September 19th, 2016
Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical, “The Threepenny Opera,” will be broadcast live on Thursday at Town Hall Theater from the stage of the National Theater at 2 p.m. with an encore presentation at 7 p.m.
MONTPELIER — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Sept. 24 and 25.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team had plenty of chances to win Friday night’s game against Brattleboro, or at least take a first-half lead that would have put tremendous pressure on a Colonel team that came to Doc Collins Field with a 0-2 record.
MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., poet, translator and editor Fiona Sze-Lorrain will read from and discuss her writing and translations at 51 Main at the Bridge.
There will be a reception with light refreshments at 7 p.m., and the reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Books, cocktails and other beverages will be available to purchase. The event is free and open to the public.
I’m a Baby Boomer, born in 1950. I guess I was in the first wave of kids who never knew life without television. My early recollections of living in my small town outside Philadelphia included watching TV shows like “Ding Dong School,” “Howdy Doody,” “Mickey Mouse Club” and “Davy Crockett” with Fess Parker.
BRANDON — Thanks to a dominant offense that controlled the ball for much of the game, the Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team trounced visiting Bellows Falls on Friday evening, 7-1, to improve to 2-3 on the season and snap a two-game skid.
“I think everyone is breathing a sigh of relief that we’re moving forward,” OV coach Rick Hedding said after the game.
LINCOLN — On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7-10:30 p.m., at Burnham Hall, the Willowell Foundation and Vermont Folklife Center will present an Ethiopian Boogie Benefit featuring The New Nile Orchestra and Band Of The Land for a dance party featuring “New England’s Finest Ethiopian Funk.” The bands are playing to benefit One Love AIDS HIV Awareness Theater, a theater troupe in Hawassa, Ethiopia that performs shows about AIDS and gender equality in rural towns in southern Ethiopia.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local field hockey play late last week, Otter Valley won twice to remain unbeaten, Mount Abraham broke into the win column, and Middlebury dropped a home contest.