Middlebury, Vt.

Life in the middle of Vermont.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Things We Love

Eat Good Food -- Vergennes' classic yet highly original café lives up to its name. The best lunch in Addison County, friendly staff, and scones to die for. Tara Vaughan-Hughes has created a wonderful place for her little city and those of us who appreciate good food enough to drive 20 minutes for it. Recently covered in Vermont Life, http://www.vtlife.com/vtlife/current_issue/su05-table-talk.htm.

WMUD-FM -- "There's mud oozing from your speakers!" This iconoclastic, eminently listenable radio station, at 89.3, sparkles with more than just its clever station ID's. Where else can you hear ducimer music, Billie Holiday, and Richard Thompson within 10 minutes? One quibble -- there's still some dead spots in its coverage area in Middlebury. Maybe that's why they don't call it WMUD-lebury. www.wmud.org. I don't know how these folks do it all for free, but I hope they keep it up.

Middlebury College in the summer -- The campus is at its most beautiful, flush with the green of summer. And the language-schools students are a much more diverse group to watch. Plus it's amusing to watch them trying to speak Chinese .