January 23rd, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Fire Department and Battell Hose Company held its annual awards dinner on Dec. 10, 2016 at the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury. The dinner was attended by current, former and life members of the Middlebury Fire Department, as well as members of the board of directors of the Battell Hose Company, and guests.
Chief David Shaw highlighted several of the department’s accomplishments for the year “through the numbers”:
MIDDLEBURY — Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont has named Elizabeth Smith and Cy Day Tall as the company’s new co-president / CEO. The pair will assume leadership over all corporate functions including merchandising, operations, production, marketing, technology, finance and sales.
David Mutter, co-owner and chairman, when making the announcement said, “This is long overdue recognition of the leadership roles Liz and Cy have brought to Beau Ties over the last decade, and reconfirms our commitment to the Middlebury, Vt., community.
ESSEX — Host Essex rallied past the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team on Saturday, 3-1, in a battle of Division I contenders.
The result, the Tigers’ first loss, left Essex (9-1), MUHS (7-1-1) and Rutland (10-1-1 after winning on Saturday) in a three-way duel for the top spot, with no other team close.
The Hornets’ three-goal third-period, which erased a 1-0 Tiger lead, also snapped the Tigers’ five-game shutout streak.
ESSEX — The host Essex boys’ hockey team finally cracked the Tiger defense and goaltending in Saturday’s third period and rallied for a 4-1 victory.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the second period on an Andrew Gleason power-play strike, but Hornet Jonah Janaro tied the game five minutes into the third period. Grady Cram put Essex (5-5) on top for good, and Hornet Nick McGovern added a shorthanded goal with the Tigers pressing for a tie. Essex added an empty-net strike.
CASTLETON — The following students were named to the Castleton University dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.
Kathleen Ambrose of Vergennes; Emma Best of Salisbury; Briley Blackbird of Orwell; Alison Boise of New Haven; Casey Briggs of Starksboro; Kristian Bruce of Orwell; Alexander Bushey of Vergennes; Kayla Charron of Vergennes; Justin Connor of Addison; Oliver Cunningham of North Ferrisburgh; Angela Dupoise of New Haven; Danielle Forand of Starksboro; Elizabeth Fyles of Orwell.
ADDISON COUNTY — Local teams faced a tough stretch in high school basketball play late last week, as other than in the clash between the Otter Valley and Vergennes boys on Friday (see story on Page 29), only the Middlebury Union girls emerged with a victory. Coming up short as the teams reached or neared the midpoint of the season were the Mount Abraham boys and girls, the VUHS girls, the Tiger boys, and the OV girls.
BRISTOL — 5-Town Friends of the Arts is selling raffle tickets for a beautiful Vermont Folk Rocker created by Jim Geier to raise money to support art and cultural programs for children throughout Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro. 5-TFA offers applicants the opportunity to apply for community grants twice annually.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/21 Essex vs. MUHS.............................. 4-1
1/21 Essex vs. MUHS.............................. 3-1
1/20 OV vs. Vergennes........................ 74-69