Current camp trends

Camp has been an American tradition for more than 150 years. Some things at camp — forming friendships, having fun, practicing new skills, and summer learning gains — will never change. But what are the camp trends today? Who goes to camp? American Camp Association (ACA) estimates that there are 12,000 traditional, organized camps in… Read More »

The bottom line about camp costs

Parents know that camp is an experience that will last a lifetime. However, they may worry about the cost, especially if there is more than one camp-aged child in the house. The good news for parents is that there is a camp for just about every budget. While fees to attend camp vary, they can… Read More »

The great news about homesickness

By Christopher A. Thurber, Ph.D. That’s right…there’s great news about homesickness. For starters, you should know that: Homesickness (or “missing home”) is normal. In study after study, researchers found that 95 percent of boys and girls who were spending at least two weeks at overnight camp felt some degree of homesickness. Children at day camp… Read More »


Deaths Marie-Ange Sage – Burlington Marie-Ange Sage, 98, of Lake Wallace, Vt., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Pillsbury Manor in South Burlington with her family by her side. She was born a twin, in Stanhope, Qué., on Dec. 18, 1916, a daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha (Crete) Routhier. She… Read More »

For the love of running

For the love of running

Over 80 runners, regardless of relationship status, participated in’s second annual Cupid 5K on Saturday, Feb. 14 in Shelburne. Following the race, participants socialized with prospective single like-minded runners over complimentary hot chocolate, or not.  

Me & My Guy Dance: a sweet success

Me & My Guy Dance: a sweet success

Over 230 father and daughters braved frigid temperatures to attend the annual Me & My Guy Dance sponsored by Shelburne Parks & Recreation on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Town Offices in Shelburne. Above, Shelburne dad Mark Bosma and daughter, Delaney, take a spin on the dance floor.    

Parks and Rec

Young Rembrandts: Join us for a fun six weeks of an Anime and Manga Drawing Workshop.  Students will create dazzling illustrations influenced by popular Japanese anime and manga themes. Don’t let your child miss out on an exciting opportunity to produce wonderful artwork. This program is open to kids in grades K-5 and costs $80. Class dates are… Read More »

Orchard Observations

Orchard Observations

Gourmet soups and winter roots By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards If Vermonters were truly to “eat locally” this time of year, we’d all be eating a lot of root crops. After harvest in the autumn, crops such as cabbage, potatoes, winter squash, beets, and onions can be kept for a longer period of time in… Read More »

Greenworks announces annual, industry awards

Green Works/Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association named the winners of the 2014 Annual Awards and Industry Award Programs at the recent 2015 Green Works Winter Meeting & Trade Show held on Jan. 27 at the UVM Davis Center. A panel of industry professionals and landscape architects met in January 2015. Projects were judged according to… Read More »