Editor’s Note: If you’ve been at Dartmouth for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard the phrase the “Dartmouth bubble.” We may exist in a world where it seems like we’re the only people living in the middle of the wilderness Hanover, but we’re not. This new weekly Dartbeat feature is an attempt to put Dartmouth students more in touch with the faces of Hanover that surround us every day as we eat at Molly’s, wait in line at Dirt Cowboy and shop at Bella. Name: Jake What brings you to Hanover? I live in Hartland, VT but I’ve worked at Molly’s since I was 16. I started bussing tables my sophomore year and worked here all through high school. I’m now a senior at UVM and I come back for breaks to work. My dad works at the Co-op, so Hanover has kind of always been in the cards for me. Favorite winter activity in Hanover? When I’m not working at Molly’s, I love to go to Dartmouth hockey games. I grew up going to the games with my family. Name: Dot What brings you to Hanover? I live in Norwich and work at the Hanover CVS. I’ve been working… Read more »
Autumn is finally here! Or is it? I honestly cannot tell with these Katy Perry “Hot N Cold” temperature fluctuations that we have been having lately. Maybe it’s here, maybe it isn’t. In any case, this time of the school year is always exciting for me because it brings with it the anticipation of forthcoming autumnal events like touching the fire (hey ‘16s!), scarf-wearing, apple cider-sipping, and making lots and lots of pie. What makes fall perfect for pie making is that apples and pumpkins are now in season! And how lucky we Dartmouth students are to have access to an apple orchard a mere twenty-minute drive away!… Read more »
Wednesday afternoons on the Green offer the perfect solution for those of us already wear of post-11s Collis lunch. Every Wednesday until Oct. 10, a group of locally based vendors will be selling a wide variety of food products and handmade crafts between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to students and resident families alike…. Read more »
Happy (almost) 30th birthday, Bean’s Art Store! Imagine a lovely looking young lady on a stallion riding across a covered bridge on her way to Norwich High School … And then imagine the current owner of Bean’s Art Store, Heather Cantlin, three generations later — having her son check people out, balancing being a single mother with running the store. Not much has changed though — the store still doesn’t have a computer, and they don’t use scanners at checkout. The cluttered yet organized store is the ultimate alternative to big online art stores where you can’t “feel the paper, get a sense of its weight and texture,” Cantlin said. … Read more »
Those of us who rely on Hanover’s branch of the Co-op Food Stores for our organic food needs may have noticed that a few popular brands have conspicuously disappeared from their shelves, including Horizon milk, Land-O-Lakes cream and Silk soy milk. This is a result of the Co-op executives’ decision to stop purchasing products owned or operated under the national Dean Foods brand, due to the conglomerate’s “questionable ethics,” according to Patrick Neily, the Co-op’s dairy products buyer.
Just up the mountain from campus, east of Barre-Montpelier, Vt., sits Sugar Mountain Farm. Walter Jeffries ’86 and his family have been raising pigs on their pastured pig farm and delivering their pork products to clients, restaurants and stores throughout the state Vermont since 2003. With 250 pigs, Sugar Mountain Farm offers products ranging from hot dogs and sausages to bacon and suckling pigs. This summer, the Jeffries will open a butcher shop on-site — that is, if they successfully raise $25,000 through Kickstarter, a website that connects project creators with potential investors. Jeffries has raised over $16,500 of his $25,000 goal for the project, and he has 27 days left to find donors on the website…. Read more »