April 24th, 2017
The Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement would like to say thank you to all community partners who host and welcome Middlebury College volunteers. We appreciate you sharing your time and expertise with our students, faculty and staff.
Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement
Tiffany Nourse Sargent, Ashley J. Laux, Megan O. Brakeley,
Kristen Mullins, Liz Cleveland, Katie Carpenter and Emma McDonald
ADDISON COUNTY — Mary Johnson Children’s Center’s School Age Programs are joining with the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) to celebrate the professionals that are at the heart of afterschool programs. Together they are recognizing “Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week” on April 24-28.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
It has been over a month since we’ve celebrated the 4th annual Carnevale Vergennes, and though the numbers are not quite finalized, we are confident that we will hit another record amount for fundraising. Again this year the event benefited three area non-profits: the Vergennes Opera House, the Vergennes Partnership and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes.
My husband Joseph J. Martel died March 31, 2017 after a long illness. He was in the Arch Room (Hospice) for four days. The care he got was above and beyond. The nurses, who were busy, would take the time to ask us if we were okay and when they had to do anything to Joe they bent down and whispered in his ear “this is going to hurt, but will be quick.” They took time for the little things. When he passed they put flowers on him.
BRANDON — In a duel between two Division II baseball teams off to good starts, visiting Mount Abraham took advantage of early Otter Valley miscues to take the lead and then broke the game open with some timely hitting to win, 10-5.
The result moved the Eagles, the defending D-II champions, to 3-0 — a better start than in 2016, when the team gelled only after opening 0-6.
MIDDLEBURY — Friday’s high school girls’ lacrosse game pitted host Middlebury, a 6-0 team that reached the Division I final a year ago and has championship hopes this spring, against 0-4 Burlington, which won the title in 2015 but is now in full rebuilding mode.
The Tigers scored twice in the first 1:08 and three times in the first 4:41, controlled 14 of 18 draws, and used their speed and hustle to earn a 56-15 edge in ground balls as they coasted to a 15-1 victory.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury and Otter Valley won high school softball games late last week, but postponements hit Mount Abraham and Vergennes.
Mount Abraham’s Thursday game at Rice was called off, as was the Commodores’ game that day at South Burlington. Information on the Commodores’ Saturday game at Randolph could not be obtained before Sunday’s deadline and will be included in Thursday’s edition.