SCHIP Spring Grant deadline

The spring deadline for SCHIP grant applications is Tuesday, April 30. Since SCHIP began making grants, many non-profits have used their awarded funds to continue their mission to improve the lives of our neighbors and strengthen our communities. Grants range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Grants may not exceed $3,000 per request… Read More »

Burlington Choral Society sings ‘St. John Passion’

Burlington Choral Society sings ‘St. John Passion’

In two performances of its spring concert, the Burlington Choral Society presents music for Lent and Easter that moves from tragic to festive. On Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington and on Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, the Burlington Choral Society… Read More »

Women’s Mentoring Program at Mercy Connections

Mercy Connections is offering a training program for women interested in becoming part of their Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program. It begins April 24 and continues Wednesday evenings, through May 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Mercy Connections offices, 255 South Champlain St. Mercy Connections partners with the Vermont Department of Corrections to match trained female… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

Composting Workshop Keep food scraps out of the landfill with home composting. Chittenden Solid Waste’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Lauren Layn, will outline the benefits of “closing the loop” with your own household food scraps and yard debris in a presentation on maintaining a healthy compost system. In 2012, the Vermont Legislature unanimously passed the Universal… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

News from Pierson Library

Meet Katie Martin-Woodard Katie processes everything item that comes into the library so it’s ready for the shelf.  She catalog books, movies, audio books, museum passes, etc.  She also manages Inter Library Loan requesting, which involves sending books all over the state and sometimes the country. She updates the library’s website and Facebook page and… Read More »

End of Life Café talk, April 7

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1063 Prim Road, Colchester, hosts an End of Life Café Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m. The free discussion, open to the public, will offer the opportunity to learn and talk about all aspects of death including medical and financial needs, legal issues, funeral arrangements, and more. In addition, the gathering provides… Read More »

Earned Income Tax Credit, 3SquaresVT can help

This year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can help working families in Vermont make ends meet with a credit up to $6,431. In addition, any family with dependent children who receives the Vermont EITC is automatically income eligible for food benefits through 3SquaresVT – even if their income is over the limit. Each year,… Read More »

A rank of achievement

A rank of achievement

Aaron Dempsey of Shelburne, left, with Scoutmaster Randy Zuwallack. A member of Troop #692, Dempsey recently earned his Eagle Scout designation. With the help of fellow Scouts, Dempsey ripped out the unsafe brick path behind Williston’s Old Brick Church, leveled it and reinstalled the bricks, including sourcing original material to maintain the path’s historical integrity.… Read More »

Cammann finalist in Vermont Writers’ Prize

Cammann finalist in Vermont Writers’ Prize

“It’s the story of a man, a mink, some trout, a couple of bats, and too many mosquitos,” says Peter Cammann, a finalist in this year’s Vermont Writer’s Prize. Created to honor the literary legacy of the late Ralph Nading Hill Jr., a Vermont historian, writer, and long-time member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of… Read More »

Wall joins Pathways

Wall joins Pathways

Pathways Vermont announced that Tim Wall of Shelburne has joined their board of directors. He was recently appointed along with Brenda Frank, Janet Sisson, and Jedediah Popp. Pathways Vermont’s mission is to transform the lives of people experiencing mental health and other life challenges by supporting self-directed roads to recovery and wellness in an atmosphere… Read More »