THE EXTRA TIME spent at home during the pandemic allowed Katharine DeLorenzo to give more time learning about her sheep and chickens. The family’s hobby farm also became a place to which Middlebury College field hockey players could retreat as coronavirus cases rose in the fall.
Independent photo/Brooke Rubright
CORNWALL — Katharine DeLorenzo wears many hats: daughter, sister, wife, mother, violinist, coach, assistant athletic director, senior woman administrator and most recently, farmer.
Growing up, DeLorenzo and her six siblings spent their summers in the northwestern Vermont town of Franklin. The siblings worked on several jersey cow farms owned by the Gates brothers, Charlie and Hugh. Katharine, the youngest of the siblings, found her time on the farm to be surreal.
“All I wanted to do was hang out in the calf barn, hide in the hay loft, or drive the tractor. It actually ended up being a bit of...
MIDDLEBURY AREA — Probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 have cropped up this week at schools in Middlebury, Cornwall and Shoreham.
Due to health information disclosure rules, the schools could not say whether the cases were among students, teachers or other staff members.
On Friday morning Principal Heather Raabe of Bingham Memorial Elementary School in Cornwall announced that a member of the school community has a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 and was in school this past Monday, Jan. 25, which considered contagious.
“Presumptive means that the individual has not yet received a...
CORNWALL — Romy Munkres from Cornwall, was selected as the 2019/2020 Young Tradition Vermont Youth Commission artist for the year. Romy, a 2020 graduate of Middlebury Union High School, was the winner of the Young Tradition Vermont annual contest and was the 2019/2020 Youth Artist Leader for the YTV Touring Group. She was in charge of scheduling and organizing rehearsals and working with Mark Sustic (YTV Executive Director).
As the selected Youth Commission artist, Munkres recruited a group that included brother Ben Munkres and friends Abi Sandy, Hadley Stockwell and Fern Tamagini-O’Donnell...
I am writing to request that you consider, as our Cornwall representative to the ACSD board, a different mix of schools than the one you supported at the Nov. 23 ACSD board meeting. At that meeting, you voiced your support for further exploring a four-school model that included Mary Hogan, Salisbury, Shoreham, and Cornwall. This path was chosen for further study over a mix that would have included Mary Hogan, Salisbury, Shoreham, and Bridport, and Cornwall. Both options up for consideration included Cornwall School, which had not previously been in the mix of schools that were under study for...
Cornwall resident Amy Oxford, the inventor of The Oxford Punch Needle and founder of The Oxford Rug Hooking School, released a new book this week. “Punch Needle Rug Hooking — Your Complete Resource to Learn & Love the Craft,” published by Schiffer Publishing, offers readers savvy new tips and tricks to make their punch needle projects come to life, and is great for novices and advanced punchers alike.
Oxford also includes a history of the craft, pictures of works by today’s experts, interviews with top makers and more. Oxford has an immense love for this craft and has been teaching punch...
CORNWALL — Janet Warren, 74, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, of cancer, consequent upon an inherited genetic anomaly that predisposes carriers to numerous cancers.
Janet grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, came to Middlebury to attend college, and stayed for the rest of her life. Some will remember her from her long tenure on the staff of the original Vermont Book Shop, in the era of the founder Dike Blair, and his successor Laura Scott. Janet was a creative cook, an accomplished artist, an avid gardener, a dedicated lover of animals, and a committed partisan of nature and the environment.
WHITING/CORNWALL — Vermont State Police are looking for the 19-year-old Whiting man to help them figure out how someone ended up in his truck leading them on a 100-mile-per-hour chase through Whiting and Cornwall after midnight on Saturday.
On Aug. 29 at 12:31 a.m. a trooper saw a 2003 Ford truck race by on Route 30 in Whiting, headed north at a high rate of speed. The officer clocked the truck at 86 mph in a posted 50 mph zone, activated his blue lights and took off after the vehicle.
Trooper Sean Hauter reports that the truck led him on a chase in which speeds reached 100 mph. The pursuit...
CORNWALL — The Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken barbecue on Sunday, Aug. 9, from noon to 2 p.m. (or until the chicken runs out). There is a twist this year. The firefighters will run the even as a drive-through pickup event rather than the traditional eat-in event at the fire station.
To help with traffic management the drive-through pick-up will take place at the Cornwall Elementary School parking lot rather than the fire station. Payment will be by donation — take what you want, pay what you can. A department member will take your cash or check made out to...
A COUPLE OF Lauren Ringey's dolls
Being stuck at home all day has probably inspired more than a few of us to revisit our passion projects and hobbies that have just been collecting dust in the basement for months. For Lauren Ringey of Cornwall the isolation of COVID-19 has reignited a creative flame for her handmade doll company.
“I’m home all day with my machine,” said the 30-year-old Middlebury Union High School grad who started sewing just four short years ago for her son. “I’ve been making a lot. Recently I advertised some stock that I had on Instagram and sold it really quickly. Then, because everyone is stuck at home...
The Friends of Cornwall School (FOCS) would like to thank a number of members of our community for their assistance. We held a fundraising dinner on Town Meeting Day, Monday, March 2. The success of this event relied on the generosity of member families of our school and several area businesses. Thanks to all your generous efforts FOCS raised over $300 to benefit the student body of the Anna Stowell Sunderland Bingham Memorial School in Cornwall, Vermont. These funds will help enrich the educational experience both during and after school for approximately 80 Cornwall students.