SALISBURY — If Santa Claus and his reindeer lose their way over Addison County on Christmas Eve and are having trouble finding Salisbury, there will be no need to panic. All they have to do is scan below for a sight that may even be visible from outer space: Wayne and Diane Smith’s residence at 44 North Pond Road.
It is home to one of the most festive and illuminated outdoor holiday displays in the region.
BRISTOL — Bristol Elementary School students will be the first to tell you that a 21st-century education is not just about the reading, writing and arithmetic. These kids are computer programmers, too.
Every student, from kindergarten through sixth grade, for the last week took part in computer coding lessons taught by Bristol Elementary librarian Kyra Ginalski and Gillian McGarvey, a parent who works in the technology sector.
MIDDLEBURY — It was in 1993 that the late Bill Kenerson had grown so frustrated in his attempts to find good quality bow ties that he decided to make them himself. So he and his wife, Deborah Venman, set up a room in their home for the production of ties under name “Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont.”
Every sport has its own nostalgia.
Red Sox fans remember where they were when the Curse of the Bambino was finally broken. Patriots partisans know exactly how Tom Brady engineered that last Super Bowl-winning drive. Basketball fans even trek to the dreary hall of fame in Springfield, Mass.
But few sports are as redolent with nostalgia as downhill skiing is.
ADDISON COUNTY — The extraordinarily heavy freezing rain and snowfall through the middle of last week kept Vermont State Police working out of the New Haven barracks quite busy responding to motor vehicle crashes and directing traffic around same. Troopers responded to eight traffic crashes involving property damage, and about 35 vehicles that slid off the road through the first 48 hours of the storm, which began on the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 9.
VERGENNES — Last week’s snowstorm kept Vergennes police busy dealing with a series of mishaps and incidents.
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, city police went to Woodman Hill to direct traffic around trucks stranded trying to climb Woodman Hill on Route 7 just south of Vergennes and to the intersection of Main and School streets to direct traffic around downed power lines.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a break-in at the municipal building at 94 Main St. on Dec. 13. Police said the culprit(s) gained entry by breaking a window at the teen center space, then got into the gym, where they scattered soda cans and candy wrappers.
Authorities noted the culprit(s) also wrote graffiti inside the teen center.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police: