Community School shows off $9.2 million renovations

Community School shows off $9.2 million renovations

The beginning of the school year is a time for fresh starts: new backpacks, new teachers, new pencils, new friends. At Shelburne Community School this fall, students also got the added thrill of new construction, as a major improvement project first started in June 2016 was finally complete. To celebrate, school officials and students will… Read More »

Josh Panda Band headlines hurricane benefit at the Old Lantern

Hurricane Irma’s devastation to the U.S. Virgin Islands was swift and severe. Weeks later, the residents of these popular vacation destinations and U.S. territories are still struggling to get clean water, food, medical care, and supplies to begin the slow rebuilding process. Friday night from 6 to 11, the Old Lantern Inn and Barn hosts… Read More »

CVU educator Stan Williams and Think Tank awarded $15,000 grant

CVU educator Stan Williams and Think Tank awarded $15,000 grant

Anyone who works with children knows something that many others don’t: kids are thoughtful. They love to talk about their ideas, and those ideas are frequently really good. Stan Williams, an instructional coach and humanities teacher at Champlain Valley Union High School, recently received a $15,000 grant to support the school’s Think Tank, a program… Read More »

Farm stand thefts teach a lesson in compassion and community

Farm stand thefts teach a lesson in compassion and community

By Chea Waters Evans Beach Road in Shelburne is a tree-lined lane tucked off Bostwick Road that leads to the Shelburne Town Beach. For six years, Susan Cooke-Kittredge has operated a farm stand out of her home there, selling flowers, vegetables, and fruit that she grows in her 3,000-square foot garden. Thefts this summer from… Read More »

CCS principal leaves for new position within school district

CCS principal leaves for new position within school district

Just two years after joining Charlotte Central School as its lead principal, Barbara Anne Komons Montroll is leaving her position at the school to take on the role of director of communications and public relations within the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Komons Montroll announced her departure through an email to the CCS community… Read More »

Eliza Konowitz: middle schooler becomes a 46er

Eliza Konowitz: middle schooler becomes a 46er

Note: The original version of this story had an incorrect location for Camp Pok-O-MacCready. The camp is in Willsboro, New York. Most 12-year-olds are spending the summer swimming, watching YouTube and bickering with their siblings, but Eliza Konowitz has busy feet and has been on a mission. In July, the rising seventh-grader at Shelburne Community… Read More »

Clemmons Family Farm is grant finalist

Clemmons Family Farm is grant finalist

The Clemmons Family Farm on Greenbush Road in Charlotte was recently named as a finalist in an ArtPlace America National Creative Placemaking Fund grant competition. Owned and operated by Jack and Lydia Clemmons since 1962, it is one of the largest African American-owned farms in Vermont. ArtPlace America is a non-profit organization that focuses on… Read More »

CVU students produce play, showing at Flynn this weekend

CVU students produce play, showing at Flynn this weekend

Julia Kitonis is ambitious, thoughtful, and has a keen understanding of the importance of art as a catalyst for connection. Through the Nexus program at Champlain Valley Union high school, where she is a senior, she and her friend and fellow student Caroline Pastore have produced a play that is performed in two languages simultaneously—English… Read More »

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