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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department

Summer Activity Guide

Programs, Athletics and Special Events for Adults, Youth and Families May - August • 2013

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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Summer Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • May 9, 2013

Coming Soon: Fall/Winter 2013 Online Registration for all programs!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Mass registration night for all programs will be: Tuesday May 21st from 5pm-7pm Municipal Gymnasium You may register for programs after this date in the Middlebury Parks and Recreation office if space remains. No program registrations will be accepted before this date with the exception being the May 19th self defense class.

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General Information Mission Statement

The Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department (MPR) shall provide lands, facilities, and services for community members of all ages and all income levels. It shall provide programs for both sport and leisure. The department shall serve as instructor, facilitator, and partner in efforts to promote and improve quality of life for participants. MPR will work with an involved public and business community to provide a healthy and aesthetically pleasing environment with opportunities for cultural growth. The department should be flexible enough to meet the changing needs and tastes of the community, while finding creative ways to deliver recreation programs and facilities that are affordable to the residents of Middlebury.

Contact Us

Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Offices Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday and Holidays Mailing and Physical Address: 94 Main Street Middlebury, VT 05753 Other Contact Info: Phone: (802) 388-8100 x205 or x216 Fax: (802) 388-4364 Website: FB@ Town of Middlebury Parks & Recreation

Middlebury Parks & Recreation Board Colby Benjamin – ACT Teen Center Representative Monica Benjamin – Chairwoman Craig Bingham – Selectboard Representative Greg Boglioli – Member At-Large Brooke Jette – East Middlebury Representative Sarah Lawton – Ilsley Library Representative Susan Shashok – Selectboard Representative Ruth Hardy - ID#4 Travis Forbes - Selectboard

Staff of Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department Terri Arnold, Director Dustin Hunt, Program Coordinator (802) 388-8100 x205 (802) 388-8100 x 216 Yvon Pouliot, Grounds & Facilities Supervisor (802) 771-7251 cell phone ADVERTISING The Addison Independent prints and distributes this publication three times per year. We welcome your advertisement for a business, program or event in our publication for a fee; please contact us for more specific information. Call the Addison Independent at 388-4944. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY Programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather or power outages. MPR encourages you to do the following if you have questions: Call: MPR Offices Voice Mail system, 388-8100 ext 216 Check: Facebook, Town of Middlebury Parks & Recreation Check: Town of Middlebury web page,

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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Summer Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • May 9, 2013 REGISTRATION INFO

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• Advanced registration is required for all programs, classes or special events, unless otherwise stated under the program information. • All fees are due at the time of registration, we cannot “hold” a space for anyone without full payment at time of registration. • All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment. We request that you register in advance to ensure minimum class requirements are met. We reserve the right to cancel a program if minimum numbers are not reached. • There is a $25 service fee on all returned checks and/or declined debit and credit cards. • Please use our program registration form in this guide for all programs unless otherwise indicated. Registration forms are also available on line at www.

REFUND POLICY • Full refunds will be given for all classes by MPR. • If you need to cancel your registration before the second session of the program, we will refund you a pro-rated registration fee, minus 10% processing fee, or issue a credit, good for one calendar year, for the full class fee. After the second session is attended, eligibility for a refund is void. • Please be aware that refund requests may take up to 30 days to process. • Refunds will not be issued from a credit. • Refunds will not be issued for programs costing $10 or less, unless the program is cancelled by MPR. • One-day programs, trips, or special events are not covered under this policy (i.e., no refunds or credit available) • Contracted programs by community instructors have their own guidelines, call for more detailed information. • Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this guide is accurate. We reserve the right to add, withdraw, or revise programs or events as needed. For more updated information, please visit our website often.

ACCESSIBILITY Individuals with or without disabilities may register for all programs offered by MPR provided program safety can be met. The Department provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Contact MPR offices in advance of the program start date to discuss accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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RESERVATIONS Municipal  Gymnasium   94  Main  St.   Middlebury,  VT  005753 5763   Recreation  Warming   Hut   201  Mary  Hogan  Drive   Middlebury,  VT  005753 5763   Trail  Around   Middlebury   Harold  Curtis  Park   Schoolhouse  Hill  Road   East  Middlebury,  VT   05753   05740 Middlebury     Recreation    Park   201  Mary  Hogan  Drive   Middlebury,  VT  05753   Middlebury  Town  Pool   298  Buttolph  Drive   Middlebury,  VT  05753    

Sports Fields Facilities and

Parking Toilets/Restrooms  

Full sized   court  or  2  half   courts   Parking   Toilets/Restrooms   Semi-­‐kitchen;   tables  &  chairs    


No restrooms  

Perimeter town  trail   Children’s   Playground   Tennis  Courts  


No restrooms  



Children’s Playground;   Sports  Fields  



Outdoor, unheated  pool  

Can be  rented   Call  388-­‐8100     Can  be  rented   Call  388-­‐8100  

M.A.L.T   Middlebury   Parks  &   Recreation   Facility    

Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department requests that all groups planning to use Facilities Sports   Fields   our RESERVATIONS-­‐   facilities or fields please notify us inand   advance by making a reservation. Anyone wishing to make a reservation must complete a facility use application, available in Middlebury   Parks  &or  Ron-line ecreation   Department   requests   that   all  Request groups  pForms lanning   use  our   our offices at the Town website. Facility Use areto   considered on a first-come basis, depending on availability. Rental fees may apply. For additional facilities  or  fields  please  notify  us  in  advance  by  making  a  reservation.    Anyone  wishing   information regarding availability, rates, and reservations, contact the MPR offices at to  make  (802) a  reservation   388-8100.must  complete  a  facility  use  application,  available  in  our  offices  or  

on-­‐line at  the  Town  web  site.    Facility  Use  Request  Forms  are  considered  on  a  first  come   basis,  depending  on  availability.    Rental  fees  may  apply.  For  additional  information   regarding  availability,  rates,  and  reservations,  contact  the  MPR  offices  at  (802)  388-­‐8100  

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Program Registration Form • Please fill out every field of this form. • Parent must sign bottom of form if participant is under 18 years of age. • You can put multiple children on each form.

Middlebury Parks & Recreation 94 Main St., Middlebury, VT 05753 388-4041/8103

Ck# Date:


Amt. Rec’d

Rec’d by:

Home Phone:

Parent/Guardian: Day Phone:


Mailing Address



Emergency Contact: Program



Relationship: Sect.

Registrant’s Name

Phone: D.O.B.

Make Checks Payable to: Town Of Middlebury





Total Fees: $

RELEASE: I understand that there are risks of physical injury inherent in participating in sports and recreational activities. I understand that the Town of Middlebury does not carry health or accident insurance for participants of its programs, and strongly advises paticipants to carry adequate coverage for themselves and their family. I am aware of the particular risks involved in the above programs and have considered these risks before registering myself or my child. I hereby release the Town of Middlebury, its employees, and agents from any liability of personal injury, or the loss or damage to personal property which I or my child may experience in connection with activities sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. I hereby consent to any medical procedures deemed advisable for my child in the event I cannot be reached and my child has sustained an injury. I hereby consent to the use of my or my child’s photo, video, etc. by the department for flyers, presentations, etc. NOTE: All programs are on a first-come, first-served basis. Space may be limited in some programs!

