News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Thanks to the K-2nd grade classes at Porters Point School in Colchester and their collection of 37,651 milk jug caps, members of the Red Sox will be paying them a visit in the near future. The caps capped off a New England-wide competition sponsored by dairy products company HP Hood, said the Burlington Free Press. The school that collected the most caps would get a visit by several players from this year’s World Champion Boston Red Sox. Brandy Larrow, her son, Jonathan Turgeon, 8, and daughter Kassie, 4, had the dubious honor of counting all the caps. The kids got some help from Kevin Lavalley who works at Myers Container Service, a trash and recycling center, and some of his co-workers who contributed the caps they pulled from recycling containers along their routes.The biggest problem was not the storage of the caps, but the smell of the milk residue on the caps. The kids get to meet some of Sox team. The school receives almost $2,000 for the student activities fund based on a nickel a cap.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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