University of Vermont Extension 4-H is sponsoring an Edible Art Contest this summer to inspire kids, 8 to 18, to get creative with their food. There is no fee to enter and enrollment in 4-H is not required. Participants may enter all five categories, though only one entry is permitted per category. Entries will be evaluated on artistry, individuality and creativity, with feedback provided. The winners in each category will receive special recognition. Participants must take a photo of their entry and email it to by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 10. Each entry must be...
In this past Thursday’s edition we ran a little contest in which we showed 13 pictures of local folks wearing masks, and we asked readers to identify them by just their eyes. Thanks to the all those who entered and to the good sports who let us run their photos. In case you weren’t sure, here are the identities of the mask-wearers:   1. Dan McIntosh, owner of Forth ’N Goal Sports 2. Mari Cordes, state representative and Registered Nurse 3. Amey Ryan, broker/owner of IPJ Real Estate 4. Jim Gish, community liaison for the Middlebury Rail Bridges Project 5. Helena Van Voorst, executive director...

THE ADDISON COUNTY District Free-Throw Champions are, from left: Zoey Johnston, Ashtin Stearns, Adrienne Smits, Dustin Abbott, Bowen Lutz, Oliver Cogswell, Hayden Lutz, Safi Camara and Mike Sayre. Photos/Dave Lathrop
BRISTOL — This past Saturday, the Mount Abraham Union High School gym was filled with the sounds of bouncing balls and swooshing nets. The cause for all the noise? The Knights of Columbus held the Addison County District Free-Throw Championship. Ten free-throwers left the event as district champions in their age groups. Each qualified to compete in the state-wide free-throw competition at Winooski High School on March 15. The girls and boys district champs were: •  9-year-old division: Dustin Abbott. •  10-year-old: Zoey Johnston and Bowen Lutz. •  11-year-old: Adrienne Smits and Oliver...
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Knights of Columbus will hold a Basketball Free Throw Shooting competition for boys and girls ages 9 through 14 years old at the Vergennes Union High School Gym on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 10:45 a.m. Each contestant will shoot 15 shots from the foul line. In the event of a tie, five more shots will determine the winner of each age class. A regulation Knights of Columbus Basketball will be awarded the winners. Winners can proceed to Districts on Feb. 16, at 1 p.m., at Mount Abraham Union High School, and then on to State and National Level...

FOUR BRISTOL ELEMENTARY School third-graders stand with Sparky the Dog and Smokey Bear at a Statehouse ceremony in Montpelier recognizing the prize-winning work they submitted to the state Fire Safety Fire Contest. The kids, shown from left, are Delia Park, Una Steele, Sarah Zelonis and Mae Cannon. Photo courtesy of Deb Mager Rickner
BRISTOL — Four Bristol Elementary School third-graders and their families traveled to Montpelier on Nov. 8 to celebrate their winning artwork that was created for the 2020 Robert Howe Fire Safety Calendar Contest. Organized each year by the Vermont Division of Fire Safety, this contest promotes fire safety throughout the state. Congratulations to the BES winners: Una Steele and Mae Cannon, and to Honorable Mentions: Sarah Zelonis and Delia Park. Each year the calendar has a total of 13 winners and 13 honorable mentions. This year there were more than 3,500 entries from 45 schools from all...

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