Fall Grow It! Workshop planned for Sept. 23

The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) presents the 2014 Fall Grow It! Workshops for community and school garden leaders in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi. The Grow It! Workshops provide garden leaders with timely training and networking opportunities at seven regional locations around the state. The Burlington workshop is presented in partnership with Burlington Area Community Gardens, Burlington… Read More »

New study gives hot and wet forecast for Lake Champlain Basin

A new study by a team of University of Vermont (UVM) and other scientists, “Impacts of Projected Climate Change over the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont,” paints a picture of Vermont’s future that could affect the way policy makers, businesses, and individuals make decisions in the years to come. The study shows an increase in… Read More »

Sheldon Museum collaboration yields trapping boat study

Sheldon Museum collaboration yields trapping boat study

This fall, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History will be partnering with the Patricia Hannaford Career Center in an innovative research partnership.  Douglas Brooks will lead students from the career center in researching the traditions of historic Vermont trapping boats. Brooks is a noted boat builder, author, and researcher.  He will introduce students to… Read More »

VSAC offers ‘Paying for College’ workshops at local high schools Students; families learn more about available financial resources

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) will offer free workshops at local high schools to help families plan how to pay for college and training after high school. The presentations, which normally run 90 minutes to 2 hours, provide students and their parents with information on financial aid and other resources available to pay for college.… Read More »

Stephen Kiernan tackles end-of-life care in Vermont Oct. 15

Stephen Kiernan tackles end-of-life care in Vermont Oct. 15

Charlotte resident Stephen Kiernan will discuss “Now More Than Ever: The Imperative to Provide Hospice to More Vermonters” to generate discussion on the topic at a free community event on Oct. 15 from 7-8:30pm at the Hampton Inn in Colchester. As one of the states that has the lowest rates of hospice utilization in the… Read More »

Redhawks fly over Seahorses 56-6

Redhawks fly over Seahorses 56-6

By Michael Regan Champlain Valley Union (CVU) ended their two game losing streak with an impressive win over Burlington last Friday night, raising their record to 1-2. For the first three quarters of the game CVU fans were treated to the Bortnick/Lowrey show. Together the tandem of QB Andrew Bortnick and RB Richard Lowrey ran… Read More »

redhawks recap

by Sheri Duff Girls place first, boys third at Essex Invitational At the Essex Invitational on Sept. 6 the following CVU runners placed in the top 10. Girls: 2. Sophia Gorman, 6. Carly Neeld, 10. Emma Putre, Boys: 4. Tyler Marshall, 10. Elliot Eastman. Redhawks down Rebels Five Redhawks scored five goals and beat South… Read More »

Good times with Hinesburg 4-H at the Champlain Valley Fair

Good times with Hinesburg 4-H at the Champlain Valley Fair

By Hannah Cleveland The Hinesburg 4-H Club members enjoyed their days at the Champlain Valley Fair. The group had fun practicing sheep showmanship and showing sheep in the Fitting and Showmanship and Open Wool Breed shows, earning many colorful ribbons in the competitions. 4-H members met with Fiber Loft superintendent Tony Carrier to learn about wool carding… Read More »

Kelly Brush Ride raises $320K for adaptive sports, ski racing safety

Kelly Brush Ride raises $320K for adaptive sports, ski racing safety

During this year’s race, the Kelly Brush Century Ride raised $320,000 for adaptive athletic equipment for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to improve ski racing safety. Riding as teams and individuals, 724 cyclists, including 28 handcyclists, raised a record amount for the Kelly Brush Foundation’s mission to conquer the challenges of paralysis through… Read More »

Free hockey for girls

Free hockey for girls

Thanks to the Chittenden South Burlington (CSB) Hockey Association, girls ages 14 and under can give ice hockey a try Saturday, Sept. 20 from 2:20-­3:20pm at Cairns Arena Rink 1 in South Burlington. St. Michaels College women hockey players will teach the fundamentals while interested participants should bring a willingness to try a new sport… Read More »