Charlotte women persist with the Persist 5K

Charlotte women persist with the Persist 5K

You need mental strength, not just physical, to haul your body out of bed in time to make a 6am boot camp. A motivated and early-rising group of Charlotte women meet twice a week for this class, which is sponsored by the recreation department. After attending the Women’s Marches in Montpelier and Washington this January,… Read More »

Tourist About Town

Tourist About Town

I sent my kids off to school on Monday in the official Vermont kid spring uniform: shorts and Bog boots. If you’re a child, you spend your weekends out in the pouring rain and/or sunny warmth, depending on what minute of the day it is, but if you’re a grownup, you spend your weekends wiping… Read More »

Getting the yard ready for spring

That one sunny day this past weekend inspired many a Vermonter to break out the gardening gloves and the hoe; despite the fact that we all know it will surely snow again within the next few weeks, the birds are working on their nests, the bugs are timidly crawling back out, and we’re getting out… Read More »

Tourist about Town — Late winter weekends

Tourist about Town — Late winter weekends

This is the time of year when your Vitamin D lamp for seasonal acquired depression is on the fritz from overuse, you send your kids outside to play in the mud and when they protest, you just yell, “Get out there and pretend it’s snow!” Your seed catalogs are dusted off, but thawed ground seems… Read More »

Four CCS teams win in Odyssey of the Mind state competition

Four CCS teams win in Odyssey of the Mind state competition

After months of preparation, numerous rolls of duct tape, many a pizza, and Sharpie stains all over carpets across town, four teams from Charlotte Central School participated in the Odyssey of the Mind state finals at Champlain Valley Union High School this past weekend. Given the amount of hard work and creative genius that was… Read More »

Daily money manager opens Charlotte business

Daily money manager opens Charlotte business

Most people are familiar with The Pile: that giant, threatening, sliding mass of unopened envelopes, unpaid bills, and crumpled receipts piled up on your desk. It’s a monster that sits there silently, taunting you with promises of cancelled cable, a ruined credit rating, and all of your money floating out the window. Bonnie Heaslip of… Read More »

Charlotte town meeting puts board of civil authority to work

Charlotte’s town meeting this year covered a wide swath of government issues, from purchasing a new fire truck to formally requesting that our national representative begin impeachment proceedings against the U.S. president. The four-hour meeting at Charlotte Central School was anticipated to be free from the controversy of recent years, but in true Town Meeting… Read More »

CVSD introduces proficiency based learning

Champlain South Supervisory Union parents saw some differences on their middle school students’ recent report cards, changes that reflect a push toward assessing student performance based on proficiency. Known as proficiency based learning, or standards based learning, this system assesses a student’s progress toward a pre-determined learning target. Champlain Valley Union High School already uses… Read More »

CCS school board discusses behavior

The Charlotte Central School board held a special meeting on Friday to address student behavior and school policies and actions to address behavior problems; the issue came to the forefront at their previous regularly scheduled meeting. In addition to the school directors, principals Barbara Anne Komons-Montroll and Stephanie Sumner and an audience of parents were… Read More »

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