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October 14th, 2013
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series that highlights the people and programs of the Charter House Coalition. Cate Costley, a junior at Middlebury College, worked this past summer with the coalition.
By CATE COSTLEY
VERGENNES — Robyn Yoder had grown weary of living in a troubled home and decided earlier this year that it was time for a change.
“I moved away from my family of struggling addicts. I needed to cleanse my life from that,” she said on Thursday.
So Yoder, 24, and her boyfriend, Josh Gordon, 26, moved from southern Vermont to the Vergennes area, where Gordon was raised.
BRISTOL — Friends of the theater program at Mount Abraham Union High School held their ninth annual Duck Race on Saturday, Oct. 5, as a fundraiser for the Bristol school’s fall musical.
A maximum of 500 ducks are sold every year by committed parents and friends of the musical tradition, yielding much-needed financial support for the November theater event that includes over a hundred middle and high school students annually.
BRISTOL — The One World Library Project, located at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol, will present “Land of the Midnight Sun: Summer Travels to the Arctic,” on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. At this free presentation, Charlotte resident Jim Squires will show some of his spectacular images of the Arctic landscape and will talk about the adventure of a lifetime that took him to Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago above the Arctic Circle.
MIDDLEBURY — Joey Zelkowitz scored on an eight-yard run with 4:03 remaining on Saturday to give the Middlebury College football team a 21-14 victory over visiting Williams. The Panthers improved to 3-1, while the Ephs fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1967.
Middlebury moved 81 yards on 12 plays on its opening drive to take a 7-0 lead. Quarterback McCallum Foote found Trevor Wheeler for 28 yards on the drive and delivered the senior his first career touchdown with a 25-yard strike over the middle.
MIDDLEBURY — Friday night’s game between two undefeated Division I football teams, host Middlebury and South Burlington, saw 912 yards of total offense, 478 for the Tigers in their 42-20 victory.
But even with Rebel standout Tanner Contois rushing for 256 yards on 27 carries — including an 80-yard touchdown — defense probably made the difference in what could have been a D-I title game preview.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school boys’ soccer play late last week, Mount Abraham rallied to preserve its unbeaten record, Otter Valley posted a home win, and Vergennes and Middlebury lost at home.
The Eagles needed to scored three times in five minutes in Friday’s second half to wipe out visiting Missisquoi’s lead and move to 11-0. It was the second straight game Mount Abe had to rally in the second half to win.