September 26th, 2016
STARKSBORO — It’s a golden early fall day. Across from the beaver pond along a stretch of Route 17 where it snakes toward the spine of the Green Mountains stand two acres of trellises, each row as high as a house. Twirling up 18-foot lengths of twine, 2,000 hop plants reach toward the sun, laden with cones (the name for those blossoms that make beer taste so good to some).
BURLINGTON — National 4-H Week, from Oct. 2-8, recognizes the role that 4-H plays in helping young people “learn by doing” through club work, community service and activities that cultivate strong leadership, citizenship and life skills.
FERRISBURGH — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Ferrisburgh during the final nine months of 2015 and the first six months of 2016:
• April 21, 2015, Robert Blanchard to Diane Nadon and Tyson Blanchard, home at 189 Old Hollow Road, $187,500.
• May 1, 2015, Kody Murray to Lauren Cynewski, home at 2494 Sand Road, $116,900.
• May 13, 2015, Melissa and Randy Smith to PennyMacHolding LLC, home at 6808 Route 7, $165,400.
VERGENNES — The sun shone once again this past Wednesday morning on the Vergennes Union High School Peace One Day celebration, the 12th annual student-organized, school-wide assembly dedicated to peace in students’ lives, at the school, and in the broader Vergennes community as well as the nation and the world.
Student speakers, joined by Ben & Jerry’s Rob Michalak, the company’s Global Director of Social Mission, talked about what peace meant to them and what actions the school community could take.
VERGENNES — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded at Vergennes City Hall during 2015 and the first six months of 2016:
• Jan. 8, 2015, Peter Morris to Pierre Legrand LLC, commercial property at 247 Main St., $280,000.
• Jan. 20, 2015, Briarwood LLC to Vergennes Healthcare LLC, commercial property at 1 Alden Place, $1,067,317.81.
• Jan. 29, 2015, Donald Harrington to Claire Gendreau, condo at 5 Country Commons, $168,000.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high school teams both came away with things to be happy about and things to work on after Friday’s 1-1 tie in Middlebury.
MUHS Coach Reeves Livesay was pleased with the Tigers’ edge in play, particularly at midfield, something represented in their 27-12 advantage in shots at goal.
MIDDLEBURY — An overtime penalty kick and a new formation that placed the team’s leading scorers from 2015 on defense led to a big win for the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team on Saturday, 2-1 over host Middlebury.
Junior midfielder Casey Ober struck the game-winning PK with 3:46 left in the second 10-minute overtime, sending a solid shot into the right corner. Junior forward Abby Mansfield drew the penalty for Mount Abe by making a dangerous run into the left side of the Tiger box.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school field hockey action in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham continued its recent winning ways; Middlebury split two games, including claiming its first victory; and Otter Valley suffering its first two setbacks.