September 10th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Arts Walk takes place on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown Middlebury and the Marble Works. Local artists will be showcasing their craft in local businesses. This month will feature many wonderful examples of photography, painting, sidewalk chalk art and recipe demonstrations.
Some of the featured locations, events and exhibits are highlighted below.
• 51 Main, Main Street, “Catching The Moment: The Art of Photographing Live Performance.”
VERMONT — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott made official what has long been assumed — he will run for Vermont governor in 2016.
“I’ve made this decision because I believe too many families and employers are on the economic edge,” Scott wrote in his announcement letter Tuesday.
Scott, 57, says he can bring “new energy” and people of “different backgrounds” together. Vermonters “crave” a change in leadership he says in large part because the state is in trouble financially.
MIDDLEBURY — Is economic inequality a threat to democracy and the American Dream? A Middlebury College symposium, “Ill Fares the Land: Inequality in the Twenty-First Century,” will address these and other related topics on Friday, Sept. 18. The event, the college’s fourth annualInternational Politics and Economics Program symposium, will bring together experts from Middlebury and other institutions in a series of panels that will take place in the Robert A. Jones House from noon to 6:30 p.m.
BRANDON — On the first play from scrimmage in Saturday’s Division III football game vs. visiting BFA-Fairfax, Otter Valley Union High School quarterback Carson Leary bobbled a snap that was a little off target, and the Otters lost six yards.
That was about all that went wrong for OV in what was a rematch of the 2014 state championship game, won by the Bullets.
My mother almost ruined me for sports.
When I was just a kid, eight or ten or so, I was listening to a Red Sox game on the radio at home, and the Red Sox unloaded on an opposing pitcher, scoring a bunch of runs, and driving the poor guy from the game.
I exulted, casting aspersions no doubt on the other team and its woeful pitcher: “Hit the showers, you bum!” I said, or some other such churlish comment.
ESSEX — Runners from the Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high school cross country teams submitted some promising early-season results in Saturday’s Essex Invitational, with seven Tiger boys, three Tiger girls and two Eagle girls posting top-10 finishes in Division II competition.
Overall, the Tiger boys and girls each finished second and the Eagle teams third behind Montpelier. Other D-II teams competing did not send enough runners to score.
On the boys’ side, the scores were Montpelier, 24; MUHS, 33; and Mount Abe, 82.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school girls’ soccer action, Otter Valley posted the most one-sided win in program history, while Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes each split a pair of games.
On this past Friday, the Otters thumped visiting Bellows Falls, 10-0, easily the program’s biggest scoring margin in its decade-and-a-half history, and improved to 2-1 in the process.
BELLOWS FALLS — Host Bellows Falls on Friday defeated the Mount Abraham Union High School football team, 31-6, a Division II result that let the Terriers improve to 2-0 and dropped the Eagles to 0-2.
The Terriers opened the game with Chris McKeen’s 85-yard kick return. BF quarterback Zac Streeter ran 76 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns, and McKeen tacked on a two-yard TD run.