May 22nd, 2015
Puccini’s final opera, “Turandot,” is generally seen in huge productions in grand opera houses. But how will it fare in the intimate confines of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater? Local operagoers will soon find out, as the Opera Company of Middlebury opens its 12th season with “Turandot” on Friday at 8 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, and additional performances next week.
MIDDLEBURY — Steve Hare, owner of Vermont Sun Fitness in Vergennes and Middlebury, has competed in triathlons of varying lengths all over the United States and the world. But he didn’t start out wanting to be a triathlete — he wanted to be a body builder.
“I was lifting weights, trying to get big, but there were people that spent three times the time I was on these old treadmills and stationary bikes,” he recalled.
MASON, OHIO — The No. 3 Middlebury College men’s tennis team fell to top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the NCAA Division III final, played this past Wednesday in Mason, Ohio. Rounding out one of their best seasons, the Panthers failed to win a match in the finals as the powerhouse team from California won, 5-0, to secure the national championship.
BRISTOL — James Graziadei, a seven-year-old player on the Lincoln Little League baseball team, recently made that rare defensive play — an unassisted triple play.
On Thursday, May 7, James and his teammates from Lincoln assembled to play a fun game against Bristol at the Bristol Recreation Field. James’s dad, Michael Graziadei, said it was very cute to see these little kids, ages 6-8, play on such a big field.
CONCORD, N.H. — New England dairy farmers brought in more money for the milk they sold in 2014, according to a report released by the USDA this month. Vermont farmers’ cash receipts grew slightly faster than the regional average.
BURLINGTON – Gov. Peter Shumlin joined with students, Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding, and others on Tuesday to encourage Vermonters to apply for summer dual enrollment courses ahead of upcoming registration deadlines.