August 20th, 2013
WEST CHARLESTON â€“ Nov. 6, 2008, doctors gave Mariah Bowman a three percent chance of survival.
Mariah has Dermatomysitis. The Mayo Clinic defines the disease as an uncommon inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and a distinctive skin rash.
Mariah is throwing a dance for her family, friends, supporters, doctors and others at the Derby Elks Club Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. The party is free, but the Bowman family is holding a raffle with prizes valued at more than $3,000. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Make-a-Wish Vermont.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Have a hankering for a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Good news, you don't need to wait until November and you don't need to prepare it yourself. Just make your way Brenda's Homestyle Cookin' Restaurant at 125 Main Street Thursday evening. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Newport City Fire Department.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 21, 2013.
COVENTRY â€“ A fiery two-vehicle crash on US RT 5 in Coventry took the life of an Albany, VT, man Monday morning. Timothy J. Harrington, 57, was pronounced dead on the scene after his 1999 Saab 9.3 struck a 2010 Western Star Tractor Trailer being driven by Kevin Barrup, 48, of Derby. Barrup sustained what police have described as minor injuries and was taken to North Country Hospital for treatment.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Upward of 100 people attended a Sunday potluck luncheon and book signing for Jack Lazor, who has authored "The Organic Grain Grower." Along with his wife, Ann, Jack has spent decades at Butterworks Farm in Westfield producing organic products such as yogurt.
For more about Jack and his cause, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.
BARTON - The Orleans County Fair concluded with a bang Sunday evening during the annual demolition derby, making it the ultimate car wreck. This year's first place went to two new winners. Brandon Butler, 16, of Irasburg, won the four-cylinder class and Reg Norris of Brownington won the six to eight-cylinder class.
For more on this story and photos, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.
ORLEANS-The long time golfing duo of David Bolduc and St. Johnsbury resident John Gebbie prevailed Sunday afternoon at the 2013 Arthur Mandros Memberâ€“Guest memorial held at the beautiful Orleans Country Club.
For the pair, it marked the third time since 1990 they had outlasted the field.
For the full Story, see the Express on 8-20-13.
Belwayâ€“â€“ Norma Creart, 96, of Newport, Vermont passed away peacefully at Bel-Aire Center on August 16, 2013.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
BARTON â€“ Kenny Martin, 72, of Fairhaven, has been driving horses in the harness racing at the Orleans County Fair since the 1950s. Friday, Orleans County Fair officials presented Martin and George Barnard with awards for their years of dedication. Barnard has been driving horses nearly as long as Martin.
For more of this story, see Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.
IRASBURG, VT â€“ â€śThe Rendezvousâ€ť event was held Aug. 17 and 18 at Ron Hollandâ€™s Kingdom County Farm on Rte. 14 in Irasburg. Mountain Occupiers hosted the gathering that featured speakers, panels, workshops, music, political theater, and networking,Â to bring attention to the problems withÂ â€śbusiness as usual,â€ť its impact on our environment, and what can be done to make the world a better place.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.
For every product there's a class or a category - amber, light, dark, fancy, candy, creams, jellies, you name it.
Find out who shined in the Maple Products Contest at the Orleans County Fair in Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.