October 13th, 2011
NEWPORT CITY â€“ If you smell the aroma of fresh baked goodies in the downtown area, there is good reason. It's probably coming from Jocelyn and Cintaâ€™s Bake Shop at 167 Main Street.
The storefront had many uses over the past several years or so, including another bakery and a Dunkin' Donuts.
Owners Jocelyn Bourassa and Cinta Aherns took the shop over from Northeast Kingdom Community Action last August. The women bring their own established product lines to the business.
â€śWe do pretty much anything,â€ť said Bourassa. â€śIf you think it, we can make it.â€ť
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Every day in the United States, the American Red Cross provides assistance to victims of man-made and natural disasters. Most of the people who respond are volunteers.Â
Statewide, the Red Cross has 250 volunteers, but only about 30 to 35 percent are able to respond to a given event. The chapterâ€™s goal for this year is to add more people to its volunteer roster.
â€śWithout the volunteers, there is really no Red Cross,â€ť said Larry Crist, regional executive.Â
CRAFTSBURY â€“ The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers picked up a much needed win Tuesday afternoon against the Concord Wildcats.
Morgan Churchill got the scoring going early giving her Wildcats a 1-0. But, the Chargers bounced right back as Iva Wright would score unassisted to tie the game at 1-1. The game would remain in a deadlock until Melanie Sergiev scored unassisted, from 15 yards out, with 10 minutes to go in the contest.
On her goal, Sergiev injured her leg just below the knee and was taken to the hospital; her injury status is currently unknown.
EAST MONTPELIERâ€“ The North Country boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ XC teams traveled to U-32 for a chilly meet on a brisk Wednesday afternoon.
The boys finished 1st out of 6 teams with a great team effort from the top 5 runners, keeping their score down to 28 points with 4 Falcons finishing in the top 6 spots.
ORLEANSâ€“The undefeated BFA-Fairfax Bullets are a good soccer team.
So it was no surprise that when they came in to Orleans to face Lake Region, it would be an uphill battle for the Rangers, and it was, as they fell 3-0 to the Bullets yesterday afternoon.
"I thought it was a much better showing than we had Tuesday," said Coach Evans after the game, "For the most part we played a decent first half, but I told them at halftime that we can't kick the ball out cause they are going to possess the ball more than us, and they did. They are a good ball club."
WINOOSKI â€“ The Lady Rangers traveled south Tuesday afternoon, to face off against the Winooski Spartans, and they came away with a 2-0 victory. The Spartans have played Lake Region tough as of late, having lost 3-1 last Monday. Tyrah Urie netted both goals for the Blue and White; the second coming with 3 minutes to go in the game, to clinch it for Lake Region. With her two goals on Thursday, Urieâ€™s season total is up to 14. Jordan Cowles once again started in net and she earned her first career shutout, saving both shots she faced during the game.
NEWPORTâ€“Cara Worth took a feed from Anna Bingham seven minutes and thirty-seven seconds into the second half of Tuesday's North Country/St Johnsbury game and scored the lone goal of the contest to give the Falcons their fourth straight shut-out win 1-0.
"I'm very proud of them," said Coach Jose Batista of his defense's efforts these last few games, "I think we are allowing our goalie to see the balls, which is great for us defensively."
NEWPORT CITY â€“ According to state officials, work on replacing the Long Bridge will probably start in February, several months later than originally thought. Construction is expected to last nearly a year, during which time the state will also be paving US 5 through the city, including Main Street.
Both the city and state say the bridge is safe. â€śIf it werenâ€™t safe, we would have it closed,â€ť said Carolyn Carlson, project manager.
The state will be finalizing the plans between now and January. Contractors will be able to bid on the project in January.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Police are looking for the person who stole an Army Ruck Sack from a U.S. Veteran who served in Afghanistan last year. Kurt Geib noticed the pack missing from his home Tuesday. The bag, issued by the Army, contained mostly warm weather gear.
Geib, a chaplain, said the bag also contained a personal Bible. The items have a â€śprice tagâ€ť but he wasnâ€™t sure of the exact value. The items are property of the Army, not Geib. The bag was located in Geibâ€™s garage and the thief stole nothing else.