CVU born band Dionysia goes national

CVU born band Dionysia goes national

by Sadie Williams It’s not often that a high school band sticks together post-graduation, especially when its members attend colleges in three different states. However that’s just what happened for four incredibly talented boys from Champlain Valley Union (CVU).   What began as a series of extended jam sessions between drummer Alex Meyers of Shelburne and… Read More »

Area quilters enter Vermont Quilt Festival contest

Over 250 contest entrants of all ages from the U.S., Canada, and abroad have entered the quilt contest at Vermont Quilt Festival, New England’s premier quilt event this weekend. They include Shelburne residents Hope Johnson, Judy M. Siccama, and Ruth Whitaker. Olivia Brunelle and Lauren Toussaint of Shelburne are entrants in the youth category. Evaluated by a… Read More »

Bill Skiff releases new book

Bill Skiff releases new book

Red Barn Books of VT in Shelburne is celebrating the Fourth of July with the release of a new book, “Willie the Jumping Frog”, written by local resident Bill Skiff. In a tradition that Mark Twain and Huck Finn would likely approve, Skiff has led Williston’s Independence Day children’s festivities as “Frog Master,” officiating at… Read More »

Shelburne author releases children’s book

Shelburne author releases children’s book

Local author Joe Oppenlander introduced his newly released children’s book “Fred, The Little Black Truck” at the Shelburne Farmers Market on Saturday. The 1929 Model A Ford pickup transports young readers on happy adventures chugging along Shelburne village roads, merrily honking “ahuga, ahuga” as he visits Shelburne Orchards, the Shelburne Shipyard, and joins in the local… Read More »

Renascence opens at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery

Renascence opens at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery will host the opening of “Renascence,” a group show with featured artist Barbara Wagner and artists Miriam Adams, Bonnie Baird, Annelein Beukenkamp, Cynthia Lee Bowler, Kevin Fahey, Kerry O. Furlani, Betsey Garand, Brenda Garand, Dan Gottsegen, Kate Hartley, Karen Henderson, Julia Jensen, Virginia McNeice, Gail Salzman, David Smith, Frank Woods, and Joyce… Read More »

Celebrate Father’s Day with “Dr. Dave” Landers

This Father’s Day, Phoenix Books Burlington will host Dr. Dave Landers for a discussion of the powerful, poignant, and profound ways that fathers defy or buy into our society’s views of masculinity and influence their children’s defining views of a man. Landers’ Men and Masculinities class at St. Michael’s College is immensely popular, and this… Read More »

Shelburne native featured in “A Little Night Music”

Shelburne native featured in “A Little Night Music”

This June Shelburne teen/Champlain Valley Union sophomore Pearl Guerriere brings the role of Fredrika Armfeldt to life in the New London Barn Playhouse’s presentation of “A Little Night Music.” A masterwork by Stephen Sondheim, the critically acclaimed lyricist behind productions such as West Side Story and Sweeny Todd, this wildly romantic story of love, regret,… Read More »

Local artists plan fundraiser for the birds

Local artists plan fundraiser for the birds

ArtsRiot in Burlington will host an art auction to benefit the Wild Bird Fund (WBF) on Tuesday, June 17 from 5:30-7:30pm. The event was conceived by local sculptor and UVM Professor emeritus Barbara Zucker after she heard about the WBF from her granddaughter, an employee at the WBF Center in Manhattan. Amazed that the WBF… Read More »

Rokeby Museum hosts iconic NY postcard exhibit

Rokeby Museum hosts iconic NY postcard exhibit

Who would guess that an artist born and bred on a Vermont farm created the most iconic postcards of New York City? But that’s what Rachael Robinson Elmer did. Although her ground-breaking “Art-Lovers New York” postcards are 100 years old they still retain their beauty and originality. An exhibit presenting the cards and their impact… Read More »