six years–but in the world of bird…

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Peter Miller’s “Lifetime of Vermont People” recieves third gold medal

in Arts and Entertainment/Vermont

Photographer Peter Miller sat down with Newport Dispatch last month while visiting the Haskell Library. He was interviewed by Tanya Mueller. He just recently received his third gold medal for his book “Lifetime of Vermont People.” Below is a video from the interview. The story follows. . A Lifetime of Vermont People, written and photographed…

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Austin Giroux, third place male overall and winner in the 12 and under category on the 10K course. All photos courtesy of Phil White.

Runners gather for the 6th annual Dandelion Run

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/News

DERBY — With a tornado warning passing the night before, and rains letting up just one hour prior to the start, nothing was going to get in the way of another successful Dandelion Run. This year marked the 6th time the annual event has taken place. On Saturday, runners from age 6 to 70 took…

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Da Birder Briefs by Paul Lake

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This Dispatch sent in from Paul Lake. Lake, aka Da Bird Man, is a native of Chicago. Don’t let his “dees, dems, and doos,” fool you. He might talk–and write–like he’s got the Windy City blowing through his ears–even though he’s been living in Vermont for more than six years–but in the world of bird…

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New Season at Shelburne Museum Starts in May

in Arts and Entertainment

SHELBURNE — Director Thomas Denenberg of Shelburne Museum announced that French Impressionism and American paintings highlight the new exhibitions opening in the upcoming season. Throughout May and June, four new exhibitions will open, including a solo exhibition of contemporary textile art and a collection of 19th century star quilts. “The new season’s exhibitions at Shelburne…

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Jed’s Maple Hosts Sugar-On-Snow Party for 15th Year

in Arts and Entertainment/Feature

DERBY — Over the weekend sugarhouses across the state opened their doors for the 13th annual Vermont Maple Open House. For 15 years Jed’s Maple in Derby has been hosting a sugar-on-snow party to celebrate the statewide event. Saturday, visitors to Jed’s Maple were treated to sugar-on-snow, wood fired maple pizza, as well as other…

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Home Composting Workshop at the Haskell a Success

in Arts and Entertainment/Feature

DERBY LINE — According to Act 148, Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, by July 2016, leaf, yard, and clean wood debris will be banned from landfills. By 2020, food scraps will be banned from the landfill. On Saturday, The Haskell Free Library hosted “Rot On! An Extreme Home Composting Workshop.” The workshop was led by Maia…

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Newport Area Community Orchestra Adds 9 New Members

in Arts and Entertainment/Feature

NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra is growing. Just this year, they have added nine new members to the orchestra. The newest members of the orchestra are (left to right in photo) Momoko Takaoka, Bob Chen, Akimasa Takeda, Pengyi Huang, Morgan Ireland, Paul Teng, (not pictured) Sue Ireland, Judy Hurd, and Laura Barr. The…

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QNEK Productions Ready for 21st Season

in Arts and Entertainment/Feature

DERBY LINE — Casting is complete for the 21st season at QNEK Productions. This year QNEK, the international theatre company in residence at the Haskell Opera House, will stage four shows, starting May 2 with the production of Boeing, Boeing. The season will conclude October 18 with Wait Until Dark, directed by Susan-Lynn Johns. QNEK…

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[AUDIO] Discovering the Beauty of Sacred Harp Singing in Derby Line

in Arts and Entertainment/Feature

Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of sacred choral music. It is part of the larger tradition of shape note music. Sacred Harp music is performed a cappella (voice only, without instruments) and originated as Protestant Christian music. A group of shape note singers gathered at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line, Sunday afternoon…

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Sound Bites: Newport’s Third Thursday Open Mic Night at Montgomery Cafe [AUDIO]

in Arts and Entertainment/Feature/Newport

Newport Dispatch visited the Third Thursday Open Mic Series at Montgomery Cafe in Newport. Thursday’s event brought together local poets and musicians. Started by Beth Barnes three months ago, word of Newport’s open mic has quickly spread, with musicians coming out from Lyndonville just to participate. Please press play below to hear some of the…

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[AUDIO STORY] Discovering Mary Cofran with the Derby Historical Society Museum

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/Feature

Newport Dispatch came out to the old-fashioned Christmas celebration at the Derby Historical Society Museum, and put together this audio story, where we learn about a resident of Derby who in 1940 drew a series of prints on muslin cloth of local buildings. It was like stepping back into 1940. To listen, press play below.…

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Les Terrasses Dufferin: Fine Dining at a Reasonable Price, Just Across the Border

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Feature/Stanstead

STANSTEAD, QC — You can sometimes tolerate mediocre food if a restaurant has other things going for it. You can even tolerate a wonderful meal, if the dining room is less than spectacular. In both cases, you may find a restaurant you will visit from time to time, but it will never make your personal…

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United Church of Newport’s Handbell Choir at the Goodrich Memorial Library (with audio)

in Arts and Entertainment/Feature

All photos by Tanya Mueller The only way to experience the elegance of the United Church of Newport’s Handbell Choir is to hear them for yourself. Newport Dispatch is proud to have captured some of the sounds of Saturday’s concert, and uploaded them here for our readers. Click play wherever you see the audio player…

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