Community School shows off $9.2 million renovations

Community School shows off $9.2 million renovations

The beginning of the school year is a time for fresh starts: new backpacks, new teachers, new pencils, new friends. At Shelburne Community School this fall, students also got the added thrill of new construction, as a major improvement project first started in June 2016 was finally complete. To celebrate, school officials and students will… Read More »

Anonymous donor gives $500,000 gift for library project

Anonymous donor gives $500,000 gift for library project

“Speechless” is the way Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo described his reaction to a $500,000 donation to build a new Pierson Library and make other improvements at the town center complex. A Shelburne family has donated $50,000 for the project, and will match community donations up to $500,000. Colangelo disclosed the gift in his weekly… Read More »

Snakes and turtles on risky journey to winter homes

Snakes and turtles on risky journey to winter homes

As the leaves flash brilliant hues and the sun moves into the southern sky, other changes are happening quietly in the fields and on forest floors of Vermont. Reptiles and amphibians are beginning their yearly trek from the summer homes where they’ve fed since spring to the hidden nooks and deep pools where they’ll wait… Read More »

Selectboard wrestles with public reactions

The Shelburne Selectboard received a petition Tuesday night signed by 189 residents asking for a special town meeting to reverse a controversial hazardous materials ordinance, but the documents were ruled out of order. Chairman Gary von Stange said the town charter requires any petition to rescind the ordinance be submitted within 30 days of passage. The ordinance, approved 3-2… Read More »

On the Ti: New citizens begin voyage as Americans

On the Ti: New citizens begin voyage as Americans

Hailing from 15 nations, they boarded the Ticonderoga Monday under blazing late-summer sunshine for a solemn but festive ceremony with about 100 friends, family and onlookers. They left an hour later as newly minted United States citizens. U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III presided over the 20th naturalization ceremony held aboard Shelburne Museum’s iconic… Read More »

Sun shines on Alzheimer’s walkers

Sun shines on Alzheimer’s walkers

More than 1,000 Champlain Valley residents participated in Sunday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Shelburne Museum, raising more than $235,000. Sponsored by the Vermont chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the two-mile walk was one of five in Vermont this month. Participants received and “planted” pinwheel flowers in blue, yellow, orange, and purple to honor those affected… Read More »

Celebrating the water

Celebrating the water

Families join Rev. Nancy Wright (center, blue/black jacket) of Ascension Lutheran Church in blessing water they collected from Lake Champlain and the LaPlatte River at Saturday’s “Celebrating the Lake and Sacred Waters” event on Shelburne Bay. About 40 people took part in activities that included a hike along the Allen Hill Trail, paddling in canoes,… Read More »

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