MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to a partnership with the nurses at Porter Hospital Birthing Center in Middlebury, Addison County Readers Inc. (ACR) is able to present a free book to each baby born there. “Books at Birth” is just a beginning; Addison County parents can sign up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) and their children will receive a free book each month from birth to age 5. That’s 60 books.
MIDDLEBURY — Renowned contra dance caller and musician Dudley Laufman of Canterbury, N.H., will call a contra dance and play fiddle on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Middlebury municipal gymnasium adjoining the town offices. Dudley will be joined by his wife, Jacqueline, who is also a fiddler, and a number of local musicians.
MIDDLEBURY — Friday’s field hockey game at Middlebury Union High School showed both why Mount Abraham should again be a force in Division II this fall, and why the Tigers could take a step forward from 2012.
In the end, the 4-0 Eagles deservedly walked off with a 4-3 win in which they built a 4-1 lead and earned edges of 20-8 in shots at goal and 16-6 in penalty corners.
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/13 MUHS vs. Colchester ................... 28-6
9/13 Mill River vs. OV......................... 33-12
9/14 Mt. Abe vs. Fairfax ....................... 28-6
9/11 Mount Abe vs. Mt. Mansfield ........... 2-1
MIDDLEBURY — Oct. 6 will mark the 36th year that Addison County volunteers will walk to raise money to fight hunger and poverty through the annual CROP Hunger Walk. Volunteers and walkers will begin on the Middlebury town green at 12:45 p.m.
In 2012, the Addison County Walk was the highest-grossing CROP walk in Vermont and was in the top 10, as far as money raised, out of 94 walks held in the six New England states and Lower Hudson Valley of New York. The Addison County CROP Hunger Walk raised $25,552 in 2012 (and $25,161 in 2011).
WALTHAM — In celebration of autumn in Vermont and wonderful new books by Vermont authors, Vergennes’ Bixby Library will host a series of hayrides and book talks at the Corcoran farm in Waltham on Sunday, Sept. 29. Children’s rides will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m., followed by an adult ride at 3 p.m. and a “sunset” ride at 4 p.m.
HANCOCK — Two years after Tropical Storm Irene, the lessons learned continue to play out across our region. One such lesson involves the need to increase local sheltering capacity. With its Local Disaster Shelter Initiative, the American Red Cross has moved past identification of the problem and for the past year has worked to address this shortfall one town at a time. In just the first year of the program, 40 communities and 600 volunteers across our region have been equipped and trained towns.