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September 15th, 2014
BRANDON — At its annual meeting here last Wednesday, members of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce elected members of the board of directors for the 2014-2015 year.
New to the board this year, all serving a one-year term expiring at the 2015 annual meeting, are: Shanon Atkins, People’s United Bank; Martin Clark, Martin’s Hardware; Leonard Schmidt, Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center; and Tony Staynings, Northlands Job Corps.
BRANDON — There will be a change at the helm of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber President Andy Mayer announced last week that he will be leaving his position at the end of the month to become the president/CEO of a chamber in Washington state.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Gov. Jim Douglas burned through a lot of pens during his eight years as the state’s top executive, signing scores of new laws and proclamations.
Though almost four years out of office, the Middlebury Republican these past few weeks has again been putting his pen to the test — this time scrawling his signature on copies of his new political autobiography, titled “The Vermont Way: A Republican Governor Leads America’s Most Liberal State.”
MIDDLEBURY — Some students who attend Mary Hogan Elementary and Middlebury Union Middle School walk to school during the warmer months. Others ride their bikes.
But two students, a brother and sister, take a unique form of transportation — the unicycle.
Eighth-grader Nico Gori-Montanelli pedals to the middle school every day, while his sister, fifth-grader Saskia, rolls her way to the elementary school.
BRISTOL — The ancient and sacred art of body adornment using henna will be explored in this month’s program of the One World Library Project in Bristol. Henna artist Bridgette Bartlett will present “Henna: History, Culture and Rituals” on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.
MIDDLEBURY — The Colchester football team came to Doc Collins Field on Friday night with the same 2-0 record as Middlebury Union High School and hopes of taking over first place in Division I.
But the Lakers left with a 34-0 loss, while the defending D-I champion Tigers won their 14th straight game and became one of only two undefeated league teams — 2-0 St. Johnsbury, idle this past weekend, is the other.
BRISTOL — Coach Megan Sears said she had three challenges for her Middlebury Union High School field hockey team heading into Friday’s game at Mount Abraham: Be first to the ball, be patient on defense, and win.
Missions accomplished. The 2-1-1 Tigers dealt the 3-1 Eagles their first loss of the season, 3-0, by following those instructions.
BRANDON — On this past Wednesday the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team defeated host Mount Anthony, 1-0, to run the Otters’ winning streak to three games after a season-opening setback.
Courtney Bushey scored the only goal about 12 minutes into the game, with an assist from Maia Edmunds.