Opening Day for boys and girls of summer

Opening Day for boys and girls of summer

It was a beautiful day for baseball, despite the wicked storm the night before. Athletes and their families enjoyed a sunny Opening Day for Shelburne Little League, which includes children from Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg. At top, hats off alongside Champ, the Vermont Lake Monsters mascot, who joins in for the national anthem. Named after… Read More »

Flo’s not slow

Flo’s not slow

Flo Meiler, athlete, octogenarian, and Shelburnite, recently won yet another pile of medals at the USA Track and Field Masters Indoor Championships in Landover, Maryland the weekend of March 16. The hard part of the track meet came when, after injuring a hamstring on the third day of the meet, Meiler still had to compete… Read More »

Pups sickened by possible pot poop on Mt. Philo

By Chea Waters Evans Mt. Philo in Charlotte is usually a happy hike for local walkers and their pets. On any given morning, dozens of dogs and their owners hike up the mountain road or wooded trails. But last week, at least four dogs became violently ill after ingesting something near the road as they… Read More »

Shelburne students walk out and talk it out, too

Shelburne students walk out and talk it out, too

Much like the national movement in the background, the scheduled walkouts that took place at local schools as part of National Walkout Day were student-driven. A snow day last Wednesday meant that students in the Champlain Valley School District couldn’t easily participate in the national March 14 walkout, but Champlain Valley Union High School, Charlotte… Read More »

Snow postpones school walkout; students still determined

UPDATE: The student walkout at CVU has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Friday, according to students and school officials.  Across the country on Wednesday, students participated in mid-morning walkouts to protest school shootings and raise awareness of the need to make changes to gun laws. At 10 a.m., students left their schools, congregated outside, and… Read More »

Bear wakes up, pays early visit to Shelburne neighborhood

Bear wakes up, pays early visit to Shelburne neighborhood

The wild weather this winter has brought an unusual cold-weather visitor to Shelburne. Last week, Kim Douglas noticed that the bark on a cedar tree in her backyard was shredded. She knew it wasn’t the work of an overly ambitious squirrel, so a call to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and some further investigation… Read More »

CVU students named finalists in State of the Union essay contest

Six Champlain Valley Union High School students were named finalists in U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ eighth annual State of the Union essay contest. The contest asks Vermont high school students to describe issues they would prioritize if they were president. This year, 585 students from 47 Vermont high schools submitted essays, according to Sanders’ office.… Read More »

New high school club addresses difficult issues

New high school club addresses difficult issues

By CHEA WATERS EVANS The topic of sexual assault and harassment has dominated the news over the last few months, involving everyone from the president down to local high school students. Although the subject isn’t always comfortable for teens or adults to discuss, a group of Champlain Valley Union High School students is working toward… Read More »