September 23rd, 2010
MIDDLEBURY — When the five local girls who attended the Keewaydin Temagami summer camp in Canada last summer get together, they can trade stories for hours — their favorite boats (which they know by number), their best wildlife sightings, and the close calls they had in turbulent northern waters.
Kristen is a 16-year-old girl from Vermont who set a goal at age 9 to reach the highest point in each of the lower 48 states. Today, seven years later, she’s honing in on her quest, but the high points are getting harder to summit and the risks that much greater.
MONKTON — For the entire week spanning between Oct. 8 and 16, the town of Monkton will be putting on its Monkton Creates community celebration.
Arts-infused events ranging from a pie contest to artist receptions will be taking place at various locations around town throughout the week. While many of the events are free and open to the public, proceeds from the various potluck dinners, dances and silent auctions that do charge a fee will go toward funding the restoration of the East Monkton Church, the Boro Schoolhouse and the Russell Memorial Library.
MIDDLEBURY — For a quarter-century, Otter Creek Bakery owners Ben and Sarah Wood and their faithful employees have been brightening their many customers’ days with a great cup of coffee and a variety of decadent pastries and wholesome salads and sandwiches.
BRISTOL — On Tuesday at Mount Abraham, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team spotted the host Eagles an early goal, but dominated the rest of the first half, scoring three unanswered goals on the way to a rare win in the county rivalry, 4-2.
The Tigers — who fielded their full lineup for the first time since their opening game, moved to 3-2-1. The Eagles — who were shorthanded because of two-week disciplinary suspensions to one starter and two substitutes — dropped to 2-2-1.
MIDDLEBURY — In an emotional ceremony before Friday night’s Middlebury Union High School football game, longtime Tiger radio announcer and former American Legion Post 27 Commander Dick Bullock was honored by the dedication of the 2010 Tiger football game program to him.
Bullock, who is terminally ill with cancer, announced the beginning of the Tigers’ win over Mount Mansfield, and hopes to announce as much of the Tigers’ home schedule as possible on WVTK-FM 92.1, including this Friday evening’s game vs. Brattleboro.
Oh, how I love Mondays.
This is a change; I used to look forward to weekends, a time for relaxation and respite from the hectic workweek.
But after spending yet another Saturday and Sunday preserving endless bushels of produce from the yard and garden, the thought of going back to work and sitting in a chair like a slug for five straight days makes me happy all over.
VERGENNES — At the annual meeting of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners last month in Albuquerque, N.M., Vergennes veterinarian Joe Klopfenstein was shocked when he was called up to the podium. He’d been named the 2010 Bovine Practitioner of the Year.
“It was totally unexpected,” said Klopfenstein, who owns Vergennes Large Animal Associates and who last year became a board certified specialist in his field with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. “I had no idea it was coming.”