Archive - Dec 3, 2012
BURLINGTON — In the late 19th century, many Eastern European Jews sought freedom from repression in North America. Some came from neighboring rural villages in Lithuania to Burlington, Vt., a busy lumber port amid countryside that reminded them of home.
SALISBURY — Organizers of the seventh annual tree lighting and library Christmas party in Salisbury this Sunday, Dec. 9, are inviting the entire community to come join the celebration.
The party in the library will begin at 3:30 p.m. with music by the Hardt family, reading of a holiday story, and refreshments.
MIDDLEBURY – The Middlebury College men’s hockey team followed up a disappointing 3-3 tie in Friday’s home opener vs. Connecticut with a display of their potential against visiting Tufts on Saturday afternoon in a 9-2 romp.
The 3-1-2 Panthers excelled in all phases against the 3-3-1 Jumbos, passing crisply, moving well off the puck, finishing chances, breaking out of their zone and attacking the Tufts end with possession, winning battles for the puck, playing hustling defense, and getting solid goaltending.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont Interscholastic Football League’s alignment committee has proposed a new two-year alignment that would retain the three-division structure, drop Otter Valley Union High School from Division II to Division III, and leave the cooperative Mount Abraham/Vergennes program in D-III.
11/30 Conn. College vs. Midd. ................ 3-3
12/1 Midd. vs. Tufts.................................. 9-2
12/1 Midd. vs. Trinity ............................... 1-1
It’s noteworthy that of the many remembrances friends, neighbors and colleagues had of the late state Rep. Greg Clark, his sense of humor, his broad smile and his ability to make people laugh and feel good were among the first mentioned. What better tribute than to know the days of other people’s lives were brightened by your presence.
Vergennes residents might initially be wary that a 19-bed residential treatment facility for young women who are battling drug addiction and/or “self-injury behaviors” might soon occupy the former Briarwood Manor nursing home in Vergennes, but initial reports look promising and we think area residents will be comforted as they learn more about the operation and its plans.