Champion curlers

Champion curlers

Left to right: Shelburne residents Tish Orr and Meg O’Donnell along with their teammates Liz Alton of Milton and Char Mehrtens of South Burlington won the Grand National Curling Club’s Senior Women’s championship held at the Nutmeg Curling Club in Bridgeport, Conn. last month. All are members of the Green Mountain Curling Club. They play… Read More »

Cut a national forest tree for $5

Vermonters can cut down a tree for Christmas for $5 in the Green Mountain National Forest. U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont encourage the public to purchase Christmas tree removal permits. And, if a family has a fourth grader, they can get their tree for free. This year, all youngsters in fourth grade can take… Read More »

Wilmot Irish: Deciding to stop driving

Wilmot Irish: Deciding to stop driving

By WILMOT IRISH The first time I drove a car I was with Dad in his ’34 Chevy. At 16, I could see over the steering wheel, but easing the clutch with the left foot while pressing the accelerator with the right was a coordination I did not yet have. As we jolted around our… Read More »

We need to change the face of our investment community

By JANICE ST. ONGE Female entrepreneurs receive less than 5 percent of all venture capital funding despite owning 38 percent of the businesses in the country. According to the National Venture Capital Association, 89 percent of venture capital investors are white men who have a bias toward familiar faces. This bias is not always a… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

Fundraising update The New Library and Town Center Construction Committee announced that members of the community have donated $500,000 to match the $500,000 pledge made to the project by a generous anonymous donor. Since last October when the matching challenge was announced, 426 donors have made 519 gifts ranging from $2 to $100,000, with a… Read More »

School district staff complete leadership program

School district staff complete leadership program

Five staffers in the Champlain Valley School District recently completed the 17-month Vermont School Leadership Project along with 20 other Vermont educators at the Snelling Center for Government. From left, Hinesburg Community School Co-Principals John Pontius and Suzan Locke, Director of Student Support Services Meagan Roy, CVU Director of Special Services Anna Couperthwait, and Bonnie Birdsall,… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

See all of the Fall and Winter Programs and Events online at or in the 2018 Fall/Winter brochure.  Annual tree lighting and caroling Everyone is invited to this holiday tradition on the Shelburne Village Green, Friday, Nov. 30. Caroling will start at 5:45 p.m.; lighting of the town tree is at 6 p.m. Santa is… Read More »

Free Christmas dinner for seniors

Area seniors can make reservations now to attend or have delivered a free Christmas dinner organized by several local agencies and businesses. Along with Age Well, the Burlington School Food Project, the Elks Lodge, Penny Cluse Café, Temple Sinai and others, Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors is offering both a delivered hot meal and a… Read More »

Blood Drives planned

The American Red Cross says its supply of blood and platelets is particularly low and donors are encouraged to take part in upcoming drives. Blood donors of all blood types, especially type O, and platelet donors are needed. Individuals can attend a drive or make an appointment to donate at or by calling 1-800-RED… Read More »

“Recycle Like You Live Here” campaign launched

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has launched a campaign to reduce recycling contamination, protect worker safety, and improve the value of Vermont’s recyclables. The agency, along with the Chittenden Solid Waste District and Casella Waste Systems, has identified the top four contaminants at recycling facilities. These items don’t belong in blue recycling bins: plastic… Read More »