Help is Here: Understanding childhood trauma

Help is Here: Understanding childhood trauma

By MICHELLE FANE Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. We learn and grow with each challenge. When things that happen to us — or around us — become traumatic, life can take a turn for the worse. Childhood trauma is a term that refers to any stress that puts a child’s physical, social,… Read More »

The Worry Factor

The Worry Factor

By CAROLE VASTA FOLLEY Worry. It’s something I worry about. If it were an Olympic event, I’m certain I’d place in the top 10, possibly medal. I come from a long line of champion worriers but wouldn’t be so arrogant to declare I was the best. It’d be sheer hubris to assume I’d be on… Read More »

The View from Here: Introduction to our readers

The View from Here: Introduction to our readers

By LEE KAHRS Shelburne News Hello, I’m the new managing editor of this newspaper, and this is an occasional column you will see in Shelburne News and The Citizen from time to time. I come to you via Brandon, a town of roughly 5,000, of artists and families and farmers and woodworkers nestled between Middlebury… Read More »

Accepted, now what?

By SARAH SOULE Colleges and university admission officers are in the process of releasing admission decisions to those who have submitted applications. Some area high school seniors have already heard the outcomes and have learned their fate, while others will soon find out if they have been accepted, denied, or wait listed at the institutions… Read More »

Are you my Valentine?

By CAROLE VASTA FOLLEY The middle of February has a giant sore thumb called Valentine’s Day. Perhaps, since it’s the shortest month, it has a Napoleonic complex and makes up for it with a mammoth Hallmark- appropriated holiday. One that screams love while poking at our inside organs of guilt and insecurity. Shop for a… Read More »

Resolution: Beginning the new year with ease

Resolution: Beginning the new year with ease

By CAROLE VASTA FOLLEY There is no “s” on the above title because this is no New Year call to action nor a reminder to write down your goals. Truth be told, this motivational list-making is no longer fun or, more to the point, I would rather drag a dried up, pointy-needled Christmas tree through… Read More »

Construction projects keep local volunteers building in Honduras

Editor’s note: For 14 years, volunteers with Hands to Honduras Tela have traveled to Tela, Honduras for service projects that have included constructing school classrooms and medical buildings; they led health screening clinics and delivered school, medical and athletic supplies. In February 46 volunteers made the trip. They were mostly from Chittenden County (especially Shelburne… Read More »