Archive - Aug 29, 2013
DERBY â€“ Over 300 bicyclists have signed up to participate in sixty miles of racing, including 40 miles of dirt roads (thus the Dirty 40). Competitors are coming from throughout New England, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, and the Eastern Townships. The bike race is in it's first year and is the brain child of Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers, along with friends Matt Wright and Cassy Moulton.
Read more about Saturday's race in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 30, 2013.
BARTON â€“ Erma Hathaway, of Maple Lane Nursing Home, says her secret to a long life is to eat the healthy foods and get plenty of sleep. She obviously knows something, because today she turns 103. Hathaway was born in Delaware County, NY. Growing up, she worked on her family's farm.
"There were lots of things to do on the farm," said Hathaway. "I was a farm girl."
For more of Erma Hathaway's story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 30, 2013.
NEWPORTâ€“When embarking a new adventure, it is always handy to have strong leadership at the top of your expedition crew.
For the 2013 North Country girls soccer team, the new adventure is a jump into a full time Metro Division schedule, and the leadership comes in the form of the eleven seniors who are returning for their final season of wearing the maroon and white.
"We are excited about having all of these seniors on our team," said coach Peter Alexander on Wednesday.
Arthur Palmer French of Westmore, VT passed away August 26, 2013 in St. Johnsbury, VT. Services will be held at the Westmore Community Church on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 1 pm, followed by refreshments in the Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Westmore Community Church, Hinton Hill Road, Lake Willoughby, Orleans, VT 05860. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.