Archive - Sep 2010
Oh, how I love Mondays.
This is a change; I used to look forward to weekends, a time for relaxation and respite from the hectic workweek.
But after spending yet another Saturday and Sunday preserving endless bushels of produce from the yard and garden, the thought of going back to work and sitting in a chair like a slug for five straight days makes me happy all over.
There are two types of outdoor writers: those who categorize outdoors enthusiasts into different types and those who don’t. By contrast, when it comes to actually doing some specific outdoor sport, there are four types of persons. I have observed these four categories in every outdoor sport I’ve paid any attention to: backpacking, biking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, etc.
VERGENNES — At the annual meeting of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners last month in Albuquerque, N.M., Vergennes veterinarian Joe Klopfenstein was shocked when he was called up to the podium. He’d been named the 2010 Bovine Practitioner of the Year.
“It was totally unexpected,” said Klopfenstein, who owns Vergennes Large Animal Associates and who last year became a board certified specialist in his field with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. “I had no idea it was coming.”
LINCOLN — The rejection of the Lincoln Community School (LCS) bond proposal might just be a blessing in disguise, Lincoln residents said at last night’s school board meeting.
The Middlebury Union High School football team last Friday dedicated their 2010 game program to Dick Bullock, an alumnus of the team and their radio announcer for the past 33 years.
Below, view photos from the dedication ceremony and hear former Tiger head coach Peter Brakeley's salute to the terminally ill Bullock, Bullock's thoughts on the occasion, and the thoughts of friends and family.
ADDISON COUNTY — A new, statewide body to spur innovations in Vermont’s agricultural industry is set to begin work.
BRISTOL — Paul Reiber, chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, on Friday at Mount Abraham Union High School kicked off a series of talks he’ll deliver around the state, the goal of which is to further educate students about their country’s judiciary system.
Dubbed “Beyond Labels,” Reiber hopes to emphasize in the discussions the importance of escaping what he calls our society’s “tendency to try and boil down problems into easy and articulable phrases,” that can lead to over-simplified judgments. It’s a problem that he believes is rampant in today’s culture.