SCS Rocketry Team heads to the finals in Virginia

SCS Rocketry Team heads to the finals in Virginia

By Lena Ashooh Dark Matter, a team of seventh- and eighth-graders from Shelburne Community School, has qualified to compete in the national finals of the 15th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge. As the only team with qualifying scores in Vermont, Dark Matter will face 99 of the top rocketry contenders from across the country to… Read More »

Shelburne’s Win Smith recognized as wellness leader

Shelburne’s Win Smith recognized as wellness leader

By Janet E. Franz The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports selected Win Smith, resident of Shelburne and Warren, Vt., and principal owner and president of Sugarbush Resort, to receive the 2017 Vermont Wellness Leadership award. Smith accepted the award at the Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference on March 23 in Burlington. Lori Smith… Read More »

Edo Salon holding fundraiser for Steps to End Domestic Violence

Edo Salon holding fundraiser for Steps to End Domestic Violence

A local salon will be helping a domestic violence group later this month. Edo will be the site of a fundraiser for Steps to End Domestic Violence (formerly Women Helping Battered Women), which is a group that provides domestic violence services and support in Chittenden County. The group’s services include emergency housing, transitional housing, support… Read More »

ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

Zackary Macik grew up in Shelburne and got his first bike shop job at Little City Cycles in Vergennes in 1991. As he learned more and more about his craft, Macik spent time as a bike mechanic in New Zealand and Boulder, Colo., but at a certain point, it was time to come home. “I… Read More »

Shelburne’s Geoffrey Penar performs with the Burlington Choral Society

Shelburne’s Geoffrey Penar performs with  the Burlington Choral Society

The Burlington Choral Society will cap its 40th season in April with performances of beloved music. Richard Riley, artistic director, will lead the chorus, soloists, and two pianists in Johannes Brahms’ “Requiem.” Geoffrey Penar, a bass baritone hailing from Shelburne, will perform with the choral society. Penar is a product of the Eastman School of… Read More »

Village Dog Park may be located on wetlands

Village Dog Park may be located on wetlands

It is a popular spot for area dogs and their humans to socialize and enjoy the outdoors, but concerns about the Shelburne Village Dog Park have recently surfaced regarding its possible location on wetlands. The issue arose recently when the Department of Environmental Conservation found that an area that had previously been mapped as wetlands,… Read More »

LaPlatte River wetlands provide diverse, rare habitats

LaPlatte River wetlands provide diverse, rare habitats

Editor’s Note: Last week, we featured a story about The Vermont Natural Resource Council’s petition to reclassify Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands as class I wetlands, a status that would provide greater environmental protection than this area currently has. This week, we provide a more in-depth discussion of this area’s ecology. The LaPlatte River Marsh,… Read More »

Tourist About Town

Tourist About Town

I sent my kids off to school on Monday in the official Vermont kid spring uniform: shorts and Bog boots. If you’re a child, you spend your weekends out in the pouring rain and/or sunny warmth, depending on what minute of the day it is, but if you’re a grownup, you spend your weekends wiping… Read More »

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