Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Harbor Road’s playground, across from Shelburne Community School, is under construction. The new natural playground at Davis Park is expected to be completed by July 17, weather depending. Until then, town officials are asking visitors using the tennis courts to park north of the parking circle, closer to Harbor Road. Shelburne Community School visitors are… Read More »

Leahy announces mobile home pilot program in Shelburne

Making homeownership more easily accessible was the focus of a news conference held at Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park on June 30. During the event, held at the Cathedral Square Corporation-owned Vermod unit, USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Tony Hernandez and Senator Patrick Leahy announced the USDA Energy Efficiency Manufactured Home Pilot Program. The pilot is… Read More »

CCTA, GMTA offer new Summer Fun Youth Pass Program

CCTA, GMTA offer new Summer Fun Youth Pass Program

Parents and caregivers will soon find that getting their children back and forth during summer break is going to get a lot easier. This summer, CCTA and GMTA will be offering a new Summer Fun Youth Pass Program to give families access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation during the summer months. This new Summer… Read More »

Fun fishing events to enjoy this spring

Fun fishing events to enjoy this spring

Fishing is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Many anglers remember their first fishing experience was with a parent or mentor who taught them the basics and gave them the opportunity to catch fish. That opportunity is now being replicated across Vermont through several programs that are specifically designed to… Read More »

National Park tourism in Vermont creates $2.8 million in economic benefit New report shows visitor spending supports 35 jobs in Vermont

National Park tourism in Vermont creates $2.8 million in economic benefit New report shows visitor spending supports 35 jobs in Vermont

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 39,086 visitors to national parks in Vermont spent $2.2 million in the state in 2014. That spending resulted in 35 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $2.8 million. “The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont attracts visitors from across the country,”… Read More »

Discover the outdoors at Family Camping Weekend

Discover the outdoors at Family Camping Weekend

Outdoor Family Weekend, May 29-31, offers campers a chance to learn basic outdoor skills, sample various recreational activities, and spend time together as a family. The annual event, which will be held at Stillwater State Park in Groton, is organized by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and the Vermont Departments of Fish and Wildlife and… Read More »

Shelburne youth lacrosse registration now open

Shelburne youth lacrosse registration now open

Registration for the Shelburne lacrosse program through Shelburne Parks & Rec has begun. The program is open to players in kindergarten through eighth grade. There is a co-ed program for kindergartners only, and also a co-ed program for first and second graders. Starting in third grade, the program splits into girls and boys teams, and… Read More »

Me & My Guy Dance: a sweet success

Me & My Guy Dance: a sweet success

Over 230 father and daughters braved frigid temperatures to attend the annual Me & My Guy Dance sponsored by Shelburne Parks & Recreation on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Town Offices in Shelburne. Above, Shelburne dad Mark Bosma and daughter, Delaney, take a spin on the dance floor.    

report from montpelier

report from montpelier

By Rep. Joan Lenes I first want to thank the Shelburne News for running our “Report from Montpelier.” Some local papers throughout the state do not offer the same opportunity for their legislators. Often folks will thank me for the updates and say they appreciate the information. It is a great way for me to… Read More »