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June 1st, 2015
BRISTOL — For years, Martha Mack viewed bartending as a hobby. During summers while she was in college and graduate school, Mack would return to her native Bristol to tend bar and wait tables at her parents’ eatery, Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek.
Mack, 30, has no formal education in mixology, but enjoys experimenting with new flavors and concoctions behind the bar.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury is exploring alternatives and will recommend improvements to the intersection at Charles Avenue, Court Street and Monroe Street with the goal of improving mobility and safety for personal vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and public transit.
Town officials invite the public to an initial information meeting on the issue this Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the Middlebury Union High School cafeteria.
MIDDLEBURY — What has been a fine season for the Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis program ended on Friday, when No. 5 seed Essex defeated the No. 4 Tigers, 6-1, in a Division I quarterfinal.
The result could not be called a surprise despite the seeds. The 10-4 Hornets play a tough Metro Conference schedule, while the Tigers compiled their 11-4 record against mostly D-II competition.
Coach Laura Rumbough is considering in the future upgrading her team’s schedule to the Metro, which might mean fewer wins, but better tennis.
MIDDLEBURY — There will be a Shade Tree Giveaway and Tree Planting and Care Workshop this Saturday, June 6, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Middlebury Union Middle School.
Attendees will learn how big trees benefit our community and how to take care of our young and old trees. They also will participate in a hands-on tree planting demonstration. Fifteen free shade trees — including burr oak, elm, red maple, sycamore and swamp white oak — will be raffled off to attendees.
MIDDLEBURY — Though the academic year is winding down for schools across Vermont, 23 local schools — including Mary Hogan Elementary in Middlebury — are ramping up efforts toward a new beginning, one that will give life to thousands of trout fry to be released into Vermont waters.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team scored the last two goals of Saturday’s back-and-forth battle with visiting Essex, and that gave the Tigers a 12-11 victory and — unofficially — the top seed in Division I for the first time since 2002.
The 13-3 Tigers will begin the quest for the program’s first title since 2003 and eighth overall by hosting a quarterfinal this weekend, possibly against either No. 8 Woodstock or No. 9 Colchester.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham defeated Otter Valley to highlight local boys’ lacrosse play late last week, the last in the regular season. In other games, Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Middlebury all posted wins, while OV lost to a Division II title contender.
The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning. First-round games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday.
EAGLES VS. OTTERS
“The secret is you have to keep your head going,” says 77-year-old Maxine Davis, a retired psychologist from Ferrisburgh who now spends much of her time making art. “You have to keep doing things, going after things, being curious.”
Davis’ art medium is glass, although she has experimented over the years with painting, fiber arts and other crafts. She has a home studio that her husband (who will be 90 years old this summer) built as a small addition to the house initially and then extended as Maxine’s passion grew.