Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A steep but blessedly short climb up a path led visitors through waist-high grasses to a knoll behind Shelburne Farms’ Farm Barn Friday evening. The destination was a campfire and stories by Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki nation. More than 50 people, roughly 20 more than… Read More »

It’s showtime for Erin Evarts: Lyric Theatre Company has a new home and an enthusiastic new leader

It’s showtime for Erin Evarts: Lyric Theatre Company has a new home and an enthusiastic new leader

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer For 45 years, Lyric Theatre Company has relied upon the kindness and efforts of volunteers. Having recently completed a $1.4 million capital campaign and purchased a permanent home, Lyric Theatre now is ready to fly – figuratively, and sometimes literally. New executive director Erin Evarts said last year that more than… Read More »

A graduating class that will be missed

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer In a sense, Adam Bunting is in his senior year as this Champlain Valley Union High School’s senior class prepares for graduation. He became the school principal as these seniors were entering as freshmen. “I was surprised at how emotional I’ve been, partly because it’s been such an honor to watch… Read More »

Lefty pitching rules both CVU ball teams

Lefty pitching rules both CVU ball teams

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer While left-handed baseball pitchers are rare, left-handed softball pitchers are even more unique. But even more scarce is a school with a lefty starting pitcher in both softball and baseball. Meet Riley Canty and Ian Parent of Champlain Valley Union High School. Left-handed Canty has started every game for the Redhawks… Read More »

Of cows and kids

Of cows and kids

Above, Michael Zakaras and his daughter Mia, 2, practice their cow whispering skills with a calf. Below, kids enjoy a wagon ride during Shelburne Farms’ Dairy Day on May 5.

Fellowship of the Wheel goes from rogue to Rogue One

Fellowship of the Wheel goes from rogue to Rogue One

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer When the Fellowship of the Wheel started, it was a loose association of friends who would mountain bike and build trails – unsanctioned, rogue trails. Now the organization is responsible for over 130 miles of mountain biking trails around Chittenden County. They were the one of the first mountain biking clubs… Read More »

Board discusses school, town meeting relations

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter After some discussion, the school board approved the same Champlain Valley School District calendar for next year that has been used for the past 15 years. At the school board meeting on April 16, Superintendent Elaine Pinckney said that they discussed three different scheduling options concerning Town Meeting Day, one of… Read More »

Local offical witness to Notre Dame blaze

Local offical witness to Notre Dame blaze

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter After a long day of traveling, Jeff and Anita French had arrived at an Airbnb in Paris late in the afternoon on April 15. They were looking forward to three days in the City of Light, part of a two-week trip celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary. Jeff French, a Hinesburg Selectboard… Read More »