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September 19th, 2014

Local Sports & Outdoors

Season of Pink

The Barre Swish 8th grade boys basketball team and their “Season of Pink” exceeded their fundraising goal and presented Brantley Brooks, 2, from Essex, this year’s Freezing Fun for Families beneficiary, with a check for over $2,800. Thank you to everyone for the donations and support in helping them reach and exceed their goal....

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Scott Barker Awarded Vermont Volunteer of the Year by USTA New England

USTA New England (United States Tennis Association) recently awarded Scott Barker of Warren with the 2013 Vermont Volunteer of the Year award at the annual Awards Luncheon on February 8th in Marlborough, Mass.   Barker has been involved with tennis in Vermont for decades. He has worked with the likes of Jimmy Conners, John McEnroe, Billie Jean...

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Ice Shanties Must Be Removed Before Ice Weakens

Vermont state law requires that ice fishing shanties must be removed from the ice before the ice becomes unsafe or ice loses its ability to support the shanty out of the water, or before the last Sunday in March (the 30th this year), whichever comes first.   The same Vermont law requires the name and address of the owner to be on the ice shant...

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Norwich University Hosts Second Annual Memorial Obstacle Course Race

Norwich University’s Golden Anchor Society will host the second-annual Brian Bill Memorial Challenge, a winter military obstacle course race on campus Saturday, Feb. 22.   The event, which begins at 9am, is a fundraiser for the Brian R. Bill Memorial Scholarship, which benefits the sons and daughters of US Navy SEALs or those who have served i...

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Three of Vermont’s Largest Fish of 2013 Are New State Records

Jeremy Ballantine with Carp     Anglers have been entering impressive catches in Vermont’s record fish program every year since records were first kept by the Fish & Wildlife Department in 1969, and 2013 was no exception. Three of the largest fish entered last year also qualified as new all-time state records.   The Vermont Fish...

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Littlewood Farm Conserved with Vermont Land Trust

    Before the word localvore was invented, the Littlewood Farm was providing fresh food to the town of Plainfield and surrounding communities. Owners Joey Klein and Betsy Ziegler have been producing organic fruits, vegetables and plants for the local community for more than 25 years. On January 27th, Joey and Betsy achieved a long-standing go...

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Norwich to Host Fan Appreciation Day

Norwich University will host a Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 15 as part of Winter Carnival Weekend 2014.   The full-day event will feature free food, games, prizes and giveaways which coincide with the men’s and women’s basketball, as well as the men’s and women’s hockey teams all in action. It will also serve as all four teams’ S...

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Fish & Wildlife Urges Public to Be Bear Aware This Winter

PHOTO: bear in snow.jpg       Bears have been spotted out of their dens this winter during stretches of rain or low snow cover. Photo courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept.     The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding Vermonters that variable winter conditions such as lack of snow and winter rain may c...

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Volunteer at the Vermont History Museum

Each year, over 3,500 students from across the state visit the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. They come to learn about how Vermont became a state and to see the stuffed catamount. For many of the students, it is their first trip to the state capital. The field trip brings their study of Vermont to life. One third-grade student reported, “I h...

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Elks Host Vermont State Hoop Shoot

   First place Hoop Shoot winners with Vermont Hoop Shoot Director Steve Edgerley and Vermont State President Keith Palmer.     On Saturday January 25, the Vermont State Elks Association held its annual Vermont State Hoop Shoot contest at Spaulding High School. Ten of the state’s thirteen Elks Lodges were represented at the state competit...

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