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October 5th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — When Lisa Bernardin, Vermont Brain Bee Coordinator, learned that National Kale Day was Oct. 7, she decided to learn more about this day celebrating this highly nutritious leafy green vegetable.
A yearly event (first Wednesday in October), National Kale Day was co-founded by “50 Shades of Kale” authors Drew Ramsey and Jennifer Iserof.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Danielle Gori-Montanelli of Middlebury has been chosen to represent Vermont in American Craft Week’s first virtual gallery featuring 51 works of art representing one celebrated craft artist from each state and Washington, D.C. The exhibition, “Masterpiece E-xhibit & Sale,” is online exclusively and will run through Oct. 11 to coincide with American Craft Week (Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 11). The gallery can be found at www.acwgalleryshop.com.
BRISTOL — Two high school field hockey teams that had generated some recent momentum met at Mount Abraham this past Friday, and it was Mount Mansfield, not the host Eagles that kept moving forward.
The 5-3-1, Division I Cougars used speed and solid defense to stretch their unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-0 victory. The Eagles, who had won two of their past three — including a 2-0 win at Middlebury two days before — dropped to 3-6.
MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls celebrates nonagenarian artist Catherine “Catchi” Childs this October, with an exhibit of figures and still lifes from a 75-year painting career. The internationally exhibited artist demonstrates her broad range and sophisticated aesthetic in this collection. Edgewater Gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 9, from 5-7 p.m., during the final Middlebury Arts Walk of the 2015 season.
ORWELL — History buffs and nature lovers alike are invited to enjoy a guided autumn trail ramble at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Historian Bill Powers and site interpreter Paul Andriscin will lead this hike, the last event of the state historic site’s 2015 season.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Actors Workshop has announced that it received two grants for its upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize- and Obie Award-winning play “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel.
The first is a $2,000 Project Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The second is a $1,500 grant from the Vermont Arts Endowment Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.
MIDDLEBURY — It got uncomfortable at the end, but the Middlebury Union High School football team defeated visiting Division I rival Essex on Friday, 34-27, to improve to 6-0 this fall and move the program’s winning streak to 28 games.
The Tigers led by 34-14 with 4:12 to go, but the Hornets used an interception and an onside kick recovery to create some late suspense before Tiger senior Chase Messner intercepted Essex quarterback Eli DiGrande as time expired.
MIDDLEBURY — “Ceremony,” local director Sas Carey’s documentary about the mysterious ways of the shamans in northern Mongolia, will be shown Sunday through Thursday, Oct. 4-8, at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the Marquis Theater in Middlebury. Carey will hold a Q&A session after each screening. In addition, she will be available for a pre-show meet-and-greet Sunday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the café.