ADDISON COUNTY — Eight area businesses needing cash for new equipment, inventory and/or workers to take their respective operations to the next level are getting some help from the Addison County Economic Development Corp. The ACEDC has approved a total of $450,000 in loans to the firms, which are located in Vergennes, Bridport, Bristol and Middlebury.
Robin Scheu, executive director of the ACEDC, is pleased to see great demand for the ACEDC loans.
BRISTOL — A South Burlington man pleaded innocent on Aug. 26 in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to five separate misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged domestic assault at the Green Mountain Family Campground in Bristol on Aug. 25.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Garden Club has announced the winners of its annual Roadside Attractions Awards. These accolades recognize gardens cultivated by people around the county who are not members of the club.
The theme for all these gardens is that they can be enjoyed from the road while passing by in a car or on foot.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School football coach Dennis Smith often says a win is a win.
After his Tigers emerged from Friday’s night’s opener on Doc Collins Field with a 21-13 victory in a game with a combined four interceptions and seven fumbles and saw his team have three touchdowns called back due to penalties — but still make a number of big plays — that phrase came to mind.
MIDDLEBURY — The Kelly Brush Century Ride will roll out of Middlebury on Sept. 12, celebrating 10 years of cyclists riding to empower those living with paralysis through sport and recreation and to improve ski racing safety.
Named “Best Century Ride in Vermont” by Vermont Sports magazine, last year’s event drew more than 700 riders. The ride is also the region’s largest for adaptive athletes using handcycles, with dozens of participants taking part annually.
BRANDON – The Otter Valley Union High School on Friday blanked visiting Twin Valley, 2-0, giving Coach Rick Hedding his first varsity victory.
Abbie Pinkowski scored both goals for OV in what was the season opener for both squads.
Isabelle Kingsley set up Pinkowski’s first strike, and Hedding also credited Kingsley and the other OV midfielders with controlling possession for much of the game.
OV goalie Gabby Poalino worked a six-save shutout, and Hedding said center back Jillian Flanders anchored the Otter defensive effort.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury presents “From Life in West Africa, to Enslavement in Virginia, to Freedom in Vermont: an African American Saga,” a multimedia presentation by Dr. Jane Beck, on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6-8 p.m.
This free event celebrates the publication of Beck’s book “Daisy Turner’s Kin: An African American Family Saga.” Refreshments and informal conversation with the author will be followed by her presentation, discussion and book signing.