Signature of Participant (parent if under 18)


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Middlebury Parks and Recreation 2013 Summer Program Start Dates May May 9th- Summer Activity Guide Available May 15th- Swim Team Registration Night 6-7pm Warming Hut May 19th- Brave Kids Self Dense Class 2-5pm Municipal Gym May 21st- Mass Registration 5-7pm Municipal Gym May 30th and 31st- ACT Clothing SwapMUHS 11:30am-6pm

June June 3rd- MAC Swim Team Preseason begins Middlebury College June 15th- Introduction to Pet First Aid 3-5pm Municipal Gym June 15th- Pool open for public swimming Middlebury Town Pool June 17th- Camp Kookamunga Week 1 Bromley Adventure Park June 17th- Gymnastics Camp Session 1 Begins Municipal Gym June 17th- Tennis Lessons Session 1

July 8th- Camp Kookamunga Session 4 Jay Peak Pumphouse July 8th- Swim Lessons Session 2- Middlebury Town Pool July 7th- Festival on the Green begins July 8th- Gymnastic Camp Session 2- Municipal Gym July 8th- Junior Golf Camp Session 3 Ralph Myhre Golf Course July 8th- Tennis Lessons Session 4 July 8th- ACT Teen Day Camp Session 2 Teen Center- 94. Main St

July 10th-July 12th- Sheldon Museum Day Camp Session 1 July 15th- Sportacular- Bowling, Pizza Putt, Lake Monsters Game July 15th- Junior Golf Camp Session 4 Ralph Myhre Golf Course July 15th- Tennis Lessons Session 5 July 17th-19th- Sheldon Museum Day Camp Session 2 July 22nd- Camp Kookamunga Session 5- The Fun Spot July 22nd- Middlebury Youth Basketball Camp Municipal Gym

July 22nd- Swim Lessons Session 3- Middlebury Town Pool

June 17th- Zumba Summer Schedule begins

July 22nd- Tennis Lessons Session 6

June 17th- MAC Swim Team Regular Season Begins Midd. Town Pool

July 29th- Camp Kookamunga Session 6- Ice Skating July 29th- Tennis Lessons Session 7

June 17th- Junior Golf Camp Session 1 Ralph Myhre Golf Course

July 29th- Street Hockey Camp- Memorial Sports Center

June 17th- ACT Teen Day Camp- Teen Center- 94 Main St June 24th- Camp Kookamunga Session 2 Montshire Museum June 24th- Swim Lessons Session 1 Begins Middlebury Town Pool June 24th- Panther Soccer Camp Middlebury Recreation Park June 24th- Junior Golf Camp Session 2-Girls Only Ralph Myhre Golf Course June 24th- Tennis Lessons Session 2

July July 1st- Camp K Session 3- Patriotic Parade and Petra cliffs July 1st- Tennis Lessons Session 3

August August 5th- Camp Kookamunga Session 7 Fair and Field Days August 5th- Gymnastics Camp Session 3- Municipal Gym August 5th- Junior Golf Camp Session 5 Ralph Myhre Golf Course August 5th- Aikido Kids Summer Camp Blue Heron Dojo- 94 Main August 7th-9th- Sheldon Museum Day Camp Session 3 August 12th- Vermont Premier Soccer Camp Midd Rec. Park August 13th-15th- Sheldon Museum Day Camp Session 4 August 17th- Pool Closes for Season August 29th- Fall Activity Guide Available

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DAYCAMPS / ARTS / SPORTS Camp Kookamunga

Camp Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday – Friday Before and After mini Camps: 8:00 am – 9:00 a.m. 4:00 pm – 5:00 p.m. Program Fees: 9-4 Camp Kookamunga $150 Resident ($175 Non Resident) 8-9 Before Camp or 4-5 After Camp $20 per week Weekly Features: Each week, campers will participate in team building games, puzzles, arts and crafts, and much more! Pack a bathing suit to visit the town pool daily and on Fridays, we visit Branbury State Park for a fun filled day at the beach. Check out the program highlights below to pick a summer just right for you.

June 17th - 21st Bromley is Back! School is out and summer is in! Come join us for the first week of camp where we will play our favorite games, and revisit an old favorite. For our first field trip, we’re heading back to Bromley Sun Mountain for a downhill adventure! Kids will get to play on the twin spin, space bikes, zip lines, super slide, bumper boats,

the big splash and much more! This is a week you will not want to miss!

June 24th - 28th Montshire and Marvelous Memories This week we will travel to the Montshire Museum for a hands on exploration of our world. Join us to hike the trails and play in the many museum attractions. Along with this exciting field trip, we will play with science ourselves and visit the Festival on the Green for lunch! It is sure to be one crazy experiment after another! July 1st - 5th Patriotic Parade and Petra Cliffs The 4th of July will be celebrated in style! Campers will get to participate in our third Outhouse race in Bristol! Join us for a patriotic week of fun in the sun. We will also travel to Petra Cliffs for a rockin’ adventure. Climb into the fun and don’t forget the red, white, and blue! July 8th - 12th The Peak of Perfection We’re off to visit Jay Peak’s Pump House, without a doubt the highlight field trip of last summer. With so much to celebrate, campers this week will have the chance to share their talents in our ever fun annual Kookamunga continued on Page 10

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DAYCAMPS / ARTS / SPORTS Kookamunga continued from Page 9 talent show! We are always amazed by what our campers can do. July 15th - 19th Mix it Up Kookamunga Campers, see the Sportacular information page for an alternative week of summer sports and games.

July 22nd - 26th The Fun Challenge yourselves for a week of riddles, puzzles and teamwork. Our theme of the week will surely be special. To celebrate our summer so far, we will venture to The Fun Spot in Lake George early this year! Laser Tag, Roller Skating, and GoKarts oh my do we love this field trip! Have some fun before the summer ends. July 29th- August 2nd Fire and Ice Who knew ice time could be year round? Skating through the summer, we’ll chill out in a special field trip to the ice rink! Learn to skate or show off some sweet skills on the ice. To add some fuel to the fire, well, nothing says summer like a campfire! Our week ends with a special camp cookout at Lake Dunmore. August 5th-9th Fair and Field Days Finally, a year when we can visit Field Days again. What an exciting treat! A Vermont tradition of livestock, rides, and old fashion fun this week will round out a summer of tradition. Hop on the wagon and experience a week of what Vermonters are made of. Before and After Camps Our sessions this year will be Science and Art! Morning sessions
at 8 will be artistic expressions and our 4 p.m. sessions are new with sweet science! Details will appear at mass registration this May. Before and after Kookamunga each day there will be optional camps provided for kids! If 9:00 am is a little late, or 4:00 pm is too early for busy parents please consider the additional two camp offerings!

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For children going into grades 1st-8th, Camp will be held at Warming Hut in Recreation Park Cost- $150 for Residents and $175 for Non Residents and includes a camp T-shirt Space is limited register early!! Does your child enjoy playing sports of any kind? Then this is the camp for them! Join us in July for our 2nd annual Sportacular day camp and be ready to hit the courts, fields and swimming pools. Activities this year include daily sports offerings at Middlebury Recreation Park and two exciting field trips. Children will have the choice to participate in a wide range of sports including Basketball, Tennis, Football, Soccer, Kickball and Baseball along with several other options. Children will also have several opportunities to swim in the afternoon at the Town Pool. For our first field trip we will head to Pizza Putt in Burlington, Vermont where the children will have the opportunity to engage in activities ranging from indoor miniature golf, laser tag, batting cages, arcade games and a large indoor play structure while also being

treated to a pizza party and unlimited drinks throughout the day! For our second trip we hope your kids are ready for an allnighter! We will start Friday off with a trip to Spare Time in Colchester for 2 straight hours of bowling fun. The fun doesn’t stop there though; after bowling is finished we will head over to historic Centennial Field and watch the Vermont Lake Monsters take on the Aberdeen Ironbirds at 7pm. Each child will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and drink while at the game. Once the game is finished we will head back to the Municipal Gym where your child will have the option to “sleep” in the gym. We will play basketball, kickball and dodgeball throughout the night and a quiet room will be provided for those wishing to sleep. If your child does not wish to stay the night they can be picked up anytime at the gym. More details will be provided closer to the start of camp.

