News from the Pierson Library: May 29, 2014

Today! The Fairy Club, open to youngsters ages 4 and up, will meet today at5 3:15pm.  Engage in a special project and enjoy a snack. Friday Crafternoon: This week our younger patrons, ages 5 and up, will be gathering at 3:15pm to make their own story dice.  Create a story on the dice, then use… Read More »

Local tour gets national press

Local tour gets national press

By Phyl Newbeck We all know we live in a vacation land, but sometimes it’s nice to get confirmation. The May 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveler lists 50 “Tours of a Lifetime.” The first such tour in the North America section is a Vermont offering known as the Localvore Trail. Other North American tours… Read More »

Shelburne Farmers Market opens Saturday

Shelburne Farmers Market opens Saturday

Shelburne Farmers Market will open for its tenth season on Saturday, May 31 from 9am to 1pm on the Parade Ground in the heart of Shelburne Village. “It’s better than ever,” said Market Manager Tod Whitaker who is also the president of Shelburne Business & Professional Association which sponsors the popular market. There are 11… Read More »

Chittenden County’s State Senators offer citizen discussion

There will be a citizens’ question and answer session with Chittenden County’s state senators Tuesday, June 3 from 7:30-9:30am at the City of South Burlington municipal offices (575 Dorset Street) in the first floor conference room. All six Chittenden County State Senators are expected to attend. Come with your questions and comments. This is a… Read More »

International exchange students prepare to go home

International exchange students prepare to go home

By Meagan Downey Two international high school exchange students, Simona Rahi and Philipp Puender, are wrapping up a full year of studying abroad at Champlain Valley Union High School. It’s a bittersweet time for the students. While they are excited to go home, they have also grown close to their host families in Shelburne. Both… Read More »

The end of eighth grade

By Graham Byers, SCS eighth grader As the flowers start to bloom and the weather starts to change, the students of the eighth grade class at Shelburne Community School (SCS) are starting to get ready to finish their final year as a student of SCS. For some it is sad to see their school go… Read More »

Former Director of NSA visits Vermont Commons School

Former Director of NSA visits Vermont Commons School

As part of a featured guest speaker series, Vermont Commons School (VCS) welcomed General Keith Alexander, who recently retired as the 16th director of the National Security Agency (NSA), on Friday, May 9. Film and speaker presentations at VCS are designed to engage students in topical discussions and to think critically. In the last few… Read More »

SCS third graders bake bread for fifth year

SCS third graders bake bread for fifth year

Shelburne Community School (SCS) third graders spent most of the day baking bread on Wednesday, May 14 thanks to a partnership between Shelburne Farms and the school’s Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED) program organized by Erica Frey-Delatortas. As is the five-year tradition, Shelburne Farms staff, including Megan Browning, Christie Nold, Jed Norris, and Liz… Read More »

Wake Robin residents quilt for a cause

Last month residents of Wake Robin, Vermont’s first Continuing Care Retirement Community, presented Hattie Johnson, director of development at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero, with 10 handmade quilts. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, founded in 1984, provides traditional summer camp activities and life-changing experiences tuition-free for Vermont and northern New York youths ages 7-17 that have or have… Read More »