August 25th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are seeking the public’s help in solving a suspected animal cruelty case, involving a dog that was found hung from a tree in a wooded area off Route 125 East on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Police said the dog was a black and white border collie. Police found the animal at around 11 a.m., hanging in what they described as a wooded area off the road.
VERGENNES — From the speediest runners to most pedestrian walkers and everyone in between is invited to join the 5K and 10K races at Vergennes Day this coming Saturday morning.
The 35th annual Vergennes Day Race is a great way to kick off the day and to support a local charity.
The 5K run and walk will take you through city streets, finishing at the City Green. It’s a great opportunity for friends and family to get out and participate in a fun-filled and healthy event.
VERGENNES — It’s the eve of Vergennes Day and what are you going to do?
Discover artwork at venues all along Main Street in Vergennes this Friday, Aug. 26, in the monthly Vergennes Arts Walk. See paintings by Georgina Forbes and John Burns, prints by Lyna Lou Nordstrom, and more.
This after-hours open house at art galleries and local businesses invites you to explore this walkable historic downtown. Browse shops, antiques and artwork. There will be light refreshments and wine tasting from Vergennes Wine at Creative Space Gallery, 5-8 p.m.
LINCOLN — On March 2, at Springer Mountain, Ga., Alan Kamman took the first step of a 2,185-mile journey.
Along the way, the Lincoln resident and Mount Abraham Union High School guidance counselor busted through four pairs of hiking shoes, camped in snow, endured heat and rain, hiked through injuries and fulfilled a promise he’d made to himself 41 years ago — to through-hike the Appalachian Trail.
Kamman completed his nearly five-month odyssey on July 24, atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin.
WEST HAVEN — In Saturday’s local highlights on Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s half-mile asphalt track, Ferrisburgh’s Brad Bertrand won the entry-level Portland Glass Mini Stock division’s annual three-segment special event, Brandon’s Vince Quenneville finished second in the 30-lap main event in the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified division, and Bristol’s Josh Masterson took second in the 30-lap Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model feature.
HUNTINGTON — Debra Brown of Bristol won the Women’s A class at the Vermont State Horseshoe Pitching Championships this past weekend and posted the highest percentage of ringers of any pitcher at the meet.
Brown, a former national champion and member of the Bristol-based Sodbusters Horseshoe Club, posted a perfect 5-0 record in match play in the tournament at the Huntington Horseshoe Club in Huntington on Aug. 20-21. She threw ringers 61.41 percent of the time.
First, let me say the persistent corruption and hypocrisy of International Olympic Committee members increasingly has dampened my enthusiasm for the Olympics.
It’s time to throw out the IOC bums, establish one or two sites each for the summer and winter games, and call it a day.
But the athletes themselves range from great to transcendent. Once they start competing — as long as it isn’t in synchronized swimming, rhythmic gymnastics or modern pentathlon — the Olympics remain compelling.