News from the Pierson Library: May 8, 2014

Today! The Fairy Club returns! Fairies and gnomes are hard at working helping spring flowers bloom. We invite kids ages 4 and up to stop by at 3:15pm to learn more about the fairy world and all its sprightly creatures. Take part in a different craft each Thursday afternoon in May.  Snacks are provided. Please… Read More »

Notable Neighbors: The Reverend Craig Smith

November in Vermont signals a palpable transition between seasons – from the crisp fall leaves to a frosted wonderland. Last year, while the Green Mountains welcomed winter’s chill, Shelburne’s Trinity Episcopal Church coped with an unexpected change in its clerical landscape. The Reverend Craig Smith was called to serve Trinity for 15 years. Having outreached… Read More »

Vermont finally welcomes home Vietnam Vets

It may have taken 41 years, but Vermont Vietnam Veterans were finally welcomed home and properly recognized by the State thanks to the efforts of Rep. Vicki Strong. A Republican from Albany, Vt., Strong acknowledged that while servicemen from other wars were treated like heroes when they returned home, Vietnam Vets were not. Worse yet,… Read More »

Lose your shoes, support Youth Catalytics

Youth Catalytics, Inc. is conducting a shoe drive during entire month of May to raise funds in support of its work – to address the needs of at-risk youth, benefit microenterprise ventures in developing nations, and to keep old shoes out of local landfills. The public is invited to participate by donating used shoes at… Read More »

Shelburne students win awards at Vermont History Day

Vermont History Day is a yearly, statewide competition for students in grades 5 through 12. Students present a variety of history projects relating to a theme. This year’s theme was “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” The annual event was held on Saturday, April 5 in Barre. Above: Homeschooler Kali Adams, a seventh grader, won first place in… Read More »

Rokeby celebrates opening with prestigious performance

The inimitable Francois Clemmons will sing “Songs of Freedom” to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society founding and the 2014 opening of Rokeby Museum on Sunday, May 18 at 3pm. More than 100 Vermonters gathered in Middlebury in May 1834 to “declare war on slavery” and to found an organization to carry… Read More »

CCV hosts VSAC financial aid sessions

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) counselors and college aid professionals will be available on Thursday, May 15 at eight Community College of Vermont centers across the state to help with filing the online Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and Vermont grant applications. Walk-ins are welcome at the Winooski, Upper Valley (White River Junction),… Read More »

SCS receives Environmental Excellence Award

Recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, including the Shelburne Community School (SCS), will be recognized at the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Annual Spring Conference May 14 at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center in Burlington. Environmental excellence awards have been given since 1993 to recognize efforts and actions of Vermonters to… Read More »

Local student honored with Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Richard (Tré) Diemer, the State of Vermont middle level winner of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, was honored at a school assembly on Tuesday, April 29, with the following dignitaries present  to help congratulate the seventh grader: Miro Weinberger, mayor of Burlington; Mona Faulkner, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the State of Vermont; John… Read More »