Tsk, tsk, Toxic Substances Control Act

In light of recent Vermont Senate activity, I’d like to thank Senator Ginny Lyons and Representative Kate Webb for leading the passage of the Toxic Free Families Act (S.239), and here’s why: It’s hard to imagine in a state such as Vermont, prided with its natural beauty that anyone might be at risk for exposure… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library: May 15, 2014

Of course, the Pierson Library celebrates children’s books every day! Come and browse through our collection, and don’t forget to join Mary Catherine Jones every Thursday morning at 10:30am for musical story time. All ages are welcome. Today! The Fairy Club will be meeting today at 3:15pm. Patrons four years old and up are invited… Read More »

Green Mountain Care Board seeks public input May 29

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) invites the public to two events in Burlington on Thursday, May 29: a “traveling board meeting” with brief presentations from Vermont health leaders from 1 to 4pm, and a public forum on health insurance rates from 6 to 7:30pm. Both events will be held at the First Congregational Church… Read More »

Democratic committees co-sponsor screening of “Inequality For All”

The Shelburne, Charlotte, and South Burlington Democratic Committees will co-sponsor a screening of the documentary “Inequality for All” on Sunday, May 18 at 7pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, second floor. The film, released in 2013 and featuring renowned economist Robert Reich, examines the ever-widening income inequality in the United States and the effects this… Read More »

Middle school Wind Ensemble travels to Montreal

By Scott Stanley, SCS eighth grader On April 10, the Shelburne Community School (SCS) Wind Ensemble went on tour to Montreal. The band played at the Alexander von Humboldt School, École Joseph-François-Perrault, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. The trip was very exciting with all of the venues and culture of Montreal. It was exciting for… Read More »

Shelburne Dines Out makes return May 15

By Janet Franz Here’s an easy way to help local children and enjoy a delicious meal without cooking or washing dishes: dine out in a Shelburne restaurant on Thursday, May 15. Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to Shelburne Nursery School (SNS), a nonprofit organization. “Shelburne Dines Out” is a fundraising… Read More »

CVU’s Tyler VanDyk wins $1K scholarship

Burlington Subaru Hyundai’s Drive for Excellence program, in its seventh consecutive year of rewarding hard-working high school juniors and seniors with a chance to win a new car, added an extra perk this year: two $1,000 scholarships drawn via raffle at the event. Above, Champlain Valley Union senior Tyler VanDyk of Hinesburg wins one of… Read More »

High school class to reach stratosphere

This semester in Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School’s  Weather, Climate and Oceans classes, students are working together to send a measuring device into the stratosphere. For those unfamiliar with the makeup of the atmosphere, the atmosphere has four levels—the troposphere, the stratosphere, the mesosphere, and the thermosphere. Human kind, and all weather on earth… Read More »

Waldorf students donate over $1,000 to New Village Farm

The gray clouds and drizzle did not dampen the spirits of fourth graders from the Lake Champlain Waldorf School (LCWS) as they hammered, measured, and sawed at New Village Farm (NVF) on Wednesday, April 30. While the students always enjoy Farm Days, this one was particularly special. Nearly six months ago, the students’ study of… Read More »