Impressionism, American paintings highlight new Shelburne Museum season

French Impressionism and American paintings highlight the new exhibitions opening in the upcoming season at Shelburne Museum, Director Thomas Denenberg announced. Throughout May and June, four new exhibitions will open, including two focused on quilts – a solo exhibition of contemporary textile art and a collection of 19th century star quilts. “The new season’s exhibitions at… Read More »

Green Mountain Care on slow track

I appreciate Rep. Kate Webb’s communication in the Shelburne News as to where she stands on the Governor’s failure to provide a Green Mountain Healthcare financing plan on Jan. 15, 2013 as required by Act 48. She explains that a slip of an assumed federal government waiver was the reason for not meeting the date.… Read More »

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 »

Shelburne native completes marathon for charity

Shelburne native Katie Edgerton, age 24, completed the Boston Marathon on April 21, raising 107 percent of her fundraising goal for FamilyAid Boston. Edgerton, who currently lives and works in Boston, ran the marathon with a goal of raising $5,000 for the nonprofit, which provides homeless families with shelter, housing, and the services they need… Read More »

Covering the Field: Introducing Clarke Shedd

By Sheri Duff Clarke Shedd is a committed athlete. Eager to discuss Shedd’s attributes, Champlain Valley Union (CVU) Head Track & Field Coach Eli Enman began, “Clarke is one of the hardest working athletes on the team. He is committed to improving through hard work and practice. Often at the beginning of practice, while other… Read More »