November 12th, 2012
VERGENNES — A happy accident in a Vergennes Union High School hallway led to a gathering in the school library that on Nov. 2 united and honored dozens of current and former long-term VUHS staff members.
All, from food service workers to foreign language teachers, had worked at VUHS for at least 15 years, under the terms set out on the Ray E. Davison Tribute plaque — which school librarian and media specialist Chris Brady recently found by chance.
VERGENNES — Beach Conger, MD — author of “Bag Balm and Duct Tape,” “It’s Not My Fault,” and “It’s Probably Nothing: More Adventures of a Country Doctor”(2011) — will speak at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. as part of the library’s Third Thursday series.
BRISTOL — “Have you ever played an instrument?” said Melissa Hernandez, proprietor of downtown Bristol’s secondhand bookstore, Recycled Reading of Vermont. “I tell everyone, you can play a song in 30 seconds.”
MIDDLEBURY — One of the best seasons in Middlebury College field hockey history came to a stunning end on Sunday, when despite the Panthers’ statistical dominance of the NCAA Division III regional final they hosted, DePauw prevailed in overtime, 2-1.
The 18-1 Panthers outshot the 21-1 Tigers by a 22-3 margin in regulation, 13-0 in a one-sided first half that saw Middlebury take a 1-0 lead.
MIDDLEBURY — The Misericordia College women’s soccer team scored midway through the first half of Sunday’s NCAA Division III regional final at Middlebury, and then withstood the determined Panthers to advance in the tournament, 1-0.
The 13-3-1 Panthers outshot the 19-2-1 Cougars, 23-5, but could not find the back of the net, thanks in part to nine saves from Misericordia goalie Maureen Ciccosanti.
BRANDON — A new show of original works by local artist Carolyn Shattuck is now open at Brandon Music Café, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.
BRISTOL — In presenting Mount Abraham Union High School’s version of the time-tested classic “The Wizard of Oz,” the production team, cast, crew and potential audience members alike bring a collective memory and experience to the play that seems unlike many other musicals.
BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s Walking Stick Theater Company will present the Broadway musical Legally Blonde Nov. 15-18.
Twenty-five student actors, 25 student technicians and eight teachers will be taking part. Jeff Hull, who directs the school’s Theater Arts program, says audiences will be blown away by the energy and level of difficulty of the show, which just became available for production outside professional theaters.