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Young Writers Project: 'Joey's Biggest Mistake'

May 26, 2015

Ezra Marks, a freshman at Middlebury Union High School, wrote this humor piece, Joey’s Biggest Mistake, in response to a Young Writers Project prompt that called for a story about a character who discovers something that has been hidden in the family’s attic for years.  

There are moments in music history, like all history, that stand as dividing lines. Once they happened, nothing could ever be the same.

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It's easy to find a place to eat out for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But what about 9 p.m. when you just left the theater with friends?

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Listen to VPR Monday for the special programs Monumental Disagreements and We’ve Never Been the Same. Music lovers of all genres should check out the 2015 Summer Music Festivals guide at VPR.net!

Listen Monday, May 25 at 12 p.m. to Monumental Disagreements.

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These two common Herbs de Provence are both perennials in the mint family and have a multitude of uses as food and medicine. And rosemary and lavender are both hard to grow in Vermont.

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Erica Scott suggested the Nashville Songwriters Series & Benefit Concert on Saturday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m. with Kris Gruen, The Mann Sisters and Nashville singer-songwriter Joe Doyle at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe. There is a songwriter series workshop and the concert will benefit the Lamoille County Home Health and Hospice.

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Biologists Kent McFarland and Sarah Zahendra of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies recently took a trip to the Bolton Cliffs in search of a mighty bird.

The art of writing down melodies, preserving sound in time, was not something that was first invented just 1,000 years ago. Humans have made music for most of our history and this week we’ll explore some of the earliest examples of musical notation. The first example comes to us from a culture that’s nearly 3,400 years old.

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Sometimes, the taste of home-cooked goodness doesn’t become obvious until we take a trip outside our comfort zone, maybe to dine out in a different part of the country.

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This common annual flower is related to a plant that has been grown and used for 6,000 years. It helped the early colonists survive in the New World, but unfortunately, was a crop associated with slavery and is now known to cause lung cancer. While tobacco has a checkered past, its cousin, the flowering tobacco or nicotiana, is a great flower in the garden.

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