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Checking In With The Valentines Day Experts Meet The Over 50 Club
By Cookie Steponaitis
    Since time in memoriam, humanity has been obsessed with the secrets of love. Poets have written sonnets, gurus have invented systems and the Internet will even promise to bring you your best match. However, annually the mystique about the illusive emotion love becomes more visible more than at any time of the year on Valentines Day. So, where does one go to get the true story so to speak? Where is the wisdom? Where’s the beef? What happens with the chocolates, jewelry, flowers and new trinkets that need dusting or replacing? Where are we intrepid travelers of love’s path to go when we want to seek advice and find answers? The experts have been here all the time just waiting to be discovered!
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The Heart of a Wrestler
By Cookie Steponaitis
When it comes to any successful sports program; looking for the secret to success lies in the hearts of the athletes and the training programs that exist at the younger grades, building skills and confidence. When it comes to the VUHS Varsity wrestling team the same adage holds true. While the seniors earn praise, achieve personal milestones and continue to set the pace, the younger wrestlers are crystal clear on why they love the sport and why they stick with it.
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Middlebury Fire Department Grows With The Times
By Marcie Bolton
Organized fire protection in Middlebury is nearly two centuries old with the Middlebury Fire Department (MFD) originally structured in 1829.  The Middlebury Fire Society had 2 companies under its umbrella; The Battell Hose Co. #3, and the Washington Engine Company.  In the 1800s, every home owner was required to have at hand a bucket hook, a ladder capable of reaching the eaves of the house and barn, and also a 10 quart leather pail.  In 1846 under the rules and regulations of fire bylaws passed at a meeting of the corporation of the Village of Middlebury the following people agreed to organize a fire company to be known as the Middlebury Fire Co. # 1.  It was torn down in 1934 to make way for the present post office.  In 1932 the current building was created.
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