Hinesburg teen completes NOLS course

Hinesburg teen completes NOLS course

Christopher Adams of Hinesburg recently completed a semester-long wilderness expedition with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in the Southwest. On Feb. 24, Adams and 13 other students left on multi-activity expedition that included hiking, canoeing, climbing, an independent student exploration, and a Wilderness First Aid course. During the semester-long adventure students did not have… Read More »

College Counseling Corner: What is the Common Application?

By Sarah Soule I graduated from high school in 1977, which was just one year after the Common Application was “born.” At that time only 15 colleges were members of the organization and now, 38 years later, there are 517 colleges that participate in the singular, standardized application for member institutions. The Common Application is… Read More »

Vermont Dressage Days return to the Champlain Valley

The Champlain Valley Exposition will play host to the 10th annual Vermont Dressage Days for two days, Aug. 9 and 10. This year’s event will feature over 100 of the finest dressage riders from across Vermont, New England, and New York, all competing for top honors in 50 classes. A national competition, Vermont Dressage Days… Read More »

Suburban U16 Softball team completes season

The Suburban U-16 Babe Ruth Softball team, above, made up of 15 young women from southern Chittenden County, went a very respectable 8-6 this past season playing in a very competitive league consisting of mostly northern Vermont teams. The team would like to thank Middlebury Interactive Languages for its sponsorship. The Suburban softball team back… Read More »

Rotarians prepare breakfast for Camp Ta Kum Ta

Charlotte Shelburne Rotarians from L-R: Linda Gilbert (Charlotte), Denny Bowen (Shelburne), Tod Whitaker (Hinesburg), Dave Jonah (Shelburne), Doris Sage (Shelburne), and Bill Root (Charlotte) made and served breakfast for 63 campers and 105 volunteers at Camp Ta Kum Ta on Tuesday, July 29. Each year, the Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary Club sponsors a breakfast during a traditional… Read More »

Burlington Business Fair slated for Aug. 6

The Small Business Administration is teaming up with the City of Burlington Community and Economic Development Office and the Micro Business Development Program to host the Burlington Business Fair from 10am to 2pm on Aug. 6 at Burlington City Hall. The annual fair is free and open to the public. This year’s theme is Getting… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyard continues winning ways in wine competition

Shelburne Vineyard continues winning ways in wine competition

Shelburne Vineyard recently received their results from the three competitions they entered this year, and they couldn’t be happier. In the 2014 Atlantic Seaboard event, Shelburne Vineyard’s wines were tasted alongside 572 other wines from roughly 112 wineries in states along the Atlantic Coast. The vineyard was one of the few wineries that received more… Read More »

Milestones

Births Anne (Kirby) and Marc Richter of Charlotte had a baby boy, Eliam Gabriel Kirby Richter, on June 14, 2014 in Fletcher Allen Health Care. Deaths Colleen Bess (Kirby) Alexander – Hinesburg On the afternoon of July 21, 2014, Colleen peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with complications from… Read More »

Carpenter Carse hosts “Once on this Island”

Carpenter Carse hosts “Once on this Island”

Come one, come all. The Very Merry Theatre teen troupe presents the Broadway musical, “Once on This Island” at the Carpenter-Carse Library at 12pm on Monday, Aug.4 in Hinesburg. In case of rain, the performance will be re-located to Town Hall. Set in the Caribbean, this musical features a peasant girl who uses the power… Read More »

Charlotte artist’s outdoor sculpture featured at Sheldon Museum

Charlotte artist’s outdoor sculpture featured at Sheldon Museum

A piece of contemporary outdoor sculpture is shaking things up in the Sheldon Museum’s period garden this season. “Endless Tower,” on loan from the Charlotte artist Ethan Bond-Watts, is his multi-storied assemblage of steel boxes, stacked so that the exposed corners create space for layers of wildflowers to grow. The flowers were grown from seeds donated by… Read More »