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AQUATICS 2013 OPERATING SCHEDULE JUNE 15TH- AUGUST 17TH (schedule subject to change) 7:15am-10:15am- Swim Team Practice 10:15am-12:15pm- Swimming Lessons 12:15pm-1:00pm Adult Swim 1:00pm-4:45pm- Open Swim 4:45pm-5:45pm- Adult Swim 5:45pm-6:30pm- Family Swim Kiddie pool- 5 years and younger is open from 12:15pm-6:30pm Adult Supervision Required *** Home swim meets are held on some Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. Pool closes at 4:30pm on home meet days. Daily Fees Youth (15 and younger)- $2.00 Adults(16+)- $3.00 Senior Citizens-$1.00 Season Passes Youth $50 (Non Resident $65) Adult $60 (Non Resident $75) Family- Up to 6 people $110 (Non Resident $135) Senior Citizens (55+) $25 (Non Resident $35)

Swim Lessons

Fee for all levels: $55 (Non Resident $75) Lesson Schedule Session I: June 24 - July 5 (2 Weeks) Sec A: Level 1 10:45-11:15 Sec B: Level 2 10:15 - 10:45 Sec C: Level 3 10:45 - 11:15 Sec D: Level 4 10:15 - 11:00 Sec E: Level 5 10:45 - 11:30 Sec F: Parent & Child 1 11:15 -11:45 Sec G: Pre-School Level 1 11: 15 - 11:45 Sec H: Pre-School Level 2 11:45 -12:15 Session II: July 8 - July 19 (2 Weeks) Sec A: Level 1 10:15 - 10:45 Sec B: Level 2 10:15 -10:45 Sec C: Level 3 11: 15 - 11:45 Sec D: Level 5 10:45 - 11: 30 Sec E: Level6 11:30-12:15 Sec F: Parent & Child 1 11:45-12:15 Sec G: Pre-School 2 11:45 - 12: 15 Sec H: Pre-School 3 11:45 - 12: 15 Session III: July 22 - August 2 (2 Weeks) Sec A: Level 2 10:15 -10:45 Sec B: Level 3 10:45 -11:15 See-c’: Level 4 10: 15 - 11:00 Sec D: Level 5 10:30 -11:15 Sec E: Level 6 11:00 -11:45 Sec F: Pre-School 2 10:45 - 11: 15 See G: Pre-School 3 11:45 - 12: 15 Sec H: Parent and Child 2 11:15 - 11:45

Lessons are held Monday-Thursday. Fridays are reserved as a make-up day for cancellations due to weather. Typically 3-4 pupils/instructor. Private Lessons: Private and semi-private lessons are available upon request. Arrangements are made through pool staff. Please contact swim lesson coordinator Sarah Snider at with any questions.

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Parent and Child (2 levels) For ages 6 months to 36 months (must be accompanied by an adult) This class will teach your child to become more comfortable in water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. Basic skills taught include adjusting to water environment, comfort holding a front or back position in water and demonstrating breath control (blowing bubbles, etc.) Preschool Aquatics (3 Levels) Ages 3 and up. Designed to give children a positive developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience. Level 1 helps orient young preschool children to aquatic environment and gain basic skills. Level 2 helps children gain greater independence in the water using basic skills, Level 3 helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water. Each level must be completed before advancing to next. Learn-To-Swim (Levels 1 and 2) Ages 6 and up. Instructors will teach to swimmer’s ability and confidence. Level 1 focuses on skills such as water entry and exit, bobbing, blowing bubbles through nose and mouth, opening eyes underwater and retrieving objects. Level 1 must be passed to move to next level. Level 2 participants must be able to perform kicks, basic arm strokes and be comfortable with face in water. This level focuses on jumping feet first into the water, fully submerging and holding breath, floating face down in the water, back float, changing direction while swimming on front and back and continued work on swimming on front and back. Level 2 must be completed before advancing to level 3.

Stroke Development (Level 3) Level 3 builds on previously learned skills by providing additional practice. Participants learn the survival float, front crawl with rotary breath and elementary backstroke. Head first entry into water is introduced and treading skills are improved with scissor and dolphin kicks. Level 3 must be passed before advancing to level 4. Stroke Improvement (Level 4) Level 4 develops participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in level 3 and improves other aquatic skills. In level 4 participants improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances. Participants also learn the back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly and the basics of turning at a wall. Level 4 must be completed to advance to level 5. Stroke Refinement (Level 5) In level 5 participants refine their performance of all strokes and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced. Diving is refined. Level 5 must be completed to advance to level 6. Swimming and Skill Proficiency The objectives of this level, the final level of the American Red Cross learn-to-swim program, are to refine the strokes so participants can swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness while going greater distances. Level 6 will also cover aspects of personal water safety skills, diving and fitness swimming. This level prepares participants for more advanced courses such as lifeguarding and water safety instructor as well as competitive swimming.

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SWIM TEAM Middlebury Aquatic Club AQUATIC CLUB

Team website

Suit and cap orders are due by June 7 via the link on the above team website. This winter the Middlebury Aquatic Club (MAC) had another successful season. MAC will be hosting the summer swim team through the Town recreation department for the 6th consecutive season. We offer an organized age-group swimming program for children from 5 years of age and up. We meet the needs of all swimmers, from beginner to advanced, by following a progressive, developmental model that fosters excellence and commitment to the team. We want each swimmer to achieve the best that s/he is able to. As a member of MAC, a swimmer learns the values of sportsmanship and teamwork. Additionally, a MAC swimmer will be empowered with physical, emotional, and intellectual skills that will last a lifetime. If you can make the commitment, swim 25


yards, and perform rhythmic breathing then you are eligible for the team. All who practice regularly can choose to swim at meets. Meets take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from the end of June until the end of July. Championship meets are held the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August. Parents help with carpooling, concessions, and other meet duties. Though not required team suits, caps, and sweatshirts will be available to order before the start of the season. Please check the team website for order details. Preseason practices begin Monday, June 3rd, and are held in the evening until the start of summer morning practices at the town pool. Separate registration is required for Preseason via the team website. Younger into may swim in older practice sessions based swimmers on coaches’ discretion.


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Cubs/Transition Swim Team

The Cubs group are swimmers ages 5-8 with a competitive spirit and the need for experience. Some of our most accomplished MAC swimmers started as Cubs; this program will introduce swimmers to rhythmic breathing and competitive strokes. Swimmers who can swim 25 yards independently are welcome to this group, which will give experience to younger competitors. As skills improve, swimmers are encouraged to compete in meets. Information about a Cubs try-out session for first time swimmers will be posted on the team website by end of May. COACHING STAFF Sarah Snider Sarah is a Middlebury native. She started swimming competitively with the Middlebury Marlins, now the Middlebury Aquatic Club, when she was 7 and continued with the team until she graduated from MUHS, as a team record holder. Sarah is a certified Water Safety Instructor and has been teaching swim lessons for 5 years as well as assisting the team coaches with the younger swimmers. Sarah was a member of the Middlebury Aquatic Club coaching staff during the summer 2012 season. Currently she attends Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and is a member of their Club Swim Team. She shares coaching responsibilities for their Club Swim Team as a member of the team’s Executive Board. This will be Sarah’s first season as Head Coach. She is very excited to be working with the team again this summer. Sarah primarily coaches the Panther group and Catamount group. Mychaella Devaney Mychaella is a Middlebury native. She has been a competitive member of the Middlebury Aquatic Club, previously the Middlebury Marlins, since the age of 6. Mychaella has been part of the swim lesson staff for 3 years. She has assisted the coaching staff during previous summer and winter season practices. As a recent graduate of MUHS, this will be Mychaella’s first year on the coaching staff. She is looking forward to working with the younger swimmers to help build their confidence and technique in the water. Mychaella primarily coaches the Cubs group and Catamount group.

