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While his Australian Shepherds, Hattie, left, and Sadie, supervise, Mike Silverman, Director of the Vermont 50 and the Vermont 100, unloads metal fencing for the finish line area of the Vermont 50 at the Ascutney Mountain Resort in Ascutney, Vt., on September 24, 2014. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Volunteering for Vermont 50 Means Plenty of Work, Rewards

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brownsville — Mike Silverman began volunteering for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports 18 years ago as a way to make friends. Now he’s guaranteed at least 1,350 of them every year. Silverman, 60, is in his 15th year as director of the Vermont 50 mountain bike race and ultra run, the popular endurance event on and around Mount Ascutney. Registration …

Hay Fever: Obstacles Add Challenges, Fun for Woodstock Runners

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Woodstock — For its one home race every year behind the Woodstock Racquet & Fitness Club, the Woodstock Union High cross country team tries to simulate the course layout of Thetford Academy, which hosts the VPA state championships each year. With a daunting hill and plenty of wooded sections, the Wasps’ course is …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a 6-0 victory that pushed their record to 6-0. Junior striker Kelly Brigham scored three times …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

Board Seeks To Purchase Ski Resort

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brownsville — The Selectboard is asking residents to approve the purchase of 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort ski area and other resort assets to protect the property from development, expand the town’s recreational trail system …

Windsor Football Marches Past Oxbow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High football team used ball control and a potent ground game to defeat Oxbow 33-13 on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball in the first half,” Oxbow coach Sean Murphy said. Windsor had a 33-17 advantage in plays …

Windsor Girls Soccer Defeats Bellows Falls in Overtime

Friday, September 12, 2014

Windsor — After failing to convert eight corner-kick opportunities in the second half, the Windsor High girls soccer team struck the golden goal in a more conventional way for a 2-1 overtime win over Bellows Falls on Thursday at MacLeay-Royce Field. Four minutes into overtime, Windsor junior forward …

Terriers Hang On to Knock Off Yellowjackets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Windsor — When it was over, Windsor High’s field hockey team wished there was more time on the clock, while Bellows Falls was really glad when the final horn sounded. Bellows Falls threw all the punches in the first half and Windsor jabbed away in the second half, …

Windsor 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

John R. Pedrick

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Brownsville, Vt. —John R. Pedrick, 71, who loved hopping in his RV with his dogs, has embarked on his last adventure on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. He died at home in the presence of absolute love. He was the son of D. Webster and Virginia Cox Pedrick, born …

Teaching Humane Values

Sunday, August 10, 2014

West Windsor — Cats, dogs and rabbits. Alpaca, goats and cows. Summer camp at the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society gives kids a chance to play with — and learn to care for — all sorts of creatures. Kid’s …

Windsor Mulls Adding Lacrosse Teams

Friday, August 8, 2014

Windsor — Bob Hingston knows a little about starting up a new sports program. In 1967 he was a junior at Fall Mountain Regional High School when football was introduced as a varsity sport. Hingston recalls many of the players on that first team did not even know …