Shelburne students win awards at Vermont History Day

Vermont History Day is a yearly, statewide competition for students in grades 5 through 12. Students present a variety of history projects relating to a theme. This year’s theme was “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” The annual event was held on Saturday, April 5 in Barre. Above: Homeschooler Kali Adams, a seventh grader, won first place in… Read More »

Rokeby celebrates opening with prestigious performance

The inimitable Francois Clemmons will sing “Songs of Freedom” to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society founding and the 2014 opening of Rokeby Museum on Sunday, May 18 at 3pm. More than 100 Vermonters gathered in Middlebury in May 1834 to “declare war on slavery” and to found an organization to carry… Read More »

CCV hosts VSAC financial aid sessions

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) counselors and college aid professionals will be available on Thursday, May 15 at eight Community College of Vermont centers across the state to help with filing the online Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and Vermont grant applications. Walk-ins are welcome at the Winooski, Upper Valley (White River Junction),… Read More »

SCS receives Environmental Excellence Award

Recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, including the Shelburne Community School (SCS), will be recognized at the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Annual Spring Conference May 14 at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center in Burlington. Environmental excellence awards have been given since 1993 to recognize efforts and actions of Vermonters to… Read More »

Local student honored with Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Richard (Tré) Diemer, the State of Vermont middle level winner of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, was honored at a school assembly on Tuesday, April 29, with the following dignitaries present  to help congratulate the seventh grader: Miro Weinberger, mayor of Burlington; Mona Faulkner, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the State of Vermont; John… Read More »

An unforgettable way to welcome spring

Long ribbons are now secured to the top of a 30-foot wooden pole that stands in the center of the playground at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School (LCWS). This Saturday, May 3 from 10am to 2pm, the colorful ribbons will unfurl and young children and their families will celebrate the arrival of spring at LCWS’s… Read More »

Comedy Night benefits Charlotte and Shelburne PTOs

The wildly popular Comedy Divas are sponsoring another comedy show to benefit the Charlotte and Shelburne PTOs on Friday, May 9 at 7:30pm at the Old Lantern in Charlotte. The show will feature local Comedy Divas Josie Leavitt, Tracie Spencer, Autumn Engroff Spencer, and Sue Schmidt. Josie Leavitt, owner of The Flying Pig and one… Read More »

Reptiles, amphibians on the move

Vermonters may have already heard the calling of spring peepers or wood frogs calling or noticed salamanders crawling over rocks in a nearby stream. The arrival of spring brings the return of reptiles and amphibians to the landscape. The frog calls heard each spring are part of the animals’ breeding behavior, according to Zoologist Mark Ferguson… Read More »

Website offers tools to prevent underage drinking

Four years ago, the Vermont Department of Health launched ParentUp, a web-based campaign focused on the important role of parents in preventing underage drinking. Research shows that parents are the number one influence on a child’s decision to drink or not drink alcohol. The website, www.ParentUpVT.org, offers information, tools, and videos that illustrate simple, proven… Read More »