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Swim Team Schedule (Schedule subject to change due to pool and coaches availability. Please check team website for most up-todate information) Preseason at Middlebury College 6/3-6/13 Panthers (11 & older): 6:30-8:00pm, Monday-Thursday Catamounts (10 & under): 6:45-7:45pm, MondayThursday Cubs: 6-6:45pm, Tuesday and Thursday Cubs Tryouts will be available at 6pm on June 3 and June 12. See website for locations. **Registration for pre-season only will be available online via the team website by mid-May. Swim team schedule continued on Page 16

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USA Swimming registration fee of $65 REQUIRED to swim at College for Pre-season for swimmers who did not swim with the team during this past winter or Spring season. (Reduced $5 Outreach Fee is available with verification that the swimmer participates in a reduced or free school lunch program.) Those swimmers who swam this winter or spring season are already registered with United States Swimming. This is for insurance purposes. More details will be presented at swim team registration. Preseason fees (does not include required USA Swimming fee of $65) Panthers $40 Catamounts $35 Cubs $20 Regular Season at Town Pool (outside) 6/17-8/4 Panthers: 7:15-8:45am Cats: 8:45-9:45am Cubs: 9:45-10:15am

Practices are held Monday-Friday for each group. Regular season fees: Panthers $145 ($170 non-res.) Catamounts $140 ($165 non-res.) Cubs $115 ($135 non-res.) **Regular season fee includes team t-shirt. SPECIAL SWIM TEAM INFORMATION SESSION & REGISTRATION Wednesday, May 15 6 -7 PM/Municipal Gymnasium (Parent info session followed by registration) You may contact Head Coach Sarah Snider at for more information. You may also check the team website for general information, practice group descriptions, updates, schedule changes, and team events.


Instructor: Terri Phelps Phone: (802) 771-8040


Session 1: June 17th-June 21st 9:00am-10:00am $65 ($75 Non-Res) 10:00am-12:00pm $90 ($100 Non-Res) 1:00PM-4:00PM $115 ($125 Non-Res) Session 2: July 8th- July 12th 9:00am-10:00am $65 ($75 Non-Res) 10:00am-12:00pm $90 ($100 Non-Res) 1:00pm-4:00pm $115 ($125 Non-Res) Session 3: August 5th- August 9th 9:00am-10:00am $65 ($75 Non-Res)

Ages 3-4 Ages 5-7 Ages 8+

Ages 3-4 Ages 5-7 Ages 8+

Ages 3-4

10:00am-12:00pm Ages 5-7 $90 ($100 Non-Res) 1:00pm-4:00pm Ages 8+ $115 ($125 Non-Res) ALL CLASSES HELD AT MUNICIPAL GYMNASIUM Students will work to improve strength, flexibility and coordination, as well as skill development in a safe and fun environment. Instruction will be included on uneven bars, beam, floor exercise, springboard, parallel bars and vault. This program is open to both girls and boys. Please register by one week prior to start date. Classes will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met.

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Summer Soccer Camps 2013 PANTHER SOCCER CAMP • JUNE 24th- JUNE 28th 9-12 DAILY • MIDDLEBURY RECREATION FIELDS Join us for the 2013 edition of the ever popular Panther Soccer Camp. Children will receive instruction from Dave Saward, Men’s Head Soccer coach at Middlebury College and Ron McEachen, Retired Coach of the Skidmore College Men’s Soccer

team. Standout local high school and college players will also assist in the weeklong camp. The camp is open to all children age 6-12. The cost is $130 per camper and includes a camp T-shirt. Registration forms are available in the Middlebury Parks and Recreation office. For more details please contact Karen

VERMONT PREMEIR SOCCER CAMP AUGUST 12th- AUGUST 16th MIDDLEBURY RECREATION FIELDS Vermont Premier Soccer continues to develop and grow programs for the youth soccer community in Vermont. All our coaching staff are licensed male and female coaches from the United Kingdom & Ireland and have undergone a sustained period of professional development training at the organization training at the organization. We also ensure our programs pass Vermont Board of Health guidelines to ensure your child’s well-being and safety.

This all inclusive soccer camp caters to soccer players of all ability levels aged 4‐14 years and is designed around individual development and ball mastery through age specific curriculum. - Half day camps running from 9am-12pm for children aged 4-6. Cost is $110 per player - Full Day Camp for ages 7‐14 Years. Camp running 9:00am‐3:00pm at $190.00 per player. - T-shirt will be provided to each camper Register at the Middlebury Parks and Recreation Office

Ralph Myhre Golf Course Junior Golf Camp SESSION 1: June 17th – June 21st 9am-12pm SESSION 2: June 24th – June 28th (Girls Only Camp) 9am-12pm SESSION 3: July 8th – July 12th 9am-12pm SESSION 4: July 15th- July 19th 9am-12pm SESSION 5: August 5th- August 9th 9am-12pm

Players will receive instruction from the golf course staff and members of the MUHS golf team. This camp is open to all children age 8 and up. Cost is $75 for residents and $85 for non-residents. Space is limited to 20 golfers per session. Register at the Middlebury Parks and Recreation office. For more information please call Jim Dayton 802-443-5125.

Open now for the Season! Everyone Welcome Check our our Junior Clinics!

For more information & tee times call 443-5125 • • 317 Golf Course Rd., Midd., Vt.

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At Monument Farms, we not only make the world’s GREATEST milk, we’re also a proud sponsor of

Cow Power.

Middlebury Youth Basketball Camp July 22nd- July 26th

Weybridge, Vermont OORS! T H E OU T D ENJOY

Mulch Bagged and in Bulk

Children going into grades 3-6 will practice from 10am-12pm daily. The cost for this age group is $100 dollars Children going into grades 7-9 will practice from 1pm-4pm daily. The cost for this age group is $125 dollars.

• Choose from 3 Types of Mulch – Hemlock, Natural Cedar, & Pine/Spruce

Delivery available on all bagged and bulked products

Soils Compost and Top Soil

• Miracle-Gro & Agway Potting Mixes • Moo Soils • Bagged Top Soil & Manure • Bulk Top Soil & Compost

Spring Bulbs Plant now for spring and summer! • Dahlias • Begonias • Lilies • Glads

OUR GREENHOUSE will soon be bursting with healthy annuals, perennials & herbs – as well as trees, shrubs & rose bushes!

Pet Services Self-service dog wash... OPEN EVERDAY! Washing your pet has never been eaier! Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere in our beautiful spa-like space. We also make Pet I.D. Tags – custom engraved while you wait!

Grills Your Weber Grilling Headquarters!

Gas, charcoal and gas/charcoal combinations FREE ASSEMBLY & PROPANE FILL-UP with any Weber gas grill purchase!

Patios, Edging, Stone Walls • Concrete Pavers • Edging • Slate

• Stepping Stones • Wall Stones • Natural Field Stones

MIDDLEBURY AGWAY FARM & GARDEN 338 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT • 388-4937 Monday - Friday 8-6, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 9-4


If your child loves playing basketball and is interested in taking his or her game to the next level than this is the perfect camp for them! Players will receive instruction from Coach Randy Stockwell with assistance from Dustin Hunt and local players and coaches. We will focus on perfecting the basic fundamental skills while giving your player the tools to be successful as they move up through the local basketball program. This camp will include specialized drills, fun games and scrimmages every day. Campers will also receive a T-shirt the last day of camp.

Open 7 days a week

For more information and to register your son or daughter please stop by the Middlebury Parks and Recreation Office or email dhunt@townofmiddlebury. org College Coaches Confirmed to Appear: Jeff Brown, Head Coach Middlebury College Men’s Team Noreen Pecsok, Head Coach Middlebury College Woman’s Team Paul Culpo, Head Coach Castleton State College Men’s Team

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The tennis lessons will be held at the Middlebury Recreation Park. On days when there is rain, lessons may be held at Middlebury Indoor Tennis, located behind Middlebury Fitness. For more information please contact Michele Butler michelebinbristol@

TINY SWINGERS (AGES 5 AND UNDER) Introduces participants to the game and focuses on coordination and ball control All Lessons are from 9-9:30am Session 1- June 17th-June 21st Session 2- June 24th-June 28th Session 3 – July 1st- July 5th Session 4- July 8th- July 12th Session 5- July 15th- July 19th Session 6- July 22nd- July 26th Session 7- July 29th- August 2nd Fee: $45 Residents $50 Non-Residents

Covers rules and court conduct as well as the basic strokes of the game. Emphasizes consistency in strokes and introduces game play All lessons are from 9:30-10:30am Session 1- June 17th-June 21st Session 2- June 24th-June 28th Session 3 – July 1st- July 5th Session 4- July 8th- July 12th Session 5- July 15th- July 19th Session 6- July 22nd- July 26th Session 7- July 29th- August 2nd Fee: $65 Residents $75 Non-Residents

Important Information: • Classes must have a minimum of 4 participants to run • Lessons may go over allotted time • No Tennis Refunds will be given

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Requires prior tennis experience and general knowledge of the game. Practice shot placement as well as consistency of most strokes, including serves and returns. This session will prepare children to play matches amongst themselves.

