Pope Francis House built for local family

Pope Francis House built for local family

By Lynn Monty A well-worn path beneath a maple tree, perfect for climbing, told a tale of energetic children who lived inside the aged mobile home. Purple morning glories covered an old shed. Potted plants lined tattered lattice. A pitched picnic table rested in the shade. These symbols of love and hope dotted the 45-year-old… Read More »

Once a scout, always a scout

Once a scout, always a scout

Shelburne resident Antoine Williams has been selected as the 2015 Distinguished Citizen Awards recipient by the Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America. The keynote speaker will be States Attorney T.J. Donovan. Williams is a financial planner by profession, a Kidder Medal recipient from the University of Vermont and serves on its Alumni Board of… Read More »

CVU’s Chicago: history, mystery, and jazz

CVU’s Chicago: history, mystery, and jazz

By Madison Hakey The longest running American musical on Broadway history has come to CVU this year as the fall musical. Chicago is a seductive and mysterious production based on the original play, written by reporter Maurine Watkins, about two murders she investigated in 1924. The show follows two women by the names of Velma… Read More »

The pleasures of fall boating

The pleasures of fall boating

By John Freeman  of Small Boat Exchange Vermonters start pulling their boats out of the water starting Labor Day. What a mistake. Granted, some boaters are heading south for the winter, and some are parents of school-aged kids with weekends filled with sporting events and other activities. But for the rest of us, we should… Read More »

Last-minute efforts not enough to stop Essex

Last-minute efforts not enough to stop Essex

By Eli Hark Coming off a two-game winning streak, the CVU football team failed to rally against Essex, leaving the 2-2 Redhawks with plenty to work on before this week’s game in St. Johnsbury. In a shocking game, the 2-1 CVU Redhawks football team fell to 2-2 with their 20-14 loss to the 0-4 Essex… Read More »

Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial dedication ceremony

Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial dedication ceremony

A Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial dedication ceremony was held on Sept. 13. A $5,000 grant was received from the Veterans Fund of the Veterans Affairs office for the $121,500 project. The generosity of several residents and area businesses allowed for the project to happen. Shelburne resident Rick Bessette wrote the poem engraved in stone upon entering… Read More »

Teal ribbons for ovarian cancer awareness decorate town

Teal ribbons for ovarian cancer awareness decorate town

Large teal ribbons hug utility poles at the center of town. Melody Danaher of Hinesburg said the towns of Shelburne, Hinesburg, Charlotte, Richmond, Bristol and Williston are decorated with about 400 bows total. What started in Hinesburg and Charlotte in 2013 as an awareness campaign for ovarian cancer in honor of a dear friend, has… Read More »

More issues arise with VTrans’ big rail plans

More issues arise with VTrans’ big rail plans

The town of Shelburne weighed in on the 2015 Vermont State Rail Plan draft with a letter approved at the Sept. 8 Selectboard meeting. The document came just in time for the Sept. 15 deadline for comments from the public on the draft plan, which is getting its first update since 2006. Town Planner Dean… Read More »