Mike Donoghue speaks to Rotary

Mike Donoghue speaks to Rotary

By Rosalyn Graham Veteran Vermont journalist Mike Donoghue has been delving into the stories behind the stories in Vermont for 50 years. So when Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary invited him to the April 4 meeting to talk about some of his favorites, he brought some big ones, from unsolved murders to political intrigue. When Donoghue… Read More »

Shelburne students create puppets and produce films

Shelburne students create puppets and produce films

After school Monday afternoon, the art room at Shelburne Community School was abuzz with activity. Paint and glue, iPads and string. Hearing that the googly-eye supply was gone, art teacher Pete Boardman asked what else could be used for eyes? He suggested paint. “It’s truly mixed media,” Boardman said as fifth graders swirled around his… Read More »

School board reorganizes, targets school buildings for upgrades

On town meeting day Champlain Valley School District voters approved the $76.8 million budget. Voters also agreed to allocate $819,665 that was unspent from a bond to update the Shelburne Community school. Previously Shelburne voters approved a $9.25 million construction bond used to renovate Shelburne Community School in 2016-17. Work was completed last fall with… Read More »

Vt. House Speaker headlines forum

Vt. House Speaker headlines forum

The Shelburne Democratic Committee hosts several leading voices in the party at a forum Monday, April 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The latest in the series is “Empowering All Voices,” which will bring together Vermont Speaker of the House Rep. Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero; Ebony Nyoni, the Vermont state director… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

Registration is now open for spring and summer programs and camps. Details, deadlines are available on the recreation website at shelburnevt.org. Lifeguard positions for Shelburne Beach are open. Check out the website or call for details, 985-9551. Gentle Yoga Class Kay Boyce, certified yoga instructor, leads this class for those new to yoga, challenged with an injury,… Read More »

Pierson Library News

The library has a great selection of gardening books to begin plotting your garden this year. Are you curious about raised beds or vertical gardening for a small space? It’s a great time to start planning your family garden with the little ones. Notice the library’s Community Poetry Board that currently has an “Ode to… Read More »

Historical society hosts talk on 19th-century orphan trains

The Shelburne Historical Society hosts a talk Monday by local resident Daniel Bean who will share his research and knowledge of 19th-century Vermont. A seventh-generation Vermonter and retired biology professor, Bean has delved into the little-known time in Vermont history where orphans from New York and Boston were brought by trains to Vermont. Bean will… Read More »

Talk shop, sample treats at annual business Maple Mixer

It’s a sweet tradition: The annual Maple Mixer for members, potential members and those curious about the Shelburne Business and Professional Association. Palmer’s Sugarhouse, 332 Shelburne-Hinesburg Rd., hosts on April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. The mixer is an opportunity for local business people representing companies of all sizes and categories to meet, discuss… Read More »

Paper Clover campaign through April 22 supports 4-H programs

Through April 22, shoppers at Tractor Supply Company stores in Vermont can support University of Vermont Extension 4-H programs. The Shelburne Road Tractor Supply store will participate in the semi-annual 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, which happens at the company’s stores across the U.S. Since 2010, more than $13 million has been raised nationwide for 4-H. Shoppers… Read More »