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October 22nd, 2015
KILLINGTON — Rachel Corvington, 34, was on her way to the Spartan World Championship in Lake Tahoe in August when she heard about the Spartan Fittest Bride Challenge. First prize (a fully-catered wedding at Spartan founder Joe De Sena’s Riverside Farm) had a value of approximately $50,000.
That’s over three times what first place earned in cash and prizes ($15,000) at the Spartan World Championships.
Corvington, an elite racer who finished in the top 35 at the Worlds, thought she’d have a good shot at winning the race.
ADDISON COUNTY — There is no shortage of Halloween activities going on in Addison County in the next week or so. From “trunk-or-treat” gatherings costume parades to story times, area children and their families will find something fun (or spooky) to do.
Coming up on Saturday, Oct. 24, the Vergennes Eagles will host a children’s Halloween party from 1-3 p.m. Children ages 1-10 are invited to come in costume to this free event, which includes a parade, games, crafts, goodie bags and temporary tattoos. Prizes will be handed out.
SHELDON — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Lisman kicked off his campaign in the heart of dairy country Monday, portraying a bleak picture of a Vermont in need of an overhaul from a Montpelier outsider.
BRISTOL — The host Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team used tough defense and opportunistic scoring on Tuesday to turn back hard-working Vergennes, 3-0, in a first-round Division II playoff game.
The defending D-II champion and No. 5 seed Eagles improved to 9-6 with their seventh straight win. They will face a familiar foe on the road in a Friday quarterfinal at 3 p.m.: No. 4 Harwood, the team the Eagles defeated in the 2014 final, 1-0.
Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.
VERGENNES — First- and second-graders of the Champlain Valley Christian School recently paid a visit to the Vergennes Police Department. They dropped off bags that included a “survival kit for law enforcement officers.”
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 7 Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team won its first-round Division I playoff game on Tuesday, 2-0, over visiting No. 10 Rice.
The victory improved the Tigers’ season record to 9-5-1 after a disappointing 1-3-1 start. Since then the Tigers are 8-2.
But they face a challenge next, a 3 p.m. Friday quarterfinal date at No. 2 Colchester (15-0). The two teams did not meet this fall.
ADDISON COUNTY — The undefeated Middlebury and Otter Valley union high school football teams will host quarterfinal playoff games this weekend in Divisions I and III, respectively.
Mount Abraham will conclude its D-II season with a home game: The Eagles will host a 5-3 Milton squad needing a win to remain in contention for one of the four D-II playoff spots.