Month: September 2016

In full bloom

At the end of an early fall afternoon in Georgia, the sun began its final westerly descent. Beneath it, nearly 70 resplendent acres of pasture, orchard and gardens utterly basked in its glow. It was a Sunday on Pattee Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast, the 217-year old immaculately restored farm Don Vickers owns and runs with his partner. Built in 1799, Vickers’ home is also his full-time work. The retired chief executive of Vermont Student Assistance Corporation can often be found in an Adirondack chair overlooking the rolling fields he’s cultivated into a destination B&B. “There was nothing there...

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Monster Mile planned for Oct. 29

Get your costumes and canned goods ready: The Milton Independent Monster Mile is back and will support the local food shelf this year. The fourth annual mile, to be held Saturday, Oct. 29, starts and ends at Oliver Seed on Sunset Avenue. The Halloween-themed fun run/walk/stroll invites participants of all ages to traverse a 1.1 course down the sidewalks on Main, School, Cherry and Railroad streets. Trophies will be awarded at the finish line for the best costumes worn by adults, kids and pets. Past winners include a cast of “Wizard of Oz” characters, an especially creepy giant baby...

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This new house

The sound of hammers, power saws and drills has floated through the windows of 112 Railroad St. for months as a team assembled a brand new ranch-style home from the ground up. But on Sunday, the sounds had changed. “Let there be peace on earth,” a crowd sang. “And let it begin with me.” It was a special day for Elise and Dwayne Doner as Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity handed over the keys for their newly finished home at a dedication ceremony, attended by dozens of well-wishers. People packed into the living room of the 1,200 square foot...

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Milton celebrates with homecoming win

MILTON — With fumbles stopping BFA-Fairfax’s first three drives, Milton flew to a 20-0 lead after running just six offensive plays and cruised to a 54-6 non-league football victory over the neighboring Bullets. Trent Cross scooped up the first dropped football and ran 67 yards up the left sideline for the first touchdown, and the next two plays from scrimmage produced another Milton score. Andrew McQuinn dove on BFA’s second fumble of the night on first down, and seconds later Cam Bushey carried it in on a 20-yard run to make it 14-0. Josh McQuinn became Milton’s third defender...

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Back to back

The Yellowjackets and visiting Vergennes played to a scoreless deadlock through the first half of Milton’s homecoming boys soccer game Sept. 22, but that was the only part of the matchup of 3-2 Division II teams that was even. Milton blasted 37 shots at the Commodores’ goal and dominated to the tune of 15 corner kicks, finally breaking through on the scoreboard in the second half and cruising to a 3-0 Lake Division win in the night game at Phil Hughes Field. Jack Battistoni, Carson Bianchi and Luca Schnell had a goal each in the final 40 minutes as...

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