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Staff Blog http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/110/all en Faith in Vermont: On Summer Activities, Economic Development, and Overthinking http://addisonindependent.com/201503faith-vermont-summer-activities-economic-development-and-overthinking <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> <img alt="" src="https://picklepatch.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/img_5314.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p> Because I have children who still live at home, and because the work I do does not (yet) contribute to our household expenses, the standard description for me is: &ldquo;stay-at-home mom.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/29321/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/29321">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503faith-vermont-summer-activities-economic-development-and-overthinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Faith in Vermont Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:09:46 +0000 Faith Gong 29321 at http://addisonindependent.com Perine Livesay to take reins of Middlebury College lax http://addisonindependent.com/201503perine-livesay-take-reins-middlebury-college-lax <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury College confirmed on Wednesday that former Panther All-American and Middlebury Union High School three-sport standout Kate Perine Livesay will become the school&rsquo;s next women&rsquo;s lacrosse head coach.<img alt="" src="/files/images/Perine Livesay to Midd headshot(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 420px; float: right; margin: 4px;" /></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/29269/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/29269">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503perine-livesay-take-reins-middlebury-college-lax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog lacrosse Middlebury College Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:47:35 +0000 Trent Campbell 29269 at http://addisonindependent.com Faith in Vermont: On March and the In-Between http://addisonindependent.com/201503faith-vermont-march-and-between <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> <img alt="" src="https://picklepatch.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/img_5275.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 400px;" /></p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/29058/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/29058">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503faith-vermont-march-and-between" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Faith in Vermont Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:06:45 +0000 Faith Gong 29058 at http://addisonindependent.com Poem: Early, Early Mud Season http://addisonindependent.com/201503poem-early-early-mud-season <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gary Margolis </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong><em>Early, Early Mud Season</em></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I&rsquo;d like to disappear, too,</p> <p> for a few years</p> <p> in that rut</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> the cars and tractors make</p> <p> of my road, the pick-up trucks</p> <p> lose themselves in.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> That trench, that furrow,</p> <p> that man-made cave.</p> <p> I&rsquo;d like to feel walled-in</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> in clay. A bowl</p> <p> on a potter&rsquo;s wheel</p> <p> down there with the stones.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And further below</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/29054/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/29054">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503poem-early-early-mud-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Gary Margolis poetry Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:43:04 +0000 Trent Campbell 29054 at http://addisonindependent.com Successful Middlebury College hockey coach Bill Beaney stepping down http://addisonindependent.com/201503beaney-step-down <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p class="rtecenter"> <img alt="" src="/files/images/BillBeaney1660.jpg" style="width: 625px; height: 432px;" /></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong><sup>MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MEN&rsquo;S hockey coach Bill Beaney reflects on his long career behind the bench after announcing his retirement at a press conference in Kenyon Arena Wednesday afternoon. /&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Independent photo/Trent Campbell</span></sup></strong></p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/28932/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/28932">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503beaney-step-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog hockey Middlebury College Panthers Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:32:37 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 28932 at http://addisonindependent.com U-32 edges Tiger boys' hockey http://addisonindependent.com/201502u-32-edges-tiger-boys-hockey <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash;&nbsp;In what might have been the Division II boys&rsquo; hockey championship game and not just a quarterfinal, on Wednesday No. 5 U-32 scored two late goals to edge No. 4 Middlebury, 2-1, at the Memorial Sports Center.</p> <p> The teams entered the game with misleading records. The Raiders, 13-7-1 after the win, went 10-1-1 in their final 12 regular season games, while the 12-7-2 Tigers ended their season with an 11-3-2 record vs. Vermont D-II teams.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/28827/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/28827">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502u-32-edges-tiger-boys-hockey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:39:30 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 28827 at http://addisonindependent.com Faith in Vermont: Into the Woods http://addisonindependent.com/201502faith-vermont-woods <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.snocountry.com/trail_maps/large_trail_maps/999057055.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p> If there&rsquo;s such thing as a &ldquo;real Vermont winter&rdquo; this is the first that our family has experienced, four years after moving here.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/28748/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/28748">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502faith-vermont-woods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Faith in Vermont Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:43:10 +0000 Faith Gong 28748 at http://addisonindependent.com On the Ball: Winslow reaches 1,000 points http://addisonindependent.com/201502ball-winslow-reaches-1000-points <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> WOODSTOCK &mdash; Otter Valley Union High School senior boys&rsquo; basketball player John Winslow reached the 1,000-point milestone in a Wednesday night game played at Woodstock. &nbsp;</p> <p> Winslow, a three-sport standout at OV, scored his 1,000th point by sinking a third-period three-pointer. Overall, he scored 12 points to pump his career total up to 1,004 and join former teammate Ryan Kelley, who reached the 1,000-point plateau in 2013, as a quadruple-digit scorer. Prior to Kelley&rsquo;s feat, the Otter who most recently became a 1,000-point scorer was Pat Tulley in 1998.