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“Face Off Against Breast Cancer” Hockey Tournament Celebrates Half Million Dollar Milestone
By Cookie Steponaitis
Seventeen years ago two women’s community ice-hockey teams began a tradition with a tournament that not only helps people stand up to cancer but raises funds and awareness.  to date it has raised a half a million dollars for charity. The event was established in 2000 when a member of the Middlebury Otters was diagnosed with breast cancer and continues each year to draw more people and stand strong against the impact of cancer on individuals and families.
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Special Moments That Matter: Sharing Memories With Patricia Holden Begnoche
By Cookie Steponaitis
Patricia Holden was born in Rutland, Vermont in 1940 and grew up with her seven siblings on the family farm located near the truck route to Florence. The farm is still in the family and continues to hold a place of importance in Patricia's heart taking center stage in some of the stories she stated. “It really is about special moments that matter,” shared Pat Begnoche. “Growing up on the farm was fun and a lot of work. We all had our own chores and my mother was the housekeeper, homemaker and did a lot that people today don't even think about.” Pat and her siblings helped with a large garden, milking and on the rare times when her parents took off to attend a meeting or have a night out, the older siblings were in charge.  
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