Hands on Nature: Animal disguises and frogs

By Caitlin Waddick Animal Disguises and Surprises In April, Hands on Nature (HON) classes at Shelburne Community School (SCS) focused on how animals hide in plain sight, mask their true identities or use coloration to send a message to others. Predator animals want to remain unnoticed as they get closer to their prey. Prey animals… Read More »

CVU honors outstanding business students

CVU honors outstanding business students

Nine students were inducted as charter members into the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) National Business Honor Society on  May 27. The inductees include Alexandra Spicer, Ian Campbell, Carly Caswell, Lisa Schold, Julia Sokolowski, Samantha Gilliam, Peter Scrimgeour. Jessica Holly, and Tupper Hinsdale. CVU is the first school in the state of Vermont to establish a… Read More »

Mentoring pairs end year with celebration

Mentoring pairs end year with celebration

All of Shelburne Community School CY Mentoring program’s mentors and mentees pose in the sun during their end-of-the-year ice cream social Tuesday afternoon, May 20 in Shelburne. The program is in need of more community mentors. Interested volunteers are asked to contact Alice Brown, coordinator of the SCS CY Mentoring Program, at abrown@cssu.org or 393-1126.

Teens focus on entrepreneurship during Governor’s Institutes of VT

This July, up to 25 Vermont high school students will bring their passion for business, enthusiasm, and thirst for learning to the first Governor’s Institute on Entrepreneurship, where they will spend a week learning marketing, finance, business planning, and more alongside other budding entrepreneurs from around the state. Hosted at Vermont Technical College, which also… Read More »

Community School band program offers opportunities

By Sam Crites, SCS eighth grader Have you ever looked back at your childhood and thought, “Man, I wish I had learned how to play an instrument as a kid”? Well, the band program at Shelburne Community School (SCS) is giving that opportunity to kids in fifth through eighth grade. Whether students want the play… Read More »

Invest in what you love

Imagine leaving your job as vice president at a college to start a magazine with your wife, or quitting the investment business to raise alpacas. Two couples did just that to pursue their most passionate interests as both hobbies and vocations. Whether you’re interested in starting a business or just building a special collection, you… Read More »

Dinse receives top rankings in Chambers USA 2014

The 2014 edition of “Chambers USA,” a leading directory of American lawyers and law firms, recognized 11 Dinse attorneys – including Shelburne residents Ritchie Berger, Karen McAndrew, Amy McLaughlin, and Jeffrey McMahan – in their practice areas. The new guide, released May 23, also recognizes the firm as among Vermont’s best in every category of… Read More »

Covering the Field: Introducing Jane Baker

Covering the Field: Introducing Jane Baker

By Sheri Duff Jane Baker is a leader. It’s the first asset that Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head girls lacrosse coach Hillary Arthur notes when asked about the senior captain. “Jane is able to lead her teammates with an enthusiastic attitude. She can get the team pumped up and likes to get the entire team… Read More »

Shelburne Girls on the Run team prepares for annual 5K

Shelburne Girls on the Run team prepares for annual 5K

Over 50 girls, coaches, and family members from Shelburne will participate in the annual Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk at the Champlain Valley Exposition on Saturday, June 7 at 10am in Essex. Onsite registration, happy hair, and face painting will begin at 8:30am. Girls on the Run encourages girls in third through eighth grade… Read More »

Shelburne student qualifies for National Bowling Tournament

Shelburne student qualifies for National Bowling Tournament

Tyler Richards of Shelburne competed in the 2014 Vermont Pepsi Youth Bowling Championships at Spare Times in Colchester on May 4. His finish qualified the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) junior to compete for a spot on the USA youth bowling team against students from all over the United States July 13-19 in Buffalo, N.Y. Richards… Read More »