Selectboard tackles a full agenda

The Selectboard faced a packed agenda at the Mar. 22 meeting. Numerous ordinances were before the members, as well as a long list of appointments to commissions, boards and committees (CBCs). Several of the items facing the board were the products of years of discussion and work. The agenda packed with ordinances was due to… Read More »

Planning Commission Chair Ronald Bouchard steps down

Planning Commission Chair Ronald Bouchard steps down

Planning Commission Chair Ron Bouchard had previously announced that he would not be seeking reappointment to the Commission after many years of service. In a tribute to Bouchard, newly elected Commission Chair Jaime Heins called him “the epitome of volunteerism” and presented him with a plaque commemorating his service as the end of the Commission’s… Read More »

Student joins the DRB

Student joins the DRB

“A logical progression,” is how Alex von Stange described his newest endeavor. At the Mar. 22 Selectboard meeting, he was appointed as a member of the Development Review Board (DRB). The move made him the first student member of a Commission, Board or Committee (CBC) to make the shift from a non-voting position to being… Read More »

New BFFs: Shelburne business leaders and Pierson Library

Many exciting new mutually beneficial relationships may have been hatched last Wednesday evening as members of the Shelburne Business and Professional Association met for a networking meeting at Shelburne’s Pierson Library and heard of an amazing number of ways the business community and the library can benefit one another. Pierson Librarian Lara Keenan was ready… Read More »

Farm-to-school program growing at CVU

Farm-to-school program growing at CVU

By Victoria Tamas, Contributing Writer Last month, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture awarded the Champlain Valley Union High School a Farm-to-School planning grant of $2,500 as part of a $70,000 total awarded to ten schools around Vermont. The grant program, in its ninth year, has so far reached 101 schools, impacting 27,000 students. What is… Read More »

Bridging the generation gap with a selfie and some smiles

Bridging the generation gap with a selfie and some smiles

Though there was a noticeable lack of duck lips, and no one ended up posting their hottest picture on Instagram, selfies were the main scene last week at Wake Robin in Shelburne. Thanks to Carly Stine and the Champlain Valley Union High School students who volunteer with her through the nonprofit Technology for Tomorrow, sixteen… Read More »

Floating Threads highlights ancient weaving techniques

By Deborah Straw Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket and Similar Weaving Traditions By Judi Achjadi. Tuttle Publishing, Spring 2016, hardcover, $60.00 This new coffee table book from Tuttle Publishing, headquartered in North Clarendon, Vermont, is a gem. The intriguing title and the luscious cover pull you toward them, asking you to put off what you’re doing,… Read More »