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 […]

Angels aglow at local Christmas show

Angels aglow at local Christmas show

Mater Christi School’s Mustasa Semic is one of the few people in Vermont pleased about the lack of snow. He helped the drivers of about 200 cars find places to park as they gathered for the Mater Christi School second annual Memorial Tree Lighting ceremony and the K-4 choral concert on Dec. 10. The mild […]

The many gifts of John Penoyar

The many gifts of John Penoyar

John Penoyar’s Burlington office overlooks the Winooski River. The comfortable space includes a desk, chairs and art work on the white walls. The work area gives a hint of Penoyar’s profession as a psychologist, but there’s little inkling of his life as a musician-singer. A Hinesburg resident for 29 years, Penoyar’s musical career was born […]

Vermont has high percentage of women farmers

Vermont has high percentage of women farmers

By Lettie Stratton Farming may have long been a male-dominated industry, but that is changing—especially in Vermont. USDA data on farming shows that Vermont has one of the highest percentages of women farmers in the country. Thirty-nine percent of Vermont farmers are women—that’s nearly 5,000 female farmers, and more than 22 percent of those women […]

Glycol leak causes evacuation at nearby school

Glycol leak causes evacuation at nearby school

Charlotte Central School was evacuated for the day Dec. 9. Students were brought by bus to the Charlotte Congregational Church after an initially unidentified smell, that was causing some students and staff members to become lightheaded, was discovered coming from the boiler room. In a recording sent to parents, Chittenden South Supervisory Union Chief of […]

Shelburne resident reported to star in next season of Survivor

Shelburne resident reported to star in next season of Survivor

Champlain Valley Union High School 2014 graduate Julia Sokolowski, 19, of Shelburne might be a cast member on the next season of Survivor to air this February, local CBS affiliate WCAX Channel 3 reported Dec. 12. Survivor is a reality TV show, now in its 31st season on CBS, which follows a marooned group of […]

Locals set off on western ski adventure

Locals set off on western ski adventure

By Andy McClellan Just after final exams end at UVM, Tim McClellan of Shelburne and six others will set off on a ski adventure via a converted school bus that will take them across the country in search of powder in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and perhaps British Columbia. McClellan, a senior at UVM and […]

Season kicks off with signs of love, peace and camaraderie

Season kicks off with signs of love, peace and camaraderie

Hello again, Santa Claus. Children scampered to the green in front of Jamie Two Coats Toy Shop, an apropos station for the merriment to commence in Shelburne. Town Manager Joe Colangelo was there, with his family in tow, to kick off the traditional Holiday Stroll on Dec. 4. Selectboard Chair Gary von Stange was there, […]