Archive - 2013
VERGENNES — Just as games in the Vergennes Area Youth League were set to begin this week, the league was finishing up a big push to upgrade and maintain the three ball fields that host area games, and it is beginning to plan and raise funds for a new softball field. These efforts are completely fueled by an active and hard-working group of volunteers, coaches, board members and donors, most of them parents of players.
BRANDON — A new exhibit, “A Sense of Place,” by Ruth Hamilton, is now on display at Brandon Music through June 8. Her passion and deep connection to the natural world is reflected in this series of paintings, showing an appreciation for the sustenance and beauty of it, but also a disturbing sense of just how precarious that world is.
ORWELL — Marlene Latourelle had already spent the past six years helping Shoreham-area seniors stay fit and battle osteoporosis as the leader of a twice-per-week Bone Builders class when she decided she wanted to expand her outreach.
Now the Orwell resident is preparing to teach a tai chi class — an additional offering she believes will help seniors of all physical abilities remain active and social.
“I really enjoy it,” she said of Bone Builders and tai chi. “I almost don’t look at it as a volunteer thing.”
MIDDLEBURY — Last weekend, 10 students from Middlebury Union High School joined over 500 teenagers from 35 different schools in a three-day Model United Nations conference run by Dartmouth College. In Model United Nations, students act as diplomats and negotiators from different countries, coming together in a simulated effort to solve world problems. MUHS students participated in a variety of committees, and took home two awards.
MIDDLEBURY — Students and staff at Middlebury College take great pride in their volunteer initiatives and work hard to maintain a habit of civic engagement. Their volunteer programs (run through the Center for Education in Action, or EIA) have received national and state recognition for the work they do to foster a sense of civic responsibility and stewardship among the student body.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School baseball team came back from a tough home loss to BFA-St. Albans on Thursday to claim its first victory of the season in a game against Harwood in Duxbury on Saturday.
BFA-St. Albans rode a stellar pitching performance from southpaw Ryan Connor and a free-swinging attack to convincingly beat the Eagles, 12-1, at the Mount Abe diamond on April 25.
RIPTON — A good ski season, boosted in large part by new snowmaking at Rikert Ski Touring Center at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus, is helping set the stage for a renaissance in winter tourism in the greater Middlebury area.
“The past season was great in a lot of ways,” said Rikert Ski Touring director Mike Hussey. “While the weather was up and down, a real roller-coaster throughout the year, we were able to host our major events without worrying about whether we’d have adequate cover on the trails.
ADDISON COUNTY / BRANDON — Otter Valley and Middlebury Union both claimed victories in high school softball action late last week, while Vergennes and Mount Abraham both suffered setbacks.
OV BLASTS RUTLAND
Junior Taylor Aines had an excellent outing on the mound for OV on Friday, allowing only two hits in a 10-0 shutout vs. Rutland in Brandon. She struck out eight and walked none.
Rutland did not get to first base until the fourth inning, when Rutland’s Karli McGinnins and Bree Crossman both singled.