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March 12th, 2015
Some people do crazy things in midlife. They get divorced from a person they love, or they change careers or move across the country for no apparent reason.
But almost no one can say their midlife crisis involved creating a professional basketball team. A team that brightened the days of a rabid coterie of cowbell-clanging fans amid the winter gloom — and gave Vermont its first professional sports championships.
But Alex Wolff can say he did that.
Along with his wife, Vanessa, Wolff founded and ran the aptly named Vermont Frost Heaves.
Last Friday night, instead of wasting my time sleeping, I chose to stay up writing a play for the Town Hall Theater’s second annual “Pop-Up Plays” event, in which six new 10-minute plays were conceived, written and performed within a 24-hour period.
I know what you’re thinking: “But, Jessie, you aren’t a playwright.”
You make an excellent point.
It’s a little embarrassing to write this column. It would be easier to keep my head down, and keep my medical decisions private. But with all the recent news about the measles outbreak, and concerns about the high numbers of unvaccinated children in Vermont, I feel I must tell my story.
MONTPELIER — Area residents interested in the issue of siting solar energy projects will have an opportunity to share their opinions with legislators on Tuesday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., during a special hearing in Room 11 of the Vermont Statehouse.
Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday, March 3, was the presence in the visitor’s gallery of one man – Sheldon Adelson.
MIDDLEBURY — Why does it cost so much to build a new energy efficient house, and what’s up with all of these crazy insulation details?
People who are involved in the building trades are often asked these questions, and some of them ask these questions themselves.
Vermont Integrated Architecture, a Middlebury design and planning firm, is inviting area builders and architects to its “Roundtable for Residential Building Professionals” on March 25 to discuss such questions in an open, roundtable format.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) announces that Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is coming to Middlebury to hear from Addison County businesses, educators, students, local governments, social service agencies and others about prospects for improving Vermont’s economy.
Scott has been hosting a series of what he calls “economic pitch sessions” around the state, at which people present their ideas for economic prosperity.
VERGENNES — Although Coach Connie LaRose’s Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team did not earn its third straight Division II title this winter, the Eagles compiled a 15-7 record that was easily the area’s best despite a rash of injuries and illnesses.
Unsurprisingly, four of those Eagles are represented on the 2015 Addison Independent Girls’ Basketball All-Star Team, two achieving first-team recognition and two more earning honorable mention.