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June 11th, 2012
Vermont cooks and gardeners can get a little obsessed. We spot one another across a room and pull off to the side to swap stories and how-tos and what-ifs. We prowl Field Days in search of secrets to those blue ribbons. After all, we’re trying to grow better carrots and tweak that recipe for chocolate cake. We’re insatiable learners. We’re tinkerers. And, yes, we’re show-offs.
THE BRANDON TOWN Players opened their production of the hilarious farce “Moon Over Buffalo” on June 1 at the Brandon Town Hall. Shows continue on June 8 and 9.
MIDDLEBURY –– The No. 2 Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team defeated visiting third-seeded Rutland 13-9 in a Division I semifinal Tuesday.
The Tigers will be making their third straight trip to the D-I final and fifth in six years when they face No. 1 South Burlington at Castleton State College on Friday at 7:30 p.m. That game will be a rematch of the 2011 final, won by the Rebels.
Middlebury scored first. A draw control by Emily Kiernan led to a goal by Brandi Whittemore set up by Chrissy Ritter 30 seconds into the game.
It was late Wednesday afternoon, May 23. I was wading knee-deep in a small New England river. All afternoon, caddis flies had been coming off the water in steady numbers. Though not breathtaking, it was certainly a decent hatch by any standards. I had already caught three nice brook trout, all wild and more than 14 inches. I had also lost three more, one of which was 20 inches or more and fought me for several minutes in a deep pool cut by whitewater.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Sheriff’s Department (ACSD) could soon be advertising some rooms for rent, though they are the kind that people want to avoid staying in if they can.
BRISTOL — Katie Raycroft-Meyer’s seat on the planning commission is safe for now.
The Bristol selectboard on Monday decided to keep Raycroft-Meyer on the commission following a vote two weeks earlier that put her seat in jeopardy. After speaking with her and a dozen citizens on Monday, Selectboard Chair Peeker Heffernan, selectwoman Carol Wells and selectman Joel Bouvier made this decision with just enough board members to hold a quorum.
MIDDLEBURY — Life can take you down some bumpy and trying paths, and Megan Coon has the bruises to prove it.
She thought she had her life all mapped out.
After graduating from Middlebury Union High School in 2003, Coon enrolled at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh.
“I wasn’t mature enough to finish,” Coon lamented. “I did one-and-a-half years, then I decided to take some time to grow up and figure out what I wanted to do.”
MONKTON — At the end of today, Monkton Central School Assistant Principal and Special Educator Mary Gemignani will walk out the same doors she’s passed through for decades and set afoot on a new adventure.
She is leaving the Monkton school to blaze a new path through life and focus her energy on revitalizing education in the war-torn Liberian village of Klay — the same place that sparked the revered educator’s passion for teaching.