SALISBURY — Town Hall Theater officials are giving area woodworkers a plum assignment using some well-seasoned cherry planks. It’s pretty straightforward; use the wood to make a fine piece of furniture or artwork, have it displayed at the Middlebury theater, and then harvest 50 percent of the proceeds once it is sold.
The other half of the sales price will go to the theater to help fortify its operating budget.
ADDISON COUNTY — Twenty-one members of the Mount Abraham, Middlebury, Vergennes and Otter Valley union high school girls’ soccer teams have received postseason honors from the Lake Division or the Marble Valley League C Division.
Topping the list was Eagle senior Ernesta McIntosh, who was named the Lake Division Defensive Player of the Year a season after being tabbed as the league’s offensive player of the year. Her Eagle teammate Lydia Pitts, also a defender, joined her this season as a Lake Division First-Team All-Star.
TROY, N.Y. — Host Rensselaer on Thursday deal the Middlebury College women’s basketball team its first loss of the year, 50-47. The Engineers snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 4-4, while the Panthers dropped to 3-1.
The Panthers will conclude first-semester play with three home games this week, vs. Colby-Sawyer on Tuesday at 7 p.m., vs. Clarkson on Wednesday at 6 p.m., and vs. Skidmore on Saturday at 2 p.m.
11/30 Midd. vs. Johnson...................... 99-83
12/1 RPI vs. Midd................................. 50-47
ADDISON COUNTY — Fourteen members of the Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley union high school boys’ soccer teams have earned postseason recognition for their 2016 play in either the Lake Division or the Marble Valley League B Division.
Four local athletes were named Lake Division First-Team all-stars: Tiger junior goalie Santiago Fernandez, Tiger junior striker Camden Simpson, Eagle senior defender Owein LaBarr, and Commodore senior midfielder Max Ratti-Bicknell.
VERMONT — During her 40-minute commute from Vergennes to Shelburne, Karen Chickering sings. A soprano for Vermont’s one and only jazz a cappella group, called Maple Jam, the drive offers her an ideal window of time to perfect her part before weekly rehearsal.
Chickering said she doesn’t care who’s watching.
“I don’t notice,” she said, smiling. “Both hands are on the wheel.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team on Wednesday improved to 5-1 with a 99-83 victory over visiting Johnson State (2-3). The Panthers will next travel to Southern Vermont on Wednesday before wrapping up first-semester play by hosting Skidmore on Saturday at 4 p.m.