Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Coon Club Annual Game Supper

Coon Club Game Supper
Windsor VT September 21, 2013
Story and Photos by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Saturday night was the night, The Coon Club was the place and the food and friends were the highlights. Chef Jim Theetge from Springfield VT is the Coon Club Head chef, he also works at Simon Pearce, and the food he prepared tonight was just delicious.

From the roasted moose and venison
 to the mixed Meat-Balls
 to the baked trout.
In additon to the yummy supper, there was a 50/50 raffle
And a live auction
If you are looking for a family friendly way to spend a Saturday night in late summer/early fall, mark you calendars for next year's supper.

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11th Annual Pug Social Green Mountain Pug Rescue


11th Annual Pug Social
Green Mountain Pug Rescue
Sherburne Memorial Library
Killington VT  September 21, 2013
Story and Photos by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

The 11th Annual Pug Social was hosted by Green Mountain PugRescue on Saturday at the Sherburne Memorial Library in Killington VT. About two hundred pug owners, lovers and adoptive parents were on hand for the event.  According to Judy Douglas, one of GMPR Board members, the event raises about $10,000. Douglas said "We have already found homes for 90 pugs in 2013 and our vet bills are exceeding $40,000." This event will help the organization to continue to find forever homes for these dogs. For more information please visit: http://www.greenmtnpugrescue.com/


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Reebok Spartan World Championships at Killington

Killington VT
September 21, 2103
Story and Photos by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
This past weekend, Killington was the place to be for obstacle course racing, the Reebok Spartan Race World Championships were in town.

Spartan Race™, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. These races are not for the casual weekend athlete. This is one tough endurance event day. The obstacle course race is designed to test not only strength and stamina but also decision making skills.
There are three races: Spartan Sprint - 3 miles with 15+ obstacles; the Super Spartan - 8+ miles with 20+ obstacles; the Spartan Beast -12+ miles with 25+ obstacles. These obstacles aren't just hurdles and walls but racing uphill carrying a 50 lb sand bag; swimming towards a rope ladder, climbing it and ringing a bell; running through a fire pit and many more physical and mental challenges. If one cannot complete the obstacle you must take a BURPEE-usually 30 push ups. Beginning at 8 am, waves of 200 athletes line up every 15 minutes across five groups: Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon to attempt this grueling course. 

A number of area athletes competed this year including The Mid-Vermont Spartans Team, a group of children from Woodstock Union High School.
These racers pay $100-200 to race, $10 to park and even spectators are charged a fee to watch the race. Every parking area at Killington was filled to overflowing with participant cars. The event was a huge success and race organizers hope the World Championships will return to Killington next year and for years to come.

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