October 6th, 2011
BRISTOL — Since high school graduation, Starksboro’s Dani Bluteau has dreamed of opening her own flower shop. The idea sparked when she organized flowers for a friend’s wedding.
“I thought, ‘If I could do this for a living … this would be awesome,’” said Bluteau. “Everybody loves (flowers). They make people’s day and there’s a need for them for every occasion.”
Everywhere I go in Vermont I see turkeys. There was a time, not too many decades ago, that turkeys could not be found in the state. Hunting and loss of habitat had pushed them out. But the turkey reintroduction program begun in 1969 was wildly successful, and for the past few years they have been about as ubiquitous as squirrels.
MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 board on Tuesday agreed to offer up to two slots on the Middlebury Union High School girls’ varsity basketball roster to players from flood-ravaged Rochester, but learned it will not be able to offer a combined Nordic ski team with Mount Abraham Union High School.
MIDDLEBURY — Before the Middlebury Union High School field hockey team finally defeated South Burlington last week after a multi-year losing streak, Coach Kelley Higgins told the Tigers they were the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, who had just knocked off the New England Patriots under similar circumstances.
But before the 5-1-1 Tigers hosted rival Mount Abraham, who came into Monday’s game at Middlebury College with a 1-4-3 record, the Bills had been upset by Cincinnati on Sunday.
We’re all a little hydro-phobic after Irene. If you live near a river, if your septic system erupted through the yard or if your satellite dish is on its way to the middle stratosphere, you know what I mean. You cringe when the toilet flushes, and sleep with an inflatable dolphin.
News that Vermont Gas Systems received permission from the Vermont Public Service Board to use ratepayer revenue to finance a proposed pipeline into Addison County boosts local efforts to attract economic growth and to retain existing industries in Vergennes and Middlebury.
You’ve heard the expression “If you want something done, do it yourself.”
I use this a lot. Like a few weeks ago, when I stared up at the dome ceiling light over our kitchen table and announced my plans to replace it with a proper chandelier.
My husband, Mark, groaned. He wasn’t opposed to a fancier light, but lately he’d been working so much his focus was more on putting food on the table than on illuminating it.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Vermont State Police trooper last Friday used his electric stun gun to subdue a Ripton man being taken into custody for allegedly assaulting his live-in girlfriend and a 76-year-old roommate, holding them at knifepoint and threatening to kill them.