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October 22nd, 2015
Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.
VERGENNES — First- and second-graders of the Champlain Valley Christian School recently paid a visit to the Vergennes Police Department. They dropped off bags that included a “survival kit for law enforcement officers.”
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 7 Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team won its first-round Division I playoff game on Tuesday, 2-0, over visiting No. 10 Rice.
The victory improved the Tigers’ season record to 9-5-1 after a disappointing 1-3-1 start. Since then the Tigers are 8-2.
But they face a challenge next, a 3 p.m. Friday quarterfinal date at No. 2 Colchester (15-0). The two teams did not meet this fall.
ADDISON COUNTY — The undefeated Middlebury and Otter Valley union high school football teams will host quarterfinal playoff games this weekend in Divisions I and III, respectively.
Mount Abraham will conclude its D-II season with a home game: The Eagles will host a 5-3 Milton squad needing a win to remain in contention for one of the four D-II playoff spots.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Actors Workshop’s fall production is an intensely lyrical American play, Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” Despite that sci-fi sounding title taken from the name of a science fair project, the play is about a New York family caught in poverty and despair.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces the transfer of its mobile flash freeze unit to the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center (PHCC) in Middlebury, under a long-term lease agreement. PHCC will utilize this innovative food processing tool to flash freeze locally grown fruits and vegetables for long-term storage, and will partner with Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE), also of Middlebury, to distribute frozen produce through the Addison County Food Shelf.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team wrote another chapter in its historic season on Tuesday, when the Otters won a playoff game for the first time.
In a Division III first-round game, the No. 8 Otters defeated visiting No. 9 Williamstown, 2-1, when senior converted field hockey player Amy Jones one-timed home a feed from classmate Isabelle Kingsley with 4:17 left in the first overtime period.
The Otters this season had already set records for wins, and Tuesday’s home playoff game was a program first.