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April 4th, 2013
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday reached a marketing agreement with Burlington commercial brokerage firm Redstone for the town-owned 34.9-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.
Redstone will the market the land for one year for $375,000, the same asking price for which Pomerleau Real Estate had tried to sell the property since September 2010 until last year.
Pomerleau attracted one purchaser for that price, but the deal fell through when the buyer could not meet contingencies after the selectboard granted extensions.
SHOREHAM — The winning entry in the first Sugarhouse Dessert Contest at the Vermont Trade Winds Farm during the annual Maple Open House weekend was Sue Record of Cornwall with her fabulous Maple Sugar Pound Cake with browned sugar maple glaze.
“It was moist and delicious,” said Loraine Hescock, of Trade Winds Farm.
MIDDLEBURY — When students enrolled in the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s Diversified Occupations program were struggling a few years ago to pay for their annual science field trip to Braddock Bay near Rochester, N.Y., they turned to a beetle.
And we are not talking about a Volkswagen Beetle.
County Tire Center’s first annual “Free brakes for food” campaign last month resulted in the donation of hundreds of pounds of food to the local emergency food shelf at Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, a Middlebury nonprofit known as HOPE.
VERGENNES — It’s rare that scores of Mount Abraham students fill the bleachers of the Vergennes Union High School gym for something other than a basketball game.
But last Friday, hundreds of students from both high schools sat in the same set of bleachers in the VUHS gym to hear a presentation on substance abuse by motivational speaker Kevin Brooks, followed by student-led discussion forums. Meanwhile back in Bristol, students from the Vergennes and Mount Abraham middle schools gathered for workshops on bullying.
BRIDPORT — Denise Goodnow recalled taking over the principalship of Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School during the fall of 2006 and feeling a special kinship with the dozen-or-so freshly minted kindergartners who walked with her through the doors for this first time.
So it seems almost fitting that those kindergartners and Goodnow should matriculate at the same time.
MIDDLEBURY — In 2012, the Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team finished with a 4-9 record and missed not only the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in years, but also failed for the first time to qualify for the NESCAC playoffs.
But it might be fair to call that record a little misleading: The Panthers lost five NESCAC games by one goal, and another by two goals.
“I don’t think we were very far off last year,” said Coach Dave Campbell on Tuesday.
RIPTON — On March 23 and 24, Ripton’s Frost Mountain Nordic Club and Middlebury College’s Rikert Nordic Center hosted the “Grand Prix,” a championship youth Nordic skiing event that culminated a winter-long race series for athletes between the ages of 10 and 13 from Canada and the Northeastern states.
The event was held in conjunction with the Championnat Jeunesse NorAM of Joliet, Quebec, and at the conclusion North American Youth Champions were crowned, according to Frost Mountain organizer Cameron MacKugler.