Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus comes to town

Above: Santa Claus was spotted all around town Saturday evening escorted by Hinesburg Community Police and Hinesburg Fire Department. Neighbors kept track of his route with posts on Facebook. On Sunday, Santa spent some time at the fire station with kids of all ages. Below: Santa also made a surprise visit to the Hinesburg Cub… Read More »

Celebrating student art

Celebrating student art

Peter Antinozzi plays in the CVU Jazz Ensemble at last week’s Celebrate the Arts Night at Champlain Valley Union High School. Students from across the Champlain Valley School District shared visual and performing arts accomplishments so far this school year. See more photos on page 11.

News from Charlotte Library

Holiday closings The library will be closed Dec. 25-26; also Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2 for the holidays, and for an in- service day Jan. 2. LEGO Drop-in On Friday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. youngsters can drop by the library from some LEGO fun. For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by… Read More »

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Holiday schedule The library will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for the holidays. Be sure to visit beforehand to pick up books, movies, etc. Music for Sprouts with Mr. Ethan Dec. 20, 4-5 p.m. Expect a sweet sing-songy time with local children’s musician Ethan Tischler. He has young ones in mind when… Read More »

SCHIP’s has one-of-a-kind treasures

SCHIP’s has one-of-a-kind treasures

By MARY ANN LICKTEIG Need a last-minute Christmas gift? How about a cashmere sweater for $30, Bruno Magli slingbacks for $10 or a $4 tie? At SCHIP’s Treasure in Shelburne, you can even pick up a Hermès silk scarf – a Parisian luxury – for $275. Rather donate to charity in lieu of buying gifts?… Read More »

The holidays can be hazardous for your pets

By Dr. ERIN FORBES The holiday season brings not only celebrations, presents and decorations, but also concerns for pet safety. There are many dangers to be aware of as you celebrate this year, including specific types of plants, certain foods, and even decorations. Chocolate is in great abundance during many holiday celebrations and is a… Read More »

Register for UVM master gardener course until Jan. 16

The University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Program is accepting registrations until Jan. 16 for its 16-week home horticulture course. The online non-credit course will run from Jan. 18 through May 10 with live question-and-answer sessions on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. All sessions will be recorded. Prior gardening knowledge is not mandatory. Participants need basic… Read More »

License plate funds watershed project grants

The Vermont Watershed Grants Program is accepting applications for projects in 2019 that protect, restore and enhance the state’s lakes, streams, rivers and ponds, including Vermonters’ ability to understand and enjoy these treasures. Applications are due by Feb. 15. The program makes grants available to municipalities, local and regional government agencies, sporting clubs, nonprofit organizations,… Read More »

Bobcat that bit two people tests positive for rabies

VTDIGGER.ORG A bobcat that attacked two women in Hartford on Wednesday before it was shot dead by a game warden later tested positive for rabies. The 25-pound adult female bobcat caused serious, non-life-threatening injuries to the two victims, according to Col. Jason Batchelder, director of enforcement for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Officers did… Read More »

American mountain ash: A rosaceae by any other name

American mountain ash: A rosaceae by any other name

By LAURIE D. MORRISSEY There’s a giant living in northern Coös County, N.H. It’s a 61-foot tall tree, the country’s largest known American mountain ash. At last measurement, it stood at a height of 61 feet and had a circumference of 70 inches. That’s outstanding for a tree that’s described by most sources, including my… Read More »

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