June 18th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The volunteers at the Neat Repeats consignment shop in Middlebury have awarded $14,900 in the spring 2015 grant cycle, as follows:
Payments of $3,750 to Addison County Housing Solutions, $2,900 in family assistance to 15 families, $1,500 in educational opportunities to six recipients, $1,000 to Festival on-the-Green, $900 in sports opportunities to three recipients, $750 to Addison Central Teens, $720 to Boy Scout Troop 543 and $500 to the Mary Hogan School playground.
ADDISON — Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson be at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison on Thursday, June 25, to present “Documentation and Perceptions of Native Americans During the Early Periods of Contact in the Champlain Valley.” The program begins at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
BURLINGTON — The following local students graduated from the University of Vermont on May 17:
ADDISON COUNTY — For high school baseball programs used to competing for state titles, 2015 will not go down in history as the most memorable in these parts: Collectively, Vergennes, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Middlebury won nine games, just one in the postseason.
MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade students enjoyed a few hours of running, jumping and throwing — and each other’s company — on June 10, when they visited Middlebury College for the school’s annual track and field meet.
SALISBURY/LEICESTER — Vermont Sun Fitness Center in Middlebury and Vergennes this Saturday will kick off the 30th season of its Triathlon and Running Series at Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore.
The Vermont Sun series consists of five triathlons and three running races. The sprint triathlon dates are June 20, July 12 and Aug. 9 — the races all start at 8:30 a.m. A sprint triathlon consists of a 600-yard swim, a 14-mile bike, and a 5K (3.1-mile) run.
BURLINGTON — Mount Abraham Union High School freshman Lydia Pitts finished fifth in the annual Vermont high school girls’ decathlon championship, which was held this past Monday and Tuesday at the University of Vermont.
Woodstock senior Kathryn Bassette won the event with 4,281 points, followed by her sophomore teammate Anna Diefenbach. St. Johnsbury’s Hannah Ryan (4,010) and Harwood’s Emma Russo (4,006) were next, followed by Pitts at 3,945 in a tight race.