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February 16th, 2015
WHITING — On a cold Vermont night, Julner Remy warms his spirits with recollections of his native Haiti, recollections he commits to canvas and wood with deft brushstrokes.
His paintings have recently become far more than a balm for his soul. A lot of his work is now on display at the EastView at Middlebury retirement community, where the 33-year-old Whiting resident currently works as a caregiver.
FERRISBURGH — Although a string of appeals and court cases may show that not everyone in Ferrisburgh is lovin’ it, the new McDonald’s Restaurant that will complete Champlain Oil Company’s new Route 7 development should be up and running next week, said COCO President Tony Cairns on Monday.
When the doors open under the golden arches, it will finish Cairns’ and COCO’s roughly seven-year effort to build a gas station, convenience store and restaurant on the former home of the Ferrisburgh Roadhouse and Burdick’s Country Kitchen.
VERGENNES — The Seth Warner-Rhoda Farrand Chapter DAR, in working to fulfill its mission of preserving American history and furthering education for children, recently donated to the Vergennes United Elementary School library four children’s books.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team led host Vergennes by 10 points in the fourth period on Friday, but had to hold off a Commodore rally to come away with a 50-46 victory.
The Tigers won two of three games last week to finish at 3-17 and unofficially earn the No. 14 seed. The Vermont Principals’ Association set playoff pairings early on Monday, and it appears MUHS will meet No. 3 Mill River on Tuesday or Wednesday.
ADDISON COUNTY — Otter Valley senior John Winslow reached the 1,000-point milestone to highlight local boys’ basketball action in the latter half of last week.
Overall, OV won two of three games, while Middlebury won to clinch the Lake Division title and Vergennes and Mount Abraham came up short.
SOUTH DUXBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team on Wednesday wrapped up its regular season and continued its success against similar, smaller teams outside of Chittenden County by defeating host Harwood, 114.85-103.9.
The Tigers were buoyed by first-place finishes by Hannah Stoll and Emma Snyder-White and a second and a third from Leah Raymond.
MANCHESTER — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team won twice last week to apparently clinch at least a tie for the top seed in Division I. The Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Thursday.
NORTHFIELD — Vergennes Union High School senior Chris Castillo won the Division II boys’ triple jump at 37 feet, 8 inches to highlight efforts by local athletes at Saturday’s indoor track championship meet, which was held at Norwich University.
Other local athletes who earned top-three placings were VUHS senior Ally Stearns in the girls’ shotput and Willem Landis, a member of Middlebury’s club indoor track team, who took third in the boys’ 3,200-meter race.