July 2nd, 2015
I am often amazed at the connections that happen through fishing. Indeed, “connections” is too sterile a word. They can be profoundly serendipitous, community-building, and often lifelong.
Fishing is about connections. The most obvious one is between human and fish.
A classic blessing among anglers is “tight lines”—a quick way of saying, “may you often find yourself connected to a fish.”
BURLINGTON — Host Burlington Tennis Club cruised past the Vergennes Champs, 285-186, in Tuesday Champlain Valley Swim League action.
Ten Champs won individual races — Will Clark, Ian Henderson, Carlyn Rapoport, Carson Hoffman, Anna Rakowski, William Crawford, Tess Ruddy, Dylan Rapoport, Robert Kenfield and Olivia Hawkins — and they prevailed in two contested relays, the 10-and-under boys’ and U-18 girls’ medley events.
ADDISON COUNTY — Several local high school baseball players earned postseason recognition from either the Marble Valley League B Division or the Metro Conference.
Otter Valley’s John Winslow was named an MVL B Division First-Team All-Star, while his teammate Emmett Thurston earned Honorable Mention.
Mount Abraham’s Ernie Brouillard and Mike Jerome received Metro Honorable Mention, as did Hunter O’Connor from Vergennes.
ADDISON COUNTY — Seven local high school lacrosse players received postseason all-state Division I or II recognition for their efforts this spring.
Four of the senior athletes who helped the Middlebury team reach the D-I final were honored. Defenders Austin Robinson and Justin Stonewere named first-team D-I all-stars, while attacker Connor Quinn and midfielder Bobby Ritter made the D-I second team.
ADDISON COUNTY — Members of the Mount Abraham, Vergennes, Otter Valley and Middlebury union high school softball teams were all well represented on either the Metro Conference or Marble Valley League A Division All-Star Teams.
Named to the Metro second team were Taylor Bresnick, Tamara Aunchman, KC Ambrose, Kayla Charron and Nicole Stearns from VUHS; Mary-Kate Clark and Rachael McCormick from Mount Abe; and Hannah Lawrence from MUHS.
Since Rep. Peter Welch’s announced last Friday that he would seek reelection to Congress and not be a candidate for governor, the governor’s race has become the horse race to watch. Not only will the campaigns be fascinating from a political perspective, but the outcome has the potential to change the state’s present course or build upon the progress made over the past five years. As importantly, the public has the opportunity to mold the debates — especially as it pertains to economic growth.
Vermonters are generally known for keeping to themselves, not getting into their neighbors’ business and respecting each other’s privacy. Gay Vermonters are no exception.
For the past eight years, I have kept my personal life and opinions separate from my job as the editor of The Reporter. I am a pretty private person, and I maintain a clear line separating my journalistic life and my home life, as all good journalists should. A reporter’s worst nightmare is to become the subject of the news they report.
Sunday night, my husband Mark and I replaced the stretched-out belt on our old treadmill.
Good news: We are still married.
Normally we get along, just not when it comes to putting things together. We’ve had so many assembly-related conflicts over the years that the mere sight of a parts list can cause me to start grinding my teeth.