February 23rd, 2012
Steve McKibben lives in Cornwall, but teaches in Connecticut at Hotchkiss School. He’s also the junior varsity basketball coach there.
Last year, when he was the assistant coach, the team won only one game and lost 11. “It was a miserable season,” he says. “Everyone was down, no one had any fun.”
Handed the reins this year, he decided to do things differently.
MIDDLEBURY — The Hospice Volunteer Services community will honor Patty Dunn this Friday afternoon from 4:30-6 p.m. at St. Stephen's on the Green in the parish hall. Dunn recently retired after nine years of service as the HVS executive director.
The program will begin at approximately 5 p.m. with musical selections by Wellspring followed by tributes from community members, including Henry Prickitt, Maura McClure, Kate McGowan, Peter Jensen and Margie Beckoff. Frank Buonincontro and Diana Barnard, members of the HVS board of directors, will be the emcees.
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If any of those topics tickle your fancy, you might consider dropping by Middlebury College’s Bicentennial Hall tonight for the Meet the Press lecture series, where seasoned editor, author and columnist Jacob Weisberg will discuss how newspapers fit or don't fit into government.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School dance team on Saturday for the third time in five years won the Vermont hip-hop crown, this time before more than 1,000 fans supporting 10 teams at Vergennes Union High School.
The Tiger team — with half the dancers dressed as men with goatees and eye black — edged the defending hip-hop titlist Burr & Burton squad, 263.5-261.
MUHS had previously claimed the hip-hop title in 2008 and 2010.
ADDISON COUNTY — In his 34 years of maple sugaring, Starksboro’s Dave Folino has encountered few winters like this one. With some local spotters noting temperatures soaring eight degrees above average last month and more than six degrees above average in December, the sap has been flowing steadily.
“It’s not really a winter,” said Folino. “It’s pretty much a perpetual sugar season.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on April 11 will vote on a proposed 2012-2013 Mary Hogan Elementary School spending plan of $6,144,811, representing a 4.15-percent increase compared to the current spending plan.
BRISTOL — The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANeSU) board and superintendent search committee are closing in on a new superintendent.
CORNWALL — Emery Tillman takes community service seriously — and not only in her backyard of Addison County. At the tender age of 17, Tillman has donated her time to environmental and humanitarian causes stretching from her hometown of Cornwall to Uganda, Africa.
Her efforts recently earned statewide recognition and will soon get national exposure, thanks to an award from Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).