News from Pierson Library

New patrons  Congratulations to all the kids who took the smart step of getting their own library card this month. They are: Caroline Carney, Isla Graefe, Oliver Fanning, Teo Johnson, all age 5; Rufus D’Amore, age 5 ½; Claire Whitman and Zeke Dupee, both age 7; Amelia Bronner and Liliana Lloyd-Miller, both 8, and 10-year-old… Read More »

Shelburne resident joins Red Cross leadership

Eric Gagnon of Shelburne is one of two new members recently named to the board of directors of The American Red Cross New Hampshire & Vermont Region. Gagnon, who joined the board in November, is the Assistant Dean for Facilities Administration and Planning in the Larner College of Medicine’s Dean’s Office at the University of… Read More »

‘VT Untapped’ podcast draws on Vermont Folklife Center archives, fieldwork

The Vermont Folklife Center this week launched its podcast, “VT Untapped,” combining archival material and content from the center’s ongoing ethnographic research to tell unique stories about Vermonters from all walks of life. The podcast is available for download on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn, and VFC’s website. Listen to the first two episodes online… Read More »

School students benefit from Box Tops collection

Volunteers at Shelburne Community School remind community members to keep clipping the little pink-and-white square Box Tops for Education logos on many grocery items. They are redeemed for cash that is put towards school enrichment programs. Volunteer Ashley Prout who oversees the collection said the goal is to raise $1,600 this year. The PTO allocates… Read More »

YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga turns 100

This summer, YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga marks its 100th anniversary with a centennial celebration June 15 friends, alumni and supporters. The event will include daytime activities including camp tours and a barbeque lunch, as well as a ticketed evening banquet with a speaker and historic camp traditions. Since 1919, thousands of girls have spent time… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

Little League baseball and softball registration Register now for spring baseball and softball programs. New this year, all registrations must be submitted online, with a choice of payment by credit card online or mailing in a check. There are levels available for ages 4-12. Details on fees, practice schedules, registration and more is online at:… Read More »

Shelburne Falls – where our town began

You’ve seen the sign by the bridge over the LaPlatte River, so you know that you’re crossing Shelburne Falls. But do you know that Shelburne Falls was the place where the town of Shelburne began? Architectural Historian and Preservationist Brian Knight of Manchester has been researching the early history of the Shelburne Falls neighborhood for… Read More »