Cub Scout Pack 607 welcomes girls, chucks pumpkins

Cub Scout Pack 607 welcomes girls, chucks pumpkins

By ELIZABETH CARNEY The Cub Scout year is off to a strong start in Shelburne-Charlotte. So far, we have welcomed 12 new scouts, including three girls. That’s right — after 108 years, Boy Scouts of America is welcoming girls officially into the fold. While we’ve always encouraged families to participate in our events, now girls… Read More »

Local fire departments host pancake breakfast, craft sale fundraisers

Local fire departments host pancake breakfast, craft sale fundraisers

Two local fire departments host fundraisers this Saturday in Shelburne and Hinesburg. In Shelburne, firefighters will put on their annual pancake breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m. This year breakfast will be cooked and served at Shelburne Community School due to library construction near the fire station. This is the annual fundraiser for the Shelburne Firefighters Association. The… Read More »

Pedestrian bridge spans LaPlatte

Pedestrian bridge spans LaPlatte

By Madeline Hughes A project years in the making recently got underway in Shelburne village, out of sight of passersby. With the parking lot at Shelburne Shopping Park as a staging area, dozens of volunteers have been methodically hauling building materials a half mile or so into the woods. Their destination: the bank of the… Read More »

Bunting travels as Principal of the Year

Bunting travels as Principal of the Year

By MADELINE HUGHES Last week Champlain Valley Union High School Principal Adam Bunting visited Washington D.C. as a perk that came with being honored as the Vermont Principal of the Year. Bunting quietly accepted the award in August at the Vermont Principals Association meeting, where he was recognized for his work in personalized and proficiency-based… Read More »

Gov. Kunin’s new memoir is personal and poetic

Gov. Kunin’s new memoir is personal and poetic

By MADELINE HUGHES Boisterous laughter roared from the secluded Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms Tuesday night as Madeleine Kunin read excerpts from her new book “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties.” Kunin’s reading also at times evoked solemn “mmmm-hmmmms” from the audience. At the launch of her fourth book, Kunin shared more personal… Read More »

Digging in

Digging in

Folks gathered Saturday to formally break ground on the $6.5 million project to rebuild Pierson Library, renovate the 1927 Town Hall, and update the Town Center campus. Work should end next summer. A New Beginning by Rick Bessette Let us move forward together As we break this historic ground. For future generations, With a foundation… Read More »

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 »