Local bike races raise funds for nonprofits

Local bike races raise funds for nonprofits

STAFF REPORT Two recent fundraiser bike rides have announced their results, which added up to thousands of dollars for their charitable causes. The fifth annual Cycle 4 CMT bike ride and walk held Aug. 26 raised $150,000, according to organizer Chris Ouellette. That brings to $800,000 the five-year total that the event has collected to… Read More »

Redhawks rule the pitches and courts

Redhawks rule the pitches and courts

By LAUREN READ GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY The Champlain Valley Union girls cross country team traveled back from the Manchester Invitational in New Hampshire with a trophy. The CVU girls finished in the top spot in the Manchester Invitational on Saturday, with Alice Larson and Ella Whitman each earning a place in the top 7 to… Read More »

Hands to Honduras Tela recycles local police, fire and rescue gear

Hands to Honduras Tela recycles local police, fire and rescue gear

By LINDA GILBERT Thanks to a long-distance recycling effort, some former Shelburne Police uniforms are now are being worn by officers in the Central American country of Honduras. Before the Hands to Honduras Tela group made its annual trip south in February, we learned that the Shelburne Police Department had some “outdated/not in code” police… Read More »

Many hands make light work

Many hands make light work

Residents of the Davis Park neighborhood participated in the second year of a community service project at the Davis Park Natural Playground, making the event officially an annual one. On Saturday,18 enthusiastic helpers, including a group of children, weeded the paths around the playground, hauled and spread new gravel, and put new pea stone into… Read More »

Vermonters become new Americans aboard Ticonderoga

Vermonters become new Americans aboard Ticonderoga

By MADELINE HUGHES A sunny, breezy Monday and Lake Champlain provided an idyllic backdrop as 15 new Americans celebrated Constitution Day by taking the Oath of Allegiance to become citizens on board Shelburne Museum’s Steamboat Ticonderoga. Family and friends stood by to watch as 15 Vermonters from 12 different countries became U.S. citizens in the… Read More »

Soldiers against Alzheimer’s

Soldiers against Alzheimer’s

Members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion (in Star Wars stormtrooper costumes) stand out in the crowd at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sunday at Shelburne Museum. More 1,800 people participated in the event, raising $265,378 toward a goal of $305,000. The walk is the nonprofit’s largest public awareness event to raise funds for… Read More »

Scout project adds special tables at the beach

Scout project adds special tables at the beach

Garrett Gruendling is a junior at Champlain Valley Union working toward Eagle Scout. For the community service requirement, the Shelburne resident decided to make game tables for the town beach that are accessible to people with disabilities. The materials for the project were donated by Sticks and Stuff, and Kevin Pottmeyer allowed Gruendling to use… Read More »