Session Session Session Session Session Session Session

All lessons from 10:30-12:00pm 1- June 17th-June 21st 2- June 24th-June 28th 3 – July 1st- July 5th 4- July 8th- July 12th 5- July 15th- July 19th 6- July 22nd- July 26th 7- July 29th- August 2nd

Fee: $75 Residents $85 Non-Residents

Private Lessons Private lessons are available to people of all ages. Price is $55 per hour (10% off package of 4)

• Free 1st Time Play for Area Residents • Senior Discount Thursdays ~ Noon-3pm • Four Drop-In / Round Robin Events Each Week • Certified Trainers for Clinics & Lessons

388-3733 360 Boardman Street • USPS Box 1380 (behind Middlebury Fitness)

Middlebury Indoor Tennis

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Eddy Farm

Summer Horseback Riding Camp At Eddy Farm every experience with a horse is a learning experience. Throughout the week campers learn the importance of safety, horsemanship, and communication. Those skills are put to use on the miles of trails, fields, and dirt roads surrounding the farm. All rides are lead by experienced and knowledgeable staff. When not in the saddle, campers focus on caring for tack and equipment, grooming their horses, and learning how to maintain a happy, healthy horse. The Eddy Farm prides itself on its experienced and patient lesson horses. One of these horses could be the best teacher your child has ever had!

Ages 6 – 17

Offering 6 week-long sessions to riders of ALL abilities. Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM June 24 – 27, July 8 – 11, 15 – 18, 22 – 25, July 29 – Aug 1, Aug 5 – 8 $330/session Limited to 10 campers/week – APPLY EARLY! Applications available on Eddy Farm website: For questions call Margaret Bojanowski 388-6196 or e-mail


Head Instructor- Jonathan Miller Lane 3rd Dan Phone: 802-989-9069 or Classes held in lower level of Town Office Building below the gymnasium. Aikido is a martial art and ethical training created by Morehei Ueshiba (1883-1969). The self defense techniques practiced in Aikido teach us, in an experiential and physical way, the power of harmony which can transcend and eradicate violence. Aikido practice develops agility, awareness, and strength; deepens concentration, and encourages relaxation. Aikido practice challenges each practitioner to realize his or her potential as a “powerful, compassionate, creative, self-aware human being”. Aikido Summer Kids’ Camp Monday, June 10 - Friday June 14 and Monday, August 5 - Friday August 9 Open to ages 7 to 12. Students can attend one week or both, or can attend individual days if they prefer. The camp will run 9am - 12 noon Monday-Friday at 300$/week or 60$/day. Please let us know as soon as possible if your child is interested! Camp will consist mostly of the physical practice of Aikido, but we will also have discussions about the ethics and philosophy of Aikido and how they might inform daily interactions with others off the mat. Please be sure your son or daughter has a snack or juice. We will have water on hand. Weather permitting; we will get to do some Aikido outside! Summer Introduction to Aikido Series July 9 to August 1. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 6:45. $50 for 4 week series. Adults and youth (13 yrs. & up) After completing the beginners’ series, students may join ongoing classes, with month of August free for those who continue on. On-going Adult/Youth classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 6:45 and are open to anyone 13 or older who has completed the beginners’ series. Dues are $35/month for unlimited classes. Located in Blue Heron dojo, lower level Town Office Building. Observers welcome anytime.

Ongoing children’s classes meet Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30 and Saturdays 9:00am to 10:00am. Open to ages 7 through 12. Dues are $50/month for unlimited classes, or $10 per class. Sibling discount available.

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Self Defense Class Brave Kids Self-Defense

Sunday May 19th, 2013 from 2pm-5pm BRAVE Kids is dedicated to teaching children “Life Skills” to help keep them safe against bullies & strangers. This course is team taught by female & male instructors - with years of experience teaching kids through martial arts - using role play so children can rehearse the verbal & physical drills they learned. The male instructor is completely padded & protected so the kids will actually be able to practice the physical techniques full-force. Topics covered include: safety with feelings, words, touch & teasing; getting help to stay safe; being powerful with your body; safety with family & friends at school & play. For Ages 5 – 12. Min- 8 participants, max- 20. Head Instructor – Kellie Thomas is a 4th degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo and is the owner of Taekwondo K.I.C.K.S. of Middlebury & Vergennes. Taekwondo Do K.I.C.K.S. has been in the area for 6 years and has been involved in several school programs (during school and after school) throughout Addison & Rutland Counties. Master Thomas has more than 10 years of experience teaching self-defense techniques Master Thomas will be bringing one of her advanced male students to wear the suit to each of the classes. All Classes are $25 per person. Register up until one week before each class at Parks and Rec Office.

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Introduction To Pet First Aid

Saturday June 15th • 3pm-5pm Municipal Gymnasium Taught by Local Veterinarians Mark Doran and Tracy Winters This course will introduce the basics of pet first aid care. It is designed to give an overview of initial care for injured and sick animals, as well as what to do next. The course will last about 60-90 minutes and will cover: -What constitutes an emergency visit to a veterinarian -How to initially stabilize an injured, ill and frightened animal -How to handle and transport an injured animal -What items to have in your pet first aid kit -Where you can find reliable information on pet health and care. Cost: $20 per person, $15 for an additional family member or families of 3 or more $50. For additional information and to register please visit the Middlebury Parks and Recreation office.

From Dairy to Doorstep Premier Summer Exhibit

at the Sheldon Museum

Organized by Historic New England

Collection of Henry Sheldon Museum

Tracing the history of dairy farming and milk delivery in New England through photos, advertisements, artifacts, paintings, folk art, DVDs, and text. Includes a series of talks on agriculture, an evening of farmer poetry, and a family day. See the Sheldon’s website for details. The exhibit has received generous financial underwriting from Cabot Creamery, the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, Monument Farms Dairy, Foster Brothers Farm, Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition, and Yankee Farm Credit.

1 Park Street, Middlebury • 802/388-2117

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Street Hockey

July 29th- August 1St • 9am-12pm Memorial Sports Center Instructed By MUHS Boys Hockey Coach Derek Bartlett Can’t get enough hockey? Join us for a 4 day Street Hockey Camp filled with fun! Participants will learn how to develop their skills and athleticism through drills and games. This camp will meet the needs of all, from beginner to advanced. Each child must supply their own

stick, helmet and gloves. Participants will be required to wear sneakers as well. For more information contact Derek Bartlett 802-388-4539 or bartlettderek11@gmail. com. Cost is $95 dollars for residents and $105 dollars for Non-Residents.

After You Play… Ramunto’s! We’re on your team!

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ZUMBA Classes

All Classes held at Municipal Gym

94. Main St

ZUMBA is a great cardio workout that’s..... FUN!!! Come have a good time with us with a workout that’s both safe and fun. You modify the moves to suit your needs. Everyone goes at their own pace. Really....Everyone goes at their own pace! And everyone leaves with a smile. Your first class is FREE so, you’ve got nothing to lose but pounds and a frown. Our classes are ongoing, come on in and join us at anytime. Give Liz Cleveland a call at 802-9895977. Or go to for more info. Current Schedule Morning Classes: M, W, TH 8:30-9:30am Evening Classes: M,T, W 5:30-6:30pm TH 6:30-7:30 Monday morning and Tuesday evening classes are Zumba Toning. Toning Sticks provided. Thursday mornings are Gentle Yoga with Adeline!

