October 24th, 2016
ORWELL — On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell will be commemorating the Mount’s finest American day during the Revolutionary War with a walk out to the horseshoe battery. “Go Home Guy Carleton” observes Oct. 28, 1776, 240 years ago, when the American’s defensive strength bristling with cannon and 12,000 soldiers here and across Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga helped convince British Gen. Guy Carleton and his fleet to head back to Canada for the winter.
MONTPELIER — With youth deer weekend just around the corner, young hunters are encouraged to take to the field to hone their skills and to also help Fish & Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 24 biological reporting stations around the state.
Youth deer hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training they need for lifelong participation, and it also provides biological information needed to manage the herd into the future.
BRANDON — There were two impressive guests at the regular Brandon Cares meeting Monday night, and they each offered some optimism and advancement in Vermont’s war on opiate addiction.
The first to speak was Theresa Vezina, the Harm Reduction Program Manager for Vermont Cares, the state’s largest AIDS service organization that administers a syringe exchange program.
VERGENNES — Both boys’ soccer coaches came away pleased after Friday’s game between host Vergennes Union High School and Middlebury, but one was happier: The Tigers withstood a second-half Commodore surge to win, 3-1.
Coach Reeves Livesay’s Tigers finished the regular season at 6-5-3 after a 1-3 start, a turnaround that started with the program’s first victory over Champlain Valley in 20 years.
That record betters 2015’s 6-7-1 despite a tougher schedule and further improves on 2014’s 2-11-1.
ADDISON COUNTY — Any businessperson will tell you that it takes more than just a great product to make a success; you also have to get the product to the buyer.
Many local growers and meat producers are wondering what will happen now that ownership of their primary distributor — indeed one of the biggest food distributors in Vermont — is changing hands.
ADDISON COUNTY — In the past two weeks, black and gold became temporary colors of choice for many Addison County students, teachers and school employees.
Sadly, it was not a fashion trend: They were rallying around their peers at South Duxbury’s Harwood Union High School, who are reeling after the unspeakable Oct. 8 tragedy that claimed the lives of four current and one former Harwood students, all either 15 or 16.
Black and gold are Harwood’s school colors.
COLCHESTER — Entries are being accepted for the Vermont Writers’ Prize, an annual competition sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine that provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to showcase their talent.
“We love that this contest inspires Vermonters to write about the wonderful state we live in,” said Dorothy Schnure, spokesperson for Green Mountain Power. “GMP is committed to supporting communities, and we are thrilled that this contest encourages talented writers across the state.”