September 23rd, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Students entering Middlebury Union Middle and High schools for the first time are not alone. Both schools have each welcomed several new teachers to begin the 2013-14 academic year.
MUMS enters the 2013-14 academic year with a smaller student population and a lot of new faces among its teaching staff.
BRANDON — A light has gone out in Brandon.
Community lover, friend and local treasure Bette Moffett died at home on Sept. 11 at the age of 89.
Bette inhabited the idea of community spirit. Her love of Brandon and its residents was boundless, as evidenced by her tireless efforts to support, enhance and promote the place she called home since 1968.
A Service of Celebration to honor her life with music and memories was scheduled held at the Brandon Inn on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
VERGENNES — In a rivalry game between two local highs school girls’ soccer teams off to good starts, visiting Mount Abraham rode solid midfield play to a 3-1 win at Vergennes on Friday.
The Eagle midfielders not only consistently won the battles for the ball, but also set up their forwards to attack the VUHS goal, resulting in a 25-4 advantage in shots at net.
BRANDON — Chef Robert Barral, executive chef/owner of Café Provence in Brandon, has been selected as Chef of the Year by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The award was bestowed at the Vermont Chamber Hospitality Gala, held at the Mountain Top Inn and Resort on Sept. 10 in Chittenden.
Barral is originally from the Montpelier area in France. He has been the executive chef in some of the finest kitchens in the world, including the Four Seasons in Boston, the New England Culinary Institute and Café Provence, which he opened in 2004.
BRISTOL — Football teams who face the Mount Abraham/Vergennes Union High School teams this year know they are going to be fed dangerous doses of the team’s powerful running back tandem of Tommy Lee Hodsden and Austin Lafayette.
Visiting Spaulding was no different on Saturday, though they also got a glimpse of the Eagles’ developing passing attack, which produced two scores en route to the Eagles’ 38-6 victory.
BRANDON — It was a skillful, fast-paced contest between two of the best high school field hockey teams in the Marble Valley League, but in the end Division I Rutland handed D-II Otter Valley its first loss of the season last week, 3-2.
The OV-Rutland rivalry that has developed in recent years makes for great field hockey, and Thursday’s game was no exception.
Rutland’s Catherine DiPalma had a big day, scoring all three Raider goals, two late in the second half as RHS rallied for the win.
VERMONT — Hunters are enthusiastic about Vermont’s upcoming Oct. 5-27 and Dec. 7-15 archery deer hunting season, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
A hunter may take up to three deer in Vermont’s archery season with three archery licenses. No more than one of the deer taken during archery season may be a legal buck. No antlerless deer may be taken in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E, where antlerless deer hunting is prohibited in 2013.
MIDDLEBURY — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team improved to 6-0 and won Middlebury’s annual J.P. Carrara tournament late last week.
The Eagles knocked off Milton in Saturday’s final, 1-0, after working overtime to beat Vergennes in Thursday’s first round. VUHS prevailed in Saturday’s consolation, 2-1, over MUHS, which fell to Milton on Thursday, 4-2.