Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Cheesemaking processes, farm animal care, and the vast forest behind Shelburne Farms, make for a robust educational setting for the almost 65 students who will attend the Renaissance Elementary School on the grounds there this fall. Head of Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, Lisa Zengilowski, said there are six main classroom teachers at Renaissance, and […]

Community gathering celebrates cultures and new beginnings

Community gathering celebrates cultures and new beginnings

American dishes, along with foods from an array of cultures, spanned the length of three picnic tables at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington on Saturday. Jacob Bogre, of Colchester, made his rounds, taking great care to speak to every family at the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV) Annual Community Gathering. More than 200 […]

Vermont Open Farm Week celebrates local food origins

Vermont Open Farm Week celebrates local food origins

Farmers across Vermont opened their barn doors and garden gates for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscape for Open Farm Week last week. This inaugural event was held Aug. 3 through 9. Organizers planned it to coincide with National Farmers’ Market Week – also the first week of August. More than 100 farms […]

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity hosts open house in Harrington Village

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity hosts open house in Harrington Village

Bhutanese refugee Dinesh Pradhan, along with his wife and children, will move into their new home this week. The Pradhan’s contributed more than 400 hours of sweat equity into building their Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity home. About 300 volunteers helped them. “We are really excited,” he said. “The main thing is the affordability.” Habitat […]

FreshTracks Road Pitch hits the road a second time

FreshTracks Road Pitch hits the road a second time

Bob Bloch, of Charlotte, runs an entrepreneurship program called BYOBiz (Build Your Own Business) at Champlain College. He hopped on his motorcycle for a second stab at FreshTracks Road Pitch last week. FreshTracks Road Pitch is a multi-day motorcycling ride where motorcyclists with investing, and business savvy, stop in small towns to listen to entrepreneurs […]

CVU student to rappel Courtyard Marriot

CVU student to rappel Courtyard Marriot

Champlain valley Union High School senior Bridget Kerr, 17, of Shelburne plans to rappel 9 stories down the side of The Courtyard Marriot Harbor Hotel in downtown Burlington to support Flynn arts and education programs on Sept. 5. We spoke to her on July 30. Q: Why Flynn Theatre arts and education? Bridget Kerr: I […]

Small storm takes out more than a dozen trees in Shelburne

Small storm takes out more than a dozen trees in Shelburne

A line of 20-foot high trees separating Bruce Nunziata’s home from St. Catherine’s Cemetery bent almost to a breaking point for a few minutes during a powerful storm that hit the area June 29. “I thought they were all going to just snap,” Nunziata said. “It was sort of like what you would think a […]

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Shelburne grew out of necessity around the hard labor of shipbuilding, agriculture, and milling. Over the centuries, family homes and village buildings took on designs of the times, from a Greek revival gable front on a home on Rte. 7 to Tudor arches on the town office building. Today, any time a property owner wants […]

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Boats powered by steam drove commerce for about a century on Lake Champlain. Ferries and barges were also used, but steamships were the quickest mode of water transportation. Today, steamboats on the lake are a bit slower, a lot smaller, and a rarity. Enter Russ Steeves, Redbud, and the North American Steamboat Association. Redbud is […]

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