June 6th, 2013
HINESBURG — The No. 14 Middlebury Union High School baseball team put a scare into No. 3 seed and defending Division I champion Champlain Valley on Tuesday, but the Redhawks rallied for two runs in the final inning to defeat the Tigers, 5-4.
“We outplayed them all the way through one out in the seventh inning,” said MUHS coach Charlie Messenger.
The Tigers finished at 3-13, while CVU advanced to the quarterfinal round with a 13-4 record.
VERGENNES — At their May 28 meeting, Vergennes aldermen began consideration of a proposed city spending plan for next year.
In other business, aldermen:
FAIR HAVEN — Vergennes Union High School senior Jon Welch and Middlebury freshman Hannah Buttolph won events at Saturday’s Division II track and field championship meet, which Fair Haven Union High School hosted.
Welch defended his title in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, while Buttolph earned a first-place tie in the girls’ high jump.
MIDDLEBURY — June is Dairy Month, and to celebrate, the Sheldon Museum will present a series of entertaining programs the weekend of June 14. The festivities are taking place in conjunction with the Sheldon’s current exhibit, “From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England.”
MONKTON — Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack, owners of Orb Weaver Farm, are legends in the Vermont cheese world. Soon after buying their first Jerseys in 1981, they quickly realized they needed to do something different to survive in the dairy business. Before long, they decided to make cheese and they haven’t looked back.
Fifteen generations of cows later, their farmhouse cheeses continually win national and international awards.
Susman and Pollack recently conserved 102 acres of their Monkton farm with the Vermont Land Trust.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school softball teams won first-round Division II home playoff games on Tuesday and Otter Valley won on Wednesday, but Middlebury lost on the road in its D-I match-up on Tuesday.
The No. 7 Otter Valley Union High School softball team broke an early 2-2 tie on Wednesday on the way to a 12-2 win over visiting No. 10 Lake Region in a Division II first-round game.
BRIDPORT — As dairy farms attempt to maximize their assets, one dairy in Addison County has found a way to put some new “energy” into its business.
Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, the first dairy farm in Vermont to put power from cow manure on the electric grid, is now capturing energy from the wind as well. Green Mountain Power has installed a Vermont-built Northern Power 100 kilowatt wind turbine at the Route 22A spread run by the Audet family.