Reasons to support Christine Hallquist, Democratic candidate for governor

To the Editor: Vermont’s upcoming gubernatorial primary on August 14 comes at a particularly troubled time. Congress and the Trump administration have called for major reductions in federal financial aid to the states. Further, successful federal/state programs, such as health insurance coverage, are being emasculated to the detriment of low- and middle-income earners. Politically, Gov.… Read More »

Art classes, fluoride treatments, and friendship with Honduran kids

Art classes, fluoride treatments, and friendship with Honduran kids

Editor’s note: For 14 years, volunteers with Hands to Honduras Tela have traveled to Tela, Honduras, for service projects that have included constructing health centers, school classrooms and latrines; providing health brigades; leading educational and training seminars; delivering school, medical and athletic supplies, and more. The 2018 team had 46 volunteers, many from Shelburne and… Read More »

How many turkeys? The State wants to know

How many turkeys? The State wants to know

State Fish & Wildlife officials are looking to Vermonters to help them gauge how the wild turkey population is faring. Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont and officials would appreciate “citizen scientists” reporting the location, number and size of turkey families they see this month. The turkey brood survey is on online at… Read More »

Stories of musical ladies of bygone days at DAR mansion in Addison

Stories of musical ladies of bygone days at DAR mansion in Addison

The Vermont Humanities Council presents Vermont’s Musical Ladies Aug.18 at 1 p.m. at the John Strong Daughters of the American Revolution Mansion Museum in Addison. Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts.… Read More »

Shelburne duo savors double-header victory

Shelburne duo savors double-header victory

Shelburne players Gianna Ostlund and Elise Berger helped the 2017 U11 National Champion Boston Slammers all-girls baseball team defeat the Sherbrooke Angels in a recent double-header. The games were played July 29 at the Shelburne Town Little League Fields with the Slammers finishing on top 11-0 and 14-3. The first-ever all-girls baseball games held in… Read More »