Archive - Jun 16, 2011
BRISTOL — After 31 years of teaching kindergarten and first grade at Bristol Elementary School, Sharon Donahue, 62, will teacher her last class on Thursday.
Provided with what she considered a sub-par elementary education, Donahue knew from a young age that she wanted to inspire young children as an influential teacher.
“I’d like a cake shaped like a giant margarita.”
So declared my stepson’s girlfriend last month. For her 21st birthday, she wanted a 3-D cake shaped like a margarita glass a couple of feet tall.
Kids these days.
NEW HAVEN — Deb Cross will retire this week after 36 years of teaching and 26 years at Beeman Elementary School. Over her years at the New Haven school — teaching a wide variety of ages from third to sixth grade — officials say she has made a deep impact on the school.
MIDDLEBURY — The Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) on Monday announced the hiring of resident John Purcell to the newly created position of marketing coordinator.
BRISTOL — Bristol’s Main Street will shut down to traffic this Saturday and open up to the third annual Pocock Rocks music festival and street fair.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that Saturday downtown Bristol will transform into a haven for rocking tunes, craft brews, local wines, chocolate pairings, cheese tastings, specialty foods and crafts of all kinds.
I’m trying to break a bad gardening habit. I’m trying to resist the urge to over-plant, to stuff the vegetable beds to bursting point no matter how good it makes me feel.
You see, when visitors ask for a tour of my gardens, I do a lot of apologizing — for the small size of the zucchini plants, for the holes chewed in the tomatillo and cucumber leaves, for the broccoli beheaded by deer, sure, but really, I’m making excuses for the dark splotches of soil marring the beds.