Penguin Plunge 2019

Penguin Plunge 2019

Over 120 Champlain Valley Union High School students took the plunge on Saturday in Lake Champlain. It was 15 degrees at the Burlington waterfront on the cold February morning. The high school team raised over $34,000 for the Special Olympics. Hinesburg Community School sent 26 people who raised over $8,000 for the charity. The Champlain… Read More »

Residents experience swimmers’ itch from Lake Champlain

Residents experience swimmers’ itch from Lake Champlain

A swim in Lake Champlain on a hot, late-summer day can cause many things: happiness, a sense of well-being, and for some people, an itchy rash. Over the last few weeks, at least a dozen swimmers in the Charlotte and Shelburne area, many at the Charlotte Beach, have experienced an unfortunate side-effect of enjoying the… Read More »

Boating infrastructure grants available

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is now accepting applications to fund projects that will help improve boating facilities in Vermont. Grants are given out for marina improvement projects that directly benefit transient boaters, or boaters that stay at one slip for 10 days or less. Funding for the grants comes from the U.S. Fish &… Read More »