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April 21st, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — This year’s winner of a Hawaiian vacation, raffled off in support of area hospice services, is Nancy Malcolm of Middlebury. The Malcolms will be jetting off to the islands thanks to trip underwriter Milne Travel.
The winning ticket was drawn at the annual Lu’au, sponsored by Middlebury Inn. One hundred seventy guests were treated to numerous culinary delights, donated by area restaurants and farms, and beverages donated by local breweries and wineries.
HAVANA, Cuba — Two weeks ago in a cool, tiled room in Havana, Cuba, Sena Voncujovi handed me a chicken. As instructed, I held it from behind, thumb and forefinger slipped under its wings. I thanked it, whispered my struggles into its left ear and my wishes into its right one, before passing it back to Sena, who calmly pressed a knife to its throat and offered its life to Eleguá, the spirit guardian of the crossroads. A moment later, his younger brother Pele snapped a photo for Instagram.
HANCOCK — Friends of the Hancock Free Public Library present “The Real Story of ‘The Imitation Game’ and the Enigma of Alan Turing” on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall.
MIDDLEBURY — Nine Middlebury-area girls are spending their spring break week studying science, math, chemistry and other subjects that can scare the socks off a lot of kids.
No, they are not on academic probation, in need of “extra help.”
MIDDLEBURY — Local poets Gary Margolis and Nancy Means Wright will present their new collections of poetry at a book launch on Sunday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m. at the Middlebury Inn.
VERGENNES — Shoreham hard cider maker Shacksbury Cider and the owners of the Kennedy Brothers Marketplace building have applied for a zoning permit that would allow the three-year-old cider company to set up its brewing, bottling, warehousing and shipping operations, plus offices and a tasting room, in the Vergennes landmark.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Safe Routes and the Middlebury Energy Committee have organized a slate of events in upcoming weeks promoting biking and healthy outdoor activities.
“There’s lots happening on the bike/ped front in Middlebury and Addison County,” said Laura Asermily, a member of both goups.
The activities include:
MIDDLEBURY — In recent play, the Middlebury College softball team won four non-league games before and after a weekend NESCAC West Series in which they dropped two of three to visiting Wesleyan. A sweep on Tuesday gave Coach Kelley Bevere a 200-129 record in her 10-season tenure leading the Panthers.
The Panthers this season are 13-8, 1-4 in the league, heading into a three-game set at home this weekend with NESCAC West foe Hamilton.