Shelburne’s newest artisanal food producer, Vermont Tortilla Company

Shelburne’s newest artisanal food producer, Vermont Tortilla Company

April and Azur Moulaert, a husband and wife team from Burlington, are in the midst of starting up Shelburne’s newest artisanal food producer, the Vermont Tortilla Company. The company will open this fall as part of the Vermont Artisan Village, a collection of local food producers and artisan craftsmen being built now near Folino’s Pizza.… Read More »

Mandated lunchroom veggies hitting trash in some schools sparks debate

A new school lunch study touts visual proof kids are tossing federally mandated fruits and veggies into trash bins less than a month before congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program requiring healthier school lunches. The new University of Vermont study, published online in Public Health Reports on Aug. 25, is the first… Read More »

Sugarbush Polo Club at home on Shelburne-Hinesburg Road

Sugarbush Polo Club at home on Shelburne-Hinesburg Road

Polo ponies and players have become a familiar sight on Shelburne-Hinesburg Road. That’s because the Sugarbush Polo Club began playing on its new field, across from the CSSU Buccaneer practice fields, last September. The Sugarbush Polo Club, founded in Waitsfield in 1962, added the Shelburne-Hinesburg Road field a year ago. “Before that, we rented a… Read More »

Chromebooks for middle school students at Shelburne Community School

Chromebooks for middle school students at Shelburne Community School

Shelburne Community School has been selected to partner with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont. The purpose of this three-year partnership is to develop and expand a culture of educational innovation, and use technology integration to increase student engagement and improve learning through research based middle level practices.    Institute… Read More »

New law makes preschool available to more local students

New law makes preschool available to more local students

Preschool is a special and exciting time for little ones: big-kid sneakers, cool lunchbox, new friends, and learning away from home for the very first time. Early childhood education is considered a vital first step in the academic and social development of children, and state legislators signed Act 166 into law last year in order… Read More »

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Cheesemaking processes, farm animal care, and the vast forest behind Shelburne Farms, make for a robust educational setting for the almost 65 students who will attend the Renaissance Elementary School on the grounds there this fall. Head of Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, Lisa Zengilowski, said there are six main classroom teachers at Renaissance, and… Read More »

Baseball star Will Hesslink commits to Boston College

Baseball star Will Hesslink commits to Boston College

Baseball standout Will Hesslink, a Shelburne native and upcoming senior at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, has committed to play baseball at Boston College. He joined the Shelburne News for an interview last week. Shelburne News: How long have you been in touch with Boston College? How long have they been recruiting you?… Read More »

Shelburne Players offer first musical production

Shelburne Players offer first musical production

Shelburne Players held their annual kick off cookout for their fall production I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change in Shelburne Sunday. This is the Players’ first musical production. Director Peter Espenshade, and Producer Gerry Lawrence, drew the winning entry for two free tickets to the musical comedy. Raffle forms were entered at the Shelburne Players’… Read More »