Nothing like a little fresh air…

Nothing like a little fresh air…

Above: Scouts helped prep and load trees last weekend. Customers stopped by with an interesting variety of vehicles to haul home their trees. Scout leaders reported one convertible, a typical mix of pickups, SUVs and sedans, along with one military tank and one armored personnel carrier. Left: Scouts will be back at their temporary tree… Read More »

There’s still time

There’s still time

Boy Scout Troop 602’s annual Christmas Tree Sale was still going strong at the start of this week on the village green in Shelburne with a second load of firs from Moffatt’s Tree Farm in Craftsbury on the lot.

(Friendly) troll alert

(Friendly) troll alert

The recently completed LaPlatte Crossing footbridge may have attracted a new resident. Project organizers shared a snapshot on their blog with this message: “Apparently a troll has taken up residence at the LaPlatte Crossing footbridge.  As far as we know he is friendly, but thanks to Gretta White for making this fabulous warning sign.” Shelburne… Read More »

Bessette sparks youngsters to create poems

Bessette sparks youngsters to create poems

Shelburne Poet Laureate Rick Bessette recently visited The Schoolhouse Learning Center in South Burlington for the second year in a row. In a writing workshop with second and third graders, he asked, “How would you describe what you see when you look up at the sky?” He led the class to write pieces in their… Read More »

A magical holiday tradition

A magical holiday tradition

Photos by Stephen Mease Photography Top: In Burlington this weekend, Champlain Valley Union High School’s Madrigal Singers were on the program at the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation’s annual Polar Express event at Union Station. Above: Charlotte author Stephen Kiernan reads the storybook “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg to a rapt audience awaiting Santa… Read More »

All aboard the Polar Express

All aboard the Polar Express

David Provost of Shelburne leads a train car full of families in singing “The 12 Days of Christmas” at last weekend’s Polar Express event at Union Station in Burlington. The magical annual event run by dozens of volunteers attracts hundreds of children and their families and benefits the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation. Provost, who works… Read More »

Shelburne Police Log

61 traffic violations 25 medical calls 21 directed patrols 10 miscellaneous complaints 8 checks on businesses 8 burglary alarms 4 welfare checks 1 loose dog Nov. 18 1:35 a.m. Police found and released a suspicious person on Shelburne Road. 10:59 a.m. Police did a welfare check on an individual at Wright House on Harrington Avenue… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

Gentle Yoga: Breathe – Relax – Stretch Certified yoga instructor Kay Boyce leads this class aimed to build strength, tone muscle and find new flexibility. This class is great for those new to yoga or those who simply want to enhance their yoga practice. Bring a mat and a cotton blanket or large beach towel.… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

News from Pierson Library

Pierson Library Construction Update It is an exciting time at the construction site! Steel is going up – that work will continue for another few weeks. Every day it looks more and more like a building! Site stormwater work has begun and will continue with the goal of completion this season. The exterior work to… Read More »

$650 rebate available for efficient wood stoves

Vermonters thinking of purchasing a new cord-wood or pellet-burning stoves have a new incentive to opt for a high-efficiency model. Efficiency Vermont is partnering with participating stove dealers around the state to apply a $650 discount at purchase for select stove models. To qualify for the rebate the stoves must be professionally installed. The discount… Read More »

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