November 23rd, 2011
I got the mornin’ blues
Oh so bad
Honey come and kiss me
They’re the worst I’ve ever had
— Uncle Dave Macon
The blues come around
ADDISON COUNTY — A speedy Vergennes Union High School senior defender earned Player of the Year honors this fall, while a strong season by Mount Abraham landed more Eagles on the 2011 Addison Independent Girls’ Soccer All-Star Team than from any other of the four local squads.
Here’s a Thanksgiving sports story for you:
The last football game in a season is an emotional time for any team. For seniors, playing their last game, the emotional stakes are high. It was especially so for the Middlebury College team two weekends ago.
Middlebury came into the game with three wins and four losses, so was hoping to get to .500 with a win. Tufts University, their opponent, was winless, 0-7; a victory against the Panthers on Senior Day in Boston before the home folks would salvage their season.
When Bristol Planning Commission Vice-Chair Chico Martin refused to accept public comments from John “Slim” Pickens — the only citizen in attendance at the commission’s Nov. 15, meeting — Martin may have violated state law, according to Secretary of State Jim Condos and his deputy Brian Leven.
This year, the town of Middlebury and a number of other towns in the state mark the 250th anniversary of their chartering in 1761.
In Middlebury, this has meant throwing a series of commemorative events, including a birthday bash along with the Middlebury Spooktacular and a charter signing celebration at the Town Hall Theater on November 4.
Senior reporter John Flowers makes a weekly Tuesday radio appearance on Morning News Service, a program on Waterbury-based WDEV, 96.1 FM. He wraps up recent Addison County news for listeners across Vermont.
Above: a cold December morning in Middlebury. Are we in for a similar scene this Thanksgiving weekend?
Weather is on the minds of many Vermont residents this week. Thanksgiving weekend involves travel for many people, and is also around the time that more wintry weather starts building into the region. This year will be no exception – a storm is forecast to move into the area on Wednesday, and it's hard to say if the storm will bring a drenching, frigid rain or the year's first significant snowfall.
MIDDLEBURY — Sensational. Powerful. Delightful. Heart-wrenching. Laugh out loud funny.
The Middlebury Community Players’ production of Funny Girl has one-upped Hollywood, out-staged Broadway and, much like the character she plays as Fanny Brice, unleashed a new star to the Middlebury stage — Kim Anderson.
The show, which opened last Thursday at the Town Hall Theater and continues this weekend, tells the story of comedienne Fanny Brice and her rise from the slums of New York to stardom in the Ziegfeld Follies.
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