Seniors are zooming their way to fitness

MIDDLEBURY — Sometimes a chair is just a chair, but right now for many elderly clients at Project Independence a chair can be much more. In fact, after the senior center shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a chair might be a home gym, a dance floor or a tour bus.  Project Independence, a branch of Elderly Services Inc., is an adult day center serving Addison County. It typically provides at Elderly Services’ Middlebury headquarters a wide variety of closely supervised, intellectually stimulatin … (read more)

Seniors receive National Art Honor Society awards

MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center inducted three students into the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) on May 26, 2020: Ellen Berg (senior, Middlebury Union High School), Shayna Block (senior, Mount Abraham Union High School), and Sabi Wa … (read more)

Mount Abe seniors receive scholarships

BRISTOL — Four graduating Mount Abraham Union High School seniors have been awarded scholarships by the Tari Shattuck Education Foundation, which gives scholarships to students planning to pursue a degree in Education. Owen Darling of Bristol, Addy Harris … (read more)

College seniors celebrate graduation remotely

MIDDLEBURY — In lieu of what would have been its 218th commencement ceremony, Middlebury College streamed a “Senior Celebration” online Sunday afternoon. “Gather us all,” said Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life Mark Orten from a quiet, empty Mead Chapel … (read more)

Teams and seniors: What might have been

Sports writers like to call their sections the “Toy Department.” Most recently I came across that reference in a Boston Globe piece by longtime columnist Dan Shaughnessy. In many ways it’s hard to argue with that description.  There are days — on the side … (read more)

VUHS seniors walk 13 miles for WomenSafe

VERGENNES — The annual walk for charity made by Vergennes Union High School seniors this past Wednesday netted $7,400 — and counting — toward the Class of 2020’s nonprofit of choice, WomenSafe. About 50 of the 73 members of the class walked on Wednesday m … (read more)

Be aware of scammers who target the elderly

WATERBURY — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) have been rolling out a series of videos designed to increase awareness among older Vermonters of potential scams. The series, … (read more)