The camp around the corner: day camp

The camp around the corner: day camp

For 150 years, camp has been the natural extension of traditional education – an expanded learning environment that provides enrichment and a hands-on experiential education like no other. Experts agree that camp is essential to a child’s development, teaching life lessons such as leadership, teamwork, empathy, and problem-solving. The most successful camp experiences occur when… Read More »

Big Change Roundup

Big Change Roundup

New England Federal Credit Union presented a check for $29,439, March 18 to the University of Ver-mont Children’s Hospital. Part of the annual fundraiser Big Change Roundup, all proceeds benefit pa-tients and families served by the children’s hospital. Support of this event ensures continuing family-centered care in a child-friendly environment. From left, WOKO’s “Wild Bill”… Read More »

At camp, play is a powerful form of learning

At camp, play is a powerful form of learning

“The traditional summer camp recognizes that play is a powerful form of learning that contributes mightily to the child’s healthy physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development.” So said Tufts University child development expert, Dr. David Elkind. American children seem to be in constant motion. Their schedules are packed with homework, chores, music lessons, and organized… Read More »

Shelburne Police Log

Editor’s note: Shelburne Police are working on a backlog of call listings. 49 traffic violations 44 directed patrols 20 miscellaneous complaints 4 burglar alarms 3 medical calls 2 winter parking ban enforcement actions 1 false fire alarm 1 false medical alarm 1 child car seat installation Jan. 5 12:36 a.m. Police were called to Shelburne… Read More »

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 »

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