Power in numbers: Local communities discuss conservation

MADELINE CLARK  Staff Reporter Good fences make good neighbors, the old adage says. However, in the case of six local municipalities, the very opposite may soon ring true. This winter, South Burlington officials began talking with neighboring towns about a possible multi-community conservation partnership they’re calling the Southwest Chittenden County Conservation Partnership. Tuesday night, Shelburne… Read More »

Obituary – Charles Clark Oljetoh Schmitt

Charles Clark Oljetoh Schmitt 2001-2019 It is a shame when the world loses a compassionate energetic explorer. Charles Clark Oljetoh Schmitt (Clark) passed away, the morning of March 31, after a two-year rollercoaster ride with cancer. Like much of Clark’s life, that two-year ride was full of white-knuckle moments and exhilaration. Clark fought off colon… Read More »

Shelburne Players’ ‘Noises Off’ delivers: With comedy, surprises and sardines!

ROZ GRAHAM Correspondent From the moment Shelburne Players announced “Noises Off” as its spring 2019 production, there has been a buzz. “Funniest play I ever saw;” “Remember how they flipped the scenery so the audience saw the action backstage;” “Can’t wait to see it again.” Well, the buzz has continued and proved to be totally… Read More »

Big Change Roundup

Big Change Roundup

New England Federal Credit Union presented a check for $29,439, March 18 to the University of Ver-mont Children’s Hospital. Part of the annual fundraiser Big Change Roundup, all proceeds benefit pa-tients and families served by the children’s hospital. Support of this event ensures continuing family-centered care in a child-friendly environment. From left, WOKO’s “Wild Bill”… Read More »

The camp around the corner: day camp

The camp around the corner: day camp

For 150 years, camp has been the natural extension of traditional education – an expanded learning environment that provides enrichment and a hands-on experiential education like no other. Experts agree that camp is essential to a child’s development, teaching life lessons such as leadership, teamwork, empathy, and problem-solving. The most successful camp experiences occur when… Read More »

Hinesburg Town Forest History Night, April 18

Hinesburg Town Forest History Night, April 18

The Town of Hinesburg hosts a night of storytelling, discussion and education about the Hinesburg Town Forest, an 864-acre municipal forest owned by the town since the 1950s and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The event takes place Thursday, April 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Hinesburg Town Hall, 10632… Read More »

Look back and learn

I’m glad the town finally decided to end the battle against Vermont Railway. Now, I ask they look back and learn from the mistakes that cost us $516,000. Reflection may improve the operation of the select board, which may help regain the trust of taxpayers and business owners. I opposed the ordinance from the beginning… Read More »

At camp, play is a powerful form of learning

At camp, play is a powerful form of learning

“The traditional summer camp recognizes that play is a powerful form of learning that contributes mightily to the child’s healthy physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development.” So said Tufts University child development expert, Dr. David Elkind. American children seem to be in constant motion. Their schedules are packed with homework, chores, music lessons, and organized… Read More »

Shelburne Police Log

Editor’s note: Shelburne Police are working on a backlog of call listings. 49 traffic violations 44 directed patrols 20 miscellaneous complaints 4 burglar alarms 3 medical calls 2 winter parking ban enforcement actions 1 false fire alarm 1 false medical alarm 1 child car seat installation Jan. 5 12:36 a.m. Police were called to Shelburne… Read More »

SCHIP Spring Grant deadline

The spring deadline for SCHIP grant applications is Tuesday, April 30. Since SCHIP began making grants, many non-profits have used their awarded funds to continue their mission to improve the lives of our neighbors and strengthen our communities. Grants range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Grants may not exceed $3,000 per request… Read More »