Vermont maple syrup producers are each being asked to donate one gallon of syrup in order to send a taste of Vermont springtime to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the fifth year, the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association is organizing Operation Vermont Maple Sweetness 2009 which will package the donated syrup into one pint containers and ship them to bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 8000 pints of syrup were sent in 2008.The syrup sent last year resulted in numerous heartfelt e-mails from the troops. Thank you for the effort that people in Vermont went through with Operation Vermont Maple Sweetness. Thanks for the reminder of good things from back home. The syrup was on the breakfast line and was a big hit with my friends and me. Thanks for thinking of us and please let the rest of your co-workers know that their actions are appreciated here.Operation Vermont Maple Sweetness 2009 is a real team effort between Vermont maple producers, the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, the Vermont Maple Foundation, the Vermont Maple Industry Council, Sugar Hill Containers, the Vermont Maple Festival, Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, and Vermont Agency of Agriculture. We want to thank the many other individuals and businesses who supported this project last year and are seeking sponsors for this year s project.The deadline for donations of syrup is May 1 in order to have the syrup in the soldiers hands by Memorial Day. Maple syrup producers are encouraged to donate one gallon of their best syrup and take it to the drop-off locations listed below and on www.vermontmaple.org(link is external). The general public may also donate to help defray shipping costs. For more information about sponsorships call Sam Cutting IV at (802) 425-3971 and for syrup donations call Rick Marsh (802) 644-5482. Anyone wishing to may send a donation to: Mary Croft, Treasurer, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, 491 East Barnard Road, S. Royalton, VT, 05068.Drop-off Points for Syrup (deadline is May 1):Addison CountyDakin Farm, FerrisburghRheaume Kitchen & Flooring Center, Inc., 2106 Rte 7, South MiddleburyCaledonia CountyMaple Grove, St JohnsburyChittenden CountyDepot Home & Garden, Essex JunctionPeter Purinton, HuntingtonFranklin CountyVMSMA’s Booth at the Vermont Maple Festival – St. AlbansCDL/Maple Pro – St. AlbansLeader Evaporator – SwantonLapierre SwantonDominion & Grimm – FairfaxLamoille CountyVermont Maple Outlet – JeffersonvilleUVM Extension Office – Morrisville (Open Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm)Butternut Mountain Farm Store, JohnsonOrange CountyRoger Palmer – Randolph CenterCentral Supply-Randolph 802-728-5332Orleans CountyCouture’s Maple Shop – WestfieldFarm Yard Store – DerbyDesmarias Equipment – OrleansRutland CountyC.H. Grimm RutlandRichard Green–PoultneyWashington CountyAgency of Agriculture– MontpelierGoodrich Maple Farm CabotMorse Farm–MontpelierWindham CountyFranklin Geist – Saxtons RiverUVM Extension Office – Brattleboro (Open Monday Friday 8am – 4:30pm)Bascom Maple Farms Alstead, NHWindsor County:Gateway Motors, White River JctMary Croft, East BarnardGreen Mountain Sugar House, Ludlow
Wellington Police notes for Monday, July 27, 2015â€¢1:46 a.m. Officers investigated Disorderly Conduct in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.â€¢10 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 500 block N. Plum, Wellington.â€¢11 a.m. Officers assisted an outside agency.â€¢7:41 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. G, Wellington.
Right when the roundballers thought the season was a foot, the City of Nelson tossed a monkey wrench into the mix by closing the fields for two weeks.Barry Turner of the City of Nelson informed the Regional District of Central Kootenay booking officials Friday of his decision to give the soccer pitches rest.“The fields will be close for two weeks, Monday through Friday,” said a RDCK spokesperson. “Fields will re-open during the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.”Soccer players, young and old, have been running in quicksand for the start of the 2011 season.A colder than normal spring, plagued by days of rain and inclement weather, put the growing season back weeks. The result left Lakeside Soccer Pitches in rough shape, especially following the opening weekend of the year May 7-8 when close to 20 female rep teams participated in the Terry Walgren Memorial Rep Soccer Tournament.Those games, combined with the start of adult leagues and the Nelson Youth Soccer Rep and House programs, put an awful lot of stress on the pitches.The closure, however, does not affect the Lakeside Ball Diamonds, where the Nelson Slopitch League continues to function nightly.Nelson Youth Soccer holds games and practices during the week at Lakeside. The association also runs games Saturday.Nelson City Soccer follows most nights with adult rec leagues.The closure affects 900-plus youth players and more than 200 adult players.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 11, 2016)–With a deluge that resulted in approximately one inch of rainfall between 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. PT, Santa Anita officials announced that racing would be cancelled as a result of the downpour following Friday’s sixth race.–Refunds will be paid on all Late Pick Four wagers, the Pick Six, and all rolling Pick Threes involving race 6 through the remainder of the nine-race program.–All Daily Doubles involving races 6 & 7 will be paid out to the winner of race 6 and all runners used in race 7.–Any Pick Three wagers involving races 5, 6 & 7, will be paid out to those tickets with the winners of races 5 & 6, and all runners in race 7.With a zero percent chance of significant rain tonight and tomorrow, Santa Anita will be fully operational on Santa Anita Handicap Day Saturday, with an 11-race card, highlighted by the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap, set to begin at 12 noon.For complete morning line information and up to date changes on Saturday’s card, please visit santaanita.com. REFUNDS & ADJUSTED PAYOUTS GIVEN ON ALL EXOTIC WAGERS INVOLVING RACES 7, 8 & 9