Variety show success at Mater Christi School

Variety show success at Mater Christi School

Submitted by Joanne LaFreniere, Mater Christi School Mater Christi School held a special variety show for the students’ pastors and the Sisters of Mercy on Feb. 2 as part of its Catholic Schools Week celebrations. The entire student body was present for the show. There were 14 acts, including comedy routines, piano, violin and guitar […]

Ivory Free Vermont releases new youth-led film project

Ivory Free Vermont releases new youth-led film project

Staff report Ivory Free Vermont, an all-volunteer organization working to outlaw the sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn in Vermont, announced the completion of a ten-minute film about the threat of extinction that these two iconic species face. Made by local youth, Vermont Battles for Elephants casts a poignant and compelling spotlight on this […]

Vermont soldiers key to union victory in Civil War

Vermont soldiers key to union victory in Civil War

Submitted by the Shelburne Historical Society Historian Howard Coffin delighted his full-house audience at Shelburne Town Hall on Monday evening as he presented his theory that Vermont’s soldiers were the best fighters on the Union side of the Civil War, and proved his theory with details, diagrams and stories from his years of research. Coffin, […]

Young artist explores gender stereotypes through neo-pop comic art

Young artist explores gender stereotypes through neo-pop comic art

Staff report Jasmin Townsend-Ng, 12, of Shelburne explores gender stereotypes through her solo art exhibition “Comic Art: Awesome Sauce” at the Pierson Public Library. Using pop culture comic images, she explores some big questions for tweens. Why are girls mostly portrayed as damsels and princesses? Why is there so much punching and kicking among the […]

The bird’s eye view of Boston Neary

The bird’s eye view of Boston Neary

Boston Neary Nature Photography’s “A Bird’s Eye View of The Beauty of Shelburne Bay, Vermont and Beyond” is on display at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne. “I am beyond honored to have my first public showing at All Souls Interfaith Gathering,” Neary said. “It is truly one of the most beautiful and peaceful places […]

Vermont Winemakers to host fifth annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Vermont Winemakers to host fifth annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Vermont winemakers are hosting their statewide Wine and Chocolate Weekend on Feb. 13 and 14 to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Fifteen wineries around Vermont open their doors to visitors and will feature samples of their wines with a chocolate confection or another dessert. Many have partnered with local chocolatiers to offer homegrown pairings—flavors only found in […]

Soul-grabbing performance for a good cause

Soul-grabbing performance for a good cause

By Gail Callahan, Charlotte and Hinesburg Correspondent Dennis Wilmott’s boyhood home in Cambridge, Mass. provided an early classroom for an abiding passion that has remained with the Hinesburg resident through the seven decades of his life. “When I was little, my mother played the guitar and sang a bit. She sang everything from the blues […]

Winter series of Writers’ Barn workshops

Voices of Vermonters Publishing Group announces the subjects and the schedule for their upcoming winter series of Writers’ Barn workshops. The Writers’ Barn series brings noted professional Vermont writers together with aspiring writers who wish to develop and hone their skills around the craft of writing. All workshops are held in a small group setting […]

Terms and Conditions by Robert Glancy

Terms and Conditions by Robert Glancy

A book review by Gene Schinto Frank Shaw is a corporate lawyer at his family’s firm. Older brother Oscar is his boss. Frank is not proud to specialize in writing the fine print no one is expected to read. Terms and Conditions is fresh fiction with chapters that read like brief comic essays. The novel […]