Shelburne Falls research unveils colorful characters: Knight gives rich historical portrait of district

By JOEY WALDINGER Correspondent For almost nine months, historian and American preservationist Brian Knight has been compiling the story behind every one of Shelburne’s earliest residents, and the houses in which they lived. This is all part of an effort to list Shelburne Falls, the earliest developed district in the city, on the National Register… Read More »

Gruendling finalist for Community Spirit Award

Gruendling finalist for Community Spirit Award

Kate Gruendling of Shelburne was selected as a 2019 Distinguished Finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. A junior at Champlain Valley Union High School, Gruendling organized a virtual 5K race team in her community to participate in a 9/11 Heroes Run. Along… Read More »

Vermont’s Potential

From my experience in U.S. and global high growth areas, I see that Vermont has great potential. The strategy, which has led to success in other locations, encompasses a high quality of life, excellent K-12 education, the active participation of academe government and business, a robust infrastructure of roads, public transportation and high speed Internet,… Read More »

Correction

In the curling story that appeared in the Feb. 7 editions of Shelburne News, there was an error regarding who buys the drinks after a match. It is the winners who buy the losers the first round after a game.

Making Mamma Mia!

Making Mamma Mia!

Peter Friedrichsen of Shelburne, left, works on set construction with set designer Cheri Forsythe for Lyric Theatre Company’s production of “Mamma Mia!” Also working towards the show’s opening night in April is Friedrichsen’s wife, Heather, co-chair for promotion, and his daughter, Emily, who plays the role of Sophie in the popular musical. Several hundred volunteers… Read More »

Re-elect Heins to selectboard

Jaime Heins will have my support on March 5. As an elected member of the selectboard, and an appointed member before that, Jaime has welcomed community members’ input in selectboard proceedings, encouraged the participation of new voices, and worked collaboratively with other board members. He promotes a thoughtful, inclusive and transparent public process that is… Read More »

CVU Nordic girls win, boys take third

CVU Nordic girls win, boys take third

By JULIE HOLMES The Champlain Valley Union High School Nordic team just completed its “Tour de Chittenden” stage race — three days of racing held over five days with 12 teams from around the state. They also raised $800 for families dealing with cancer, especially with teammate Clark Schmitt in mind. It started with a… Read More »

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