Op Ed: Making Progress in Montpelier

Op Ed: Making Progress in Montpelier

By Governor Peter Shumlin As we head into the second half of this year’s Legislation session, it’s a good time to evaluate the progress that has been made in the two months since the session began. In January, I laid out a number of priorities to keep Vermont moving forward that included cleaning up Lake… Read More »

Redhawks earn third straight crown

Redhawks earn third straight crown

By Mal Boright For the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School girls basketball team, Tuesday night was just another early March evening at the office. Well, that is if you are in the annual state crown business. And coach Ute Otley’s Redhawks are very much in that business. The task before them Tuesday was putting… Read More »

Longtime Terraces manager Tod Whitaker steps down

Longtime Terraces manager Tod Whitaker steps down

By Lettie Stratton Shelburne resident Tod Whitaker, manager of The Terraces Retirement Community, is stepping down after 12 years. The Terraces provides services for approximately 64 residents 55 years or older in 58 units across the property, which neighbors Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms, and is just three miles from beloved Lake Champlain. Whitaker explained that The… Read More »

Shelburne Cub Scouts host Pinewood Derby March 14

Shelburne Cub Scouts host Pinewood Derby March 14

Cub Scout Pack 607 will name a 2015 Pinewood Derby Champion this Saturday, March 14 at the Town Hall Gym in Shelburne. Test runs are planned for 12:30pm and racing begins at 2pm. Approximately 30 participants are expected to race in the “derby-style event” but with 7-inch scale model cars built by cub scouts, their… Read More »

report from montpelier

report from montpelier

The second installment of a two part series by Representatives Joan Lenes and Kate Webb. Education Reform The public’s demand for a more affordable funding system and equitable education structure has driven the work of the House Education Committee this year. Organizational complexities, small school viability, program evaluation, local control and rising costs in the… Read More »

H2H volunteers distribute handmade hats to infants

H2H volunteers distribute handmade hats to infants

A total of 500 hand-knit or crocheted newborn baby hats, generously crafted by ladies from Florida, Vermont, and Connecticut, were carefully carried to Tela, Honduras this month to be given out as gifts to all babies born at the hospital during the Hands to Honduras-Tela (H2H-Tela) humanitarian service trip. Above, a newborn, one of 18… Read More »

Community forum on Shelburne’s children and families March 19

Join the Shelburne Social Services Committee (SSSC) in a panel presentation and discussion of recent trends that affect children on Thursday, March 19 from 7-8:30pm at the Shelburne Town Center in Meeting Room 1. As a community we are aware that broader changes in society impact Shelburne and its citizens. Whether it is economic shifts, greater diversity,… Read More »

Secretary of State speaks at Town Officers’ Conferences in April

Registration is now open for the 70th annual Town Officers’ Educational Conferences, planned for three locations in April. Organized by University of Vermont Extension in cooperation with partnering agencies, these day-long meetings will provide an opportunity for town clerks, listers, selectboard members, planners, and other municipal officials and citizen volunteers to gather for updates on… Read More »

PARKS and REC NEWS

*NEW* Basketball Clinic: Join us after school in March for a basketball clinic to keep your skills sharp! Boys and girls will be led in drills by Chris Konowitz, with the opportunity to scrimmage each day. Must bring clean, dry gym shoes and a water bottle.  Monday & Wednesday, March 9-April 1 from 3:15-4:30pm. The… Read More »