Parks & Rec News

See all of the Fall and Winter Programs and Events online at shelburnevt.org/160/Parks-Recreation or in the 2018 Fall/Winter brochure.  Annual tree lighting and caroling Everyone is invited to this holiday tradition on the Shelburne Village Green, Friday, Nov. 30. Caroling will start at 5:45 p.m.; lighting of the town tree is at 6 p.m. Santa is… Read More »

Free Christmas dinner for seniors

Area seniors can make reservations now to attend or have delivered a free Christmas dinner organized by several local agencies and businesses. Along with Age Well, the Burlington School Food Project, the Elks Lodge, Penny Cluse Café, Temple Sinai and others, Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors is offering both a delivered hot meal and a… Read More »

Blood Drives planned

The American Red Cross says its supply of blood and platelets is particularly low and donors are encouraged to take part in upcoming drives. Blood donors of all blood types, especially type O, and platelet donors are needed. Individuals can attend a drive or make an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED… Read More »

“Recycle Like You Live Here” campaign launched

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has launched a campaign to reduce recycling contamination, protect worker safety, and improve the value of Vermont’s recyclables. The agency, along with the Chittenden Solid Waste District and Casella Waste Systems, has identified the top four contaminants at recycling facilities. These items don’t belong in blue recycling bins: plastic… Read More »

Kim Nolan of Shelburne appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

Kim Nolan of Shelburne appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

Kim Nolan of Shelburne has been appointed to a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women. Vermont House Speaker Rep. Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, made the appointment recently. Nolan is an executive leadership team member and senior director of City Market Co-op, a community-owned food cooperative with two locations in Burlington. Nolan has worked… Read More »

Dr. Mary Cushman receives research prize from American Heart Association

Dr. Mary Cushman receives research prize from American Heart Association

The American Heart Association awarded its Population Research Prize to Mary Cushman, M.D., professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. The prize was awarded to the Shelburne resident during the opening ceremonies of the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018 in Chicago earlier this month. Heart Association President… Read More »

Lake Champlain Waldorf School hosts Holiday Fair

Lake Champlain Waldorf School hosts Holiday Fair

Lake Champlain Waldorf School’s annual two-day Holiday Fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The event combines activities for children, shopping for adults, and food. The fair begins Friday, 6:30-9 p.m., with its artisan market geared for adults and older teens featuring more than 50 vendors from Vermont and… Read More »

New State House statue set for dome-topping debut Friday

New State House statue set for dome-topping debut Friday

By KEVIN O’CONNOR VTDIGGER.ORG Chris Miller knows how 160 years of history has credited the late Larkin Goldsmith Mead with creating the statue of a goddess of agriculture atop the Vermont State House. Chris Miller knows better. True, Mead designed the allegorical figure — popularly if not officially known by the Roman name Ceres —… Read More »

Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission plans listening tour

The Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission will host a listening tour to give Vermonters an opportunity for public comment on the draft reports produced by the Commission’s Subcommittees on Roadway Safety, Education and Prevention, and Taxation and Regulation recently. The draft reports document the findings and recommendations of the subcommittees for review by the commission. The… Read More »

Vermont unemployment drops to 2.8 percent

The Vermont Department of Labor announced last week that the seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for October was 2.8 percent, a drop of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised September rate. That compares with the national rate in October of 3.7 percent.  As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan area… Read More »