Gardenside Nursery pots its last plant

Gardenside Nursery pots its last plant

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer On Sunday, July 28, after more than 90 years the Gardenside Nursery on Webster Road in Shelburne closed without a whimper, without a bang, but with one heck of a sale. Plants were going for 75 percent off on the final days of the venerable gardening institution that’s been selling plants,… Read More »

A coyote secret: Kill them, they spread

A coyote secret: Kill them, they spread

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer More than 100 people packed (pun intended) the Shelburne Town Hall on Friday, July 14, to hear about the Eastern coyote. Although coyote expert Chris Schadler had them howling (again intentional) with laughter, her presentation also had its more somber moments when she discussed attempts to eradicate them. Although the coyote… Read More »

CVSD approves teachers’ contract

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Champlain Valley School District Board approved a teachers’ contract at the final meeting before the summer break. CVSD Director of Human Resources Mark McDermott said that he couldn’t release a copy of the contract because they are awaiting signatures. “The contracts are ratified but not yet signed, so they can’t… Read More »

Charlotte zoning administrator leaving

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Charlotte zoning administrator and sewage control officer Aaron Brown is leaving this position to accept a position as zoning administrator and town administrator for New Haven. Although his official last day is July 8, he’s told the selectboard that he’ll work Fridays until they hire his replacement. Not only is the… Read More »

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 »