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/28559/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/28559">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502ball-winslow-reaches-1000-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:31:47 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 28559 at http://addisonindependent.com Faith in Vermont: Vermont Country http://addisonindependent.com/201502faith-vermont-vermont-country <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> <img alt="" src="http://mslk.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/mslk_vermont_country_store_4.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p> As a Christmas gift this year, my husband sent me away.</p> <p> I mean that in the best sense: Aware that I could use a solid chunk of quiet and solitude (that&#39;s a euphemism for &quot;escaping the children&quot;), my husband booked me a two-night stay at St. Joseph&#39;s Dwelling Place, a retreat center just outside of Ludlow, Vermont.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/28491/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/28491">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502faith-vermont-vermont-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Faith in Vermont Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:54:18 +0000 Faith Gong 28491 at http://addisonindependent.com Poem: Deb Smith's one of the most joyous women http://addisonindependent.com/201501poem-deb-smiths-one-most-joyous-women <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gary Margolis </div> </div> </div> <h1> Deb Smith&#39;s one of the most joyous women</h1> <p> I know, painting a living room, retouching</p> <p> a guest bathroom. Or sitting by her potter&rsquo;s</p> <p> wheel, spinning that round table, her hands</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> urging the clay into a bowl or a funereal urn.</p> <p> I don&rsquo;t want you to be surprised when I tell you</p> <p> she&rsquo;s designed a catalogue in her mind</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> of matching pairs, for pet owners and their dogs</p> <p> and cats, so they can be stored forever</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/28300/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/28300">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501poem-deb-smiths-one-most-joyous-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Gary Margolis Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:40:14 +0000 Trent Campbell 28300 at http://addisonindependent.com Faith in Vermont: For Shame http://addisonindependent.com/201501faith-vermont-shame <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> <img alt="" src="https://picklepatch.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/img_5112.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p> <strong>shame,&nbsp;</strong><em>n&nbsp;</em><strong>1 &nbsp;a:&nbsp;</strong>a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety [<em>Webster&#39;s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary,&nbsp;</em>1986]</p> <p> ***</p> <p> I am not a member at&nbsp;the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op.</p> <p> <em>There! It&#39;s out!</em></p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/28214/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/28214">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501faith-vermont-shame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Faith in Vermont Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:54:13 +0000 Faith Gong 28214 at http://addisonindependent.com Poem: Proposal http://addisonindependent.com/201501poem-proposal <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gary Margolis </div> </div> </div> <h1> <strong><em>Proposal</em></strong></h1> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">I&rsquo;m proposing we travel</span></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;to the Edmund Pettus Bridge</p> <p> in Selma, Alabama</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; on the first day we have</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> together on the occasion</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; of your retirement.</p> <p> We don&rsquo;t sleep in</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; as we&rsquo;d imagined ourselves</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> doing.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;We begin walking</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/28078/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/28078">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501poem-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Gary Margolis poem Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:54:45 +0000 Trent Campbell 28078 at http://addisonindependent.com Poem: Things You Kept in Mind http://addisonindependent.com/201501poem-things-you-kept-mind <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gary Margolis </div> </div> </div> <h2> <strong><em>Things You Kept in Mind</em></strong></h2> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;for my friends at Elderly Services</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Sometimes all you need is to be</p> <p> asked, to say what you&rsquo;d store</p> <p> in a metal box--bury, hide, lock</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> in a safe. Anywhere what you choose</p> <p> could be found in a day, a hundred</p> <p> years from now. By somebody</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> who still has your name. Who may not</p> <p> know what they&rsquo;re seeing,</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/27942/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/27942">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501poem-things-you-kept-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:00:10 +0000 Trent Campbell 27942 at http://addisonindependent.com Faith in Vermont: Radon -- It's a Gas! http://addisonindependent.com/201501faith-vermont-radon-its-gas <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> <img alt="" src="https://picklepatch.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/img_5056.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/27940/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/27940">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501faith-vermont-radon-its-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Faith in Vermont Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:42:04 +0000 Faith Gong 27940 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin wins http://addisonindependent.com/201501shumlin-wins <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin was elected to another term in office this morning by earning an overwhelming majority of the votes cast in the Vermont Legislature.</p> <p> After only brief discussion, members of the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives voted, 110-69, in favor of the incumbent Democratic governor over his Republican challenger, Scott Milne. Libertarian candidate Dan Feliciano received no votes.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/27894/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/27894">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501shumlin-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:28:22 +0000 John Flowers 27894 at http://addisonindependent.com