Pope Francis House built for local family

Pope Francis House built for local family

By Lynn Monty A well-worn path beneath a maple tree, perfect for climbing, told a tale of energetic children who lived inside the aged mobile home. Purple morning glories covered an old shed. Potted plants lined tattered lattice. A pitched picnic table rested in the shade. These symbols of love and hope dotted the 45-year-old… Read More »

Teal ribbons for ovarian cancer awareness decorate town

Teal ribbons for ovarian cancer awareness decorate town

Large teal ribbons hug utility poles at the center of town. Melody Danaher of Hinesburg said the towns of Shelburne, Hinesburg, Charlotte, Richmond, Bristol and Williston are decorated with about 400 bows total. What started in Hinesburg and Charlotte in 2013 as an awareness campaign for ovarian cancer in honor of a dear friend, has… Read More »

Lake Champlain Waldorf School to host open house on Sept. 12

Lake Champlain Waldorf School to host open house on Sept. 12

Sueanne Campbell, 50, of Shelburne has taught kindergarten at Lake Champlain Waldorf School for 30 years. She completed her Waldorf teacher training at the Rudolf Steiner College in CA. At Lake Champlain Waldorf School, teachers visit the homes of each new student before the start of the school year. Each summer, Campbell visits both new… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »