Top Stories for Tuesday January 13, 2009
Facing Off Against Breast Cancer
By Liza Sacheli Lloyd
This January, two women’s hockey teams in Middlebury are facing off in an epic battle. But their opponent doesn’t fight fair.
It’s the “Face Off Against Breast Cancer,” a fundraiser hockey tournament now in its 10th year, and it’s a true community event that brings women and families from all over Vermont together for an important cause.
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To Protect A Town: Sharing Memories Of Addison Volunteer Fire Department
By Cookie Steponaitis
On May 11, 1961, a group of committed Addison leaders brought together townspeople to charter a group and meet a real need. The 47,000-48,000 square acres of Addison was spread out and when a fire broke out, the time and distance from other local fire departments made saving a building or property a risk. Rather than relying on contracted services, the group committed to its own volunteer fire department and an Addison tradition and community group was born. A part of the original group was Howard “Buster” Grant. Erwin “Red” Clark joined the group soon thereafter. Through their eyes and recollections, this article documents the spirit, camaraderie and skills of those who have and continue to protect Addison in the volunteer fire department.
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From Where I Lie: Olive, My Teacher, My Friend
By Larry Johnson
Of all my friends, Olive is the shortest, has the longest ears, saddest eyes and is by far the most philosophical. To Olive, who is actually an eight-year-old Basset Hound, life is a banquet of potential opportunities and failure of any sort is “Ultimately Irrelevant.” [ more ]