Farm-to-school program growing at CVU

Farm-to-school program growing at CVU

By Victoria Tamas, Contributing Writer Last month, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture awarded the Champlain Valley Union High School a Farm-to-School planning grant of $2,500 as part of a $70,000 total awarded to ten schools around Vermont. The grant program, in its ninth year, has so far reached 101 schools, impacting 27,000 students. What is… Read More »

Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Ever since the early days of Vermont’s beer boom, beer lovers around the state have been passionate about their growlers. As local craft beer brewing became a full-blown craze, those 64-ounce jugs of deliciousness have become more popular with local drinkers as well as beer tourists, who come to Vermont specifically to get a taste… Read More »

New bicycle and pedestrian map proposed for Shelburne Town Plan

Marc Gamble, co-chair of the Bike and Pedestrian Paths Committee, accompanied by committee member Rocco Antinozzi, appeared at the Planning Commission’s March 10 public hearing to discuss their new bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure development map. The map lists 21 planned projects, including the inter-community connector along the rail line, and one project in the village.… Read More »

Save the date! Green Up Day will be on May 7

Save the date! Green Up Day will be on May 7

Now in its 46th year, Green Up Day has made Vermont a model for civic involvement in the service of environmental cleanliness and beauty. Join volunteers this May 7 to help remove litter from Vermont’s roadsides. Help keep Vermont green and clean! Now on the Vermont Income Tax Return, line 29, taxpayers can choose Green Up for a… Read More »

Birds love Vermont maple syrup!

Birds love Vermont maple syrup!

Steve Hagenbuch, Audubon Vermont conservation biologist If there was one word to describe this winter, unpredictable would be a good choice. Although Vermont can’t seem to buy a good ol’ fashion snowstorm and the temperatures are all over the map, one thing we can be assured of is another excellent crop of the world’s best… Read More »

Annette’s First Annual Community Pasta Dinner success

Annette’s First Annual Community Pasta Dinner success

Andrea Sambrook, Annette’s Preschool and The Clubhouse director/owner The First Annual Community Pasta Dinner held at Annette’s Preschool on Feb 20 was a great success. The Insider’s String Trio played as community members of all ages shared in a delicious meal, face painting and an exciting raffle of local restaurant gift certificates. A total of… Read More »

Tips to live better in retirement

Tips to live better in retirement

Submitted by StatePoint The conceptions and realities of retirement have changed a great deal over the past several decades, giving many seniors misgivings about the future. But your golden years can be happy, healthy and productive, experts say. “For many individuals, confusion, fear and an overwhelming sense of powerlessness accompany the prospect of growing old… Read More »

Beer in Vermont, important to the economy

Beer in Vermont, important to the economy

Cameron Kovach, Vermont correspondent Vermont’s craft beer industry has experienced remarkable growth. In just five years, the number of breweries in the state has more than doubled. Today, we have more craft breweries per capita than any other state. It’s not just the quantity of breweries, though, that’s impressive. Vermont brewers have gained an international… Read More »