Josh Panda Band headlines hurricane benefit at Old Lantern

Hurricane Irma’s devastation to the U.S. Virgin Islands was swift and severe. Weeks later, the residents of these popular vacation destinations and U.S. territories are still struggling to get clean water, food, medical care, and supplies to begin the slow rebuilding process. Friday night from 6 to 11, the Old Lantern Inn and Barn hosts… Read More »

E. Charlotte Tractor Parade rolls through town Sunday

E. Charlotte Tractor Parade rolls through town Sunday

This Sunday, the East Charlotte Tractor Parade starts at 1 p.m., rain or shine, on the corner of Spear Street and Hinesburg Road. A beloved Charlotte institution that is always a welcome kickoff to the fall season, the parade will feature dozens of tractors, good eats, and what is predicted to be unseasonably warm weather.… Read More »

Charlotte woman helps displaced Houston pets

Charlotte woman helps displaced Houston pets

Self-proclaimed “animal fanatic” Abby Rehkugler of Charlotte vacations each year in Kanab, Utah. When she’s there, she spends time with her family but also spends time with some other loved ones – the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. When Hurricane Harvey barreled through Houston this month, Rehkugler got in touch with Best Friends right away, knowing… Read More »

CVU educator Stan Williams and Think Tank awarded $15,000 grant

Anyone who works with children knows something that many others don’t: kids are thoughtful. They love to talk about their ideas, and those ideas are frequently really good. Stan Williams, an instructional coach and humanities teacher at Champlain Valley Union High School, recently received a $15,000 grant to support the school’s Think Tank, a program… Read More »

Flo Meiler runs away with masters athletics competition in Ontario

Flo Meiler runs away with masters athletics competition in Ontario

“You’re never too old for fun, fitness, and competition” is a principle that Flo Meiler lives by. She also isn’t too old to win—Meiler recently took home a dozen accolades from the North and Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics competition in Ontario, Canada. Over the course of an August weekend, Meiler,… Read More »

New school year, new co-principal Jen Roth joins team

New school year, new co-principal  Jen Roth joins team

School starts at Charlotte Central School next Wednesday, and Jen Roth is stepping into her new role as co-principal there with confidence and enthusiasm. She was hired last week as previous co-principal Stephanie Sumner steps into the position of lead principal, recently vacated by Barbara Anne Komons Montroll, who moved into a communications job within… Read More »

Charlotte Central School principal taking new position within school district

Charlotte Central School principal taking new position within school district

Just two years after joining Charlotte Central School as its lead principal, Barbara Anne Komons Montroll is leaving her position at the school to take on the role of director of communications and public relations within the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Komons Montroll announced her departure through an email to the CCS community… Read More »

Bursting with blueberries after a rainy spring

Bursting with blueberries after a rainy spring

On a recent Monday morning at Pelkey’s Blueberry Farm on Greenbush Road in Charlotte, an excited child’s voice carried over the hill: “Mom, do you see what I see? Those are all blueberries!” The acres of blueberry bushes are impressive even to seasoned berry pickers, and belie the challenges of a very wet spring, which… Read More »

Eliza Konowitz: middle schooler becomes a 46er

Eliza Konowitz: middle schooler becomes a 46er

Most 12-year-olds are spending the summer swimming, watching YouTube and bickering with their siblings, but Eliza Konowitz has busy feet and has been on a mission. In July, the rising seventh-grader at Shelburne Community School became an Adirondack 46er — a rare accomplishment for someone who hasn’t yet made it to high school. There are… Read More »

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