August 21st, 2013
NEWPORT CITYâ€“ Forty years after starting his career painting the walls and ceilings of North Country Union High School, Ron Chaffee was honored by the high school board and administrators. Two former principals, Maggie Griffith (current board member) and Noel Ford (teacher, principal and superintendent), gave glowing assessments of Chaffee's invaluable service to the school.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 22, 2013.
ORLEANS â€“ This summer, Lake Region Union High School student Bethany Lucas got the chance to take part in the Vermont Department of Laborâ€™s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Summer Youth Program. Bethany works as an Activities Coordinator Assistant at Bel-Aire Center Nursing Home in Newport. Her job consists of helping out with various activities such as bingo and exercise with the residents. Bethany said her favorite part of the job is talking to residents about their childhoods, and what life was like compared to today.
For more on this story, pick up Thursday's Newport Daily Express.
CRAFTSBURY-When Krister Barclay was four years-old his mother Kim introduced him to the sport of Tae Kwon Do by having him sign up for classes at Dunlavey's Black Belt Academy.
Nine years later, he has traveled around the country and across the globe in pursuit of Tae Kwon Do excellence.
Last week I went out to meet Krister and Kim and discuss his career, his travels and everything in between.
Kim, who is from Korea, spoke about how she got her son involved in the sport.
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.