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October 24th, 2016
VERGENNES — St. Peter’s Parish in Vergennes invites the public to its annual Harvest Supper on Sunday, Oct. 30. There will be seatings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The menu for the buffet dinner is roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, vegetable, dinner roll and cranberry sauce. Assorted homemade pies will be served for dessert.
Advance tickets are available at Jackman Fuels on Main Street, St. Peter’s Rectory or at the church after Saturday and Sunday Mass.
What Does This Election Mean to Me?
I found a place to sit on a windowsill in the packed chamber of the House of Representatives as I waited for the inauguration of the first woman to be the Governor of Vermont. A small orchestra played a Suite from Handel’s “Water Music” as she entered the chamber wearing a bright white business suit in 1984. I first met Madeleine Kunin ten years earlier when I attended a meeting of the Vermont Women’s Political Caucus. She ran for the House of Representatives, then Lt. Governor, and in 1982, she ran for Governor.
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.