November 23rd, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Despite cold, wet weather, 158 runners participated in Sunday’s 40th annual Middlebury Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department and supported by many area businesses.
It was also the first event organized out of the town’s new Creek Road recreation center, and the 5- and 10-kilometer races were run on new courses.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team opened its season this past weekend with a pair of 2-1 overtime wins at NESCAC rival Trinity.
WINDHAM, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team captured the Eastern Connecticut State Tip-Off Tournament title to open its season this past weekend.
The 2-0 Panthers, ranked No. 24 in the preseason NCAA Division III poll, were set to host SUNY-New Paltz on Tuesday after the early deadline for this Thanksgiving edition of the Independent. Next up for Middlebury is a visit from RPI at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29.
MADISON, N.J. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team opened its season this past weekend by winning the Rose City Tip-Off Classic tournament hosted by Drew University, beating Wittenberg on Saturday and Shenandoah on Sunday.
The 2-0 Panthers were set to host Johnson on Tuesday night after the early deadline for this holiday edition of the Independent. Their next game will come on Dec. 1 at RPI.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Middlebury College women’s and men’s cross-country teams on Saturday finished 14th and 24th, respectively, among 32 teams in the NCAA Division III championship meets hosted by Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.
Panther sophomore Abigail Nadler earned All-American honors with her 15th-place finish. The Johns Hopkins women and the North Central (Ill.) men each took home team national crowns.
11/20 Midd. vs. Shenandoah................ 74-39
11/22 Midd. vs. Johnson St.................. 62-34
11/22 Midd. vs. New Paltz.................... 94-62
In the wake of electing a candidate whose platform was largely based on racism, sexism and xenophobia, we look at this Thanksgiving holiday with less hope for our nation. And when we see President-elect Trump’s cabinet being filled with characters who in most other times in recent decades would be shunned because of their hateful speech toward others, short-sighted immigration policies and unbridled corporate greed, it is no wonder so many Americans fear for their safety and despair of economic and social justice.
These days I’m feeling, like much of the rest of the country, Decidedly On Edge. Luckily, we’re moving swiftly toward the holidays, when emotional comfort comes in several forms, a vital one being cookies.
I find making cookies kind of a drag; it’s a lot of creaming of butter, beating of eggs and routinely forgetting to take the final batch out of the oven until the smoke alarm goes off. You know how it is.