Women’s snowshoeing at YMCA Camp Chingachgook

Women’s snowshoeing at YMCA Camp Chingachgook

Staff report YMCA Camp Chingachgook will be hosting a Women’s Snowshoeing Day Jan. 23. This will be a retreat in the Adirondacks with other women for a day filled with adventures, fun memories and relaxation. Take a tour of the trails behind Camp Chingachgook and learn about snowshoeing. Whether you’re a beginner or have years… Read More »

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin praised two South Burlington High School students last week for their efforts in helping Syrian refugees stay warm this winter. Students Lena Ginawi and Kiran Waqar were featured on Vermont Public Radio for their efforts to collect fleece blankets and warm clothing for those affected by the violence in Syria. Both… Read More »

Nicole Conley, keeping Charlotte active

Nicole Conley, keeping Charlotte active

In June, Nicole Conley was hired to be the Recreation Coordinator for the town of Charlotte. Conley is no stranger to the area having grown up in Hinesburg and she is excited to be working close to home. An avid basketball player who also enjoys running, she is happy to be able to help others… Read More »

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson, along with his lawyer, spoke to the Selectboard last night to announce the purchase of land west of Harbour Industries on Shelburne Road where salt, lumber and tanker storage will begin in the spring. He was invited to speak by Town Manager Joe Colangelo. The visit was purely out… Read More »

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin praised two South Burlington High School students today for their efforts in helping Syrian refugees stay warm this winter. Students Lena Ginawi and Kiran Waqar were featured on Vermont Public Radio for their efforts to collect fleece blankets and warm clothing for those affected by the violence in Syria. Both are… Read More »

Angels aglow at local Christmas show

Angels aglow at local Christmas show

Mater Christi School’s Mustasa Semic is one of the few people in Vermont pleased about the lack of snow. He helped the drivers of about 200 cars find places to park as they gathered for the Mater Christi School second annual Memorial Tree Lighting ceremony and the K-4 choral concert on Dec. 10. The mild… Read More »

The many gifts of John Penoyar

The many gifts of John Penoyar

John Penoyar’s Burlington office overlooks the Winooski River. The comfortable space includes a desk, chairs and art work on the white walls. The work area gives a hint of Penoyar’s profession as a psychologist, but there’s little inkling of his life as a musician-singer. A Hinesburg resident for 29 years, Penoyar’s musical career was born… Read More »

Vermont has high percentage of women farmers

Vermont has high percentage of women farmers

By Lettie Stratton Farming may have long been a male-dominated industry, but that is changing—especially in Vermont. USDA data on farming shows that Vermont has one of the highest percentages of women farmers in the country. Thirty-nine percent of Vermont farmers are women—that’s nearly 5,000 female farmers, and more than 22 percent of those women… Read More »

CVU girls basketball team makes history

CVU girls basketball team makes history

By Eli Hark Champlain Valley Union High School’s Girls Basketball team continued their win streak to 75 games without a loss passing Oxbow’s record for longest win streak in the VPA’s history after beating Rice 53-25. When freshman make varsity you always know there is something special and that they have the drive that most… Read More »

Fifth annual All Shook Up Variety Show

Fifth annual All Shook Up Variety Show

The fifth annual All Shook Up Variety Show will be held from 7pm to 9:30pm at FlynnSpace in Burlington on Jan 15. The cost is $30 per person / $10 with a student ID. There will be free refreshments during intermission. This family-friendly evening will raise funds for scholarships to send children with special needs… Read More »

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