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FRIDAY, September 5, 2014 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm


Route 2, Middlesex, VT (between 100B and the Red Hen Bakery)
Free (donations accepted)

Come learn traditional Italian village dances from many regions of Italy – dances still being done today in small mountain villages throughout Italy.

There will be couple dances, set dances, line dances, and group dances.  The dances are easy enough for beginners and yet challenging for intermediate and advanced dancers.  No partners or previous experience necessary.

Dances will be taught by Celest DiPietropaolo & Marie DiCocco who recently moved to Central Vermont.  Celest & Marie have been researching and teaching traditional Italian village dances for over 30 years and lived in Italy for 3.5 years.  They are regular teachers at the New England Folk Festival and Dance Flurry.
For more information, contact or 229-1490.



PART II:  History of Education and Schools in Middlesex


Barbara Buckley being interviewed about the Rumney School while Harold Domanski looks on.

PART I:  Harold Domanski  submitted a transcript of an interview (Rumney History 1970s) with Barbara Buckley and Tim Hayward regarding the Rumney School in the 1970′s. According to Harold, “The interview plays out as a wonderful story, about and for our town, flowing well, and full of first-hand information and some humorous anecdotes from 40+ years ago.  The people of Middlesex will surely enjoy and appreciate Tim and Barbara’s look-back through time, as encouraged by the interview talents and lively efforts of Leah Erlbaum, regarding one of the town’s more critical and controversial historical periods.”

PART II:  Harold continues to share his accounts of education in Middlesex.  He states, “I recently contacted Peter Smith, the missing committee member at our October 5, 2013, interview with Barbara Buckley and Tim Hayward, when we discussed the tumultuous years of educational change of 40 years ago, and the vision and hard work of our forbears that helped lead us to the Rumney School of today.  Peter is now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he continues his work to study and improve public education.  I am happy to present thoughts expressed by Peter – on the interview, and on the educational turnaround that began in Middlesex in 1971.  Click on this link to Peter’s contribution to the interview, which is followed by a photo gallery of the subjects and a link to the interview itself.” RumneyInterview20131005Conclusion


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Middlesex Food Shelf Information

The Middlesex Food Shelf is open every Saturday from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Middlesex Methodist Church, across from Town Hall. Food Shelf donations can be made at the Town Clerk’s Office (Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m.).


Middlesex in the Making. History and Memories of a Small Vermont Town.” Get your copy!