Archive - Sep 2013
BRANDON — Two comic icons of the silent film era will return to the big screen for one night only, as the Brandon Town Hall presents a silent comedy double feature on Saturday, Sept. 14. On the program are Harold Lloyd starring in “Dr. Jack” (1922) and Buster Keaton in “Seven Chances” (1925).
The show starts at 7 p.m. at Brandon Town Hall and is open to the public. Admission is free; donations are encouraged, with proceeds to support ongoing renovation of Brandon Town Hall.
MIDDLEBURY — The fourth annual Ride, Roast and Rock, an Addison Central Teens (ACT) benefit bicycle tour and pig roast for all ages, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, rain or shine, on the green in Middlebury. The event is a fundraiser to benefit ACT’s 94 Main teen center, which serves youth in grades 7 through 12 within the Addison Central Supervisory Union District.
VERMONT — Healthy snacks can boost energy levels and help provide the nutrients your kids need to stay alert all day at school and play. Yet kids don’t always make the right choices when picking a snack.
When a snack attack strikes, will your kids reach for a bag of potato chips or a piece of fruit?
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer play late last week, Mount Abraham broke into the win column and Vergennes rallied past host Otter Valley.
Middlebury (1-0) was idle. The Tigers will host VUHS on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and Stratton on Saturday at 10 a.m.
On Friday, five Eagles scored as Mount Abe topped visiting Division I foe Mount Mansfield, 5-1. The D-II Eagles evened their record at 1-1, with both games against D-I teams.
MIDDLEBURY — After Middlebury Union High School junior quarterback Austin Robinson and his teammates convincingly ended three-time defending Division I champion Hartford’s 27-game undefeated streak, 23-0, this past Frday, he said that he believed the Tigers had just made a statement.
“It just means we can do anything,” Robinson said. “We already knew that, but this game definitely reinforces it.”
ADDISON COUNTY — Late last week, the Mount Abraham and Otter Valley union high school field hockey teams both won games to remain unbeaten, while Middlebury lost its opener on the road in overtime.
On Saturday,the Eagles bested visiting U-32, 3-1, as Bailey Sherwin scored twice in the second half after a 1-1 first half. Mount Abe moved to 2-0.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/6 MUHS vs. Hartford .......................... 23-0
9/6 Mt. Abe vs. Winooski ................... 36-23
9/7 OV vs. Fairfax .............................. 42-14
9/4 OV vs. Springfield ............................. 4-0
9/5 Hartford vs. MUHS .................... 2-1 (OT)
Good news came last Thursday in the form of a $8.9 million grant to rebuild 20 miles of state-owned Vermont Railway track between Leicester and Rutland. It’s part of the $18.5 million project that will refurbish the tracks between Burlington and Rutland and allow the trains to move at higher speeds. The hope is the improved rail will spur economic development.