October 21st, 2013
LINCOLN — Chris Nelson isn’t an artist. He’s not a carpenter, either. Really, he’s just a guy who likes to carve wood.
You can see his work in front of the Jerusalem Corners Country Store in Starksboro. There’s an eagle, a few bears and a full-size man, each intricately carved from a single piece of wood.
Not bad for a guy who’s only been carving wood since May.
MIDDLEBURY — Eighth-grader Jared Bushey’s ram, Moon, recently visited Middlebury Union Middle School to take part in a geometry lesson. Bushey demonstrated his understanding of geometry concepts using shearing tools and strategies for shearing and showing his ram.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Eleven Vermont 4-H sheep club members were selected to represent the state at the regional 4-H sheep show, Sept. 27-29, at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. This is the largest delegation sent by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H in recent years.
BURLINGTON — Twenty-one crews from local high and middle schools, as well as from Maine and Massachusetts, met on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Burlington Community Boathouse for Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s annual youth rowing race. Vergennes Union High School took first place in the novice four-oar division.
BRANDON — The Brandon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. People can bring their medications for disposal to the Brandon Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The police department is at 301 Forest Dale Road in Brandon. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
VERGENNES — A hundred minutes of high school boys’ soccer ended up in a 1-1 tie on Saturday between host Vergennes and Middlebury as the regular season ended.
The 4-8-2 Commodores unofficially have earned Division II’s No. 10 seed, which the Vermont Principals Association was set to confirm early on Monday.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team got a late goal from Tea Kiefer on Friday to edge visiting Middlebury, 1-0, and apparently earn the No. 8 seed in Division II.
If that seed was made official when the Vermont Principals Association announced playoff pairings early on Monday, the 6-7 Commodores will host a playoff game on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon, possibly vs. Springfield (6-7-1).
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes cooperative football team nailed down the No. 4 seed in Division III on Saturday with a 42-0 win over visiting Poultney.
The 6-2 Eagles will host 5-2 Otter Valley this coming Saturday at 1 p.m. in a quarterfinal matchup, with the winner almost certain to travel to meet undefeated defending champion Woodstock the following weekend.