Parks and Rec News: May 22, 2014

Call 985-9551 for program and registration information or visit our website, www.shelburnevt.org/departments/40.html. Fall Soccer Registration deadline is Friday, May 23. Please use the Fall Soccer registration form only for this Program (pick up at the office or print from our web site). You must complete one form per child. Children entering grades first through eighth… Read More »

Welch selects Shelburne student’s artwork

Rep. Peter Welch hosted the 33rd annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students at The Gallery at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier on May 15. Elizabeth Fields, a Shelburne resident and a student at Champlain Valley Union High School, received Congressman Welch’s Choice award for her piece, “Olivia.” Abigail Pearl, a Mount… Read More »

SMC hosts recital of organ music May 29

Dr. William Tortolano will give a recital of organ music on the Casavant organ at Saint Michael’s College Chapel on Thursday, May 29 at 12:30pm. Tortolano, Organist Emeritus and Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts Music at St. Michael’s College, has presented a program for 48 consecutive years on the 1966 pipe organ of two manuals,… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyard turns in/turns out

Shelburne Vineyard will feature a summer exhibit, “Turning In/Turning Out” by local artist Carol Norton in the Vineyard’s Tasting Room gallery on June 2. The display will feature Norton’s multi-layered atmospheric images in oil, depicting the outside world. An artist’s reception with music and refreshments will take place at the Vineyard on Sunday, June 8 from 2-4pm. During… Read More »

Local artist brings home Best in Show

Shelburne Plein Air artist, Mark Boedges, took home top honors at the Wayne Plein Air Festival in Wayne, Pa. on May 17. He won Best in Show with his painting “The Old Farm” which is his third Best in Show over the past year at different plein air events throughout the country. His paintings from… Read More »

CVU Board to consider future of soggy fields

By Mal Boright A cold spring with a late departure of accumulated snow has left the Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) clay-based athletic fields in, well, less than optimum condition. Nevertheless, following some 12 postponements and cancellations plus many parking lot practice sessions, the games are going on pending rainy weather. “This spring definitely… Read More »

Actor Forest Whitaker honors Vermont award winners

Academy award-winning actor Forest Whitaker congratulates Michelle Dreimann, 16, of Stratton Mountain and Richard “Tré” Diemer, 13, of Shelburne on being named Vermont’s top two youth volunteers for 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Dreimann and Diemer were honored at a ceremony on Sunday, May 4 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural… Read More »

DRB approves new butcher shop

At its meeting on May 7, the Development Review Board (DRB) approved an application for retail sales at the former site of Next Door Bakery. Green Pasture Meats intends to open a butcher shop in this location. Most of the meeting was devoted to a review of the final plan and conditional use application filed… Read More »

Shelburne Historical Society debuts May 20

By Rosalyn Graham For many years, Shelburne had a Historical Society, a group of dedicated residents who gathered, preserved, and told the stories of the town of Shelburne, its early years and its growth and development. When Shelburne celebrated its 250th anniversary last summer, the energetic volunteers who rallied to ensure that the historic occasion was… Read More »