Local family donates Truman’s autographed etching to National Press Club

Preston Webb, Chase Mitchell and Grant Mitchell, all three grandsons of Kenneth and Martha Wooden of Shelburne, presented Myron Belkind, President of The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., with an autographed etching of former President Harry S. Truman for the world’s leading professional organization for journalists Monday, July 28 in the nation’s capital. The blue and… Read More »

Partnership offers beer and food tasting event at Mt. Philo Aug. 10 Vermont State Parks, Switchback Brewery, Dakin Farms collaborate

Vermont State Parks has teamed up with Burlington’s Switchback Brewing Company to hold the first ever Switchback Sunday event at historic Mt. Philo State Park. The event will take place rain or shine on Sunday, Aug.10 from noon to 4pm at the picnic shelter on Mt. Philo summit. Mt. Philo is the oldest state park… Read More »

Community Emergency Response Training available

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is holding training for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT members are trained to be prepared to take care of themselves and others during an emergency and assist local emergency response agencies. Vermont residents age 18 or older or youth accompanied by a parent or… Read More »

Supporting the Rokeby is as easy as pie

Having a great day is easy as pie at Rokeby Museum’s annual Pie & Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 4pm. Their corps of pie-baking volunteers has been perfecting the art of pie making for more than 25 years. Peach, apple, and berry pies of every kind – it’s a selection… Read More »

“Conversations with Kay” features Shelburne locals

This month Vermont Community Access Media’s (VCAM) popular producer and talk show host Kay Ryder is focused on Shelburne, her home for over 45 years. Ryder, the host of “Conversations with Kay,” interviewed Charlotte Shelburne Rotary Club President Dave Jonah and Rotarian Dr. Sam Fietelberg about the Hands to Honduras Tela Program. A partnership bringing… Read More »

Peregrine Falcon nesting cliffs reopened for hikers

Vermont Fish & Wildlife has reopened the cliffs closed to hiking and access earlier this spring to protect nesting peregrine falcons. Peregrine falcons were added to the Endangered Species List in 1970, one year after it was created as a part of the 1969 Endangered Species Conservation Act.  Although the peregrine falcon was delisted in… Read More »

Op Ed: Shelburne Rescue needs you

By John Kelley, Shelburne Rescue One of the great assets Shelburne possesses, and also I believe one of its greatest strengths, is its volunteer Rescue Squad. I consider it a real privilege to be a part of the squad, for it is made up of very special people. They are people who are committed to… Read More »

The Readers Write

Community support for Vermont Parks Forever Fund appreciated Thank you, thank you, to those who attended the Vermont Parks Forever Foundation’s first celebration at Mt. Philo on July 27. Having the first scholarship of its kind named in Will’s honor is heartening to his family and we are very grateful to the State of Vermont, Rangers… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Today!  Our younger patrons are invited to explore the “Science of Scent” at 1pm today. Courtney Worthington from Healthy Living will be demonstrating the science of smell with her Paranorman-themed line of scents.  Everyone 5 years of age and older is welcome. Tonight!  The Geek Mountain State Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Group will be discussing “Ancillary… Read More »

Students pay tribute to their SHS teachers continued

By Roderick W. Durrell After the tribute to SHS teachers Bernie Couture, Bob Jones and Doug Tudhope, and Betty McDonald Dye’s family remembrance of her mother, Imelda McDonald, came a tribute to John E. McGee, Sr. and his wife Mary Elizabeth (Mareli) Foley McGee, both SHS teachers. Probably no person was more synonymous with SHS… Read More »