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October 7th, 2013
SALISBURY — Eighteen, mostly vintage, Airstream trailers will be opening their doors to visitors at Branbury State Park in Salisbury on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2-4 p.m. On display on sites 1 through 17 will be trailers from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, as well as some from the current decade. Visitors will be invited to tour the trailers and vote on their favorites.
MIDDLEBURY — Owners of the Middlebury Short Stop at 220 Court St. are seeking permission to build a two-bay car wash on the gas station property next The Centre shopping plaza.
Jolley Associates would locate the new car wash behind the existing gas station store, in place of a 950-square-foot truck refueling canopy currently on site. The plan would also require moving an existing dumpster and storage shed onto an island east of the proposed car wash building, according to a project narrative that Jolley has filed with the town.
MIDDLEBURY — Diane Howlett and Linda Waterman, directors of Neat Repeats Consignment Shop on Bakery Lane in Middlebury, have announced the Neat Repeats grant awards for the summer 2013 cycle. They remind the public that Neat Repeats is a great resource for Halloween costumes and accessories.
A total of $21,049 was awarded, as follows:
MIDDLEBURY — Storytellers Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder perform their new program of eerie traditional folk tales and music, “The Vampire Princess,” at Ilsley Library in Middlebury on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m.
The Montpelier Times Argus called the show “rich entertainment: riveting, macabre, and very funny.” Seven Days said it was “a delight to watch” and identified the performers as “Vermont treasures.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) will meet Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 8-9:30 a.m. at Rosie’s restaurant in Middlebury. This month’s presentation is “Google Tools for Small Businesses,” with Nancy Shuttleworth of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC).
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team bolted to a 36-0 halftime lead against visiting Division III rival Oxbow Union High School on Saturday and cruised to 36-21 victory.
The Eagles scored three rushing touchdowns and one each on defense and special teams in taking their decisive early advantage.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abe edged Vergennes to remain unbeaten and highlight area high school boys’ soccer action in the latter half of last week.
In other action, Middlebury dropped a pair of road games, and VUHS picked up a tie away from home. Otter Valley (4-6) was idle.
VERGENNES — On Friday, the Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team hosted Division I Rice, which came in on a four-game winning streak that included victories over two of the top squads in D-II, Milton and Mount Abraham.
The 6-3-1 Green Knights looked like a team on a roll, carrying play and outshooting the 4-5 Commodores, 18-4, and defeating them, 4-0.