News from the Pierson Library: May 1, 2014

Today! Calling all sci-fi fans! We are starting a new monthly book discussion group devoted to science fiction and fantasy in conjunction with Geek Mountain State (www.geekmountainstate.com). Our first meeting is tonight at 7pm to discuss “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Pizza will be served so please call the library ahead of time to register… Read More »

Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month in Shelburne

This article is part of a series written by the Shelburne Social Services Committee to provide information to Shelburne residents on local social services issues. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. In acknowledgement, the Social Services Committee would like to recognize the numerous volunteers in Shelburne. There are many opportunities for volunteers to make a difference… Read More »

An unforgettable way to welcome spring

Long ribbons are now secured to the top of a 30-foot wooden pole that stands in the center of the playground at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School (LCWS). This Saturday, May 3 from 10am to 2pm, the colorful ribbons will unfurl and young children and their families will celebrate the arrival of spring at LCWS’s… Read More »

Comedy Night benefits Charlotte and Shelburne PTOs

The wildly popular Comedy Divas are sponsoring another comedy show to benefit the Charlotte and Shelburne PTOs on Friday, May 9 at 7:30pm at the Old Lantern in Charlotte. The show will feature local Comedy Divas Josie Leavitt, Tracie Spencer, Autumn Engroff Spencer, and Sue Schmidt. Josie Leavitt, owner of The Flying Pig and one… Read More »

Reptiles, amphibians on the move

Vermonters may have already heard the calling of spring peepers or wood frogs calling or noticed salamanders crawling over rocks in a nearby stream. The arrival of spring brings the return of reptiles and amphibians to the landscape. The frog calls heard each spring are part of the animals’ breeding behavior, according to Zoologist Mark Ferguson… Read More »

Website offers tools to prevent underage drinking

Four years ago, the Vermont Department of Health launched ParentUp, a web-based campaign focused on the important role of parents in preventing underage drinking. Research shows that parents are the number one influence on a child’s decision to drink or not drink alcohol. The website, www.ParentUpVT.org, offers information, tools, and videos that illustrate simple, proven… Read More »

Training offered for Forest Pest First Detectors

Vermont’s Forest Pest First Detector Program will provide free training this spring for volunteers interested in scouting for the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, and hemlock woolly adelgid in their communities. Early detection of these invasive pests will help minimize economic and ecological damage to forests and prevent populations from becoming established in the… Read More »

CVU Third Quarter Honor Roll: Shelburne students

High Honors Lucy A. Anderson Olivia H. Arms Nikolas A. Baya J. Matthew Beer Leah E. Berger Gabrielle R. Booth Shay K. Brunvand Erin E. Bundock Thomas A. Carey Sharon Chen Hadley T. Crow Stephen K. Donahue Parker G. Dunn Katherine E. Garra Emily S. Gilman Pearl P. Guerriere Madison L. Hakey Justin G. Hameline… Read More »

SCS Facilities Committee update

You may remember in November 2013 we reported that in spring 2013 our Shelburne Community School (SCS) School Board formed a Facilities Committee that was charged with creating a recommendation to the SCS Board for proposed capital expenditures. The Committee The Facilities Committee is comprised of: Two SCS Board members, Kathy Stockman and Tim Williams… Read More »

Redhawks Recap: May 1, 2014

By Sheri Duff Lacrosse team dominates in win CVU’s Matt Palmer and Nevin DiParlo scored three times apiece to lead Champlain Valley over Mount Mansfield 16-2 in high school boys lacrosse Monday in Hinesburg. Kaleb Gobout and Ryan Keelan scored twice each and Steele Dubrul had a goal and two assists. Goalie Owen Hudson secured… Read More »