EAST MIDDLEBURY — On a blazing hot day in East Middlebury, 75 residents turned out for the annual Fire District No. 1 community picnic on Sunday, July 14. Set-up on Saturday evening was accomplished quickly by Eric and Erika Murray, Toby Welch, Jason Larocque, Bob Wells, Peggy Peabody and Dana Flanders.
Leave it to the Big Apple. Only in New York City could there be a black market for doughnuts. Well, that’s not completely accurate. The black market is actually for cronuts. In case you haven’t heard, a cronut is a cross between a doughnut and a croissant, and it is the hottest thing going right now in a city overflowing with hot things. New Yorkers, it seems, have gone nuts for cronuts.
WEST HAVEN — Rookie Josh Masterson of Bristol led the local contingent on Sunday in the big 150-lap St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 150 stock car race at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, which drew a number of American-Canadian Tour drivers.
Middlebury’s Todd Stone continued his winning ways this season by capturing the checkered flag in the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race. A number of other Addison County drivers had good showings on the day.
I spent last Sunday afternoon watching YouTube videos of people preparing meals on their wood cook stoves.
I’m pretty sure I am not normal.
But lately I’ve become obsessed with the idea of installing an antique wood cook stove in our kitchen. And cooking on it.
I’m totally serious.
The Senate recently passed the most comprehensive reform of the nation’s immigration system in a generation, and much of the credit is being bestowed on Vermont’s Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate’s longest-serving member.
ADDISON COUNTY — This past Saturday afternoon at around 1:30 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of an illegal “tattoo party” at a residence on Crown Point Road in Bridport.
The troopers’ investigation led to the arrest of James St. Denis, 29, of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; he was cited for tattooing and piercing without a Vermont registration.
It finally stopped raining today so I got on my bike to pick up my vegetables at Elmer Farm. Since I live in what is possibly the shadiest spot in Addison County (and I mean shady as in lack of sunshine, not in the illicit activity sense of the word) it’s difficult to grow a garden here.
VERGENNES — Last Friday, July 26, Vergennes police received a warning to be on the lookout for a vehicle being driven erratically. Police stopped the car on Main Street and cited the driver, 22-year-old Tristan Bartsch of New Haven, for driving under the influence, first offense.
According the Vergennes police, Bartsch’s blood alcohol content was 0.188; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
After processing him, they turned him over to a family member.
In other activity last week, Vergennes police: