Norwich museum becomes first Smithsonian Affiliate in Vermont

Norwich University officials will host a special event on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 1:30pm to announce that the Sullivan Museum and History Center has been designated the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Vermont. The event will take place outside on Norwich’s Northfield campus and will include light refreshments and guided tours… Read More »

Animals get sunburn, too

Animals get sunburn, too

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association  Most of us like to enjoy time outside in the sun with our pets. But did you know dogs and cats can get sunburned, too? Animals with light skin or thin hair are particularly susceptible to sunburn and even skin cancer. Ears and the bridge of the nose are… Read More »

Therapy Dogs of Vermont offers prep-certification clinics

Therapy Dogs of Vermont offers prep-certification clinics

Learn what it takes to make a great therapy dog team in prep-certification clinic offered by Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) Aug. 30 from 10am-12:30pm in Williston. Although the clinic will prepare you and your dog for TDV certification, it does not replace the test or any part of the certification process. Anyone seeking therapy… Read More »

Prohibition Pig

By David Scherr At the intersection of Interstate 89 and Vermont’s Route 100, where traffic meandering along the spine of the Green Mountains crosses the purposeful speedsters on the highway, sits the quaint Vermont town of Waterbury. This modern crossroads hosts a growing number of top-notch places to eat and drink, among the best of… Read More »

Pipeline Service Department

By Rebecca Foster In case you were wondering this far ahead what to give me for Christmas, I want An Answer: What does the Vermont Public Service Department do? A year and a half ago, when all this pipeline business got started, the Public Service Board (PSB) assured the public that its interests would be… Read More »

Partnership offers beer and food tasting event at Mt. Philo Aug. 10 Vermont State Parks, Switchback Brewery, Dakin Farms collaborate

Vermont State Parks has teamed up with Burlington’s Switchback Brewing Company to hold the first ever Switchback Sunday event at historic Mt. Philo State Park. The event will take place rain or shine on Sunday, Aug.10 from noon to 4pm at the picnic shelter on Mt. Philo summit. Mt. Philo is the oldest state park… Read More »

UVM soccer team welcomes two former CVU standouts

The University of Vermont men’s soccer program will add nine newcomers to the squad for the upcoming 2014 season. Among the nine freshmen are two former Champlain Valley Union soccer players, including the Vermont Gatorade Player of the Year, Zack Evans, and Joe Castano. Other native Vermonters include Burlington Free Press Player of the Year,… Read More »

Library News

July 28-31 – Sink or Float: What is buoyancy? Join us on the library porch this week, prepared to get wet as we experiment with different objects to determine what does sink or float. Tuesday, July 29 – Storytime: Children ages 3-5 Thursday, July 31 – Books & Fun: Ages 6 and up Monday, August… Read More »

Questions abound as Hinesburg DRB reviews project

By Gail Callahan Earlier this week, the Hinesburg Development Review Board (DRB) once again discussed the Haystack Crossing plan, slated for construction along the west side of Vermont 116. They held a closed door, private meeting to discuss the proposal, which includes a more than 90-acre lot subdivision with 225 residential units, about 50,000-square feet… Read More »

Orchard Observations: Vermont’s younger farmers

Orchard Observations: Vermont’s younger farmers

By Megan Humphrey Shelburne Orchards We’re heading in the right direction with regards to farming in Vermont. Between 2007 and 2012, the number of farms has risen by 5 percent, agricultural land has increased by 1 percent, and the market value of agricultural products has gone up 15 percent. However, with the average age of… Read More »