Seeking nominations for Vermont small business awards

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its annual small business awards. Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Switchback Brewing Company, and Vermont Teddy Bear Company. The categories are as follows: Small Business Person of the Year Criteria: Individual or partners who own a small business which has increased sales,… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to community for re-election I am thankful to the voters of Charlotte and Hinesburg for your support of my re-election as your State Representative. After knocking on hundreds of doors, I have had many good discussions on a lot of issues. It was valuable to hear what is on voters’ minds, and I welcome your… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard allocates $1,000 to cover Dec. 10 Hannaford mediation fees

by Margery Sharp After a very lengthy public discussion about the Water Bond Vote, the Selectboard discussed costs for the scheduled court-ordered mediation session on the proposed Hannaford Commerce Street development on Dec. 10 that may run between $500 and $800. Accordingly the Hinesburg Selectboard voted to cover those estimated costs in an amount “not… Read More »

CVHS Board tackles busy agenda

By Gail Callahan The Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School Board heard from a team of educational professionals who outlined accomplishments of staff and students while pursuing a timeline for upcoming budget season on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Board listened to a presentation about a CVU alternative program, the Life Program and Essential & Fundamentals,… Read More »

Mater Christi students enjoy Mix-It-Up Day

Mater Christi students enjoy Mix-It-Up Day

Mater Christi School celebrated Mix-It-Up Day at lunch on Thursday, Oct. 30. Students celebrate the day by sitting at a lunch table with youngsters with whom they might not usually sit. Mix-It-Up at Lunch Day is a national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance Magazine over a decade ago. It encourages students to identify, question, and cross social boundaries.… Read More »

Local students take a stand against tobacco

Local students take a stand against tobacco

Tobacco usage is the most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Each year approximately 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Another 8.6 million live with a genuine illness caused by smoking. Retail stores are the primary place where tobacco companies recruit new tobacco users, and… Read More »

Lyric Theatre presents “The Producers”

Lyric Theatre presents “The Producers”

Lyric Theatre Company kicks off its 41st season with Mel Brooks’ “The Producers.” Based on the classic cult comedy film, this musical sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor, which Brooks’ uses to address important, and often-sensitive, social and political issues. “The Producers” will be presented at Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts… Read More »

Wind Ridge Books celebrates the Voices of Vermonters

Wind Ridge Books celebrates the Voices of Vermonters

Poet Daniel Lusk reads from his new memoir “Girls I Never Married” at Arts Riot last Thursday evening. The standing-room only event celebrated the tandem release of Lusk’s book along with fellow poet Angela Patten’s new collection of poetry, “In Praise of Usefulness.” The books were published by Wind Ridge Books of Vermont and are available at local independent bookstores.… Read More »