They’re going places

They’re going places

The Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne held their graduation ceremony on June 9. The class had sixteen graduates: Alison Campbell Simonds (Shelburne), Amara Lily Krag (Shelburne), Avery Valleau McLean, Felix Cesar Blanchard (Charlotte), Colin M. Netzel, Cullin A. McGregor, Eliza Lyndon Cadwell (Shelburne), Elliott James Rice (Shelburne), Hannah Sophrina Webster (Shelburne), Lark Griggs Thompson (Charlotte), Leyi Zhang… Read More »

2018 Shelburne graduates at Rice Memorial High School

2018 Shelburne graduates at Rice Memorial High School

Rice Memorial High School graduates received their diplomas in the school’s 59th commencement ceremony on June 3 in the Rice gymnasium. The private school graduated 110 students this year. Shelburne students who graduated are: (back row) Michael Casarico, Max May, Richard McClintock, Theodore Wager, (middle row) Samantha Tritt, Grace Benoit, Davis Holt, (front row) Brooks… Read More »

News from the CVSD Board of Directors

In this month’s article we would like to share with you the great opportunity for personalized learning that is offered at Champlain Valley Union Highschool for our 12th graders. It is called Graduation Challenge and is considered by many to be the crowning achievement of students’ high school careers. We connected with Carly Rivard, CVU’s… Read More »

Shelburne Public Works construction

This week in Shelburne, contractors will be working primarily on Webster Road at the Webster Road Pump Station. Next week, a crew will be cutting pavement in preparation for the Harbor Road sewer line replacement which is scheduled to begin June 18. That project will continue through August. Expect some traffic delays in these areas. Public… Read More »

That makes six championships for CVU boys lacrosse

That makes six championships for CVU boys lacrosse

By Tom O’Leary The top-seeded Champlain Valley Union High School boys lacrosse team continued their dynastic reign as they defeated third-ranked BFA-St. Albans 16-6 for the Division I crown on Saturday. The final matchup came at the University of Vermont’s Virtue Field where the Redhawks (17-1) never trailed the Bobwhites (12-5) en route to their… Read More »

A slow start for snapping turtles

A slow start for snapping turtles

by Brett Amy Thelan One moonless May evening, my husband and I walked down to our local pond, flashlights in hand, to look for toads. We were delighted to discover hundreds of them, floating, darting and jockeying for position in an explosion of courtship. Their surround-sound trills left our ears ringing. The toads were frenzied,… Read More »

Waiting to mow fields can help nesting grassland birds

Waiting to mow fields can help nesting grassland birds

Summertime brings many grassland birds such as a bobolinks and meadowlarks to open fields across Vermont, but many of these species are in decline due to the loss of grassland habitat. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont encourage landowners to give birds a chance to complete their nesting season simply by altering… Read More »

Wildlife don’t need rescuing and could spread rabies

Wildlife don’t need rescuing and could spread rabies

State health and wildlife officials have one message for people who come across any animals in the wild: “Just leave them be.” The state’s head game warden, Col. Jason Batchelder, says wardens get many calls from people who find little animals they believe are abandoned or orphaned, and take the animals home to care for… Read More »