Students connect with astronauts

Students connect with astronauts

The Charlotte Central School multi-purpose room, the site of decades of school plays, middle school dances, and first-grade gym classes, was transformed into a portal to the galaxy as students videoconferenced with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Last week, as part of NASA’s ISS Educational Downlink program, 175 middle school students plus teachers, school… Read More »

Windblown

Windblown

Scenes from Saturday Top A tree landed on a house on Falls Road during Friday’s storm. Top right Barrett’s Tree Service was called in to remove fallen trees from the village cemetery. Left Shelburne Public Works crews cut trees to clear the debris from the roadway in front of Shelburne Museum. Center At Shelburne Airport,… Read More »

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 »