October 6th, 2014
It’s early October. The forests are ablaze in color and the valleys cloaked in morning mists. And in my garden the final flowers of the year — asters, chrysanthemums, bush clover and even the Rozanne geranium — having survived an early light frost, are sounding one last glorious hurrah for the season now ending. Any day now the first heavy killing frost will signal the end of this year’s garden.
VERGENNES — Vergennes American Legion Post 14 members will be accepting scrap metal on the evenings of Monday through Friday, Oct. 6-10, at the Armory Lane Legion garage. Post members will accept metal from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Friday from 4-5 p.m. before the October Fish Fry. No amount of clean metal is too small.
BRIDPORT — Vermont State Police on Friday, Oct. 3, were looking for the owner of a horse that was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 22A in Bridport. Late that day police reported that they had identified and notified the owner of the horse.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team did not feel it played its best during Friday’s homecoming game, but visiting Mount Anthony might beg to differ.
The Tigers scored five touchdowns in the first 18 minutes and held MAU to two yards of offense in the first quarter and two first-half first downs in a 35-0 victory.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have figured out that exercise safeguards against depression.
Anyone who experiences stress — absolutely every person on the planet — knows physical activity makes you feel better. There’s nothing like a brisk walk — around the Trail Around Middlebury, in the Green Mountains or just around town, or a run or bike ride— to clear one’s mind of life’s annoyances.
BRANDON — So far this season for the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team, eleven equals eight.
With rare exceptions when she puts a JV player in for a couple minutes at a time, Coach Stacey Edmunds-Brickell has asked her 11 starters to play 60 minutes of every game — that’s her entire roster.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local girls’ soccer action late last week, only Middlebury came out on top, as Mount Abraham was upset at home, Vergennes lost a close contest, and Otter Valley came up short against a top Division II team.
BRADFORD — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team edged host Oxbow on Saturday, 8-6, in a Division III clash, a result that kept the Eagles in the running for a home playoff game.
The Eagles (4-2 overall, 3-2 in D-III) finish by hosting 2013 finalist Mill River (4-2, 4-1 in D-III) this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and traveling to Poultney (2-4) the following week. They almost certainly need to win both games to have a shot at hosting a quarterfinal for the second straight season.