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 […]

Update from India

Update from India

By John Briggs The train, a lower-berth sleeper, from Pune to Daund cost, with travel agent fee, Rs 200 ($3.50) and was smooth. I shared a compartment with a pleasant, talkative Indian family who liked me because I helped the mother with her heavy duffels before the men had arrived. They were out buying snacks. […]

Howard Center welcomes two Shelburne residents to Board of Trustees

Now in its 150th year, Howard Center recently appointed two Shelburne residents, Meg O’Donnell and Cyndee Cochrane Sturtevant, to its board of trustees to serve three-year terms. Meg O’Donnell is an attorney who has lived and worked in Vermont since 1988. In her position as counsel to the Vermont Health Care Authority and the division […]

Wait for colder weather and snow before filling bird feeders

Wait for colder weather and snow before filling bird feeders

Vermont Fish & Wildlife is urging people to wait for colder weather and snow before putting up their bird feeders in order to avoid attracting bears. The department is hearing from people who want to know if they should put out their bird feeders. Normally, Dec. 1 is the recommended start date for feeding birds in […]

The true meaning of holiday spirit

By Bryan Golden Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, “What did you get?” Much less frequently asked is, “What did you give?” Invariably, the inquiries concern material gifts. Purchasing a gift can certainly be thoughtful and a wonderful gesture, especially […]

Vermont is risking undetected heart defects in newborns

By Dr. Mary Cushman Heart defects are the #1 defect in newborns, affecting 1 in 100 babies. Imagine being a parent of an infant whose heart defect was missed when they were sent home from the hospital? That’s a chance parents of newborns in Vermont could be taking. Forty-three states require that infants be screened […]

Scouts lend a helping hand to the homeless

Scouts lend a helping hand to the homeless

By Annmarie Curley, Wolf Den Co-Leader The 2nd grade Wolf den, from Shelburne Cub Scout Pack 607, selected the families at Harbor Place as the recipient of their community service project, a requirement on the Wolf Achievement Track. The cub scouts worked with their families, and Shelburne resident Laura Hall and her 4th grade daughter […]

HANDS reaches out to older adults on Christmas

By Megan Humphrey, Founder & Executive Director of HANDS (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors) In collaboration with the Burlington School Food Project, Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, Temple Sinai and the Elks Lodge among others, HANDS (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors) is pleased to offer both a delivered meal and a sit-down dinner again this […]

SBPA mixer meets at the Country Christmas Loft

SBPA mixer meets at the Country Christmas Loft

Members of the Shelburne Business and Professional Association (and prospective members) gathered at the Country Christmas Loft on Shelburne Road last Thursday evening to network with other local business people, and to hear about a local business where it’s Christmas all year round. Steve Mayfield, left, who with his wife Deb, recently purchased the Christmas […]

Route 7 head-on collision injures three

A head-on collision injured three people on US Route 7 in Ferrisburgh on Dec. 7. Ora Turner, 55, of Rutland, traveling northbound, drove her Buick Enclave left of the center line and collided head on with a southbound traveler, Scott Laramee, 55, of South Burlington, who was driving a Suzuki Equator, police said. Laramee sustained a […]

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