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May 22nd, 2015

Hobbies keep you young

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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As the prospect for retirement nears, whether you’re 63 or 80, hobbies and pastimes become more and more priceless in terms of personal enjoyment and fulfillment. The challenge is to pursue ones that last a lifetime.

Power weight-lifting is out after age 70 or so for most, but bird-watching is definitely in and, like gardening, can have moments of adventure, excitement and physical activity, not to mention years of satisfaction.

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Are you protected: Guard yourself against scams and identity theft

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Mary Conlon



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Two years ago, I received a letter addressed to me and a mystery man, Thomas Miller, from the Ohio Department of Taxes asking for further financial documents before issuing me a tax refund.

Then, Thomas Miller and I received a letter from Michigan with the same request. A couple days later, Hawaii sent Thomas Miller and me a check for more than $5,000 to my address in Cornwall.

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Group encourages girls to take up lifelong sports

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — Abby Weissman admits she wasn’t an extraordinary athlete while growing up. She didn’t win any athletic scholarships and spent most of her running races in the middle of the pack. But she did have something else going for her, a series of coaches throughout high school and college that taught her to love athletic pursuits. Thanks to the coaches she had, Weissman is still participating in sports like running and cross-country skiing.

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Local writer's play was honored in South Africa

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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WEYBRIDGE — A South African theatrical production of “The Revealers,” a middle-school novel by Weybridge author Doug Wilhelm, was recently nominated for a Naledi Award, South Africa’s top theatrical honor.

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Arts Beat for May 25: Opera company to stage 'Turandot' this weekend

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Greg Pahl



Puccini’s final opera, “Turandot,” is generally seen in huge productions in grand opera houses. But how will it fare in the intimate confines of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater? Local operagoers will soon find out, as the Opera Company of Middlebury opens its 12th season with “Turandot” on Friday at 8 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, and additional performances next week.

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Talking triathlon training with a pro

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — Steve Hare, owner of Vermont Sun Fitness in Vergennes and Middlebury, has competed in triathlons of varying lengths all over the United States and the world. But he didn’t start out wanting to be a triathlete — he wanted to be a body builder.

“I was lifting weights, trying to get big, but there were people that spent three times the time I was on these old treadmills and stationary bikes,” he recalled. 

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Panther men's tennis 2nd at NCAA national championship

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MASON, OHIO — The No. 3 Middlebury College men’s tennis team fell to top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the NCAA Division III final, played this past Wednesday in Mason, Ohio. Rounding out one of their best seasons, the Panthers failed to win a match in the finals as the powerhouse team from California won, 5-0, to secure the national championship.

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Seven-year-old baseball player makes a triple play

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — James Graziadei, a seven-year-old player on the Lincoln Little League baseball team, recently made that rare defensive play — an unassisted triple play.

On Thursday, May 7, James and his teammates from Lincoln assembled to play a fun game against Bristol at the Bristol Recreation Field. James’s dad, Michael Graziadei, said it was very cute to see these little kids, ages 6-8, play on such a big field.

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