Happy ending to a great mentoring year

Participants in Shelburne Community School (SCS) Connecting Youth (CY) Mentoring Program enjoyed an ice cream social, signaling the end to their year in the program, on Tuesday, May 20. Mentors and mentees created stupendous sundaes, then dove into a variety of group games and fun at the SCS playground. In the SCS CY Mentoring Program,… Read More »

Teacher’s scholarship sparks hope for CVU French trip

Polly Vanderputten, a teacher of French and German at Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School, has been awarded a graduate scholarship by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). For two weeks this summer, Vanderputten will study at the France Langue institute in Nice, France. In addition to her studies, Vanderputten plans… Read More »

Covering the Field: Introducing Autumn Eastman

By Sheri Duff Autumn Eastman is impressive. So is her track and cross country numbers. And that’s just the beginning of the accolades Champlain Valley Union (CVU) Head Track & Field Coach Eli Enman pays his standout senior runner. “I’m happy to talk about Autumn. She is a fantastic athlete that is very committed to… Read More »

JVA lacrosse continues winning streak

By Michael Regan The CVU JVA lacrosse team improved their record to 8-1 with three wins the week of May 12 with one victory over Essex (9-4), one over St. Johnsbury Academy (7-2), and finally a defeat of Middlebury (4-3) on Saturday afternoon. The score was knotted at three for much of the fourth quarter—that… Read More »

Redhawks Recap: May 22, 2014

By Sheri Duff Lady Redhawks find groove The defending state champion Redhawks girls tennis team is on a tear. Since losing to South Burlington on Saturday, May 10 the girls have gone undefeated. Last Tuesday, visiting Champlain Valley defeated Rice 5-2 at Calahan Park. The match results follow: Singles: Kathy Joseph, C def. Paige Hauke,… Read More »

Hooping for a cause

Joannah Ralston of Shelburne hula hooped the entire 5K Fun Run and Jiggety Jog while raising $2,120 for the Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) Vermont Respite House on Saturday, May 10 in Burlington. Ralston was the top individual fundraiser at the event. Respite House is a cause close to Ralston’s heart; as a hospice volunteer, Ralston… Read More »

CVU grad continues winning ways

Dillon Machavern, CVU Class of 2013, continues to rack up podium finishes this year. He showed off his talent once more at Virginia International Raceway in the latest Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) showcase as the SCCA US Eastern Conference Majors took center stage for rounds seven and eight of the championship. Machavern made… Read More »

New cycling event comes to Vermont June 14

The Vermont Gran Fondo is the Green Mountain state’s first stand-alone fondo-style cycling event. The inaugural ride will be held on Saturday, June 14 with the start and finish at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl located in Hancock, Vt. It features three different routes (103, 75, 46 miles; two or four mountain climbs) and begins… Read More »

Kwiniaska selects Junior Membership Essay Contest winner

Cooper Gammon, a 12-year-old from South Burlington, won the 2014 Junior Membership to Kwiniaska Golf Club for his essay on “Life Lessons of Golf.” Juniors, under 18 years of age, were invited to submit original essays on how golf provides inspiration to be considered for the yearly membership. “The winning entry was chosen from a… Read More »

Maurice E. Demers – Shelburne

Maurice E. Demers, 90, of Shelburne, formerly of Spring Hill, Fla., passed away at home on May 9, 2014. A full obituary will appear in July prior to a Mass of Christian Burial to be held in Burlington.