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 »

Little League Opening Day traditions continue

Little League Opening Day traditions continue

Ball players from Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg will march in the Little League Opening Day parade this Saturday, May 6 in Shelburne Village. The annual event kicks off the season with the excitement it deserves, and allows teams to come together one time before their uniforms get dusty and covered with grass stains. Ball players… Read More »

Tourist About Town

Tourist About Town

I sent my kids off to school on Monday in the official Vermont kid spring uniform: shorts and Bog boots. If you’re a child, you spend your weekends out in the pouring rain and/or sunny warmth, depending on what minute of the day it is, but if you’re a grownup, you spend your weekends wiping… Read More »

Getting the yard ready for spring

Getting the yard ready for spring

That one sunny day this past weekend inspired many a Vermonter to break out the gardening gloves and the hoe; despite the fact that we all know it will surely snow again within the next few weeks, the birds are working on their nests, the bugs are timidly crawling back out, and we’re getting out… Read More »

Authors delight local audience

Authors delight local audience

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen have written and illustrated several hilarious and clever books together, and the Flying Pig brought them to the Town Hall in Shelburne, where they read three of those books: “Extra Yarn,” “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole,” and their newest collaboration, “Triangle.” After the readings, Barnett and Klassen, who are… Read More »

Tourist About Town — Late winter weekends

Tourist About Town — Late winter weekends

This is the time of year when your Vitamin D lamp for seasonal acquired depression is on the fritz from overuse, you send your kids outside to play in the mud and when they protest, you just yell, “Get out there and pretend it’s snow!” Your seed catalogs are dusted off, but thawed ground seems… Read More »

CVSD introduces proficiency based learning

Champlain South Supervisory Union parents saw some differences on their middle school students’ recent report cards, changes that reflect a push toward assessing student performance based on proficiency. Known as proficiency-based learning, or standards-based learning, this system assesses a student’s progress toward a predetermined learning target. Champlain Valley Union High School already uses proficiency-based learning,… Read More »

SCS students collecting postcards from around the globe

If you’re heading somewhere fun for February break, or your best friend lives in Thailand or your mom lives in Turkey, Natalie Lodge’s fifth grade class at Shelburne Community School wants to hear from you. The students are studying world geography, and part of the fun is collecting postcards from around the world. In an… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

We did it! We’re here, and the end is in sight, and even if you’re the world’s best procrastinator (sorry, you can’t beat me, I’ve been sitting here at my computer looking for split ends for twenty minutes instead of typing), don’t worry. I’m here for you. The Old Brick Store in Charlotte is a… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

  I’m not hard to buy for. Get me something encrusted with diamonds or a good book, and I’m happy until next December. One thing I don’t love, though, is a practical gift. (Please see my husband for further information, regarding in particular the infamous Waffle Maker Birthday Incident of 2012.) When you’re standing in… Read More »

1 2 3 5