Red Cross seeks blood donors

BURLINGTON – Following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care. There will be… Read More »

Champlain Valley Union Girls’ Basketball Camp awards

Champlain Valley Union Girls’ Basketball Camp awards

Ninety-one students entering grades fourth through ninth participated in the 2019 CVU Girls’ Basket-ball Camp, June 24-28. Director Ute Otley, CVU varsity girls’ coach and former Dartmouth point guard, reported the winning results. The award winners from the morning session, grades fourth through sixth are: Free Throw Champ: Rowan Howe, Charlotte GO Award: Sarah Skaflestad,… Read More »

New studio creating opportunity for adults to dance

New studio creating opportunity for adults to dance

Two women in Vermont’s dance community have created a reality they have long wished for: the opportunity to take dance classes with other adults on a schedule that works for their busy lives. On May 29, Megan Stearns of Hinesburg and June Beuchner Carney of Williston opened Lines Vermont in South Burlington. Located in the… Read More »

Mt. Philo Inn wins award

The locally owned and operated Mt. Philo Inn in Charlotte announced that they have been awarded the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have… Read More »

Playing for Good in Charlotte

Playing for Good in Charlotte

The Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Road, invites the community to celebrate sum-mer Sunday, July 14, 5 p.m., with a program of chamber music presented by the six-member ensem-ble Playing for Good. The professional ensemble is dedicated to supporting non-profits through the power of music. Their program will feature works by Haydn, Shostakovich, Philip… Read More »

Get fit at CVU fitness center

The Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) Fitness Center is open to the public for the summer through Friday, Aug. 9. Hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30-8:30 a.m. and from 3-5 p.m. The Fitness Center is closed on weekends. All are welcome, though children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by a… Read More »

Lovely lupines: Not native to New England

Lovely lupines: Not native to New England

LAURIE D. MORRISSEY Lupine is one of the most spectacular flowers of early summer, painting long stretches of roadside with shades of purple and blue. Thanks to this tall, showy plant, even a stop-and-go drive to Boston’s Logan Airport has its moments of beauty (as I recently had occasion to observe). Full sun and dry,… Read More »

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Summer Reading Club Wednesdays in July For those of you interested in signing your child(ren) up for one or more of these free programs, please visit https://www.carpentercarse.org/summer-reading-program for descriptions, times, and registration instructions. Taradiddle Wednesday, July 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 5-10; Registration required. Drop-off. Come listen to Taradiddle, a storytelling duo who weave traditional songs… Read More »

Vt. better than most states at providing summer meals to kids

LOLA DUFFORT VT Digger For food insecure families who rely on schools to provide their children with free breakfast and lunch, the summer months can be a difficult time. Luckily, Vermont does better than most at providing access to federally funded summer meals at parks, schools and campsites across the state. But advocates say plenty… Read More »

Vt. fishing access areas not safe for swimming

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds the public not to swim at fishing access areas due to safety concerns. The primary use of the fishing access areas is for launching and retrieving motorboats. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department maintains 196 developed fishing access areas on lakes and rivers throughout the state. These areas have allowed… Read More »