I want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

Shelburne Community School kindergarteners, Henry Shrier, at left, and Lincoln Ricketts, walk down the hall to their class on the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Photo by Linda Maitland

Mater Christi gets makeover on Beautification Day

Mater Christi gets makeover on Beautification Day

Thirty eight people attended Beautification Day, an annual end-of-summer tradition at Mater Christi School on Aug. 16. Organized by Ting Shlansky and Angela DeSanctis, the group took on a variety of jobs including weeding, painting classrooms and pavement lines, washing windows, trimming hedges, and removing drywall. Those in attendance made the day even more meaningful… Read More »

CVU senior chosen as National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador

CVU senior chosen as National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador

Youth Service America and Festival of Children Foundation selected Emily Coffin, age 17, as the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador. As one of 51 Youth Ambassadors selected from a nationwide pool, Coffin will receive funding and training to lead an initiative to establish a network between adolescent girls to counteract female peer aggression and… Read More »

Get schooled on financial aid – whatever your income level

Did you know that in the 2012-2013 academic year, more than $238.5 billion in financial aid (grants, federal loans, federal work-study, and federal tax credits and deductions) were awarded to undergraduate and graduate students? And that those students came from households spanning a wide range of household incomes? During that same time period, the average… Read More »

Slow Money Vermont plans kickoff Sept. 16

Slow Money Vermont plans kickoff Sept. 16

Slow Money founder Woody Tasch will speak at the company’s launch event on Sept. 16 from 5:30-7:30pm at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Chapel at College Hall in Montpelier. The event promises to connect entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers and share vision for 21st Century Main Street investing to support a viable and… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyard’s 2012 Marquette Reserve wins “Best in Show”

Shelburne Vineyard’s 2012 Marquette Reserve wins “Best in Show”

When Shelburne Vineyard founder Ken Albert answered his phone at 5:32pm on Aug. 19, he listened carefully as University of Minnesota’s professor Gary Gardner shared good news.  “You folks really have the recipe!” meaning that for the fourth consecutive year, a Shelburne Vineyard Marquette wine, the 2012 Marquette Reserve, won “Best Red Wine in Show”… Read More »

Green Mountain Golf tournament makes wishes come true

The Green Mountain Golf Classic, sponsored by Bond Auto Parts and supported by Great Eastern Radio and several local sponsors, marked its inaugural year on Tuesday, Aug. 26 as a benefit for Make-A-Wish® Vermont. Tournament participants enjoyed 18 rounds of golf, lunch, a heartfelt speech by a Wish mom, and raffle prizes at Barre Country… Read More »

Wedding crashers: Vermont-style

Wedding crashers: Vermont-style

By Kathryn Blume There’s an old saying in the theater, “Never share the stage with children and animals.” This is because they tend to completely steal focus, and that’s been true with weddings as well – though they can also be very entertaining. Especially the animals. As a wedding officiate with upwards of 250 ceremonies… Read More »

CVU football suffers defeat in season opener

CVU football suffers defeat  in season opener

By Michael Regan Champlain Valley Union (CVU) suffered a tough defeat, 46-19, to Colchester in the first game of the season last Saturday Aug. 30 at the high school in Hinesburg.  Overall, it was a rough day for the Redhawks, but there were standout performances on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Andrew Bortnick led… Read More »