SolarFest celebrates two decades of sustainability

This summer, July 18-20, SolarFest will celebrate its 20th year with three days of inspirational workshops on a variety of sustainability focused topics, creative performances, and music across two stages at Forget-Me-Not Farm in Tinmouth, Vt. What is even more impressive than the breadth of the event, with more than 80 workshops, 60 exhibitors, a […]

Shelburne businessman appointed to Governor’s Business Advisory Council

Gregg Beldock of Charlotte, owner and operator of Bullrock Corporation and The Lodges Senior Living Communities was recently appointed to Governor Shumlin’s Business Advisory Council.  This council provides the Governor with advice and information on financing a publicly funded health care system and relies on the business experience of its 21-member council, who represent a […]

Cybercrime is a growing threat

If you’re not a technology wonk, you may not realize the Internet and the Worldwide Web are actually two different things. The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. The Worldwide Web is a system of interlinked hypertext documents we access using the Internet. Regardless of their differences, the two terms have become […]

Shelburne author releases children’s book

Shelburne author releases children’s book

Local author Joe Oppenlander introduced his newly released children’s book “Fred, The Little Black Truck” at the Shelburne Farmers Market on Saturday. The 1929 Model A Ford pickup transports young readers on happy adventures chugging along Shelburne village roads, merrily honking “ahuga, ahuga” as he visits Shelburne Orchards, the Shelburne Shipyard, and joins in the local […]

Renascence opens at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery

Renascence opens at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery will host the opening of “Renascence,” a group show with featured artist Barbara Wagner and artists Miriam Adams, Bonnie Baird, Annelein Beukenkamp, Cynthia Lee Bowler, Kevin Fahey, Kerry O. Furlani, Betsey Garand, Brenda Garand, Dan Gottsegen, Kate Hartley, Karen Henderson, Julia Jensen, Virginia McNeice, Gail Salzman, David Smith, Frank Woods, and Joyce […]

Tips for cutting costs on pet care

Regardless of whether you’re a dog, cat, bird or other pet lover, most people can agree that pets are part of the family.  Caring for your pet doesn’t have to cost a fortune with a few helpful tips. With this in mind, the discount experts at Dollar General are offering some helpful advice for saving […]

Pet seat belts save lives

Pet seat belts save lives

By Kim Salerno, President and Founder of TripsWithPets.com Traveling with pets has never been more popular amongst pet parents. Traveling by car is by far the most common mode of pet travel, and dogs are the most frequent travelers. “Want to go for a ride?” is music to a dog’s ears. They go just about […]

Big comeback gains lacrosse title for CVU

Big comeback gains lacrosse title for CVU

By Mal Boright A 6-1 deficit against a solid (15-3) second-seeded South Burlington High boys’ lacrosse team in the championship contest might not be a Mount Everest sized task, but nevertheless presents a whopper of a challenge. Playing for the Division 1 Vermont Interscholastic Championship at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium Saturday, coach Dave Trevithick […]

SCS Class of 2014 looks toward the future

SCS Class of 2014 looks toward the future

The Shelburne Community School (SCS) eighth graders set a course for their future at a graduation ceremony held Thursday, June 13, 2014. To begin the evening, Co-Principal Allan Miller welcomed the audience, after which the 85 soon-to-be graduates entered the gym as the SCS Wind Ensemble performed the processional. Eighth grader Zachary Loiter led everyone […]

Class of 2014 marks Champlain Valley Union’s 50th year

Class of 2014 marks Champlain Valley Union’s 50th year

Champlain Valley Union marked its fiftieth year with the graduation of 278 students at the University of Vermont’s Patrick Gymnasium at 1pm on Friday, June 13. Over an hour later, with diplomas in hand, the Class of 2014 flung their mortarboards into the air and marched out the door to thunderous applause. Although the “Triumphal […]