Waldorf fourth graders receive donated spruces

Local Edward Jones representative Bill Root, a sponsor of Fourth Grade Foresters USA, was at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne last Friday morning to present fourth graders with a tree of their own to plant and care for. Established in 2007, Fourth Grade Foresters has given out 505,000 trees in its effort to… Read More »

Sustainability and eco-responsibility: VSC walks the talk

By Laurie Caswell Burke Shelburne’s neighbor, Vermont Commons School (VCS), has a longstanding mission guided by a strong environmental ethic. “Understanding the relationships between humans and the world they share is the primary goal of education,” VCS believes. “For students to appreciate their place and role in their environment – and respond with wonder and… Read More »

Reflections on Green Up Day

By Laurie Caswell Burke I found myself traveling to the middle part of the state for a work-related event on Green Up Day. I was struck by the multitude of people gathered on highways and country roads clad with green bags and gloves picking up trash. From my vantage point, they seemed to be enjoying… Read More »

From soup to sushi at Chef Leu’s House

By Lesley Snyder In the words of the hungry diner, “Chinese” is often followed by “takeout” – but Chef Leu’s House will have you rethinking your vocabulary. While the popular restaurant offers both pick-up and delivery, the 21-year-old Shelburne staple received a highly-anticipated facelift last spring. A revamped menu, modern dining room, spacious patio, and… Read More »

WRP’s Writers’ Barn Summer camps for young writers

Children and young adults are natural storytellers, and summer break is the perfect time for relaxed reading, writing, and storytelling. The Writers’ Barn summer camps will provide a space for creative, imaginative storytelling, and an opportunity for young writers to collaborate with peers. Each morning will include a variety of writing-based activities and writing prompts,… Read More »

Drew Nick

Drew Nick is a five-tool player. Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head baseball coach Tim Albertson explains the compliment. “In baseball, a five-tool player excels at hitting for average, hitting for power, base running skills and speed, throwing ability, and fielding abilities. Drew is baseball savvy. He excels in all aspects of the game,” said coach… Read More »

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