The Readers Write

A mile in an educator’s shoes In the 1960s the community of Shelburne made a decision to start the process of building a new school for a future they could likely not yet envision. Education at that time was a traditional model that encompassed, in most cases, hours of sit and get. As a nation… Read More »

Marilyn Pratt Woodworth, 85, of Shelburne

Marilyn Pratt Woodworth, 85, of Shelburne

Marilyn Pratt Woodworth, 85, of Shelburne died peacefully on Oct. 17, 2015, with her loving husband, Bob, at her side. Born in Bennington, Vermont, she grew up in North Bennington, where she met her high-school sweetheart, Robert Cummings Woodworth, whom she married in 1952, upon graduation from the University of Vermont with a degree in… Read More »

Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law feeds hungry Vermonters

State Agency officials, representatives from the Vermont Foodbank, and local grocers joined together at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf to recognize the contribution of food rescue to hunger relief. Since July 2015, when requirements for food diversion took effect for medium-sized institutions under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, the Vermont Foodbank has seen a 24 percent increase… Read More »

Pope Francis House built for local family

Pope Francis House built for local family

By Lynn Monty A well-worn path beneath a maple tree, perfect for climbing, told a tale of energetic children who lived inside the aged mobile home. Purple morning glories covered an old shed. Potted plants lined tattered lattice. A pitched picnic table rested in the shade. These symbols of love and hope dotted the 45-year-old… Read More »

Hunger banquet to be held at Vermont Zen Center

Hunger banquet to be held at Vermont Zen Center

A hunger banquet and silent auction to benefit local charities will be held from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Vermont Zen Center in Shelburne on Sunday, Sept. 13. The banquet is an interactive opportunity for people to see first-hand the effects of poverty throughout the world. Attendees will be assigned to low, middle or high… Read More »

Wind Ridge Publishing welcomes Lynn Monty to the team

Wind Ridge Publishing welcomes Lynn Monty to the team

Wind Ridge Publishing announces Lynn Monty as the new managing editor of Shelburne News and The Citizen. She has been a local journalist for more than a decade, having worked most of that time for the Burlington Free Press, Vermont’s largest daily. Her specialties are community news reporting, photography, and social media management. Monty served as… Read More »

SCHIP awards spring grant money to nonprofits

SCHIP (Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Projects) has announced its spring grant awards. Recent grants in the amount of $32,400 were awarded to several nonprofits in the three towns who met the criteria of serving the people of the communities in a variety of ways. These awards are made possible as a result of SCHIP’s mission… Read More »

Orchard Observations

Orchard Observations

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards There is tremendous food waste in the United States. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), 30-40 percent of the food supply is wasted. That’s more than 20 pounds per person per month! Locally, Chittenden Solid Waste District suggests that the amount of waste going to the landfill has… Read More »

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