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September 2nd, 2014

Local Sports & Outdoors

Barre Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award

  Katie Sedore, an English and Language Arts Teacher at Spaulding High School in Barre, was surprised with an unrestricted $25,000 Milken Educator Award during a school-wide assembly last Friday. This prestigious honor, the only one presented in Vermont, will be bestowed in 2013-14 upon up to 40 of America’s most outstanding secondary school educat...

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Generous Wildlife Watcher Donates Estate to Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

  An East Montpelier woman who loved wildlife bequeathed her estate to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department upon her death.   Mamie Thurston died last winter at the age of 87. Her home, property, belongings, and financial assets valued at more than $500,000 are being transferred to the department at her bequest.   Mrs. Thurston...

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Game Cooking Seminar at Sportsman’s Show

  Here’s your chance to learn how to prepare game or fish for the table from experts at the 22nd Annual Yankee Sportsman’s Classic being held at the Champlain Valley Expo January 17-19 in Essex Junction.   The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is sponsoring two seminars on Saturday, January 18th to highlight the significance of game...

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Places & Faces on a Journey: Works by Regis Cumming at the Governor’s Gallery

Winter Afternoon, Montpelier, Vermont, Acrylic on Canvas   The Governor’s Gallery has announced its first exhibition of 2014. Montpelier artist Regis Cummings’ show, Places & Faces on a Journey, will be open to the public from January 6th to March 28th. The Governor’s Gallery is located on the 5th floor of the Pavilion Office Building in M...

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Enjoy Vermont’s Historic Ski Culture at 6th Annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo

  Women in the United States are starting to make a name for themselves in the Nordic skiing world. Last winter, two members of the U.S. team took home the top honor at the Quebec World Cup Relays. This summer, Olympian Liz Stephen set a new course record at the Catamount Trail Association’s North Face Race to the Top of Vermont, as she began...

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Vermont Turkey Hunters Had a Record Year

  Vermont wild turkey hunters had safe and successful spring and fall hunting seasons in 2013, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.   A record 6,968 turkeys were taken by hunters during Vermont’s three hunting seasons – the spring youth hunt, the regular May spring season, and the fall turkey hunt.   Young turkey hunte...

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Norwich Cadets Return to Fenway Park to Take on Babson

  The Norwich University men’s ice hockey team will be returning to Fenway Park for the second time in three years as the Cadets will take on Babson College outdoors on Thursday, January 9th at 7:30pm, as a part of Citi Frozen Fenway 2014.   Norwich and Babson met previously at Fenway Park on Jan. 13, 2012 with the Cadets scoring a 4-1 wi...

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U.S. Forest Service Encourages Snowmobilers to Exercise Caution

  The U.S. Forest Service is looking forward to a successful snowmobile season and wants to encourage all riders to put safety first. Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) officials are recommending that snowmobilers exercise caution when operating on the National Forest, and all lands, in Vermont this winter. GMNF officials remind snowmobile...

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Local Artists Selected to Design Artwork for Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin

  The Vermont Arts Council, along with the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, recently announced the selection of a team of five local granite sculptors to develop designs for the creation and installation of permanent artwork for the new Psychiatric Care Hospital being built in Berlin. The artist team is led by Chris Miller...

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O’Donnell, Fleury, Hodgdon Honored at Banquet of Champions

  Thunder Road International Speedbowl honored its 2013 Champions with the annual Banquet of Champions at the Barre Elks Club on Saturday, November 30. Rookie Derrick O’Donnell received the top honors in the Late Model division, while Shawn Fleury and Bunker Hodgdon claimed the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stock Championsh...

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