Summer Schedule Begins June 17th Morning Classes: M, W, TH 8:00-9:00am Evening Classes: M,T, W 5:30-6:30pm TH 6:00-7:00

Punch Cards: 6 classes for $40, 12 classes for $80, 18 classes for $110, 24 classes for $125 For more information: Liz at or or 989-5977 Instructors: Liz Cleveland and Brye Perreault

HOOPLA Location: Middlebury Municipal Gym When: Monday Evenings from June 17th-August 19th (10 classes) Time: 6:45-8:00pm Program Description: What do you get when you combine great music and hula hoops? You get HOOPLA! “Hoopla” is a fitness experience where you learn hooping basics and tricks that you’ll use to dance and tone your body. Think you can’t hoop? Try it and prove yourself wrong! Hoops of all sizes provided. (Participants can order or make a hoop of their own for an additional fee.) Instructor Bio: Lindsey Hescock has 20+ years of experience teaching dance, creative movement, and visual arts. She enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities. Her unique, highenergy programs get people moving and inspire them to get fit and feel more confident. Lindsey is also a wellknown Zumba® Fitness Instructor, sought after by fitness centers, schools, and organizations throughout Vermont for regularly scheduled classes and special programs. Cost: $50 for 5 classes $80 for 10 classes $12 for Drop-in $5 Child (with adult) Minimum # - 8 (pre-registered) Maximum # - 20

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Addison Central Central  Teens   Addison Teens  Located  in  the  Municipal  Building   2013 Teen  94.  Main  SSummer t  Middlebury,  VT  Day 05753   Camp

Hours of  Operation:   Open to all graduates of sixth grade through teens Looking for something fun for your teen sixteen years of age. Monday,   T uesday,   T hursday   3pm-­‐6pm   to do this summer?!

Join Addison Central Teens (ACT) two-week day            in Waednesday   and  Friday      3pm-­‐7pm   First Session: June 17th – June 28th camp specifically designed for teens! Activities include th th 8th – July 19th Second Session: July OPEN   TO  games, ALL  TEENS     hiking, swimming, biking, arts and crafts, and GRADE  7  –  12 Location: 94 Main St. Middlebury, VT special trips to places such as The Great Escape and VT Time: 9am – 4pm, Monday - Friday State Parks, plus more!

What is  the  Teen  Center  About?  

Teen day camp registration begins at the Rec. Department mass registration ACT Mission:   Thursday, May 21 - 5 - 7:00pm - Municipal Gym ACT  provides  a  Teen  Center  and  after-­‐school  alternatives  that  are  welcoming,  safe  and  fun  for   all  teenagers  in  the  community.   Teens   have  aat  place   to  hang  out  as  well  as  opportunities  to  plan   *** Register online www.Addisonteens.Com*** and   participate   in   activities,   special   events   and   community   service   at   the   Teen   Center   and   throughout  the  community.   Leadership  Opportunities:   Thursday May 30th and Friday May 31st, MUHS Hallway Outside Main Office If  you  are  a  teen  looking  for  leadership  opportunities,  or  someone  who  wants  to  help  change   a.m.-3 p.m., students only; 3-6 p.m., open to public their   community   and  11:30 provide   teen   programming   for   your   peers   please   consider   joining   the   Bring in your teen-friendly, gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, prom and formal dresses, knick-knacks Advisory   ouncil   (YAC).   YAC  mNo eets   every  to other   Wednesday   from  4and :00  –shop!  5:30pm.   andYouth   CD’s and swap C for “new” used  items. clothing swap? Bring your money Most items priced between $1 and $10 with special items up to $20. Community  Service  &  Volunteer  Opportunities:   There  are  many  volunteer  opportunities  available  for  both  teens  and  adults  at  ACT.    If  you  or   Co-Director Contact Information: Phone: (802)388-3910 • Email: • or • your   organization   is   interested,   please   contact   either   co-­‐director   or   visit   the   center   during   regular  drop  in  hours.    

Clothing Swap and Shop

Special Events:  (Some  Fees  Apply)*  Teen  Dances  *DJ  Skate  Nights  *Clothing  Swaps  *Community  Suppers  

Pure Wellness Clothing . Swap  and  Shop  

Waterfalls encourages you to stay active March 19th  and  20th,  MUHS  Hallway   Outside   Main  Office   your                                  11:30-­‐3pm  Students  only          3:00-­‐7:00pm  Open  To  Pin ublic   wellness goals.

Bring in  your  teen  friendly,  gently  used  clothing,  accessories,  jewelry,  prom  and  formal  dresses,   Genuine original knick-­‐knacks  and  CD’s  and  swap  for  “new”  used  items.  No  clothing   to  sand wap?   Bring  yspa our  treatments money   designed for you and your teen. and  shop!  Most  items  priced  between  $1  and  $10  with  special  items  up  to  $20   Teen services available for ages 11-17. Clothing  Collection  at  MUHS:  Tues.  2/26,  Wed.  2/27,  Tues  March  3/12,  Wed  3/  13   Collection  times:  11:30-­‐1:30  in  MUHS  Cafeteria   Bring  in  all  your  gently  used  items  before  March  19th  and  receive  point  cards  &  trade  for  “new”   items  during  the  clothing  swap.  Donations  Welcome!   Items  may  also  be  dropped  off  at  the  ACT  Teen  Center  everyday  after  school  from  3-­‐6pm  

Co-­‐Director Contact  Information:  

• (802) 388-Email: 0311 • Online Gift Certificates availableor Phone: (802) 388-3910

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Ilsley Public Library Summer Reading Sneak Peek 2013 75 Main Street, Middlebury • 388-4097 Mon. Wed. Fri. 10-6, Tues. Thur. 10-8, Sat. 10-4

Summer Reading for Youth of All Ages!

Participate in fun & free library programs! Share your reading all summer long. Sign up online at any time after May 15th. Stop by the Youth Services desk to get a punch card and start tracking your reading and earning prizes beginning June 12th.

Especially for kids ages birth-4 Storytime in the Garden

Tuesdays, June 18th - August 6th, 10:30 am

Itsy Bitsy Yoga

Thursdays, July 11th - August 8th, 10:30 am

Youth Media Lab

Designed for kids entering grades 4+ Tuesdays, June 18th - August 6th 3—4:30 pm Make movies & explore technology with Ilsley & MCTV.

Out of the Pages

Teen Summer Reading for teens entering grades 7-12 Thursday, June 20th Percy Jackson & the Library Olympians A live-action roleplaying game designed by teens for teens! Thursday, July 18th—DJ Dizzle Mixing Workshop Learn to mix music & get your groove on.

Thursday, August 1st—Teen Top Chef Impress your friends with cool culinary concoctions.

Drop-in Activities

Craft projects ready for you anytime your summer slows.

Special Performances

Wednesdays, 10:30 AM • June 19th — July 31st Tickets available at the Youth Services desk two weeks in advance of each show. June 19 - Dr. Waring shows off instruments from around the world. June 26 - Swing Peepers presents hilarious songs & stories. July 3rd - Hampstead Theater Company presents The Secret Garden. July 17th - The Deedle Deedle Dees get everyone dancing with music inspired by the silly side of history. July 24th - Magician Tom Joyce amazes the audience with mysterious feats. July 31st - Puppetree’s production of Swimmy, based on the book by Leo Leonni.

