Archive - Jul 2010
MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — On Tuesday evening, the Vergennes and Middlebury swim teams hosted meets at their respective home pools. Middlebury fell to Burlington Country Club with a score of 162 to 309, while the Vergennes Swim Team toppled the StKnights Swim Team of Burlington, 285 to 190.
MIDDLEBURY — Developers of the proposed Eastview at Middlebury retirement community are seeking $1 million in federal funds to leverage more financing for the 98-unit project slated for land next to the Porter Medical center campus off South Street.
Congratulations, everyone, we did it: We survived the heat wave.
Before, most of us didn’t know much about dealing with prolonged high temperatures. But last week gave us a crash course in climate control. While the rest of the world was talking about the World Cup and LeBron James, we were talking about dew points and home-cooling solutions.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team held on to second place in the Northeast Division and improved to an overall record of 30–9 after a busy week. With two games left in the regular season, AC appears to be in good shape heading into the state tournament, which will take place July 23-26 at Castleton State College.
As the old saying goes, to err is human, to forgive, divine.
But England’s football team probably didn’t feel too divine on the way back from the World Cup after officials botched a call in the Brits’ match vs. Germany, a ruling that denied England a tying goal in a game they would go on to lose.
Lack of divinity was on display when Mexico and Argentina’s footballers nearly came to blows at halftime after Argentina was unfairly allowed to score from an offside position directly in front of Mexico’s net.
LINCOLN — When she reached her mid-forties, Khenmo Drolma was diagnosed with cancer and given five years to live. The diagnosis pushed her to dedicate herself completely to the religion that she had been dabbling in since she was 30, Buddhism.
“That experience gave me the incentive to make a full spiritual commitment to Buddhism,” Khenmo said.
Dan Freeman began hand-making custom leather shoes in the 1970s, and opened his Middlebury shop about ten years later. To learn the trade, he tracked down an old leather-worker in New Orleans, and spent days on Grey Hound buses traveling to Louisiana. After some persistence from Freeman, the New Orleans man agreed to teach Freeman his trade. Freeman estimates that there are around ten people left in the country that make the his type of custom boots and shoes.