Little League Opening Day hits it out of the park

Little League Opening Day hits it out of the park

The recent merger of the Charlotte, Hinesburg, and Shelburne Little Leagues led to a big, happy crowd and a lot of fun on Saturday, April 30 for the league’s opening day ceremonies. Ball players and their families, accompanied by a drum line, marched in a parade from the town green to the ball fields, where… Read More »

Lund Center celebrates 125 years

Lund Center celebrates 125 years

The Lund Center in Burlington is celebrating its 125th birthday on Saturday, April 30 with exactly the kind of hoopla one would expect after 125 years: a whole day of non-stop fun, friends, lots of cake, and three—that’s right, three—separate parties. It’s a special celebration for a place that has lifted up countless families for… Read More »

Spring real estate market robust

Spring real estate market robust

It’s that time of year when crocuses and real estate signs are sprouting up on lawns around Chittenden County. Traditionally, spring is the time when the real estate market blooms, and this year is showing to be even better than those in the recent past. The trouble, experts say, is that in certain price ranges,… Read More »

CSSU proposes adjusted hours for 2016-17 school year

School boards across the Chittenden South Supervisory Union are voting on April 26 on a proposed school day schedule change that could take effect with the 2016-17 school year. The change, which is called the early release-late start professional development/educational improvement model, is intended to optimize the benefits of teachers’ professional development time. Currently, teachers… Read More »

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

When people want to connect during an emotional conversation, they usually look each other in the eye. Recent research by Tiffany Hutchins, Charlotte resident and assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont, used eye-tracking technology to study children with autism spectrum disorder,… Read More »

Local dentist takes her tools to Africa

Local dentist takes her tools to Africa

In her daily grind, a regular dentist might not imagine herself extracting teeth and filling cavities during the day and sleeping in a safari tent, listening to elephants trumpeting at night. Dr. Susan Grimes, however, recently found herself doing just that on a volunteer service trip to practice dentistry for the Maasai people in Kenya,… Read More »

The Paper Cranes walk their way to $500,000

The Paper Cranes walk their way to $500,000

For some, raising some money to fight cancer is enough. For others, walking 26 miles in honor of a friend is enough. For Jeanette Voss of Shelburne, however, raising money for cancer research and supporting friends by walking the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk was never enough. The tireless effort by Voss and her team,… Read More »