Host families needed for international high school students

The Program of Academic Exchange (PAX), is seeking families who have an interest in hosting an exchange student that will attend Champlain Valley Union High School this fall. This experience offers families a great opportunity to learn first-hand about another culture while also sharing what is special about life in Vermont. Community Coordinator, Kelley Cartularo… Read More »

Kudos Kudos Kudos!

University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine Alicia Marie Phelps of Shelburne was named to the Dean’s List for the 2013-2014 academic year. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. Ethan Mick of Shelburne graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in software engineering from RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Pomfret School,… Read More »

College Counselling Corner: What is the Common Application?

By Sarah Soule I graduated from high school in 1977, which was just one year after the Common Application was “born.” At that time only 15 colleges were members of the organization and now, 38 years later, there are 517 colleges that participate in the singular, standardized application for member institutions. The Common Application is… Read More »

Wake Robin beekeepers complete advanced honey harvest

Wake Robin beekeepers complete advanced honey harvest

Despite the concerns regarding declining bee populations, the apian residents of the Wake Robin Hives have been busier than ever, prompting head beekeeper Bill Ross to call for an advanced harvest this year.  Residents of Wake Robin and some family members gathered in one of Wake Robin’s vacant cottages Monday, July 28, to remove the… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyards recently received their results from the three competitions they entered this year, and they couldn’t be happier. In the 2014 Atlantic Seaboard event, Shelburne Vineyard’s wines were tasted alongside 572 other wines from roughly 112 wineries in states along the Atlantic Coast. The vineyard was one of the few wineries that received more… Read More »

Shelburne’s Meiler named USATF Athlete of the Week

Shelburne’s Meiler named USATF Athlete of the Week

Flo Meiler of Shelburne, age 80, has won yet another accolade. After an impressive performance at last week’s Masters Outdoor Championships at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. she was named the USA Track & Field (USATF) Athlete of the week. Of the 14 events that she participated in during Nationals, she won eight gold… Read More »

Suburban U16 Softball team completes season

Suburban U16 Softball team completes season

The Suburban U-16 Babe Ruth Softball team, above, made up of 15 young women from southern Chittenden County went a very respectable 8-6 this past season playing in a very competitive league consisting of mostly northern Vermont teams. The team would like to thank Middlebury Interactive Languages for its sponsorship. The Suburban softball team back… Read More »

Vermont Dressage Days return to the Champlain Valley

Vermont Dressage Days return to the Champlain Valley

The Champlain Valley Exposition will play host to the 10th annual Vermont Dressage Days for two days, Aug. 9 and 10. This year’s event will feature over 100 of the finest dressage riders from across Vermont, New England, and New York, all competing for top honors in 50 classes. A national competition, Vermont Dressage Days… Read More »

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery welcomes summer exhibit

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery welcomes summer exhibit

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery will host a new exhibit “Summer Horizons: New Vermont Paintings by Bonnie Acker” until Sept. 16. The exhibit opens with a public reception with the artist on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5:30-7:30pm and all are invited to attend. Acker’s work is joyously rendered, and reflects her multifaceted approach to life: “I wear many… Read More »