October 7th, 2015
These turkeys enjoy a warm fall morning Wednesday. Better watch out guys, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. (Photo by Christopher Roy)
Last week's rain and cooler air have really increased the pace of color development and all areas of Vermont are now showing at least mid-stage conditions. The northeastern highlands are fast approaching peak, especially in Orleans and Essex Counties and exceptional color can be found throughout the state.
This hot air balloon soars over the Newport Daily Express office early Tuesday evening. (Photo by Christopher Roy)
The colors of autumn time are starting to appear in the Northeast Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Roy)
We had some technical issues yesterday, but I am back with my three things that have had me thinking.
1. ACL/MCL injuries in high school sports seems to be becoming an epidemic. It seems that every season at least one or two players from a couple of our area schools goes down with one of these injuries. The most recent victim, NCU's Dehlia Wright, lost the bulk of her soccer season after sustaining this injury in late September, and she will spend her snowboarding season rehabbing in order to hopefully be ready for spring soccer.
BRADFORDâ€“The North County Falcons football team lost to Oxbow 32-22 on Saturday.
For the full story, see the Express on 10-5-15.
The famous â€śChamber Chilifestâ€ť returns to Newport on Saturday, October 10th! Vermontâ€™s North Country Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 9th Annual Chilifest, an annual celebration of the art of cooking chili! This fun, family-friendly event that boasts great food, entertainment, shopping, and fun for all tastes. The Chilifest contest will be held on Lake Memphremagog in downtown Newport and will feature chili teams from area restaurants, businesses and individuals who compete for best chili. Tasting starts at noon, spoons will be $5 and the competition will close at 2:00 pm.
Open House Mechatronics Lab at NCCC: Tuesday October 13, 2015 rooms 426, and 429 from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. Do you have a child in your life that is interested in Automation, electronics, conveyors, 3-D Printing, and computers?! There will be demonstrations of our mechatronics training equipment, discussion of college and career opportunities. We encourage businesses and families to join us at the North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport.
Fall time means lots of colors as these pumpkins show at a local vegetable stand in Newport City. (Photo by Christopher Roy)