May 29th, 2014
One of the events I enjoy most about living in Middlebury is the Memorial Day parade. It is such a wonderful expression of small town USA with the school bands and other music groups, the various service groups and the firetrucks from all the surrounding towns.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/23 MUHS Boys at CVU........... Ppd. to 5/31
5/23 Mt. Abe vs. VUHS Boys................. 10-6
5/23 CVU at MUHS Girls.......... Susp. to 5/29
5/24 St. Johnsbury vs. OV..................... 18-5
5/27 MUHS Boys vs. St. J...................... 23-1
MIDDLEBURY — Longtime Middlebury College lacrosse coach and administrator Missy Foote will retire in June 2015 after a 38-year career at the college. Foote has coached women’s lacrosse at Middlebury for 34 years and spent 21 years at the helm of the field hockey program. She is currently associate director of athletics and has also served as the department’s senior woman administrator for the past 17 years.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school softball play, Vergennes won three times and Middlebury won twice, while Otter Valley split two games, including suffering a costly loss at rival Fair Haven.
Mount Abraham hosted Spaulding on Tuesday and picked up a forfeit win; see story, Page 1B.
OV, Mount Abe and VUHS are all trying to earn top-four seeds in Division II. The Vermont Principals’ Association will release pairings on Tuesday.
COLCHESTER — Saint Michael’s College men’s lacrosse senior Cooper Quenneville, a Shoreham resident and former Middlebury Union High School standout, was last week named a New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-Region player and chosen to participate in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division I/II North/South Senior All-Star Game, which was played this past Monday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
I read with interest the front page article titled “Energy Secretary talks climate change” in the May 19 edition.
The article focused on global warming and reducing carbon emissions through renewable energy — solar, biomass, methane digesters. (There was no mention of wind turbines, for some reason.)
I agree that reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere is very, very important.
Editor’s note: Our columnist has been spending this year in Cameroon, West Africa.
I had a good day on Good Friday, last month: I played golf.
I hope to play one more time before I come home to Vermont in late June.
There are four golf courses in all of Cameroon, this in a country of 22.5 million people, covering 183,000 square miles, in an area slightly larger than California.