Green Thumb Camp grows on Charlotte youth

After a self-proclaimed “awesome” week of summer camp in June, the Green Thumbs Gardening Camp taught by Tai Dinnan and Stacy Carter is gearing up for another weeklong camp Aug. 4-8 from 9am-3pm at the Charlotte Central School gardens and grounds. Incoming kindergarteners through fifth grade students will enjoy the opportunity to play and work… Read More »

Community input needed on Hinesburg Economic Development Plan

Hinesburg’s Economic Development Commission is seeking input from Hinesburg residents regarding key economic goals for Hinesburg. The Hinesburg Economic Development Commission was created in 2013 to facilitate the development of an Economic Development Plan that will become part of the Hinesburg Town Plan.  After a thoughtful facilitated drafting process, The Commission has compiled a list of… Read More »

CSWD’s Rover returns to Charlotte Aug. 2

The Chittenden Solid Waste District’s (CSWD) household hazardous waste collection “Rover” is making a stop at Charlotte Central School (408 Hinesburg Rd.) on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9am-1pm. The Rover makes a stop in each town in Chittenden County once a year and accepts household hazardous leftovers such as paints and stains, automotive fluids, hobby… Read More »

Sean Avram: taking body painting to new heights

Sean Avram: taking body painting to new heights

By Phyl Newbeck On Aug. 6, a new series called “Skin Wars” will appear on the cable station GSN. The hour-long, eight-episode series showcases a competition between body painters from across the country. Sean Avram of Hinesburg has been selected as one of the ten artists on the elimination-style show. Avram traces his interest in… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Ed Cafferty for Chittenden County Sheriff I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Ed Cafferty for the position of Chittenden County Sheriff. I have known Ed for many years. He is an honest and straightforward person, a respected member of the Vermont State Police and an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Community College… Read More »


Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. William Kiernan of Charlotte was named to the Dean’s List for the 2013-14 academic year. Kiernan is majoring in Liberal Arts, and a 2013 graduate of Champlain Valley Union HS. University of Albany-SUNY, Albany, N.Y. Rachel Lalumiere of Hinesburg was named to the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students for spring 2014.… Read More »

Host families needed for international high school students

The Program of Academic Exchange (PAX), is seeking families who have an interest in hosting an exchange student that will attend Champlain Valley Union High School this fall. This experience offers families a great opportunity to learn first-hand about another culture while also sharing what is special about life in Vermont. Community Coordinator, Kelley Cartularo… Read More »

Hinesburg teen completes NOLS course

Hinesburg teen completes NOLS course

Christopher Adams of Hinesburg recently completed a semester-long wilderness expedition with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in the Southwest. On Feb. 24, Adams and 13 other students left on multi-activity expedition that included hiking, canoeing, climbing, an independent student exploration, and a Wilderness First Aid course. During the semester-long adventure students did not have… Read More »

College Counseling Corner: What is the Common Application?

By Sarah Soule I graduated from high school in 1977, which was just one year after the Common Application was “born.” At that time only 15 colleges were members of the organization and now, 38 years later, there are 517 colleges that participate in the singular, standardized application for member institutions. The Common Application is… Read More »