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April 17th, 2017
BRISTOL — Visiting Montpelier on Wednesday defeated the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ lacrosse team, 17-15, in what was the debut of Mount Abe’s cooperative team with Vergennes.
The Eagles will be looking to break into the win column on Monday, when they are set to host another Division III squad, Otter Valley.
Montpelier’s Conor Barrett posed the biggest problem for Mount Abe last week, tossing in nine goals and adding an assist to spark the visiting Solons. Montpelier goalie Roger Medina backstopped the win with 13 saves.
MIDDLEBURY — Fred Lower paints the landscape of Addison County. His deft strokes and distinctive color choices capture the essence of the light and shadow, and the texture of his scenery. He likes to paint directly from the subject. “The motifs that I find most engaging are often the easiest to find because they are right out my back door,” he explained. “I live a short distance from where the Middlebury River joins Otter Creek. It is, quite simply, a plethora of compositions, a feast of forms for an artist.”
RUTLAND — Host Rutland cruised past the Middlebury Union High School baseball team on Thursday, 13-0, in the opener for both squads.
Raider starting pitcher Reece de Castro allowed just two hits over six innings, striking out five to earn the win. Ten Raiders stroked hits, including de Castro, who had an RBI double.
The Tigers will look to bounce back on Tuesday, when they host Essex at 4:30 p.m. Champlain Valley is scheduled to visit on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. as MUHS faces tough tests early on.
Editor’s note: The writer asked us to publish this letter that she sent to Vermont Gob. Phil Scott.
Dear Gov. Scott,
Once again I am out picking up roadside trash for Green Up Day. The vast majority of the litter is beverage containers (Twisted Tea seems to be edging out Bud Light in our area) on which the 5-cent deposit is an insufficient deterrent. The amount of the deposit has not changed since it was instituted in the 1970s.
ORWELL — Search for the tender beauties of spring wildflowers in a guided walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on Sunday, April 30, from 1-3 p.m. Amy Olmsted, a horticulturist with Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol and a nursery professional for over 20 years, leads this informative walk.
MONTPELIER — Vermont’s popular fish and wildlife summer course for teachers and other educators will be held July 16-21. The hands-on field course, which gets educators out into Vermont’s streams, forests and wetlands with some of the state’s leading natural resource experts, takes place at the Buck Lake Conservation Camp in Woodbury.