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, […]

Fluoride under attack in some towns, while Shelburne Community School has lowest prevalence of tooth decay

By Cameron Kovach In 1999, the Hinesburg Selectboard unanimously approved the installation of a sodium fluoride saturator to the town’s water system. Fluoride, when added to drinking water, has the beneficial effect of preventing tooth decay. Despite broad scientific support of the safety and effectiveness of properly fluoridated drinking water, anti-fluoridation activists have some Hinesburg […]

Great expectations met through Hands to Honduras-Tela

Great expectations met through Hands to Honduras-Tela

In October, Hands to Honduras-Tela leaders Linda Gilbert, Al Gilbert and Dave Jonah traveled to Tela, Honduras to participate in the opening and dedication of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Tela Hospital, the second of three major projects the group has tackled with its long-range Maternal Child Health plan. These major projects […]

Peterbilt tanker collides with Kia on Route 7

Peterbilt tanker collides with Kia on Route 7

The Charlotte Fire Department was called to a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer tanker truck and a Kia Sedona at Vermont Route 7 and State Park Road in Charlotte on Dec. 1. The collision occurred when the tractor trailer was traveling northbound on Route 7 as it approached the intersection of State Park […]

Lessons for all: Learn how to give back and be civically engaged

Lessons for all: Learn how to give back and be civically engaged

The Renaissance Elementary School at Shelburne Farms values civic and community engagement through service and project-based learning. Teachers model this in their classroom in daily lessons and on field trip experiences for the children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Students in the fourth and fifth grades, under the guidance of Assistant School Director Danielle Harris […]

Square dance benefit at Wind Ridge Fjords and Friends

Square dance benefit at Wind Ridge Fjords and Friends

A fun time was had by all at the Wind Ridge Fjords & Friends square-dance/barbeque fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 14. There were square dancing lessons followed by caller Ray Moskewich leading the dances, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, pony rides and photos on the Fjord ponies. Cloud 9 catering prepared a delicious barbeque-themed meal. Shelburne’s […]

Student-run refugee outreach club thrives

Student-run refugee outreach club thrives

Champlain Valley Union High School junior Natalie Meyer of Hinesburg started the Refugee Outreach Club last year with the purpose of getting high school students involved in international service locally and abroad through working with local New American students at different tutoring and mentorship programs. The club has grown, now with chapters at South Burlington […]