September 9th, 2013
Plants are not often thought of as predators. They’re the nice guys. With over 300,000 species known to exist, only a small fraction are known to be meat-eaters. In our northern bogs, for example, insects are trapped on the sticky hairs of sundew or drowned in the pitcher plant’s water.
Research now suggests that at least one tree may owe its size to more than just sun, water and good soils.
MIDDLEBURY — The Edgewater Gallery will hold a reception for its September artist of the month, T.J. Cunningham, on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5-7 p.m., during the monthly Middlebury Arts Walk. “Adirondack Lake,” a series of landscapes, is on exhibit through the end of the month.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s ad hoc energy committee is evaluating a plan to install a series of solar hot water panels on the south facing façade of the Memorial Sports Center as a way of reducing the facility’s fuel expenses while providing an alternative way of heating water in the municipal swimming pool.
BRANDON — Two comic icons of the silent film era will return to the big screen for one night only, as the Brandon Town Hall presents a silent comedy double feature on Saturday, Sept. 14. On the program are Harold Lloyd starring in “Dr. Jack” (1922) and Buster Keaton in “Seven Chances” (1925).
The show starts at 7 p.m. at Brandon Town Hall and is open to the public. Admission is free; donations are encouraged, with proceeds to support ongoing renovation of Brandon Town Hall.
MIDDLEBURY — The fourth annual Ride, Roast and Rock, an Addison Central Teens (ACT) benefit bicycle tour and pig roast for all ages, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, rain or shine, on the green in Middlebury. The event is a fundraiser to benefit ACT’s 94 Main teen center, which serves youth in grades 7 through 12 within the Addison Central Supervisory Union District.
VERMONT — Healthy snacks can boost energy levels and help provide the nutrients your kids need to stay alert all day at school and play. Yet kids don’t always make the right choices when picking a snack.
When a snack attack strikes, will your kids reach for a bag of potato chips or a piece of fruit?
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer play late last week, Mount Abraham broke into the win column and Vergennes rallied past host Otter Valley.
Middlebury (1-0) was idle. The Tigers will host VUHS on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and Stratton on Saturday at 10 a.m.
On Friday, five Eagles scored as Mount Abe topped visiting Division I foe Mount Mansfield, 5-1. The D-II Eagles evened their record at 1-1, with both games against D-I teams.
MIDDLEBURY — After Middlebury Union High School junior quarterback Austin Robinson and his teammates convincingly ended three-time defending Division I champion Hartford’s 27-game undefeated streak, 23-0, this past Frday, he said that he believed the Tigers had just made a statement.
“It just means we can do anything,” Robinson said. “We already knew that, but this game definitely reinforces it.”