Shopping with Chea: I’m back, and ready to buy stuff

Shopping with Chea: I’m back, and ready to buy stuff

Woo-hoo! It’s only taken 11 months, but I’ve finally emerged from my eggnog fog from last holiday season, and I’m ready to hit the streets and heat up my AmEx for another round of local shopping and good cheer. Shopping locally benefits the people who own our neighborhood stores, but it helps you, too—local business… Read More »

Single parents at Champlain College benefit from women supporting women in education

Single parents at Champlain College benefit from women supporting women in education

Women (and a few men) from around Chittenden County gathered at Champlain College on Thursday, Oct. 29 for the annual Women Supporting Women in Education fundraiser for the school’s Single Parents Program (SPP). Presentations by Champlain staff, a current student and an alumna of the program highlighted the life-changing benefits that the SPP supports. While… Read More »

Residents experience swimmers’ itch from Lake Champlain

Residents experience swimmers’ itch from Lake Champlain

A swim in Lake Champlain on a hot, late-summer day can cause many things: happiness, a sense of well-being, and for some people, an itchy rash. Over the last few weeks, at least a dozen swimmers in the Charlotte and Shelburne area, many at the Charlotte Beach, have experienced an unfortunate side-effect of enjoying the… Read More »

New law makes preschool available to more local students

New law makes preschool available to more local students

Preschool is a special and exciting time for little ones: big-kid sneakers, cool lunchbox, new friends, and learning away from home for the very first time. Early childhood education is considered a vital first step in the academic and social development of children, and state legislators signed Act 166 into law last year in order… Read More »

School directors present revised facilities bond figures

Shelburne school directors met on July 23 in a special meeting to review the revised estimate for the facilities bond at Shelburne Community School. The new figures come after town voters rejected a proposed $11.2 million plan presented at Town Meeting in March. With significant reductions in the proposed cost to school improvements, board members… Read More »

CVU named one of the best high schools in the country

Confirming what students, staff, and the community already knew, the website Best Colleges (www.bestcolleges.com) recently named Champlain Valley Union High School the 38th best high school in the United States. The site based their rankings on a wide variety of factors, everything from graduation rates to athletics to the quality of food in the lunch… Read More »

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