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The view from behind the car cart.
A picture of four mud-soaked and delighted children was recently posted on the Facebook page of a children's museum that we frequented when we lived in California, under the caption: This is how kids should be playing.
With varying degrees of dismay, a couple of Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball backers recently wondered why the Independent did not honor the Commodores with a Monday front-page photo after they completed their 24-0 season.
The top-seeded Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team will meet No. 3 BFA-Fairfax on Saturday in the Division II final, to be played at 3:45 p.m. in the Barre Auditorium.
The 22-1 Eagles, of course, reached the final by defeating No. 4 Hartford on Monday, 56-48, to avenge their loss in the 2012 final. Fairfax earned its berth in the final by upsetting No. 2 U-32 on Tuesday, 39-33.
Not only did the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team make history on Saturday afternoon when the Commodores completed their 24-0 season and won the Division II title.
So did their coach, Peter Quinn.
According to veteran Rutland Herald sports writer Tom Haley, only one other coach has won basketball titles with both girls’ and boys’ teams, Chris Hughes of Proctor High School.
Moving to Vermont provided my first real experience driving in snow. I learned to drive in Northern Virginia, where life shuts down when the first snowflakes fall and you don’t drive anywhere. I didn’t have a car during college in Western Massachusetts, or throughout my post-college life in New York City. When I finally became a regular driver, in the San Francisco Bay Area, there wasn’t any snow.
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