By SCOOTER MACMILLAN and MARIA VALIENTE Local schools participated in a district-wide digital detox last Friday in different ways, replicating the National Day of Unplugging on March 1. Though not mandatory, at Shelburne Community School many staff members and students unplugged, stashing away their laptops, phones, and other devices. For some, eliminating technology from their routine… Read More »
By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent It started more than a year ago with a third grader’s love for elephants. Soon, the entire Vermont state Legislature may know about now-Shelburne fourth grader Sara DiGuglielmo’s passion for pachyderms as part of a multi-faceted lobbying campaign headed to the Vermont State House. Sara and her schoolmates are hoping to… Read More »
The Shelburne Police were out and about last week. Officers Bob Lake and Dan Eickenberg visited Puddle Jumpers Childcare and talked to the kids about their work. Uniforms were the style of the day and the kids were in full regalia for the event.
By LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent In last week’s NCAA Ski Championships, Saint Michael’s skier Colby Jordan had a unique leg up on the competition: he was skiing at home. Jordan, a Charlotte native and four-year skier at the Mount Mansfield Winter Academy, competed for the Purple Knights at the 2019 NCAA Ski Championships from March… Read More »
The seventh annual “A Show of HANDS” features 100 decorated wooden hands adorning the walls at Penny Cluse Café during the month of March. A silent auction of the hands takes place Thursday, Mar. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. The event benefits HANDS, a local nonprofit that provides food for older adults. The HANDS artwork… Read More »
Ian Kilburn, right, dispatcher with the Shelburne Police Department, talks to some fifth-graders from Shelburne Community School on March 15. The students were looking for inspiration for an assignment to write a poem about public safety.
COMMUNITY Maple Open House Weekend March 23 & 24: 138 sugarhouse and partner businesses around the state. vermontmaple.org BURLINGTON 14th Annual Soup Supper March 21: 5-7 p.m. Benefits children’s programs at Sara Holbrook Community Center. $35. Under age 14 free with paying adult. Tickets at door. Reservations: Kathy or Vicky 862-6342. Old North End Community… Read More »
Erasing hate in dramatic fashion at Champlain Valley Union: CVU students present “The Laramie Project”
By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Engrossed in the fall musical last October, director Candy Padula wasn’t paying much attention to the news. She often listened to the “Legally Blonde” soundtrack on repeat as she commuted to Champlain Valley Union High School. However, one day she listened to the news, right around the 20th anniversary of… Read More »
By LAUREN READ Correspondent After upsetting No. 2 BFA-St. Albans in the Division I boys hockey quarterfinals, Champlain Valley eyed a spot in the championship game. The Redhawks took on No. 6 Rice on Saturday in the semifinals, looking to earn a berth in Wednesday’s title game at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Instead it is the Green… Read More »
The Junior League of Champlain Valley (JLCV) held a ribbon cutting ceremony March 7 at their headquarters on Williston Road in South Burlington. The event officially established Chittenden County’s first Diaper Bank. Partnering with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS) and town food shelf programs in Hinesburg, Milton, Richmond, and Williston, JLCV reports the Diaper… Read More »