May 22nd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Abby Weissman admits she wasn’t an extraordinary athlete while growing up. She didn’t win any athletic scholarships and spent most of her running races in the middle of the pack. But she did have something else going for her, a series of coaches throughout high school and college that taught her to love athletic pursuits. Thanks to the coaches she had, Weissman is still participating in sports like running and cross-country skiing.
WEYBRIDGE — A South African theatrical production of “The Revealers,” a middle-school novel by Weybridge author Doug Wilhelm, was recently nominated for a Naledi Award, South Africa’s top theatrical honor.
On Sunday at 2 p.m., faculty members, students of all ages, and special guests will take to the stage at the Town Hall Theater to perform together with a spirit of collaboration that has been driving the Middlebury Community Music Center in its first year. The concert will be preceded by a reception at 1 p.m.
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.