CVU students among Vermont Presidential Scholar nominees

The Vermont Agency of Education this week recognized 30 Vermont Presidential Scholar nominees in a ceremony at the Vermont Statehouse and among them are four Champlain Valley Union seniors. Nicole Eaton and Justin Schaaf were selected as General Presidential Scholars, Emily Friedrichsen as an Arts Presidential Scholar, and Jimmy Jiang as a Career Technical Education… Read More »

Local libraries to host mental health conversations

Between 1996 and 2016, the suicide rate in Vermont increased by more than 48 percent – the second highest increase nationally according to the Centers for Disease Control. This rising rate of suicide, paired with the social stigma attached to mental health problems, indicates a need for safe spaces for communities to learn and talk… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

News from Pierson Library

First, a quick reminder that Pierson Library is one of the collection sites for Shelburne Community School’s Box Tops for Education fundraiser. Look for them on boxes of everyday items, cut them out, and send them in to the collection boxes at the Pierson library, the main office at Shelburne Community School, or Shelburne Market.… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

All spring and summer camps and programs will be available on our website as of Feb. 11!  The printed Spring/Summer Brochure will be available late February. Little League Baseball and Softball Registration is open Register now for spring baseball and softball programs. New this year, all registrations must be submitted online, with a choice of payment by… Read More »

How summer camps keep kids healthy

How summer camps keep kids healthy

A study by Indiana University and Ohio State researchers found that children gain more weight over the summer than during the school year. However, a child’s summer camp experience can provide the structure and activity needed to keep kids healthy year-round. According to research conducted by the American Camp Association, 63 percent of children who… Read More »

Are you my Valentine?

By CAROLE VASTA FOLLEY The middle of February has a giant sore thumb called Valentine’s Day. Perhaps, since it’s the shortest month, it has a Napoleonic complex and makes up for it with a mammoth Hallmark- appropriated holiday. One that screams love while poking at our inside organs of guilt and insecurity. Shop for a… Read More »

School district mishandled media access to flag-raising

By TOM KEARNEY Vermont Community Newspaper Group South Burlington school officials botched what should have been a notable exercise of free expression — raising a Black Lives Matter flag at South Burlington High School on Feb. 1, in conjunction with Black History Month. It was the ceremony they didn’t want anybody to see, at least… Read More »

Auditions for Farm to Ballet, Feb. 10

Auditions for Farm to Ballet, Feb. 10

Ballet Vermont will host auditions for the upcoming summer season of Farm to Ballet on Feb.10. Now in its fifth year, this season will feature six performances, all in the month of July, at picturesque venues throughout Vermont. The production will be presented in West Corinth, Wolcott, Brattleboro, Shelburne, Woodstock, and Essex. The 2019 summer season of… Read More »