QUDDITCH AT GMC
POULTNEY-Green Mountain College recently hosted the Fire in the
Mountains Quidditch tournament. Seven college teams took part. As
far as we know, none of the players became airborne.
CASTLETON - Dr. Ingrid Johnston-Robledo has recently become
Castleton's associate dean of Academics. She most recently was
full professor in psychology and women's studies, while also
assistant dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and director
of the Women's Studies Department.
DEDICATIONS FOR "PROJECT 2012"
CASTLETON - The college recently dedicated its newest additions:
Hoff Hall, the pavilion, and facilities barn. Together they wind up
a $13 million "Project 2012," the fulfillment of ten years of
master planning and $70 million in investments. Hoff Hall is a
162-bed residence hall with LEED Gold certification, named for
former Vermont Governor Philip Hoff. The pavilion is planned to be
the site of future graduations, large college meetings and other
college events, holding up to 3,000 guests. During the winter, it
becomes a covered skating rink for both campus and community to
enjoy. The facilities barn provides trade shop space, centrally
located offices for facilities department employees, space for
organized storage, and a secure yard.
CASTLETON-Castleton Elementary recently hosted its fall open house,
an event that was well attended and included a book fair. The
school had begun using a Bridges Block approach last January for
grades 1 through 5. This year, the program will include grades 3
through 5, grouping students by instructional and enrichment needs.
The school's goal is to bring all students to reading at or above
grade level plus have sold math skills. Intervention for
kindergarten through second grade takes place in the classroom.
BENSON -Shale Hill Adventure Center inaugurates its new course with
the very first Benson Bear Obstacle Adventure Race on Saturday,
October 6, at 8:30 a.m. Competitors cover more than four miles of
varied terrain and water crossing, containing more than 25
obstacles and challenges. The race is limited to the first 500
competitors. Spectators are welcome; food is available for
Rob and Jill Butler are hosting the event, complete with live
ORWELL - Orwell Village school Principal Sue DeCarolis recently
announced her final day at Orwell Village School, leaving a school
building with freshly completed capital improvements that make it
healthier and safer, as well as more cost-effective in terms of oil
and electricity. She introduced the school's new principal, Patrick
Walters, saying that his career as a principal includes three years
at Holland Elementary School near Derby Line and eight years at
Flood Brook School in Londonderry.
Saturday, October 6 - Homesteading 101, a hands-on opportunity to
learn about gardening, canning, root cellars, chickens, harvesting,
cooking, and other topics. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heron Brook Haven, 432
Kelley Hill Rd., 325-3880.
Saturday, October 6 - First annual Lake Bomoseen chili cook-off, 3
to 6 p.m., Prospect Point Golf Club. Also barbershop quartet,
dunking chair, beer tasting. 468-5581
Wednesday, October 10 - Castleton Woman's Club, Castleton College
Medical Chapel. Call Linda Pritchard, 273-2086, or Marion Cleary,
273-2140, to find out more.