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 »

SCS hosts middle school activity night May 8

SCS hosts middle school activity night May 8

Sixth, seventh or eighth grade students at the Charlotte Central School (CCS) or Shelburne Community School (SCS) won’t want to miss the 3rd annual collaborative activity night on Friday, May 8 from 7-9pm at SCS. Organized as a fundraiser for the first time by three SCS eighth graders, Megan Rogers, Lauryn Ouimet, and Meredith Gove,… Read More »

Social Services Committee engages residents in community forum

By Tom Zenaty, Social Services Committee member A community forum held on March 19 regarding the needs of Shelburne’s children and families drew over 30 residents. Sponsored by the town’s Social Services Committee (SSC), the forum provided a rich exchange of information about the town’s more vulnerable citizens. Not only was the participation lively, it… Read More »

Covering the Field: Introducing Thomas Robinson

Covering the Field: Introducing Thomas Robinson

by Sheri Duff Thomas Robinson is a wonderful teammate. At least that’s what Rice head boys ice hockey coach Leonard Badeau said when asked about his senior forward. “His positivity, kindness, and humor helped keep the team focused and determined through the long and challenging season.” Born in Seattle, Wash., Robinson and his family relocated… Read More »

HANDS to mouth

HANDS to mouth

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards Most of us are lucky enough to have a refrigerator that’s filled with food. Many don’t worry about when we’ll eat again. Sadly, though, hunger exists right here in Vermont for too many. The term “food insecurity” is used when households do not have enough money for food and folks… Read More »

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