September 23rd, 2013
BRANDON — Chef Robert Barral, executive chef/owner of Café Provence in Brandon, has been selected as Chef of the Year by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The award was bestowed at the Vermont Chamber Hospitality Gala, held at the Mountain Top Inn and Resort on Sept. 10 in Chittenden.
Barral is originally from the Montpelier area in France. He has been the executive chef in some of the finest kitchens in the world, including the Four Seasons in Boston, the New England Culinary Institute and Café Provence, which he opened in 2004.
BRISTOL — Football teams who face the Mount Abraham/Vergennes Union High School teams this year know they are going to be fed dangerous doses of the team’s powerful running back tandem of Tommy Lee Hodsden and Austin Lafayette.
Visiting Spaulding was no different on Saturday, though they also got a glimpse of the Eagles’ developing passing attack, which produced two scores en route to the Eagles’ 38-6 victory.
BRANDON — It was a skillful, fast-paced contest between two of the best high school field hockey teams in the Marble Valley League, but in the end Division I Rutland handed D-II Otter Valley its first loss of the season last week, 3-2.
The OV-Rutland rivalry that has developed in recent years makes for great field hockey, and Thursday’s game was no exception.
Rutland’s Catherine DiPalma had a big day, scoring all three Raider goals, two late in the second half as RHS rallied for the win.
VERMONT — Hunters are enthusiastic about Vermont’s upcoming Oct. 5-27 and Dec. 7-15 archery deer hunting season, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
A hunter may take up to three deer in Vermont’s archery season with three archery licenses. No more than one of the deer taken during archery season may be a legal buck. No antlerless deer may be taken in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E, where antlerless deer hunting is prohibited in 2013.
MIDDLEBURY — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team improved to 6-0 and won Middlebury’s annual J.P. Carrara tournament late last week.
The Eagles knocked off Milton in Saturday’s final, 1-0, after working overtime to beat Vergennes in Thursday’s first round. VUHS prevailed in Saturday’s consolation, 2-1, over MUHS, which fell to Milton on Thursday, 4-2.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/20 MUHS vs. Rutland ......................... 35-0
9/21 Mt. Abe vs. Spaulding................... 38-6
9/19 Rutland vs. OV ............................... 3-2
9/21 CVU vs. Mt. Abe.............................. 1-0
9/21 S. Burlington vs. MUHS................... 2-0
BRISTOL — Chris Casey of Bristol returned to Addison County on Sept. 10 after fighting wildfires in Colorado and Montana. Casey spent a total of 50 days out West this summer, fighting four different wildfires.
When he’s not battling wildfires, Casey works for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes division of the U.S. Forest Service as a silviculturist, a specialist in forest management.
This week’s writer is Patrick Berry, commissioner of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.