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December 26th

Community Christmas Dinner Gets Bigger and Better Every Year

December 26, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The aroma of turkey and stuffing filled the air Sunday as 200 or so area residents enjoyed a free holiday dinner at the American Legion Post 21 on Christmas Day. This was just one of the many dinners held across the region.
Tim Daley, who hosted the 28th annual Reynold and Esther Choinere Christmas Dinner, put a lot of time, money and effort into organizing the event.
“This is my personal Christmas,” said Daley, who doesn’t purchase presents or send cards. “I put all my money into this dinner.”

A Reindeer Christmas All Year Long

December 26, 2011

CHARLESTON – Christmas is over for most people, but for Pauline and John Broe the holiday of peace, love and joy hangs around all year. The Broes, from the Vermont Reindeer Farm, own the only reindeer in the state. The names of their reindeer are, appropriately enough, Comet and Prancer.

“A Bad Day at Work”

December 26, 2011

ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - A Brighton woman who was found guilty of disorderly conduct and attempted assault by menace was sentenced by Judge Robert Gerety last week.
Mary J. Taylor, 68, of Island Pond, was given 40 hours community service and a suspended sentence of 6-12 months with three day's credit for time served.

Falcon Girls Double Up MMU 6-3

December 26, 2011

JAY–After back to back years of thrilling overtime wins and crushing lopsided defeats against Mount Mansfield, the North Country girls hockey team finally had their revenge, dominating the Cougars in a 6-3 win Thursday night.
"It was great," said assistant coach Tracy Muzerall, who has felt the Cougars' bite in the past, "Every year every teams' dynamic is different and this year we have a great group of girls and a great group of freshman who are stepping up to the plate and playing lead roles on the team."

Stone Stops 12 to Earn First Metro Win

December 26, 2011

JAY–In the second game of the hockey double header, the stands were full of recent North Country graduates, on hand to watch their alma mater win a close 3-2 game over the Burlington Seahorses.
In their first encounter, the Falcons scored four goals in five minutes en route to an 8-3 win at Leddy Park.
This game would be much different.
North Country had the momentum early, but penalties slowed them down and allowed Burlington to take the advantage through the middle stages of the first period.

Falcons Knock off T-Birds 61-51

December 26, 2011

NEWPORT-- The North Country Falcons faced off against the Missisquoi Thunderbirds for the 2nd time in 2 weeks on Friday.
After dropping the first contest, they avenged their loss, walking away with a 61-51 victory, while holding the T-Birds leading scorer Matt St. Amour to 16 points after he had scored 40 in the previous meeting.
Caleb Prue and Tyler Paxman connected early, putting North Country out on top 10-6 midway through the first. The quarter would end in favor of NCU, with Jason Hatin going on a personal 4-0 run to push the score to 14-11.

Carolyn D. Gray

December 26, 2011

December 22nd

A Christmas Wish for a Miracle Baby’s Family

December 22, 2011

ALBANY – Christmas came early for Amy and Eric Dolloff’s family when they and their four children visited several of the Disney theme parks in Orlando, FL, Nov. 8 to Nov. 14.
Make-a-Wish Vermont paid all the expenses of the trip. The family stayed at Give the Kids the World, a special resort for Make-a-Wish families. The family qualified for the trip because their two-year-old son, Gabriel Dolloff, has numerous medical problems including Down syndrome and leukemia. 
The Dolloffs have three other children who range in age from toddler to teenager. 

A Christmas Prayer

December 22, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - The Newport Rotary Club placed dozens of wreaths on the graves of veterans buried at the East Main Cemetery last Friday, Dec. 16. Rotarians also placed wreaths at the cemetery on the Lake Road in Newport Center.
The Rotary Club was represented by Rotarian Roger Cartee, Service Officer for the American Legion Frank Ormsbee, Rotarian Jude Smith, American Legion Adjutant and Rotarian Bill Graham and Rotarian Jim Jarvis.

Crawford Road Crash

December 22, 2011

DERBY - Nathan Corrow of Newport sustained minor injuries when his Ford SUV flipped over off of the Crawford Road in Derby.
The accident occurred around 6 PM Wednesday.
The Derby Line Fire Department responded to the scene and rescued the trapped driver from the vehicle.
According to Fire Chief Craig Ellam, the roads were very icy.

 

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