June 11th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — When Karen Lykins of Middlebury woke up last Saturday morning, it was to find Lily, her three-month-old Sheltie puppy, surrounded by bodily fluids on the floor. She brought the dog to the veterinarian right away, but just a few hours later, Lily had died of liver failure.
FERRISBURGH — In each of the past two years, the town of Ferrisburgh has set aside a day each summer to gather and celebrate as a community, calling the event Ferrisburgh Day.
This year presents Ferrisburgh and its residents with an extra reason to gather, the 250th anniversary of the town charter. Officials essentially decided to combine Ferrisburgh Day with a birthday celebration on Saturday, June 23.
EAST MIDDLEBURY –– The East Middlebury Historical Society is hosting an open house Thursday, June 14, to display its exhibit for the Vermont History Expo before moving it to the site.
The Expo is held at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds next weekend. The theme for this year’s Expo is Vermont in the Civil War.
East Middlebury Historical Society’s Peggy Peabody said Vermont played a bigger role in the war than most people realize and the town itself has a close connection to the war.
It’s not surprising the draft of the updated Middlebury town plan has sparked the strong reactions it has. That’s because the planning commission did a significant rewrite, and added much depth and substance to the document.
That rewrite made it lengthy: 199 pages, not to mention another 24 pages of maps and charts and footnotes.
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.