Covering the Field: Introducing Troy Bergeron

Troy Bergeron is a strong leader. Just ask Champlain Valley Union’s (CVU) head wrestling coach Gunnar Olsen. “Troy excelled in the classroom and trained with a seriousness that the younger guys looked up to. He finished strong and we’re proud of his accomplishments as our captain.” Born and raised in Shelburne, Bergeron’s family includes parents, Andrea… Read More »

Dan Shepardson named CVU Athletic Director

Dan Shepardson named CVU Athletic Director

Former Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School boys soccer coach and school administrator Dan Shepardson has been named the director of student activities effective July 1. Shepardson replaces the late Kevin Riell, who passed away in December. “Kevin would be pleased that Dan was named the new director of student activities,” said Riell’s wife Linda… Read More »

Kwiniaska Junior Membership Essay Contest returns

Vermont junior golfers (18 and under) are invited to submit essays on “Life Lessons of Golf.” The top essay will receive a 2015 Junior Membership to Kwiniaska Golf Club. Entries must be original and tell a story of a person (living or deceased) that you would like to play a round of golf with and… Read More »

Hockey All Stars split Rotary Classic

Champlain Valley Union’s Rachel Pitcher, Kaleb Godbout, Oscar Kelly, Elliott Mitchell, Cam Rivard, and Greg Talbert played for their respective Austin All Star teams during the Essex Rotary Key Bank All-Star Hockey Classic on Saturday, March 21 at the Essex Skating Facility in Essex. While the girls Harris team beat the Austin team 6-3, the… Read More »


Deaths Rene Marie Gustave Zimmermann – Burlington Rene Marie Gustave Zimmermann passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Rene Zimmermann was born in Liege, Belgium, on July 2, 1916, the son of Emile Zimmermann and Julienne Deben. Among his survivors is a nephew, Chuck Burns and his wife, Cindi, and their two daughters, Samantha and Stephanie… Read More »

Charlotte landscape firm wins award for Hills Point residence

Charlotte landscape firm wins award for Hills Point residence

Distinctive Landscaping, a Charlotte-based design and installation firm, has been awarded for its work at the Bond Watts residence on Hills Point Road by GreenWorks, Vermont’s Nursery & Landscape Association. Appropriately named “An Artful Retreat,” the project features both new installation and modifications on existing plantings. This, paired with artistic sculptures, co-exist to create a… Read More »

Grow roots in your community: plant a memorial tree

By Larry Hamilton, Charlotte Tree Warden A canny Scot once said:”Och, if ye can nae be doin aught else, ye can be for aye plantin a tree.” Planting trees is good. Good for the exercise, good for your heritage, good for the soil and environment, good for wildlife, particularly birds, and good for the community.… Read More »