Wed, Dec 14, 2011 10:19 AM
TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS
CASTLETON-The CCC is adding two level-one Tai Chi For Arthritis
classes in January. A level two class continues for those who have
completed level one. Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to
reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. The
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam,
uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn
and suitable for every fitness level.
Benefits of practicing Tai Chi include reduced stress, increased
balance and flexibility, relaxation, and improved overall mind,
body and spirit. Medical studies confirm the Tai Chi Program
relieves pain, reduces falls and improves quality of life.
has been an overwhelming response to our Tai Chi for Arthritis
Class. The Community Center will offer two new level one classes
starting in January. The morning class will meet Tuesdays from 11
a.m. -12-noon Jan. 10 - Feb. 14. The afternoon class will meet
Thursday from 1-2 p.m. January 12 - Feb. 16. There is no fee for
the Tai Chi for Arthritis classes.
Check out the variety of classes: Zumba, Bone Builders, Movement
Medley, Better Balance, and Ball Room Dancing.
ACADEMIC ALL AMERICAN
CASTLETON- A senior forward Courtney Chadburn, a resident of North
Clarendon, was recently named NCAA Division III Academic
All-America® of the Year award winner. She is a physical education
major with a 3.96 G.P.A. and was named North Atlantic Conference's
Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. Chadburn is
Castleton's all-time leading scorer (86 goals, 41 assists, 213
FHUHS SCHOLARS IN STATE COMPETITION
Congratulations to Abigail Rampone, reaping the highest individual
score in the recent Quest for the Nest competition at Lyndon State
College. Overall, the team came in third, behind only pricey
Phillips-Exeter Academy. The team is selling Lindt chocolate toward
going to St. Louis in June.
FAIR HAVEN - FHUHS science teacher Ben Worthing is flipping
his classroom as a new way for students to learn. Students do their
homework before they come to class, in the form of watching a
narrated video, either on YouTube or DVD, and filling out a
worksheet to help remember the material. In class they perform
other tasks with teacher support, receiving assistance as they need
Math teacher Kathy Gallagher has begun her classroom Smartboard and
a microphone to record lessons as a video for upload to YouTube.
Students access the work through an EdLine page, where they can see
what they might have missed in class or review concepts and
FORMER STUDENT ARRESTED
CASTLETON-Most students attend our local schools and colleges and
emerge with an enhanced money-making capability, or at least we
hope so. Guess you could say that's true of Jill Ludwig and her
companion John Maynard. They turned to robbing banks, hitting the
Citizen's Bank in Poultney plus banks in Rutland and West
Rutland, and maybe Granville, NY, too.
A recent report said the pair are jailed in Rutland, with charges
filed on three counts of robbery and one of assault. They are
expected to be similarly charged in New York State.
NEW TOWN HALL RUSHED?
CASTLETON-Electricity has already been cut to the old town hall in
Castleton. Offices are renting temporary quarters. A new building
site is purchased. But is the entire process being rushed too
Some locals feel that the town government is avoiding getting
feedback from the citizenry. A site designated for the new
structure was purchased without voter approval. They're leery of
the funding arrangements: $750,000 via bond vote (if passed), with
the rest to be drawn from town funds, nipping contingency funds and
taxes, and relying on a to-be-attached fire station. Too many
questions are unresolved, they say.
Friday, Dec. 16 - Join your friends in Benson for an 11:30 a.m.
turkey lunch with all the trimmings.
Saturday, Dec. 17 - Hope you already have your reservation in for
the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce's holiday party (it was due
Thursday, Dec. 1). Find out more by calling Mary Lee, Stitchy
Women, 287-4114, or the Chamber, 287-2010.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 - Mettawee Community School all-school
presentation of Snow Biz. A bus makes pick-ups at Rupert Fire
House, West Pawlet Fire House and Pawlet Community Church to aid
seniors and other community members to attend - and they get a ride
back to their pick-up point too. Call 645-9009 for more info.