Author: Kaylee Sullivan

Milton athletes form top-notch bonds

Applause from almost 200 people repeatedly exploded at Essex Tree Farm last Sunday as young soccer stars with disabilities were called up one by one to receive a trophy and stream of high-fives from coaches and players. The celebration marked Vermont’s 11th season of TOPSoccer, or The Outreach Program for Soccer. The nationwide program, run under the umbrella of U.S. Youth Soccer, matches area varsity high school soccer players with kids with disabilities, ages 4 to 21, for six weeks each fall. Kids learn basic soccer technique for speed dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting, and how to interact socially....

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Efficiency Vermont holds Milton forum

“This is a story of milk.” That’s how Efficiency Vermont director Karen Glitman explained her organization’s impact to the seven Milton residents and two Chittenden County senators who gathered for an energy forum in Milton last Thursday. Sitting in the Milton Public Library, the group learned how with just one gallon of milk, Efficiency Vermont saves energy in four different ways. On the farm, Efficiency Vermont helps support efficient lighting and barn fans, Glitman said. Then, it supports equipment upgrades and process improvements during delivery. At a store, it adds refrigerator controls. Once purchased, the organization helps provide efficient...

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Will to compete

Towne qualifies for Half Ironman world championships Steam shrouded Brent Towne as he pulled off his wetsuit last month, 1.2 miles of lake behind him and a 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run to go. Towne has raced all his life. A 2002 Milton High School graduate, many may remember him from his state and New England qualifying cross country and track performances. Others may know him as their former MHS coach for the two sports. Most recently, though, he’s renowned as a Half Ironman world championship qualifier. “I was able to hold on for fourth place finish overall,”...

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Trick or treat –– with a twist

Instead of going door to door this Halloween, Milton kids can go trunk to trunk. Milton Recreation Department is hosting an inaugural “Trunk-or-Treat” event in Bombardier Park West, where local businesses and organizations will park their vehicles with Halloween treat-filled trunks. “We’re really excited about this new event, and we encourage people to come out and join the fun,” recreation coordinator Kym Duchesneau said. The Oct. 27 gathering will happen alongside the department’s fifth annual Pumpkins in the Park event from 6 to 8 p.m., where children and families can bring their own pumpkins for carving. Stencils, decorations and...

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Wagar settles in as interim AD

Trading floor hockey sticks and kickballs for a desk and laptop, eight-year physical education teacher Trevor Wagar has a new challenge as interim athletic director: Sitting. Wagar, on a one-year professional development leave from his usual job, has played an active role in Milton athletics, coaching boys lacrosse and hockey since 2010. When administrators pushed him to apply for the interim job this summer, he followed suit. “I’m the same face the kids know, and the people, teachers, community members and parents know,” he said. “That transition, I think, made it easy for people, and for me.” Wagar said...

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