PAUL CARLILE, AN American Canoe Association certified instructor, executes a technical
roll in his whitewater kayak in a style commonly used by sea kayakers during a Vermont
Paddlers Club workout at the Mount Abraham Union High School pool on Feb. 12.
Independent photo/Abagael Giles
BRISTOL — On a recent Wednesday night, Paul Carlile of Burlington sat in his blue whitewater kayak in the swimming pool at Mount Abraham Union High School, nose plugs engaged and ready to demonstrate the perfect roll.
Designed to help whitewater kayakers navigate the sort of steep, technical stream that runs cold and fast from Vermont’s Green Mountains in the spring, his boat showed the signs of wear and love. A network of scratches ran along its sides, battle scars from past adventures running streams at high water.
On that snowy night, Carlile, an American Canoe Association-certified...
MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, has announced the dates of their 2020 Open Door Microchip and Nail Trim Clinics. The clinics will be offered on Saturdays, Feb. 15, April 11, June 20, Aug. 24 and Dec.12, from 10 a.m. to noon.
A microchip is a small electronic chip (about the size of a piece of rice) that is inserted under the skin between a pet’s shoulder blades that contains all of the owner’s contact information. Most veterinary offices and shelters have the ability to scan for this chip and quickly identify the owner. The entire process takes less than two...
PORTER PEDIATRIC PRIMARY Care staffers Dr. Paco Corbalan and Nurse Practitioner Monica Benjamin, shown with her daughter Winter, are spearheading a new in-school clinic that will serve Middlebury Union High School students beginning Dec. 5. The clinic will be open for around four hours each Thursday and will be based in the Hannaford Career Center.
Independent photo/John Flowers
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Pediatric Primary Care and Middlebury Union High School have teamed up to launch a new health center that will serve students in a school setting.
The new clinic — which will be open for around four hours on Thursdays, beginning Dec. 5 — will dispense care that currently can’t be offered by the school nurse and would thus require a student to leave campus for treatment at Porter or through their family physician.
It will be located in the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, which is attached by a hallway to the MUHS building off Charles Avenue.
The clinic will provide...
MIDDLEBURY — Teenage girls interested in learning more about the game of Ultimate, played with tossed discs, are invited to an afternoon clinic on Sunday, Oct. 20, that will be run by Middlebury Union High School Ultimate Coach and teacher Michelle Steele.
Steele said the free event, intended for female-identifying players between the ages of 13 and 18, is sponsored by USA Ultimate and the Girls’ Ultimate Movement and will be held at the Middlebury Recreation Department fields.
She described it as a fun clinic with some drills, skill building, and a scrimmage, as well as a chance to build...