Area quilters enter Vermont Quilt Festival contest

Over 250 contest entrants of all ages from the U.S., Canada, and abroad have entered the quilt contest at Vermont Quilt Festival, New England’s premier quilt event this weekend. They include locals Hope Johnson, Judy M. Siccama, and Ruth Whitaker. Olivia Brunelle and Lauren Toussaint are entrants in the youth category. Evaluated by a panel of national… Read More »

Bill Skiff releases new book

Red Barn Books of VT in Shelburne is celebrating the Fourth of July with the release of a new book, “Willie the Jumping Frog”, written by local resident Bill Skiff. In a tradition that Mark Twain and Huck Finn would likely approve, Skiff has led Williston’s Independence Day children’s festivities as “Frog Master,” officiating at… Read More »

Bread and Puppet Theatre tackles World War I

On Friday June 27 the Bread and Puppet Theatre in Glover will present two theatrical performances centered on social responses to World War I.  The first centers on the writings and resistance of Scott Nearing, the second on cross-generational conversation and the female anti-war perspective. Gregy Joly, an independent scholar who lives in Jamaica, Vermont,… Read More »

CVU’s Eastman is state’s two-time Gatorade winner

Champlain Valley’s Autumn Eastman was named Gatorade’s Vermont Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year last week. Eastman, the Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year for 2012-2013 and the Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year, won three individual state championships at the D-I state meet including… Read More »

Stand Up Paddleboard Festival benefits Friends of Waterbury Reservoir

Stand Up Paddleboard Festival benefits Friends of Waterbury Reservoir

The third annual Vermont Stand Up Paddleboard Festival will be held at the Waterbury Reservoir on June 29, the last Sunday of the month from 10am until 4pm. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Friends of Waterbury Reservoir (FWR), an organization committed to protecting, improving and enhancing the ecological, recreational, and community… Read More »

Dear Governor

Dear Governor

by Rebecca Foster Six weeks ago I asked Governor Shumlin a question.  I think Miss Manners would say I’ve given him enough time to respond before going to print with the letter I sent to him after the Vermont Sustainable Energy Summit on May 16 in Middlebury, which featured U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz,… Read More »

Kathleen June (Mcnally) Martin – Williston

In her 92nd year of indomitable spirit and enjoyment of life, Kathleen “Kay” Martin passed away in peace in the Vermont Respite House on June 18, 2014, with her family by her side. Kay was born in Burlington on June 17, 1922, the daughter of Florence (Aldrich) and Smith L. McNally. She graduated from Burlington… Read More »

Jessie (Dow) Piper – Shelburne

Jessie passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014, at age 91. Jessie was born in Blantyre, Scotland, on May 9, 1923, to Malcolm and Jane Dow. She married her husband, William Piper, on June 19, 1946, in Kilsyth, where they started a family. In 1956, she and her young family immigrated to Detroit, Mich., and… Read More »

Hinesburg DRB examines three projects’ impact on town

By Gail Callahan At its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 3, the Hinesburg Development Review Board (DRB) discussed large housing projects that will change the face of the town. Among the Trees, LLC The property, located on 213 Wood Run, is seeking a conditional use/camp conversion and expansion of a non-complying structure. The Board agreed… Read More »