June 12th, 2012
Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy is pleased to announce that James Miller received the rank of First Degree Black Belt on June 3, along with two students of another Blue Wave academy. They had a long day full of displaying 10 different memorized patterns, basic techniques, self-defense and board breaking.
Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do International has schools in Newport, Montpelier and Coaticook/Lennoxville, Canada.
NEWPORT, VT - Sunday, June 10, 2012, marked the last day of Rev. Martha Peckâs 23-year tenure at The United Church of Newport.
The church, situated on Third Street, ministers to the Newport areaâs United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church populations.
Though she started with three co-ministers, Rev. Peck has been tending her flock solo for the past four years.
MORGAN - It was a bitter-sweet day for Morgan students Friday, their last day of school. They were sad as the E. Taylor Hatton School is closing, but happy as many are looking forward to attending Derby Elementary School.
Morgan voters decided at the March Town Meeting to send the 34 kindergarten through sixth grade students to Derby rather than keeping the school open.
Principal Miriam Benson said the transition has gone smoothly and now itâs not that big of a deal. "We're all moving on and itâs good, but weâre all going to miss Morgan, of course.â
On a beautiful sunshiny baseball Sunday afternoon in Littleton, NH, the Orleans County 12-U Thunder baseball team started their season with a convincing 15-3 victory over the Littleton NH 12-U All-Star team.
There were a lot of stars in this game with Parker Brown, T.J. Santaw, Hunter Marsh, Liam Kennedy and Derrick Breault on the mound.
The quintet gave up a mere 3 runs on 5 hits. There were a lot of great defensive plays in the game along with a lot of offense.
Along with the strong pitching and solid defense, several members of the Thunder had a productive day at the plate.
This past school year a North Country Junior High Girls Golf Club was created. Starting with an organizational meeting in November that was coordinated by John Gunn, physical education teacher at NCUJH, and Brian Hampton, the head varsity girlsâ golf coach of North Country Union High School.
The duo discussed the program with a number of girls interested in starting the club. In the spring three girls, 7th graders Katie Goulet, Dehlia Wright, and Dasha Plotnikov, followed up on the initial meeting by joining the program.
ORLEANS â âMove forward â the only direction. Canât be scared to fail â search and perfection.â
Those were the words Lake Region Union High School Senior Tyler Vezina brought to his fellow graduates Sunday. He was quoting Shawn âJay-Zâ Carter.
Darren Perron, a 1991 Lake Region Graduate and WCAX-TV anchor, introduced Vezina, who did an internship at the television station and presented this yearâs student address. Vezina called himself a regular guy who is good at public speaking. He told the class that graduation is the end of many things.
NEWPORT - Approximately 235 students graduated from North Country Union High School in the 45th commencement ceremony Saturday. Although skies were blue without a cloud in sight, the uncertain weather forecast prompted plans for an indoor event.
Principal William Rivard talked about students experiencing the joys of success and sadness of loss through their high school years. He said the graduates have developed relationships with many who will continue to make a positive difference in their lives as they go into the world and make a positive difference for others.
MARSHFIELD - Sometimes being a good Samaritan just doesn't pay, as two people from Orleans found out when a man pulled a gun on them and chased them at high speeds through Marshfield.
June 8, around 9:50 PM, Dan Greenwood (operator, 36) and Jennifer Eldridge (passenger, 32), both of Orleans, were traveling east on US RT 2 in Marshfield, VT.Â As Greenwood entered the village, he observed a vehicle on the side of the road with the hazard lights flashing and a lone male outside of the vehicle.Â Greenwood stopped to help.