Women’s snowshoeing at YMCA Camp Chingachgook

Women’s snowshoeing at YMCA Camp Chingachgook

Staff report YMCA Camp Chingachgook will be hosting a Women’s Snowshoeing Day Jan. 23. This will be a retreat in the Adirondacks with other women for a day filled with adventures, fun memories and relaxation. Take a tour of the trails behind Camp Chingachgook and learn about snowshoeing. Whether you’re a beginner or have years […]

Vermont ranked nation’s second healthiest state

Staff Report For the third year in a row, Vermont has been ranked the second healthiest state after Hawaii in the 2015 edition of America’s Health Rankings from the United Health Foundation. Vermont has the nation’s lowest violent crime rate, second lowest rate of infant mortality, third best percentage of people who have health insurance, […]

Another bomb threat for Champlain Valley Union High

Champlain Valley Union High School will have a two-hour delay on Thursday due to another bomb threat. The threat found this afternoon warns of an explosion at a very specific time and location before school starts tomorrow morning, Principal Adam Bunting said. While the Crisis Team, which includes local police and fire, believes that the […]

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson, along with his lawyer, spoke to the Selectboard last night to announce the purchase of land west of Harbour Industries on Shelburne Road where salt, lumber and tanker storage will begin in the spring. He was invited to speak by Town Manager Joe Colangelo. The visit was purely out […]

Oasis Hotstone Spa target of police probe

The Oasis Hotstone Spa in Shelburne recently re-opened its doors after a criminal probe by local and county law enforcement officials that has now expanded to include the U.S. attorney’s Office. Last November, the company shut its doors after the Shelburne Police and investigators from the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations arrived with warrants in […]

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin praised two South Burlington High School students today for their efforts in helping Syrian refugees stay warm this winter. Students Lena Ginawi and Kiran Waqar were featured on Vermont Public Radio for their efforts to collect fleece blankets and warm clothing for those affected by the violence in Syria. Both are […]

Prepare for a safe holiday with these helpful tips

By Jim Buell, 2nd Assistant Chief, Shelburne Fire DepT. The holiday season is in full swing. The days are short and our calendars are full with all of the special occasions that the holiday season brings. Shopping, parties, decorating and concerts to attend, just to name a few. There always seems like too many things […]

Shopping with Chea

Though we’ve come to the end of the holiday shopping season, shopping locally is a New Year’s resolution I can keep, since it doesn’t involve giving up sugar, bread, vodka, or spending money. We’re going to finish with a flourish with some books, last-minute panicking at the drug store, and in our hearts. Flying Pig […]

If you are not part of the solution

By Jan Demers She is a single mom with two young daughters. She is self-employed and contributing to our economy and hers, that is until an accident derailed life and her income stopped. He is working on starting a business. At the same time his gas was shut off. He was using electric heaters to […]

Audubon’s 116th Christmas Bird Count

Audubon’s 116th Christmas Bird Count

This year marks Audubon’s 116th Christmas Bird Count. The all-volunteer effort is conducted from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5. The Christmas Bird Count is a program of the National Audubon Society. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over […]