MIDDLEBURY — A young red-headed boy from the small town of Fayston sat quietly as he watched the artists collecting the glowing molten glass with the ends of their steel pipes. He was only 8 years old when he discovered this magic taking place before his eyes. He drew the connection between the process he was watching, and the product; the Italian glass he admired in the antique shop down the road was created this way. It was 1976 and Michael Egan had discovered glass blowing, an art he would someday master.
MIDDLEBURY — Fieldwork has taken on a new meaning for Middlebury College students enrolled in this fall’s Environmental Studies senior seminar.
Nineteen students are taking an in-depth look at Vermont’s dairy industry by working with local farmers and organizations such as the University of Vermont’s Extension Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to create reports and other end-of-course products with real-world applications.
ADDISON COUNTY — Twelve Middlebury, five Mount Abraham/Vergennes, and eight Otter Valley union high school football players earned Division I, II or III postseason honors, respectively, from their league coaches.
In D-I, two Tigers earned first-team mention, Trey Kaufmann as a linebacker and Andrew Gleason as a defensive back.
The other picks were:
• Offensive Line: Jaro Perera, Second Team, and Nathan Warren, Honorable Mention.
SALISBURY — Town Hall Theater officials are giving area woodworkers a plum assignment using some well-seasoned cherry planks. It’s pretty straightforward; use the wood to make a fine piece of furniture or artwork, have it displayed at the Middlebury theater, and then harvest 50 percent of the proceeds once it is sold.
The other half of the sales price will go to the theater to help fortify its operating budget.
ADDISON COUNTY — Twenty-one members of the Mount Abraham, Middlebury, Vergennes and Otter Valley union high school girls’ soccer teams have received postseason honors from the Lake Division or the Marble Valley League C Division.
Topping the list was Eagle senior Ernesta McIntosh, who was named the Lake Division Defensive Player of the Year a season after being tabbed as the league’s offensive player of the year. Her Eagle teammate Lydia Pitts, also a defender, joined her this season as a Lake Division First-Team All-Star.
TROY, N.Y. — Host Rensselaer on Thursday deal the Middlebury College women’s basketball team its first loss of the year, 50-47. The Engineers snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 4-4, while the Panthers dropped to 3-1.
The Panthers will conclude first-semester play with three home games this week, vs. Colby-Sawyer on Tuesday at 7 p.m., vs. Clarkson on Wednesday at 6 p.m., and vs. Skidmore on Saturday at 2 p.m.
11/30 Midd. vs. Johnson...................... 99-83
12/1 RPI vs. Midd................................. 50-47
ADDISON COUNTY — Fourteen members of the Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley union high school boys’ soccer teams have earned postseason recognition for their 2016 play in either the Lake Division or the Marble Valley League B Division.
Four local athletes were named Lake Division First-Team all-stars: Tiger junior goalie Santiago Fernandez, Tiger junior striker Camden Simpson, Eagle senior defender Owein LaBarr, and Commodore senior midfielder Max Ratti-Bicknell.