Kelly Brush Ride rolls from Middlebury Sept. 6

Kelly Brush Ride rolls from Middlebury Sept. 6

Vermont’s largest fundraising ride set for Sept. 6 draws bicyclists and handcyclists who spin to conquer the challenges of paralysis through love of sport and to improve ski racing safety.  Last year’s event drew more than 750 riders and more than two dozen adaptive athletes using handcycles. “The incredible dedication and support from riders, volunteers,… Read More »

Dragonheart teams row to Italy for World Championships Shelburne residents paddle in international competition

The Dragonheart Vermont dragon boat teams who qualified nationally are off to the International Dragon Boat Federation’s World Club Crew Championships in Ravenna, Italy this weekend. It is anticipated that nearly 100 people, 85 qualified paddlers and 15-20 friends and family, will travel with Jodi and Manfred Hilker of Shelburne, who own and manage a… Read More »

New concussion law affects student athletes

All families from Williston, Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg who have or will have children interested in playing on a school sponsored athletic team, athletes or perspective athletes, and all coaches, athletic directors, nurses, and administrators from the four communities are invited to a presentation by Dr. James Slauterbeck, an orthopedic surgeon and Associate Professor of… Read More »

Deer hunting seminars offered for beginners

Of all the connections between the land and food, none is more direct than hunting. But without friends or relatives who hunt, venturing out on the solo path from table to field can be intimidating. To make this journey easier, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering three “Getting Started in Deer Hunting” seminars in September.… Read More »

Special Olympics Vermont welcomes younger athletes

People with intellectual disabilities gain confidence, develop socially, and showcase talent in an environment of inclusion and acceptance through the Special Olympics. This opportunity is now available to children ages 2-7 through Special Olympics VT’s Young Athletes Program. The program focuses on social, cognitive, and physical development and showcases the abilities of children with disabilities.… Read More »

Blue Cross Blue Shield hosts “Hike, Bike & Paddle” event

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) invites the public to a Hike, Bike & Paddle event, Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10am to 2pm at North Beach in Burlington. This free community event offers an opportunity for individuals to get outside and enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking. BCBSVT will provide free healthy snacks,… Read More »

New coach leads CVU boys soccer into season

New coach leads CVU boys soccer into season

By Mal Boright The coaches may have occasionally changed over the years, but Champlain Valley Union (CVU) remains the state’s Soccer Central for both boys and girls. For the boys, Division 1 finalists in 2013, who had tryouts for the new season beginning last Thursday, there is a new mentor at the helm in the… Read More »

O2X Summit Challenge debuts at Sugarbush Sept. 13

The course is set, the racers are training, and the last touches are being made for the O2X Summit Challenge at Sugarbush, a first-of-its-kind mountain running experience which will be unveiled Saturday, Sept. 13. A mountain running experience for runners, hikers, and nature lovers, O2X Summit Challenge Series events feature multiple courses at each race venue for… Read More »

Hunter education courses offered

It’s back to school season for would-be hunters. With most hunting seasons just around the corner, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging new hunters to sign up now for a hunter education course. Classes fill up quickly, but securing a spot is easy with Fish & Wildlife’s online Hunter Education Program registration system. All… Read More »

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