Heather Anne Caulfield of Hinesburg, Vermont, is the winner of the 2011 Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. literary prize awarded annually by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Life magazine.Caulfield’s winning story, titled “Fetching Lambs,” describes a teenager on a Vermont family farm leading the sheep into the shed for the night. As she walks in the frosty darkness, her path illuminated by her flashlight, starlight, moonlight and the glow through the window of the distant farmhouse, she thinks about the family’s life on the farm through the seasons.Mary Hegarty Nowlan, editor of Vermont Life, commented that the judges were taken by the strong sense of place that came through in Ms. Caulfield’s writing. “We were impressed with her ability to perfectly capture a scene and evoke a feeling that is familiar to anyone who has spent some time on a farm in Vermont. Her unadorned, precise prose made her story an absolute pleasure to read.”Caulfield, 29, grew up in Putney and Dummerston, and worked at her family’s farm stand after school. She graduated from UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources, and the SIT Graduate Institute. She has taught English as a Second Language in Mongolia. Caulfield is currently the administrative coordinator at VHB in North Ferrisburgh, an engineering and environmental consulting firm.Caulfield said: “I began writing fiction in my early teens, but poetry became my first love by the time I left for college. I’ve written about the ordinary moments such as neighbors, car trouble and gulls in a field, as well as life’s deepest moments, such as the death of my father and the sale of our family farm.” Caulfield describes her winning story as “creative non-fiction. I was trying to recapture a memory from my early teens and I found myself reimagining certain details I couldn’t recall. Although I set the story in early winter, the actual event most likely occurred in during spring lambing.”Ms. Caulfield will receive a $1,500 prize for the short story. The award is named for the late Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., a Vermont historian and writer and long-time member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. It is considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state’s premier literary prizes.The selection was made by an independent panel of judges: Mary Hegarty Nowlan, editor of Vermont Life; Tom Slayton, past editor of Vermont Life; Tony Marro, retired executive editor of Newsday; Alison Freeland, a 1994 winner of the Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., award; Brian Vachon, retired vice president of communications at National Life of Vermont and a former Vermont Life editor; and Steve Terry, retired Green Mountain Power senior executive.”Fetching Lambs” is available on the Vermont Life website, www.vermontlife.com(link is external), and will also be included in Vermont Life’s September newsletter.The deadline for this year’s Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. Literary Prize is November 15, 2011. The contest, now in its 22nd year, is open to all Vermont residents, including seasonal residents and students enrolled in Vermont colleges. Entrants may be amateur or professional writers. Submission may include essays, short stories and poetry that focus on “Vermont — Its People, the Place, Its History or Its Values.” Entries must be unpublished and less than 1,500 words long. Employees of Vermont Life or Green Mountain Power and previous winners are ineligible. Send entries to the Corporate Relations Department of Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446.
Yasmin Catley, Member for Swansea, said in her latest announcement that the Australian Labor Party (NSW Labor) will provide funding for a permanent dredging solution for the Swansea Channel.“This has been a long time coming and I was pleased to have my colleague, friend and Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park for Keira to announce the dredging solution,” said Catley. “This is vital for locals and tourists alike. We live on the largest salt water lake in the Southern Hemisphere and boats are getting stuck in the channel with inconsistent and insufficient dredging campaigns.“The community has raised this issue with me time and time again, and I’m pleased that a NSW Labor Government will fix the problem.”Catley added that Labor plans to invest in a “state-of-the-art dredge to ensure the safe navigability” of the channel, and would go to tender to procure a dredge that will be based at Swansea.“A dredge based at Swansea will ensure the channel is safe and navigable – not just sometimes, all the time,” concluded Catley.
