Shelburne resident completes NOLS Wilderness Expedition

Julian Lacroix, 24, of Shelburne recently completed a semester-long wilderness expedition in India with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). NOLS functions on the precept that challenge leads to growth, leadership can be learned, and that a challenging outdoor environment is the best place for both of those things to happen. During the semester in… Read More »

Shelburne Farms hosts presentation on bird conservation strategies

Shelburne Farms hosts presentation on bird conservation strategies

Community members are encouraged to attend a free presentation by University of New England’s Assistant Professor Noah Perlut on Monday, Aug. 25 from 6-8pm at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne. With expertise in Ornithology, grassland birds, ecology, breeding systems, survival, mating systems, conservation biology, animal behavior, and dispersal, Perlut’s stories of individual grassland birds and their… Read More »

Middle school students write for the stage

Middle school students write for the stage

Three aspiring young playwrights from left: Devon Krasner, Emily Emmons, and Elizabeth Friedrichson plotted story lines and developed characters when they joined writer and acting instructor Alexandra Hudson at the Writers’ Barn for a week of writing camp. Hudson studied Acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and earned her… Read More »

SCS Board receives update from Facilities Committee

The Shelburne Community School (SCS) Board listened to a presentation from the Facilities Committee on safety, maintenance, and educational issues Tuesday, Aug. 19 on campus. The 90-minute meeting drew one community member, supervisory union personnel, and SCS personnel, as well as representatives from Dore & Whittier, a New England-based architectural firm. According to SCS Co-Principal Allan… Read More »

Tour features Mad River Barns and Bridges this Sunday

What is the difference between a “kingpost” and a “queenpost”? How does a farm gain organic status?  Where is the second oldest covered bridge in Vermont located? What is a re-purposed barn?  The answers to these and many more questions can be discovered when eight unique barns and the Valley’s three covered bridges become the focus… Read More »

Summer organic dairy series focuses on forage management

Organic farmers are invited to attend workshops in Westfield and Hardwick to explore ways to make the most of their forages. The sessions are part of the Summer Organic Dairy Series, presented by the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT). The cost per program… Read More »

CVU grad earns Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship

Carly Brown, a June 2014 graduate of Champlain College’s Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP), has received the 2014 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship. She was selected from a pool of more than 180 applicants, and is one of 32 exceptionally talented, early career science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) teachers to be awarded a fellowship.… Read More »

Kudos Kudos!

University of Rochester Nicholas John Bonaccio, a senior majoring in applied music (percussion) at the Eastman School of Music, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the spring 2014 semester. Bonaccio, a resident of Shelburne, is the child of Tony and Connie Bonaccio, and a graduate of Rice Memorial High School… Read More »

Students pay tribute to their SHS teachers continued

By Roderick W. Durrell After the tribute to SHS teachers Bernie Couture, Bob Jones and Doug Tudhope, and Betty McDonald Dye’s family remembrance of her mother, Imelda McDonald, came a tribute to John E. McGee, Sr. and his wife Mary Elizabeth (Mareli) Foley McGee, both SHS teachers. Probably no person was more synonymous with SHS… Read More »

Registration open for Master Composter course

The Vermont Master Composter course will be offered at 13 locations around the state on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning Sept. 18. The course will provide training to anyone interested in becoming a backyard composter by learning how to turn yard trimmings and vegetable scraps into “black gold.” It is sponsored by the University of Vermont… Read More »

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