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December 18th

Newport City Elementary School's 2011 Holiday Concert

December 18, 2011

NEWPORT – People gathered around the Newport City Elementary School gymnasium last Thursday night to listen to the fourth, fifth, and sixth graders play and sing Christmas songs.
The Beginning Band, which included fourth graders, started off the concert by playing "Hot Cross Buns/Merrily We Roll Along." They then played three more songs including "Jingle Bells," which they played along with the Advanced Band (fifth and sixth graders) to end their program.
Next was the Advanced Band playing songs like "B B Rock," "Deck The Halls," "Our Director March," and finally "Christmas Chimes."

Last Minute Shopping? Think LOCAL

December 18, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - If you still haven't finished your shopping, and most of us haven't, this is a great time to take advantage of the wonderful shops in and around Orleans County. Think "inside" the box.
Got a snowmobile lover on your hands? There's always Al's Snowmobile with all kinds of machines, accessories and clothing. Or check out Walt's in Derby for warm family values on cold winter days. (I hate cold.) For the hunter and fisherman on your list, try Mr. O's and Wright's.

Lake Region Pulls Away Late; Knocks off Vikings

December 18, 2011

ORLEANS- It was not pretty and it was not the same type of Lady Rangers basketball the Ranger faithful have been used to over the past 5 years, but in the end it was the same result Thursday night when the Lyndon Institute Vikings traveled to Don Harter Gym: An LR Win!

Charger’s Pull Away Late, Defeat Crusaders 31-25

December 18, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The United Christian Academy Crusader’s hosted the Craftsbury Academy Charger’s Saturday morning, but it was the Charger’s walking away with the victory 31-25.

Marckres’ 21 Paces Chargers Over Crusaders 69-45

December 18, 2011

NEWPORT – In the second game of the double-header, the UCA and Craftsbury boys faced off against each other on Saturday. For the fans that stuck around to see the second game they were treated to a great contest. The Crusaders entered the game still in search of their first win on the season and Craftsbury entered the contest fresh off beating Chelsea Thursday night. After a stellar first half, the Chargers pulled away with a convincing victory 69-45.

Donald Reid White

December 18, 2011

White-- Donald Reid, 86, passed away Wednesday evening, December 14, 2011.  There will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are being handled by the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street, Struthers, Ohio. Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

December 15th

Changes Come to LaPierre

December 15, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Lapierre’s Decorating Center on East Main Street continues to grow, giving one more reason to shop local all year round.
“We’re rearranging all the time,” said manager Meghan Davis. “We’re always bringing in new products in the flooring and paint department. Now we decided to bring in home decor and gifts.”
“We added home decor give people additional reasons to stop in,” said Randy Davis who co-owns the store with his wife Valerie. “We like to have a nice variety and things you don’t see everywhere.”

START Aims to Stop Teen Crashes

December 15, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – “If you don’t think it can happen to you, you’ve already made your first mistake.”
Those words are at the end of a video the Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team (START) brought to the North Country Union High School Driver Education Class this week. START consists of local and state law enforcement agencies and the court diversion program.
The video showed newspaper clippings and graphic still photographs of a fatal drinking and driving accident nearly 10 years ago. The accident happened after two local friends had been drinking.

Lowell Mountain Protesters Prepare for Court

December 15, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - The protesters who were arrested on Lowell Mountain Dec. 5 are due in court Tuesday, Dec. 20, for arraignment at 8:30 AM. The protesters are calling for supporters to meet in front of the courthouse at 7:50 Tuesday morning to show support.
Protesters are urging others on their blog, Mountain Talk on World Press, to bring signs and plan on singing the Vermont song, “These Green Mountains.”

A North Country Tradation

December 15, 2011

NEWPORT - A standing tradition continued on at North Country Union High School Wednesday evening.
That tradition was inviting graduates of North Country and Sacred Heart Schools to join the current students in the performance Hellelujah from Messiah.
Earlier in the evening the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of William Prue, performed pieces like I Saw Her Standing There. Later on the Concert Band performed tunes like Jingle Bells March.

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