September 6th, 2012
BARTON â€“ Erma Hathaway is bright, talkative and sharp as a tack. Hathaway, a resident at Maple Lane Nursing Home, celebrated her 102nd birthday Thursday, Aug. 30.
Hathaway was born in Delaware County in New York State. As a little girl she worked hard. Hathaway, who grew up on a farm, learned to milk cows at an early age. Her family had 60 Jersey cows.
â€śI ran the milking machine,â€ť said Hathaway. â€śThat was my job principally.â€ť
Hathaway mostly milked in the evening, but did the morning chores when her family needed her.
DERBY â€“ A petition is now circulating around the Town of Derby calling for a special meeting to elect an interim town clerk and treasurer.
Long-time Derby Town Clerk and Treasurer Nicole Daigle notified the select board in July that she had found a new job but planned to stay on in her position for a while to help with a transition.
She also said she found someone to train for her duties so that, come election time, there would be a â€śviable, trained candidate."
DERBY â€“ After three and a half years, Brenda LePage, owner of Brendaâ€™s Restaurant, is moving her business from the Derby Road in Derby to Main Street in Newport City.
LePage opened Brendaâ€™s after a 15 year hiatus in the restaurant business. For 10 years, she owned LePageâ€™s, a popular breakfast and lunch spot, in Newport. This time, LePage is moving to the site of the former Juniorâ€™s Restaurant, which is down the street from her old stomping grounds. LePage didnâ€™t want to move to her former Newport location, even though it's vacant, because it was too expensive to maintain.
April 9, 1934 - August 30, 2012
Mrs. Anita Marie Pizza passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in Marianna at the age of 78.
She was survived by seven sisters, three sons, four grandsons and Jack, her husband of 55 years. Jack is USAF retired from Tyndall AFB, FL.
LYNDONâ€“After a scoreless first half, Tyrah Urie picked up right where she left off last season, netting both goals in the Lady Rangers 2-1 win over the Vikings on Wednesday.
"We played well at times," said coach Brad Urie, who was happy to get the win, but not one hundred percent pleased with his team's performance on the field.
The first half was a back and forth forty minutes of soccer with neither team getting the upper hand.
Early in the second, Urie netted her first goal of the season, a header off of a pass from Hannah Leroux.
NORTHFIELDâ€“Coach JoseÂ´ Batista's prediction that Devinnie Davis and Crystal Moss were going to be impact players for the Falcons' girls soccer team came true as the duo each had two points to help lead North Country over Northfield 3-0.
"We looked very good. The girls came out hard, played well and we are very pleased with their effort," said Batista after the game.
In the first half North Country went up 1-0 on Davis' first varsity goal. Moss drew the assist on the tally.
Anna Bingham made it 2-0, with Davis getting the helper.
In a four-part series, Jay Craven recounts the concert that almost wasnâ€™t â€“ the famous Chuck Berry in the Northeast Kingdom.
I spent a recent evening at the Caledonia County Fair in Lyndonville and was reminded of a late summer concert I staged there, back when I ran Catamount Arts during the late '80s. The performer was Chuck Berry.
BRIGHTON, VT - The Select Board, town officials, interested parties, and John Soininen from Seneca Mountain Wind (SMW) met Tuesday evening to hash out the format for an October 3rd meeting for both sides to educate the public about commercial wind.
The meeting will be scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. and will start with 30-minute presentations from up to 12 panelists, half selected by Seneca Mountain Wind and the other half by the Brighton Ridge Protectors.
COVENTRY â€“ The owners of the famous Parker Pie Restaurant in West Glover are opening a second location at the Newport State Airport in Coventry.
Last winter, plans were outlined for expansion at the airport and opening a restaurant was one of the goals.
Dan Gauvin, owner of Lakeview Aviation said the restaurant will be an asset to the airport. The new restaurant space was a hangar and maintenance shed. Gauvin moved the maintenance shed to a larger building.
Parker Pie is renovating the inside of the building and the state is renovating the outside.
NEWPORTâ€“After dropping their season opener to Rice by the score of 4-0, the North Country field hockey team had a much better showing against Montpelier, even though they were bested by the Solons 1-0.
"I think they improved on everything," said coach Chantelle Bouchard. "Their spacing was good, their talking was good, and Danielle played a great game."
After the Falcons controlled the ball in the early minutes, the Solons started to find their groove.
Montpelier won the race to the scoreboard when they were able to make the best of a scoring opportunity off of a corner.