Check out summer reading at Sarah Partridge Library, too! 431 E. Main Street, East Middlebury • 388-7588 Mon. 10-1, Thurs. 3-7, Sat. 10-1

Dancing with My Baby Location: Blue Heron Aikido Studio (below Municipal Gym) When: Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10am11am May 24th-August 16th (no class July 5th) Program Description: Get out and get fit! “Dancing with My Baby” is the ONLY fitness or dance class in Addison County that welcomes you to bring your little one (6 weeks+) with you. One hour of dancing, toning, and stretching will boost your energy more than that nap you fantasize about! This is the class for you if you want to improve your strength, stamina, posture, and flexibility. The playlist includes rock, reggae, pop, hip hop, salsa, funk, reggaeton and more. All caregivers are welcome (yes, even if you don’t have a little one with you). Take 2 classes/week and you’ll see noticeable fitness results this summer! Instructor Bio: Lindsey Hescock had her baby in February 2012 and began looking for active classes that would include her baby. After discovering that the closest classes were in Montpelier and Essex, she was inspired to create “Dancing with My Baby”. Using her 20+ years of experience with dance, fitness, and competitive sports, she has developed a fun

class that gives caregivers an effective, total-body workout. Lindsey is also a well-known Zumba® Fitness Instructor, sought after by fitness centers, schools, and organizations throughout Vermont for regularly scheduled classes and special programs. Cost: $60 for 6 Classes, $100 for 12 classes, $180 for 24 classes, $12 for drop in. Price includes one adult and one child.

Middlebury Market & Sama’s Café Come Before or After! 388-6408 College St • Middlebury

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Community. Hands off!

Hard driver

Wild parsnip, which can cause itching and blisters, has returned to Vermont. See Page 16A.

In the garden Read some tips for caring for your plants in hot weather in our garden column. See Page 4B.

An East Middlebury teen has ambitions both on and off the racetrack. See Sports, Page 1B.



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Middlebury, Vermont

Thursday, July 5, 2012  30 Pages


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ges By JOHN FLOWERS 48—PaAs SALISBURY a self employed paint contractor, Salisbury resident Tim Ryan has navigated ay, Mond through some choppy financial  waters during the past four years ont while the economy has faltered. , Verm ury leb And through it all, Ryan believes Midd his fortunes — and those of other . 22 small business owners — could have No been improved if state government Vol. 24 had done more to relieve ated the tax isolregulations burden and an reduce on r in is not enterprises. Bay struggling ner yea the Oven a ban Ryan, 45, has s, decided he er Now sphorustate school incident. Aft will of to change economic rite off trypho middle a’s favo from within. teaches d from above 2011 for run development bacteripolicy Lakethat he g week last che usen, who ntheticHe confirmed l of r the s analon Windha in Jericho, wat from a poo ge photosy orwill park run as independent e theifor clos maj Housee seat to nce n slud representing Addison-2, turned food, hav hadth. has scie Oven Bay to chunky gree that includes the towns ’s mplain the district erson STEIN mon urgh as s Cha t Sev risb EW pas glas g his Goshen, Hancock, Fer DR this of Cornwall, ed its By AN ONT — Jeff50 summers at t glistening rs. d anythin waters Leicester, Salisbury. week, Ripton Parkandclos e incumbent in hou never witnesseFriday,” she South VERM of the past p in Wes Last Stat Ryan will face Addison-2 and e h Bay on ks with ain cam blooms, Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, in the “We havwe witnessed Friday morning KingslandRep. spent mucLake Champl until two wee ter to heavyae,Election. k r t s Page 5) ch dueNov. 6 General tal clea was thic family’ . But it wasn’t ised Vermon lly like wha “ManyAlg people are making less (See was crysin six hours it t getting bea and potentia e, said. “It Addison the born-and-ra now than they were four or five with are low e of the it just kep” years ago,” Ryan said of the toll ge rates ago that r seen blooms blue-green alga t. ... and thenEvery hour, mak thicker. the recession, inflation, fixed costs, • Mortga starting to the had eve nobacteria, or and fishing spo e pea soup. thicker and are ut taxation and stagnant salaries have ers m abo and wer buy toxic cya favorite swi te es. Read had on those making a living in the his son Lisa thicker his e n and their mov local real esta l-out. construction industry. engulf Severso 29, his wif pul the “You can’t maintain this type of While e state of our 16-page on Jun in pattern for a long period of time.” fishing market Ryan is a lifelong Vermont resident and graduate of Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1985. He graduated from Castleton (See Ryan, Page 18A) 2012 July 9,



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By ANDREA SUOZZO ADDISON COUNTY — It’s summertime, and that means more locals are heading out to local streams and waterways for recreation and fishing. Jesse Haller, a fishing guide for Green Mountain Adventures and president of the New Haven River Anglers, said so far many of those anglers have been happy at the end of the day. But Haller said despite fishermen’s good fortune it’s still too early to tell if fish populations fared well in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene — that, he said, won’t be clear until state and

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federal agencies do surveys later in the summer. “We’ve had a good early season, but that doesn’t give us a huge indication of how the population will handle the hot months,” he said. Chet McKenzie, a fisheries biologist for the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, said annual fish population surveys begin in August, so the state won’t have any official numbers on fish populations until then. But it’s clear, he said, that larger brook trout, an indicator species (one that offers a picture of a habi(See Fisheries, Page 18A)

good role models and structure. That’s definitely what I used it for in high school, it was just a safe place.” Cunningham, 19, started attending the club as an eighth-grader. Now enrolled at Community College of Vermont, she still drops by to hang out and lend a hand. Goff, 15, explained that the club provides a positive environment for

local kids who need guidance. “It helps keep some kids on track,” he said. “They can come here and be in a nice climate and have bigger kids influencing them well.” Three local teen centers –– the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, Middlebury’s Addison Central Teens (ACT) and The Bristol (See Teen centers, Page 17A)

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By KAITLYN KIRKALDY SUDBURY –– Fourteen kids and two teachers guided their canoes away from the shores of Lake Hortonia and paddled over to a small bay full of lily pads and milfoil, looking around at the different plants and wildlife and taking samples from the water. The group went out to the lake Addison this past Thursday as part of the County five-day East Creek Project, a canoe day camp for students from Orwell Village School that is sponsored by By ANDREA SUOZZO the Vermont Community FoundaBURLINGTON — Participants at a tion’s South Lake Champlain Fund. re conference on sustainable agriculture For mo Barb Young, a teacher at the were rning. All six of the Addison Northeast in Burlington last Thursday NIC mo y O school, leads the project and has l sda the need for change. dne YTON,the past six years. 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The ANeSU executive comd “Are hopefully create a love for the enbasic wea pos nce Fife You due mittee will not ratify the contracts disappearing, our farmers grow old epende vironment that will continue,” she pons ined to look sca Talkin’ To l from “Da Mt. Ind 16 and 17. until August, said Chair Lanny with no prospects for retirement, ngerou Me? ry but order to R said. and their sons and daughters have perform is actually” and taught s Liaisons” (See By the way, Page 12A) H WARNEsee Pages Each day the students go out on by abandoned the farms and rural a some during THE SET Bristol, of the careful and Lindsay Pon a class the canoes to a different body of e from communities. Our nation is obese, most infa safe isiv tius By ANDY • Brianna dec photos water in the morning and early afmous skill. Particip and Neil and we’re dying of diseases related med a ng figh ants wer the Girls McCormick ternoon. 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By JOHN FLOWERS MIDDLEBURY — Two Addison County residents will help draft a new Vermont search-and-rescue policy in the aftermath of the Levi Duclos tragedy. Participating on the new search and rescue committeeVo created by the l. 24 Legislature that will help craft thatNo. 28 policy will be Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, and David Shaw, assistant chief of the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department. Duclos, a 19-year-old New Haven resident, died of hypothermia during a Jan. 9 hike along the Emily Proctor Trail in Ripton. Vermont State Police By JOH drew widespread criticism for its N FLO WE response time NEW following the Duclos HAV lack of RS family’s 911 and for its EN ty call — Add Fair and ison Cou coordination with local rescue teams Fiel clos d Days ne on to participate that had been available run that Aug. 11 follo drew to a in the search. win ialsdrafted spite of offic State lawmakers quickly called g another e rain a bill calling for som a new plan for a success site duri in that ngwho responding to hikers are missing drenched port ions of or in distress. That legislation, three day the s of recently signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin as Act 155, calls for creation of a 13-member “Search and Rescue Strategic Plan Development Committee.” That committee, to convene for the first time on July 11, is charged with 12 tasks, including: • Reviewing the existing structure for search and rescue operations in Vermont and what might be its advantages and shortcomings. • Considering models used in (See Shaw, Page 18A)

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Henry Sheldon Museum Kids’ Activity Weeks:

Summer is Spelled FUN! The Henry Sheldon Museum will run a series of hands-on workshops for children ages 8-12 during July and August. The series focuses on good oldfashioned fun! Children have made their own fun for centuries and we will offer kids the opportunity to use a variety of materials, learn new skills, new games or rediscover old ones! Local “guest stars” will be invited to demonstrate or participate in our workshops to lend their expertise. The workshops will run during two weeks in July and two weeks in August. Each week will consist of three consecutive workshop afternoons from 1:30-4:00 p.m. Participants must sign up for at least one week (three consecutive days.) A minimum of 5 participants each week is required to run the programs. A maximum of 20 participants is allowed. Fees: $75 per week paid in advance, all materials are included.

