Lewis Creek Association makes plans for upcoming field season

Lewis Creek Association makes plans for upcoming field season

The Lewis Creek Association has begun its call for volunteers for its summer fieldwork. Planned for this summer is monitoring water quality in various local creeks, and managing the invasive plant European frogbit. Lewis Creek Association Program Coordinator Krista Hoffsis noted that monitoring water quality allows LCA to observe trends and take note of changes… Read More »

CVU educators awarded fellowship

Two educators at Champlain Valley Union High School have jointly received a three-year, $75,000 fellowship from The Rowland Foundation. Visual art teacher Abbie Bowker and librarian Peter Langella plan to use the fellowship in phases to introduce a new program wherein students may pursue projects of personal interest throughout the school year. Bowker noted that… Read More »

Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Wayne Barr (left) worked the Barr Farm, a Shelburne dairy operation, for 45 years. Now, thanks in part to funds raised from the Shelburne community, the farm will remain in operation with Matt Baldwin (right), of Hinesburg, helming an organic hay, corn, and dairy outfit. Other contributors include the Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Housing Conservation… Read More »

Funds needed to preserve a Shelburne farm

Funds needed to preserve a Shelburne farm

The Barr Farm on Pond Road in Shelburne was a dairy farm for 70 years, and for 45 of them, Wayne Barr worked on it. “I don’t want to see it become a development with houses on it,” Barr said. Now, the Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Housing Conservation Board, the Shelburne Natural Resources Commission, and… Read More »

This tiny house has provided big lessons

This tiny house has provided big lessons

A new home has appeared in Shelburne, and though it’s small, it contains the efforts and experiences of many. A group of Norwich University students, led in part by Assistant Professor of Architecture Tolya Stonorov, built the house this fall, learning a great deal along the way. The house, which recently won the American Institute… Read More »

Shelburne children’s art featured at Let’s Grow Kids

Shelburne children’s art featured at Let’s Grow Kids

A group of children who attend Shelburne’s Puddle Jumpers Childcare recently showed off their artistic skills at Let’s Grow Kids in Burlington. A reception last Wednesday allowed children to share their latest works of art with their parents and community. Let’s Grow Kids is a campaign to raise awareness of affordable and high-quality childcare’s importance… Read More »

Career ambitions grow out of love of fishing

Career ambitions grow out of love of fishing

Vermont and Iowa are different in many ways, but they both have fish, and that’s a place to start. Nathan Mills spent his childhood fishing in Lake Champlain, and graduated last month from Iowa State University with a masters degree in Fisheries Biology. Growing up in Shelburne, Mills recalls many hours spent fishing with his… Read More »

Bald eagle survey taking place this weekend

Bald eagle survey taking place this weekend

Whether you are an avid birder expectantly clutching binoculars, or a casual dogwalker just out for a stroll, the sudden sight of a bald eagle soaring past can be a thrilling encounter – especially so in Vermont, where the majestic birds remain endangered. Bald eagles, with their distinctive black bodies and white heads, are an… Read More »

Man falls through Lake Champlain ice

Charlotte resident Daniel Doyle was checking the ice on Lake Champlain in Ferrisburgh on Sunday when he fell through the ice about 10 to 15 feet from shore, according to information provided by Vermont State Police Sergeant Steven Coote. Doyle, 74, landed on his left side, with his shoulder and leg submerged, used an ice… Read More »