Young artist explores gender stereotypes through neo-pop comic art

Young artist explores gender stereotypes through neo-pop comic art

Staff report Jasmin Townsend-Ng, 12, of Shelburne explores gender stereotypes through her solo art exhibition “Comic Art: Awesome Sauce” at the Pierson Public Library. Using pop culture comic images, she explores some big questions for tweens. Why are girls mostly portrayed as damsels and princesses? Why is there so much punching and kicking among the… Read More »

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 »

Judy Puck

Judy Puck

Judith Antoinette Blumenfeld Puck passed away from complications related to cancer on May 20, 2015.  Judy was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on May 29, 1949 to Irving and Martha Blumenfeld.  Judy attended Lincoln High School where her best friend, Cathy Reilly, set her up on a blind date with Hans Puck, a student at Hunter… Read More »

Mud boots mark the start of spring

Mud boots mark the start of spring

By Charlotte Albers With April showers on the way it’s time to begin the annual ritual of spring garden clean-up that heralds the start of another growing season. Most everyone I know is desperate for warm weather and gardeners are especially eager to start cool season crops like lettuce, arugula, and micro greens. In the… Read More »

Shelburne Town Budget explained

By Joe Colangelo, Shelburne Town Manager Shelburne voters have an opportunity to decide on the proposed $7,485,529 Fiscal Year 2016 Town of Shelburne General Fund budget by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 3 between 7am-7pm at the Town Offices. Money items on the ballot include a base budget of $7,454,229 and $25,000 for the Open… Read More »

Selectboard continues town budget discussions, community input encouraged, talks ongoing

By Heather McKim Shelburne Selectboard members met with department heads at a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the interest of limiting increases in the Fiscal Year 2016 town budget. Before hearing from department heads, board members conducted a second reading of the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Ordinance. A warning of a public… Read More »

Shelburne women add to tradition of quilting at annual exhibit: Vermont Quilt Show returns Oct. 18-19

Shelburne women add to tradition of quilting at annual exhibit:  Vermont Quilt Show returns Oct. 18-19

Three local quilters, Joanne (“Jo”) Guillemette, Hope Johnson, and Ruth Whitaker will show their quilts at the 32nd Annual Champlain Valley Quilters Guild Vermont Quilt Show at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Oct. 18-19. All three participants are active members of the guild and each have a unique approach and experience to quilt… Read More »

Butterfly garden nears completion

Butterfly garden nears completion

The butterfly garden outside the Pierson Library, above, is progressing at a brisk pace thanks to the efforts of numerous staff and volunteers. After the final setting of the stone walkway, which will take place over the next few weeks, the garden will be complete.  

Selectboard addresses natural resources, budget changes

By Heather McKim At the June 24 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard, Police Officer Chris Morrell and police dog Buck were recognized for their service to the town of Shelburne. Morrell and his canine partner are retiring from the force. State Representatives to Montpelier Joan Lenes and Kate Webb were present at Tuesday night’s meeting… Read More »

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