June 29th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The Turrell Fund presented its 20th annual S. Whitney Landon Award to the Mary Johnson Children’s Center of Middlebury for their program “RFD” (“Rural Fun Delivery”). The award included an unrestricted grant of $25,000. Two other grants in the amount of $2,500 were granted to VSA Vermont and Greater Burlington YMCA.
The Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green celebrates its 37th anniversary season during the week of July 5 through 11 at the Middlebury Recreation Park just south of the village center. The festival kicks off this Sunday at 7 p.m. with Caroline Rose, a rare mix of Northern grit and Southern charm whose musical influences trace back to her family’s Southern roots, running deep into the heart of Mississippi.
VERGENNES — Seventeen Vergennes Champs swimmers won individual races and Champ relay teams prevailed in 12 of 15 contested relays as their team coasted past visiting Winooski, 315-130, in Thursday Champlain Valley Swim League action.
Eight Champs won multiple individual events as their team evened its record at 1-1 after the first week of meets.
Four of those swimmers prevailed three times each: Ethan Croke in 8-year-old-and-under events, Erich Reitz in U-12 races, and Olivia Hawkins and Max Ratti-Bicknell in U-18 events.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Champlain Valley Swim League title contender Racquet’s Edge won 15 of 20 relay events on the way to a 348-142 victory over the Middlebury Marlins this past Thursday at the Middlebury town pool.
Edge improved to 2-0 by completing an opening week sweep of Addison County’s teams (they beat the Vergennes Champs on Tuesday), while the Marlins dropped to 1-1.
Marlin swimmers won seven individual races, three of them by Ellie Ross in 12-and-under girls’ events.
MIDDLEBURY — Seven members of the Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team earned Division I postseason recognition for their play this spring.
Senior midfielder Julia Rosenberg topped the list by earning a spot as a first-team all-star.
Three players were named second-team all-stars as midfielders: seniors Katie Holmes and Emily Kiernan and junior Emma Best.
Receiving honorable mention were three more Tigers: junior defender Claire Armstrong, junior attacker Emma Donahue, and sophomore defender Riley Fenster.
When Rep. Peter Welch made his decision last Friday to seek reelection to Congress, his decision was the result of several days of pondering how he could best serve Vermonters. The root of that decision was based on his years of building relationships on both sides of the political aisle and what he hopes to gain from that.
This was composed for, and performed at, the Pubic Service Board hearing rally across the street from the service board offices on June 22 in opposition to the fracked gas pipeline. I was there in full Revolutionary War uniform singing and partaking in the rally. This is performed to the music of “The Sound of Music.”
The Destiny of Vermont
The hills are alive with a threat from afar
The fields are the path this monster shall scar