January 20th, 2014
When we talk about health and well-being, many tend to narrow their gaze to fitness, diet and exercise. While those are certainly important elements of the theme, other activities, hobbies, and projects can also be great measures of general health and happiness, aiding in a more complete and balanced measure of wellness.
I was deeply saddened to read that Victor Nuovo has resigned from the selectboard. Saddened by the fact that Middlebury will be losing the wise counsel of someone who has been a dedicated public servant for eight years. And saddened because some in our town seem to have sunk to petty, vituperative political tactics. Such have unfortunately become all too common in Washington, but Middlebury — and indeed all of Vermont politics — have seldom seen such outrageous behavior.
It’s time to step back and take an honest look at ourselves and the energy we use. We all, including me, use energy. In fact we use lots of energy daily, hourly, every minute of our lives. Energy for food, clothes, the air we breathe indoors, our medicines, our transportation, even bicycles, for it takes energy to build and sell and repair them, skiing, paper, and all our electronic gadgets, and everything we do.
This week’s writers are Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, and Robert A. Pastor, a professor at American University and the senior adviser to the Carter Center on conflict resolution.
VERGENNES — Given that the Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team features only two seniors on its roster, Coach Billy Waller says a major concern is that the Commodores show progress.
After Friday night’s home game vs. Missisquoi, Waller can probably put a check mark in that box.
After spotting the T-Birds the opening hoop, the Commodores erupted for a 16-0 run that featured crisp ball movement, balanced scoring and tough defense.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/16 Twin Valley vs. OV..................... 59-51
1/17 Fair Haven vs. VUHS ................. 62-44
1/18 Burr&Burton vs. MUHS ............... 52-37
1/18 Mill River vs. OV......................... 60-54
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball play in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham won twice, once over rival Vergennes, Otter Valley dropped two tough games, and Middlebury lost on the road.
The Commodores also hosted Missisquoi on Friday; see story.
EAGLES TOP VUHS