Selectboard discusses affordable housing

Affordable housing was discussed with representatives from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Vermont Housing Finance Authority and the Planning Commission at the last Shelburne Selectboard meeting. It was an outgrowth of an earlier inquiry by board member Toni Supple about the town’s affordable housing policies and call for a moratorium on large-scale affordable housing… Read More »

Schooner Lois McClure leaves home port

Schooner Lois McClure leaves home port

On Monday, Aug. 24, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s schooner Lois McClure left her home port on a very important mission – getting ship-shape in anticipation of her twelfth year of operation. Her destination is the New York State Canal Corporation shipyard at Waterford, New York, where a team of shipwrights working with David Short of… Read More »

Shelburne’s newest artisanal food producer, Vermont Tortilla Company

Shelburne’s newest artisanal food producer, Vermont Tortilla Company

April and Azur Moulaert, a husband and wife team from Burlington, are in the midst of starting up Shelburne’s newest artisanal food producer, the Vermont Tortilla Company. The company will open this fall as part of the Vermont Artisan Village, a collection of local food producers and artisan craftsmen being built now near Folino’s Pizza.… Read More »

Mandated lunchroom veggies hitting trash in some schools sparks debate

A new school lunch study touts visual proof kids are tossing federally mandated fruits and veggies into trash bins less than a month before congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program requiring healthier school lunches. The new University of Vermont study, published online in Public Health Reports on Aug. 25, is the first… Read More »

Sugarbush Polo Club at home on Shelburne-Hinesburg Road

Sugarbush Polo Club at home on Shelburne-Hinesburg Road

Polo ponies and players have become a familiar sight on Shelburne-Hinesburg Road. That’s because the Sugarbush Polo Club began playing on its new field, across from the CSSU Buccaneer practice fields, last September. The Sugarbush Polo Club, founded in Waitsfield in 1962, added the Shelburne-Hinesburg Road field a year ago. “Before that, we rented a… Read More »

Local residents, officials troubled about national gun violence

Hinesburg Selectboard Chair Michael Bissonette was shaken by the murder of two Virginia broadcast journalists last week. He is at a loss to explain the surge in gun violence, both state-wide and nationally. There have been calls for tougher gun control laws, designed to keep firearms out of the hands of violent criminals or those… Read More »

Chromebooks for middle school students at Shelburne Community School

Chromebooks for middle school students at Shelburne Community School

Shelburne Community School has been selected to partner with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont. The purpose of this three-year partnership is to develop and expand a culture of educational innovation, and use technology integration to increase student engagement and improve learning through research based middle level practices.    Institute… Read More »

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Cheesemaking processes, farm animal care, and the vast forest behind Shelburne Farms, make for a robust educational setting for the almost 65 students who will attend the Renaissance Elementary School on the grounds there this fall. Head of Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, Lisa Zengilowski, said there are six main classroom teachers at Renaissance, and… Read More »

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