College Counseling Corner

By Sarah Soule  It’s summer. What should rising seniors be doing to prepare for the fall and the onset of the college application season? Now is the time that students should be considering the approaching process of applying to college with sincere earnest. On Aug. 1, the Common Application, www.commonapp.org, will go live and members […]

CVU alumnus Bunting to be next school principal

CVU alumnus Bunting to be next school principal

By Gail Callahan Adam Bunting’s next step in his educational career is returning to his high school alma mater, Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. Bunting has already walked the halls there as a student, teacher, and house director, but now he will be the next school principal. After spending three years as principal […]

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

By Lisa Williams The Shelburne Community School Playground Committee is pleased to announce that the Snelling Park and Playground Renovation Project has scheduled the installation of the new structure for Saturday Aug. 1. The committee has been working for months to plan various improvements for the outdoor recreational area and playground at the school, based […]

Wildlife biologist talks about her book: Orangutan Houdini

Wildlife biologist talks about her book: Orangutan Houdini

By Margery Sharp An enthusiastic audience of children and parents greeted author Laurel Neme at Pierson Library last week for an afternoon talk to accompany her new children’s picture book, Orangutan Houdini. Illustrated by Kathie Kelleher, the book title reflects the name of the famous early twentieth-century magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini. Published in […]

Nature education in Hinesburg

Nature education in Hinesburg

Daniel Ashe, a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School, will help kids get closer to nature this summer. He’s been an avid camper over the years, and now is on a leadership mission for his Graduation Challenge project. He has organized, and is directing, the Small Wonders Nature Camp through the United Church of […]

Shelburne High School All Class Reunion

Shelburne High School All Class Reunion

Shelburne High School All Classes Reunion will be held at Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center this summer. The class of 1955 is celebrating their 60th class reunion this year, but this reunion will include dinner and program activities for all former Shelburne High School students, their grade school classmates, families, friends, and teachers. The reunion will […]

Community Literacy Foundation

Community Literacy Foundation

The Children’s Literacy Foundation and longtime supporter Mary Catherine Jones invites members of the Shelburne community to an informational event on Thursday, July 23 at 9:30am at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Jones, of Shelburne, has been part of the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) since its inception 18 years ago – serving as a […]

French Heritage Day celebrates ten-year legacy

French Heritage Day celebrates ten-year legacy

French Heritage Day will move from the smallest city in Vermont to the most French-settled for its 10th anniversary. The outdoor celebration of French culture is relocating to the Winooski Falls Way greenspace after nine summer celebrations on the Vergennes green. Chair-caners, tourtiére-bakers, rope-makers, genealogists, fiddlers, petanque-players, trappers, traders and canoe-makers are all expected to […]

Hawks on the job at Shelburne Farms

Hawks on the job at Shelburne Farms

Photos and story by Lynn Monty Raptors are in residence at Shelburne Farms. A red-tailed hawk named Abbey upstaged the goats in the farm yard last week. Her mission there was twofold, to educate the public about her importance to the environment, and to keep flocks of pesky gulls away. Every day at noon, Craig […]

CSSU school boards gather to sew up business matters

Chittenden South Supervisory Union School Boards met last Tuesday to discuss a wide array of issues, ranging from approving financing for a school construction project to awarding a bid to a company slated to help install a new playground. Held at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, school directors quickly went through agendas packed […]

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