Published on January 11, 2020 at 9:49 pm Contact Nick: email@example.com | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+ CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Tony Bennett was content with his team’s 16 offensive rebounds. Virginia muscled their way inside, and the pairing of Mamadi Diakite and Jay Huff — who Elijah Hughes referred to as “twin towers” postgame — disrupted Syracuse fast breaks. The Cavaliers, expectedly, controlled every metric that gauged interior play against an Orange team which routinely loses the battle near the rim.Rebounds (47 to 44), points in the paint (20 to 12) and second-chance buckets (10 to four) all went in UVA’s favor. Virginia finished with six more shots than SU, and in any other game, it would’ve been enough when overtime was needed to decide a winner. But Bennett’s counterpart, Orange head coach Jim Boeheim, was also pleased with his team’s performance inside the arc. And when they caught fire from outside, eventually pulling away 63-55, it was built off of interior success. “We won the game just because we battled them inside,” Boeheim said. “We got enough. They scored in there, but we got enough to stay in the game or stay a little bit ahead.” The last time these two teams met in their season-openers, UVA had a plus-19 rebounding differential. Paired with a historically-poor offensive performance, Syracuse’s season was knocked off-kilter from the opening tip. Just over two months later, needing a win against the defending national champions to stay above .500, SU (9-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) hurled bodies into the paint, disrupted shots and triggered scrums for the ball, stagnating the Cavaliers (11-4, 3-2) offense. SU hauled 44 boards — their second-highest single game total. Their two other best rebounding performances came against Niagara (46) and Bucknell (42). AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s season-long ailment, if just for one night against an elite opponent, helped deliver a potential season-altering win. If two home losses to Notre Dame and Virginia Tech threatened to knock the campaign off-kilter, then the Orange’s interior prowess propped them upright. From the opening whistle, Syracuse dedicated more bodies in the lane. Guards denied passes into the high-post, and forwards made sure when the ball did breach the arc, UVA had no room to operate. Bourama Sidibe, SU’s center, initiated a jump-ball on the first possession by nearly wrestling the ball away from Huff. Howard Washington said the Orange played more compact inside. Boeheim described it as “tighter” than usual. Virginia’s offense was limited to flick-passes along the perimeter. Postgame, Bennett would say his team may have over-passed at times. When Diakite caught it inside, he was instantaneously doubled on multiple possessions. The score inched higher, and neither team established an edge.“Guys were trying to help me a little bit,” Sidibe said. “I was more active today. I was staying back and took a lot.”UVA earned a few shots inside, its talent shining through in moments. Diakite – who finished with 13 points and eight rebounds – rotated baseline and converted a few jumpers over Marek Dolezaj. But when Virginia looked to the same action on the last possession of regulation, SU snuffed it out and forced overtime. In just his fifth start of the year, the 7-foot-1 Huff still wrecked the Orange inside. He finished with 16 points and 10 boards, including a highlight ball-fake and right-handed dunk that Sidibe has fallen for repeatedly this season. Sidibe and Dolezaj fought for every miss, their 20 combined rebounds besting Diakite and Huff’s 19. Many were tipped repeatedly, limiting transition opportunities on both ends. On the first possession of the second half, Sidibe lunged out of bounds and smacked a loose rebound back in play. The sequence lead to a Sidibe lay-in on the other end, assisted by Dolezaj. “It was a tremendous, gritty effort for the whole game battling,” Boeheim said. The cost of physical play was foul trouble. Freshman Quincy Guerrier totaled three off the bench in his first 13 minutes, two of which came on rebounding plays. With Syracuse leading by seven early in the second half, Sidibe committed his fourth and was subbed out. Virginia promptly responded with an 8-0 run, adding four more points when Dolezaj was subbed out for freshman Jesse Edwards. Boeheim called two timeouts during a six-and-a-half minute scoreless stretch for SU, and subbed the starters back in. “If we’re gonna win,” Boeheim said, “(Sidibe and Dolezaj) have to play (with four fouls). We’re gonna lose if we don’t put them back in.” At times this season, Syracuse fell apart in the second half when Sidibe infractions forced lineup changes. Saturday, in a hostile environment, and against a much more capable team, the whistles blew, but the foundation of SU’s 2-3 held together for just long enough. In overtime, Virginia attempted four of its eight shots from inside the paint. The Orange won the board battle 4-to-1 in overtime, three of which were followed by 3-pointers. They kept scrambling and, during a game where points were at a premium, earned the possessions needed for an overtime explosion.“When I get a fourth foul, I try to play a little bit less aggressive sometime,” Sidibe said. “But tonight I said, ‘I’m gonna go for it. I’m gonna keep playing.’” Comments