The dates and details for the workshops are: July- 10, 11, 12- Make your own board games, ball games and wooden toys July- 17, 18, 19- Quilting, Paper Quilling and Mummy Grave Mystery and Headstone Rubbings August- 7, 8, 9- Make your own Weathervane, Bean bags and Old Fashion Toy Play Day August -13, 14, 15- Make your own Middlebury Journal, Cards and Musical Instruments. A much more detailed description of the camp including day-to-details can be picked up at the Middlebury Parks and Recreation office. For any questions please contact Susan Register at the Parks and Recreation office

Camp Kookamunga participants receive special discount on price for weeks they attend both camps! Ask for more details!

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Middlebury Parks And Recreation Proudly Thanks American Legion Post 27 For Their Continued Support Of The Department And The Annual New Years Eve Fireworks Display! Come out and support your local American Legion Baseball team this summer! Games played at Middlebury College

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Other Summer Programs in Addison County

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Other Summer Programs in Addison County Whether you’re on the hunt for a calendar of ongoing events, a guide to summer camps, ideas to get you out of the house, or seasonally appropriate activities for the whole family, .com


MiniBury has you covered! an insider’s guide to family friendly activities in Middlebury, Vermont • Owned and operated by a local Mom!

MiddSummer Camp June 17-July 29 Monday-Friday • 8 am-4 pm Choose from one to five weeks Located at Mary Hogan School Nutritious snacks and meals provided Swimming & Weekly Field Trips Scholarships available For more information contact Beth Bearor, Program Adminstrator, at 802-598-6940 or Sponsored by the MiddSummer Lunch and Recreation Program. We have been offering MiddSummer Camp for 10 years, and we’re going strong!

Game Tech



June 17 - 21

Soccer Camp

Learn to design your own video game or animated film in a week long program

August 5th - 9th



10am – Noon


Robo Tech

August 19th - 23rd

June 24th - 28th

grades k-3 8 – 11:30am

Use Lego robotics to program a robot to do your bidding

grades 4-6 12:30 – 4:00pm

10am – Noon

Focus on fun and skill development for ages 5 – 12 Ages 4-6 – $80 9 – 10:30am OR 10:30 – Noon Ages 7 & UP – $125 9 – 10:30am


available at noon for all kids

Social Recreation OPEN Mon-Fri, Noon – 4pm The Club provides activities for kids 5th–12th grades and includes pool table, games, computers and lunch.

CONTACT: 877-6344

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Other Summer Programs in Addison County Middlebury Studio School, 1 Mill St. lower level Pottery

Children’s Summer Art Camps From 9-11:30 – Tuition $150

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June 24-28, Fly Away with Me July 1-5, Young Artists July 8-12, Friendly Monsters & Fuzzy Friends July 15-19, Paint it BIG! July 22-26, Folk Art, Garden Art July 29-Aug. 2, Fairy Houses Aug. 5-9, Imagining Egypt Aug.12-16, Art Around the World Aug. 19-23, Fair Folk & Mystical Creatures

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Multi-age Hand Building 5 to adult Tues., Weds., Thurs. 3:30-4:30 Multi-age Wheel/ 8 to adult Tues., Wed., Thurs. 3:30 - 5PM

Children’s Classes • • • • •

June 17-21, Amate Bark Painting July 8-12, Pictures Galore July 13, Cartoon & Drawing Workshop July 15-19, Create an Island July 29- Aug. 2, Masks

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Adult Classes

Weds. Evening Mixed Level Wheel Watercolors Weds. AM Int. Oils: Paint and Process About Face: the No Fear Self-Portrait Egg Tempera Introduction Non-toxic Techniques for Traditional Oils Colour Mixing Drawing Techniques and Materials Keeping a Sketchbook and Journal Understanding Perspective Plein Air Oil Painting Pastels

Call 802-247-3702 or email website:

Middlebury Area Land Trust

MALT conserves, promotes, and manages land as natural, open and working landscapes in Addison County. MALT also manages the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), a 16 mile footpath, and runs a summer camp program.

Upcoming Hikes and Outings and TAM Work Events National Trails Day Saturday, June 1 9am - 12 noon Work on graveling wet areas, bridge repair, or clearing trail. Let’s Go Birding! Saturday, June 15, 9:00 am – 11:00 am A guided walk for all ages on Wright Park’s Quest Trail. Led by Otter Creek Audubon Society Members; meet at Wright Park, Seymour Street Ext.

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Bicycle Tour of MALT conserved properties Saturday, August 3. Led by David Hallam and Carl Robinson, of MALT. TAM Trek Sunday, September 22 Hike, Bike or Run set distances of the TAM to help pay for TAM maintanence. Natural history Goethean science walk Saturday, July 13, 9am. Led by Marc Lapin; meet at Belden’s Falls, off of Route 7 North.

Rocks and Glacial Deposits of the Champlain Valley Saturday, October 5, 9 - 11 am. Led by Ray Coish; meet at 9 am in the large parking lot of the Cooperative Insurance Companies on Washington Street Extension.

For more information or to become a member, visit or call 388-1007

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35th Annual

Middlebury Summer

FESTIVAL ON-THE-GREEN July 7th – 13th, 2013 A free family-friendly event supported by community donations Saturday, July 6, 2013 Pre-Festival Event, 9am St. Stephen’s Peasant Market Info: (802) 388-7200

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lake Street Dive 7pm Pure pop music fun inspired by classic soul and R&B, jazz and British invasion

Monday, July 8, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Brown Bag: No Strings Marionette Company Noon After the Rodeo 7pm Innovative & imaginative Americana act with some of Vermont’s most sought-after musicians The Holmes Brothers 8:30pm Magnificent old time trio offering gospel-style R&B and raw electric blues

Brown Bag: Rik Palieri Noon Brooks Williams 7pm One of the most commanding performers on the acoustic roots scene Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo 8:30pm World renowned jazz guitarist with finger-flying solos

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Brown Bag: Stephen Gratto Noon Ellis 7pm Engaging writer/singer/performer hot off a recent Prairie Home Companion appearance Cassie & Maggie MacDonald 8:30pm Dynamic Celtic sister duo with fiddle, piano and step-dancing

Friday, July 12, 2013

Brown Bag: Magician Tom Verner Noon Partner Event: Middlebury Arts Walk 5pm Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing 7pm Talented bluegrass ensemble with some of VT’s premier acoustic musicians The Clayfoot Strutters 8:30pm New England-based Contradance Jam Band

Saturday, July 13, 2013 Vermont Jazz Ensemble/ Street Dance 7pm Come early to learn some dance steps!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Brown Bag: Gary Dulabaum & Rebecca Padula Noon Raz-de-Marée (a.k.a. Tidal Wave) 7pm Unique traditional music ensemble on the Quebecois folk music scene Kobo Town 8:30pm Calypso, roots reggae and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques

Support this year’s festival by clicking JustGive on our website or by mailing a donation to:

Festival on-the-Green P.O. Box 451 Middlebury, VT 05753

Visit to learn more about this year’s performers

See our selection of outstanding raffle items and find out how you can volunteer!

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