Rising seniors

By Sarah Soule In the world of college admission, students in the Class of 2015 are known as “rising seniors” which means that since their junior year has now reached its conclusion they are “hot prospects” in the world of recruiting. Colleges nationwide are eager to attract rising seniors over the summer to visit their… Read More »

International students at CVU

International students at CVU

Towards the end of every academic year, international students the school has hosted over the course of the school year visit the CVU School Board. This year, students from Austria, Denmark, Italy, Germany, and Sweden talked about the many differences between their schools and CVU, and were unanimous in their praise of the CVU experience.… Read More »

Charlotte School Board discusses teacher negotiations

By Gail Callahan During last week’s Charlotte School Board meeting commissioners discussed, in executive session, how the latest round of teacher contract negotiations were shaping up. To hear officials from Chittenden South Supervisory Union offices tell it, the Board took no action after coming out of its secret session. Former School Commissioner Edorah Frazer acted… Read More »

Vermont youths invited to free farm safety day

Youths, ages 12 to 15, who live or work on farms are invited to attend farm safety training sessions, July 15, in South Burlington. The event is free and includes lunch. The 2014 Youth Farm Safety Day will be held at the University of Vermont (UVM) Dairy Farm on Spear Street from 9am-4:30pm It is… Read More »

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 »