September 29th, 2016
RIPTON — The Ripton Ridge Run celebrates its 29thyear on Sunday, Oct. 9. The Ridge Run, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Ripton School, features a 5K run, a 10.4K loop run and a non-competitive 5K fun-walk. Every year, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities participate on courses that traverse Ripton’s scenic rural roads. All races start and end at the Ripton Elementary School, where there will be lunch, a raffle and awards.
People have grown roses for many centuries and for many reasons. Today we grow roses mainly for the beauty they bring to our yards and homes. But in centuries past, the rose and its fruit were revered for its value as food and medicine, as well as its beauty.
MIDDLEBURY — Almost four years into its five-year trial, the Middlebury Business Development Fund (MBDF) is struggling to achieve its goal of bringing substantial new businesses and jobs to town, in spite of the efforts of its energetic executive director.
VERGENNES/BRISTOL/MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison Independent are co-hosting three legislative candidate forums in October. These are non-partisan events in which candidates from all parties will be participating.
ADDISON COUNTY — Legislators, policy makers, representatives from state and federal entities and others got on the bus Monday to see what Addison County farmers are doing to improve water quality in Lake Champlain.
It wasn’t supposed to be this complicated.
My husband has been working on our house, and it was time for me to do my part: the painting. It’s not because I’m the better painter; it’s because I hate painting slightly less than he does, and because it’s the only renovation-related work I can help with.
A Letter to Omran, September 12, 2016
I remember the poster from 1967of a sunflower on yellow background with the simple words “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” It became a logo for the organization Another Mother for Peace. It comes to mind when I look at a newspaper clipping posted on my refrigerator.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ cross-country team won a six-team meet at Mount Abraham on Tuesday, with the host Eagles third, while the Tiger girls took second behind Colchester on the hilly Mount Abe 5K course.
The Tiger boys won with 33 points, edging second-place Colchester (36). Mount Abe (99), Rice (107), Spaulding (136), and Richford (155) followed. Runners from Missisquoi and Enosburg also competed in the Eagles’ only home meet of the fall.