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 »

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 »