Winter shortcut

Winter shortcut

The ferry Grand Isle crosses Lake Champlain on a recent afternoon bound for Essex, N.Y., from Charlotte. Ferries are on their winter schedule departing Charlotte on the hour through March 24.

Hinesburg Resource Center celebrates building donation

The Hinesburg Community Resource Center invites the community to a celebration and open house Jan. 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at 51 Ballards Corner Road. There will be soups, bread, desserts and celebration of community. The guest of honor will be Jan Blomstrann of Wind NRG Partners, LLC. The center is grateful to Blomstrann for housing… Read More »

Blood and platelet donors needed through the holidays

Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make appointments now to give through the holiday season and winter months. A seasonal decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors get busy with family gatherings and travel. Winter weather can cause blood drive… Read More »

Kudos

Alissa A. Stone of Charlotte was recently inducted into the St. Lawrence University chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honorary society. A graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School, Stone is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in chemistry. St. Lawrence is in Canton, N.Y. Jack Thibault of Charlotte… Read More »

Charlotte educator Frazer graduates from Snelling Center’s School Leadership Project

Edorah Frazer of Charlotte recently completed the Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont School Leadership Project. Frazer is the principal at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro. She joined 24 other educators from across the state in the program that offers intensive professional development for superintendents, principals, curriculum and special education directors, as well as other education… Read More »

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Holiday closing The library will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Family Fun afternoon Dec. 28 from 2:30 to 5 p.m., visit the library for wintery crafts, delicious snacks, and a showing of a popular film about two sisters and a silly snowman. All ages.  Children must be accompanied… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Holiday closing The library will be closed Dec. 31 through Jan. 2 for the New Year’s holiday and an in-service day. 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 an adult. Wintertime reminders Snow… Read More »

New fund supports Rice Memorial High School music programs

New fund supports Rice Memorial High School music programs

At last week’s Advent Concert, officials at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington announced the creation of an endowed fund to support school music programs. Principal Lisa Lorenz informed attendees at the holiday performance that as a commitment to the arts, a new fund will be established at the Vermont Catholic Community Foundation to… Read More »

Wreaths in remembrance

Wreaths in remembrance

Last weekend more than 400 people attended the National Wreaths Across America Day ceremony at the Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington where wreaths were placed at each gravesite as each veteran’s name was called. The event is held along with wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50… Read More »

Crafty young entrepreneurs

Crafty young entrepreneurs

Autumn Miller and Renee Rodney display their handmade crafts for sale at the Kids’ Craft Market at Hinesburg Town Hall earlier this month. More than two dozen young vendors sold a variety of handmade goods such as jewelry, paintings, coasters, duct-tape wallets, granola and ornaments. Anyone interested in participating next year should email kerrylake1@gmail.com.