September 19th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., poet, translator and editor Fiona Sze-Lorrain will read from and discuss her writing and translations at 51 Main at the Bridge.
There will be a reception with light refreshments at 7 p.m., and the reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Books, cocktails and other beverages will be available to purchase. The event is free and open to the public.
I’m a Baby Boomer, born in 1950. I guess I was in the first wave of kids who never knew life without television. My early recollections of living in my small town outside Philadelphia included watching TV shows like “Ding Dong School,” “Howdy Doody,” “Mickey Mouse Club” and “Davy Crockett” with Fess Parker.
BRANDON — Thanks to a dominant offense that controlled the ball for much of the game, the Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team trounced visiting Bellows Falls on Friday evening, 7-1, to improve to 2-3 on the season and snap a two-game skid.
“I think everyone is breathing a sigh of relief that we’re moving forward,” OV coach Rick Hedding said after the game.
LINCOLN — On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7-10:30 p.m., at Burnham Hall, the Willowell Foundation and Vermont Folklife Center will present an Ethiopian Boogie Benefit featuring The New Nile Orchestra and Band Of The Land for a dance party featuring “New England’s Finest Ethiopian Funk.” The bands are playing to benefit One Love AIDS HIV Awareness Theater, a theater troupe in Hawassa, Ethiopia that performs shows about AIDS and gender equality in rural towns in southern Ethiopia.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local field hockey play late last week, Otter Valley won twice to remain unbeaten, Mount Abraham broke into the win column, and Middlebury dropped a home contest.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes defeated Otter Valley and Fair Haven to highlight local boys’ soccer play in the latter half of last week. In other action, OV fell again, Mount Abraham won again, and Middlebury lost two home games to tough Division I competition.
VUHS VS. OV
On Wednesday visiting VUHS topped OV, 3-1, getting two goals from Zeke Palmer, a goal and an assist from Max Ratti-Bicknell, and assists from Lance Bergmans andJosias Salomao.
ADDISON — The Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison will offer a weekend of activities at the 21st Annual Northeast Open Atlatl Championship on Sept. 23-25, with workshops on Friday and Sunday and the competition on Saturday. The event is one of the highlights of September’s Vermont Archaeology Month.
FAIR HAVEN — Host Fair Haven blanked the Mount Abraham-Vergennes football team on Friday night, 45-0 in a Division II football clash.
The Slaters, coming off a 62-14 loss to undefeated first-place Burr & Burton, improved to 2-1. The Eagles, who will travel to face winless North Country this Friday, fell to 0-3.