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June 16th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — On June 1, the fifth- and sixth-graders from Mary Hogan School participated in the school’s annual track and field meet, the brainchild of longtime physical education teacher Mike Quinn.
Quinn created the event years ago as an enjoyable way to introduce elementary school students to the sport of track and field and to celebrate both physical fitness and the impending end of the school year by being outside in the spring weather.
MIDDLEBURY — Amid smiles, hugs, bouquets, thunderous cheers and applause from family and well-wishers, and the familiar strains of Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” the 146 members of the Middlebury Union High School class of 2016 officially received their high school diplomas on Saturday.
The commencement ceremony at the Memorial Sports Center also featured wise words from top administrators, plus three insightful and humor-laced speeches from peers, before the newly minted graduates were launched into the world.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College athletic program finished fifth among 322 college and universities that registered points in the 2015-2016 NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Panthers, who won the 2011-2012 cup, earned their 13th straight top-10 finish.
Williams won its fourth straight and 19th overall title with 1,098 points, followed by Washington-St. Louis (1,013), Emory (969) and Tufts (882). Middlebury finished with 860 points as four NESCAC schools cracked the top 10.
WEST HAVEN — Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. won one of two 25-lap features on Sunday as dirt track racing finally got under way at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The events were first held on the three-tenths-mile clay oval as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
Quenneville and Bobby Hackel of Rensselaer, N.Y., split victories in the two 25-lap features in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division.
“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social machinery.”
— Horace Mann, 1848
With the longer days and the beauty of our surroundings offering us flowers and new buds, our community is also giving to those in need in our community. Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) would like to thank the United States Postal Service for having their recent postal food drive, and also a belated thank you to the Lions Club for their Food from the Heart food drive this past March.
Another Sunday celebration for fathers snuck up on me again — in between the latest outrage on the campaign trail, high school graduations, the tag end of a legislative session and governor’s veto, hosting members of the Opera Company of Middlebury, getting the boats ship-shape for summer, desperately trying to get a few miles on my bike legs so I can do an upcoming century, running, planting the last of the flower garden, mowing and weeding, weeding, weeding.
BRISTOL — Getting creemees at the Village Creeme Stand is almost synonymous with summer in Bristol.
But crossing busy West Street to get to that Dreamy Creeme cookie sandwich or classic kiddie-size vanilla-and-chocolate-twist cone with rainbow sprinkles has become a concern for many, given that the destination is among Bristol’s top summer kid magnets.
“The town is working with creemee stand owner Tom Wallace to find a solution that works,” said Town Administrator Therese Kirby.