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October 28th, 2013
VERGENNES — At their Oct. 22 city council meeting, Vergennes aldermen agreed with South Water Street homeowner Didier Murat on the sale terms for a city-owned strip of land that bisects his property that is technically an extension of Victory Street. City officials said the strip, almost exactly 0.25 acre, is now lawn and has not been publicly used for decades, possibly a century or more.
VERGENNES — Alix Kauffman, a senior at Vergennes Union High School, has been selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Mixed Chorus sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). She will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert this Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Nashville, Tenn.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center will host its second annual Middlebury celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Friday, Nov. 1, from 6-9 p.m. in the upstairs gallery at the VFC headquarters in Middlebury. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
MIDDLEBURY — At a time when the Addison County community is reeling from the loss of a young girl, Middlebury College’s Sister-to-Sister Program is providing a safe space for middle-school girls to talk about issues that they face in their schools in a relaxed and fun environment. The group will host its 10th annual summit at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts On Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BRISTOL — On paper, Saturday’s Division III football quarterfinal looked like it should be a close game. The host No. 4 Eagles were 6-2, visiting Otter Valley was 5-2, and both had similar results vs. common foes.
Instead, the Otters played what Coach Jim Hill said might have been their best game of the season, and left Bristol with a 49-0 victory.
“They just played outstanding, and they’re getting better every game,” Hill said.
BRISTOL — The No. 3 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team did not necessarily have a better record than No. 6 Spaulding entering Friday’s Division II quarterfinal: The Eagles were 7-3-3, compared to the Tide’s 9-5.
But the Eagles earned their record in what is easily Vermont’s toughest field hockey league, the Metro Conference, of which the Eagles are the only D-II member.
On Friday, it showed: Mount Abe welcomed Spaulding to the Metro with a 5-0 win.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team scored six first-half touchdowns on just 22 plays on Friday, when the top-seeded Tigers thumped No. 8 St. Johnsbury, 48-6, in a Division I quarterfinal.
The 9-0 Tigers will host three-time defending champion Hartford — at 6-2 the No. 4 seed — on Friday at 7 p.m. The Hurricanes defeated No. 5 Essex on Friday, 46-14.
The Tigers blanked Hartford on Sept. 6, 23-0, at MUHS, and Coach Dennis Smith expects a battle on Friday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local Division II high school boys’ soccer playoff action last week, top-seeded Mount Abraham reached the semifinal round, Vergennes pulled off one upset and nearly came up with another, and Otter Valley lost its opener.