October 5th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Actors Workshop has announced that it received two grants for its upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize- and Obie Award-winning play “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel.
The first is a $2,000 Project Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The second is a $1,500 grant from the Vermont Arts Endowment Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.
MIDDLEBURY — It got uncomfortable at the end, but the Middlebury Union High School football team defeated visiting Division I rival Essex on Friday, 34-27, to improve to 6-0 this fall and move the program’s winning streak to 28 games.
The Tigers led by 34-14 with 4:12 to go, but the Hornets used an interception and an onside kick recovery to create some late suspense before Tiger senior Chase Messner intercepted Essex quarterback Eli DiGrande as time expired.
MIDDLEBURY — “Ceremony,” local director Sas Carey’s documentary about the mysterious ways of the shamans in northern Mongolia, will be shown Sunday through Thursday, Oct. 4-8, at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the Marquis Theater in Middlebury. Carey will hold a Q&A session after each screening. In addition, she will be available for a pre-show meet-and-greet Sunday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the café.
For years I paid it forward when I was able to work. I grabbed kids’ names off of Christmas trees and bought them everything on their list and then some, I paid for someone’s coffee, lunch, groceries, parts for their car, gas, put together Thanksgiving baskets, donated tons of dog and cat food to the shelters, giving people rides and the list goes on. Even with very little I have now, I’ve always tried to Pay It Forward somehow, but today I was surprised when a total stranger Paid It Forward to me.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham edged Vergennes to highlight local high school boys’ soccer action late last week. In other games, Middlebury won on the road, but Otter Valley dropped a road contest.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area field hockey play in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham tipped Middlebury on a soggy Jette Field on Wednesday, the Tigers bounced back to win at home two days later, and Otter Valley picked up a key Division II win on Saturday.
The Eagles also hosted Mount Mansfield on Friday; see story.
Vermonters can feel proud that we are out in front on many environmental issues including climate change. But as the push for more renewable energy continues, choices among types of renewable energy have been made that may result in the unnecessary scarring of thousands of acres of our landscape. Mercenary armies of solar developers, abetted by special interests, have flocked to Vermont to reap financial rewards from subsidies and Investment Tax Credits.
In the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, here are three facts that should shock America out of its reluctance to take action on gun control: an average of 92 gun-related deaths in America every day; since 1970, more Americans have died from guns than died in all U.S. wars going back to the American Revolution; more preschoolers are shot dead each year (82 in 2013) than police officers are in the line of duty (27 in 2013). Imagine, it’s more dangerous to be a preschooler in this country than a law enforcement officer.