BRISTOL — Thanksgiving lunch at Bristol Elementary School this year was the traditional meal it is every year: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, corn, rolls, pickles, cranberry sauce and good friends.
However, in one big way, the meal was quite different. The students in Ms. Murnane’s fifth- and sixth-grade class had a dream to make this annual event completely garbage free. With the help of Kristen Andrews, education coordinator for the ANESU Food Service Cooperative, and the BES kitchen staff, the students very nearly achieved that goal.
ADDISON COUNTY — Seven local boys’ soccer players earned all-state honors from the Vermont Soccer Coaches Association, who also gave Middlebury Union High School coach Doc Seubert — who recently made public his decision to step down from the Tiger soccer and baseball coaching jobs he has held for almost four decades — its highest honor.
12/2 Midd. vs. Trinity ............................... 4-1
12/4 Midd. vs. Johnson & Wales......... 79-71
Second-guessing: evaluating a decision after the outcome of that decision is known; being critical of an action with the added advantage of hindsight. “Monday morning quarterbacking” we call it. But this column is not about football.
I am a storyteller. This week I had planned for my column a story about my harvesting of a deer during the 2012 season. Maybe two stories: one about rifle season and one about muzzleloading.
When Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz sent out an all-campus email earlier this week to say the college would take steps to consider divesting its $900 million endowment of stock in fossil fuel companies — about $32 million of which is invested in that industry — he joined the vanguard of a growing movement that is trying to put climate change back in the forefront of the national political agenda.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police received a report of a road rage incident between two motorists actively taking place on Route 7 in the New Haven at a little after 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. It was reported that one of the drivers was making slashing motions toward the other driver in the car and also raising his knife through a sunroof while making slashing motions toward the other driver.
My parents dubbed me “the little miser” when I was a child growing up during the 1960s — not because I didn’t like to share, but because I was constantly clutching my piggy bank. And because we were of modest means, there wasn’t much folding money in my bank, just a handful of coins to rattle around.
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen — sure, they’re the most popular baby names of 2012. But they’re also the names of the flying reindeer made famous in that classic Christmas poem — and song. I love that song.
Actually, I love all Christmas music, and I’ve already started listening. It feels like ages since I heard about wassailing, figgy pudding, French hens and other things that don’t really exist.