November 23rd, 2016
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of family, friends and food. But what happens when you're stuffed to the brim and have run out of things to say to your long lost relatives? Honestly, most of us would rather ditch the formalities, plop on the couch and surf the web. And what does surfing always boil down to? Cat videos. Don't worry your not alone; in fact, the Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound have had so much success with their annual Cat Video Festival, they're hosting another festival for the third year on Saturday, Nov. 26.
BRISTOL — The Tari Shattuck Educational Foundation (TSEF) of Bristol recently funded 12 projects in the elementary schools of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANESU) to support innovative educational opportunities developed by local teachers. This school year, as part of its support of excellence in teaching and learning, the TSEF is granting up to $1,250 for projects to each of the elementary schools.
BURLINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has launched his seventh annual State of the Union essay contest, calling on Vermont’s high school students to address what they view as the major issues facing the U.S.
Last year, nearly 800 students from 39 Vermont high schools wrote essays detailing their own view of the “state of the union.”
SHOREHAM — With a commitment to bridge the digital divide through digital literacy training, OTT Communications (formerly known as Shoreham Telephone) is underwriting adult education through “Computers at the Library” classes at Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham.
The first class is “Are computers a mystery to you?” The very basics of computers will be taught on Monday, Dec. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This class covers parts and process, mystifying computer vocabulary, basic mouse skills and a basic understanding of safe computer usage.
ADDISON COUNTY — Although none of the area high school girls’ soccer teams ultimately ended up winning a playoff game, all were competitive this season — putting it in baseball terms, they were tough outs.
In part, that’s because all four squads benefitted from the outstanding individual efforts that are recognized here in the 2016 Addison Independent Girls’ All-Star Soccer Team.
MIDDLEBURY — Despite cold, wet weather, 158 runners participated in Sunday’s 40th annual Middlebury Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department and supported by many area businesses.
It was also the first event organized out of the town’s new Creek Road recreation center, and the 5- and 10-kilometer races were run on new courses.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team opened its season this past weekend with a pair of 2-1 overtime wins at NESCAC rival Trinity.
WINDHAM, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team captured the Eastern Connecticut State Tip-Off Tournament title to open its season this past weekend.
The 2-0 Panthers, ranked No. 24 in the preseason NCAA Division III poll, were set to host SUNY-New Paltz on Tuesday after the early deadline for this Thanksgiving edition of the Independent. Next up for Middlebury is a visit from RPI at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29.