Archive - Jun 2010
GOSHEN — This Saturday, June 5, people across Addison County will take to the woods in celebration of National Trails Day.
In the 20,000-acre Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, visitors will find events designed to educate the public about the options available to them on the nearby trails, including bird-watching, hiking, biking and trail maintenance.
The celebration will be based at Blueberry Hill Inn and Cross Country Ski Center in Goshen. From there, groups will walk, caravan or carpool to trailheads for the day’s organized hikes and trail maintenance walks.
ADDISON — The Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) has loaned a combined total of $50,000 in state funds to two businesses hurt by last October’s closure of the Champlain Bridge, and officials hope many more qualifying enterprises step forward to claim some help.
MIDDLEBURY — Classical music enthusiasts in Addison County can sit back, relax and enjoy the show: The music of Schumann, Chopin, Beethoven and Bach will be back on the air next week after a two-and-a-half-year dearth of classical music on the region’s radio waves.
As five Democrats, an independent and a Republican compete in the race to become Vermont’s next governor, the focus is all about job growth, who can do it better and what their particular qualifications are to get the job done.
At a recent candidates’ forum in South Burlington addressing the Vermont Business and Industry Expo, Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie, R, told the group: “I know that we need to have a state that welcomes new businesses and fights tooth and nail for the companies that we have in the state.”
ADDISON COUNTY — When Kathryn Kramer began teaching English to migrant farm laborers in Vermont, she quickly realized that everything she’d learned about English as a second language (ESL) needed to be revamped for working with Vermont’s population of Spanish-speaking farmworkers, most of whom work in the dairy industry.
Generic lessons about recent trips to the movie theater and going out to eat just didn’t make sense, Kramer realized.
The year was 1971. It was late May and in Kansas, in those years, we graduated before the summer’s heat was too unbearable in classrooms without air conditioning.
Graduation was that Saturday, and the night before I had been to one of those post ’60s senior parties. I woke up a bit late that next morning (some things don’t change), threw on my cap and gown, jumped on my brother’s Yamaha 175cc dirt bike, and shot off to the graduation ceremonies just in time to make the entry with classmates — with just a slight bit of chain grease on the gown.
I recently read several sources stating that Alaska has decided to ban felt-soled wading shoes from all statewide waters. That’s right, felt: the traditional, ubiquitous, all-natural fabric made from pressed woolen fibers. Alaska is not banning something toxic, or a product made from oil drilled in the Gulf of Mexico, or the skins of some endangered species, but good old-fashioned woolen felt.
VERGENNES — The No. 7 Vergennes Union High School baseball team lost its first-round Division II playoff game to visiting No. 10 Milton on Wednesday evening in heartbreaking and controversial fashion. The score was 3-1 in 10 innings after umpires on consecutive plays in the bottom of the eighth inning twice waved off apparent winning Commodore runs and called a runner out at the plate on another debated call.
(Many other local teams also saw action; see scores below.)