Hinesburg Community School recruits mentors

What is the best thing about having a mentor? At the end of the school year, students in the Connecting Youth (CY) Mentor Program at Hinesburg Community School were asked that very question. “I love having someone to hang out with, someone to talk to,” responded a teen who had been in the program 4… Read More »

Blessed are the backpacks

Blessed are the backpacks

The United Church of Hinesburg ushered in the beginning of the new school year with the “Blessing of the Backpacks” and the collection of school supplies for the Hinesburg Community School on Sept. 7. Over 100 items were collected, everything from assignment notebooks to zippered pencil holders. A great thank you goes out to everyone… Read More »

Hinesburg school board looks at budget time table

By Gail Callahan The Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board is planning ahead to the upcoming round of budget meetings and is seeking more community input during the process. During its Sept. 16 meeting, the Board approved budget assumptions and an accompanying calendar. At the same time, school directors gave the go ahead to putting the… Read More »

CVU School Board looks at varied agenda

By Gail Callahan The Champlain Valley Union (CVU) School Board had a full agenda at its first meeting of the new academic year. CVU School Board Chair Susan Grasso mentioned in the opening minutes that the panel is welcoming two new student representatives to the panel. Lucy Pappas is a junior, Lisa Schold is a… Read More »

‘Elder Blooming’ discussion blossoms at Waldorf

‘Elder Blooming’ discussion blossoms at Waldorf

Most adults will live up to three decades longer than their great great grandparents. These additional years provide, in turn, additional opportunities. Adults need not stagnate, or live under the stigma that recent generations imposed on this increasingly important time. The Creative ‘Third Act’ Project, in collaboration with the Center for Biography and Social Arts,… Read More »

Let us entertain you

Let us entertain you

From left: Simone Edgar Holmes, Catherine Young, Schuyler Edgar Holmes, and teacher Andy Smith entertain the masses at the Charlotte Central School annual Parent Teacher Organization Barbecue on Thursday, Sept. 4 in Charlotte. Photo by Chea Waters Evans

Fall Grow It! Workshop planned for Sept. 23

The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) presents the 2014 Fall Grow It! Workshops for community and school garden leaders in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi. The Grow It! Workshops provide garden leaders with timely training and networking opportunities at seven regional locations around the state. The Burlington workshop is presented in partnership with Burlington Area Community Gardens, Burlington… Read More »

New study gives hot and wet forecast for Lake Champlain Basin

A new study by a team of University of Vermont (UVM) and other scientists, “Impacts of Projected Climate Change over the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont,” paints a picture of Vermont’s future that could affect the way policy makers, businesses, and individuals make decisions in the years to come. The study shows an increase in… Read More »

Sheldon Museum collaboration yields trapping boat study

Sheldon Museum collaboration yields trapping boat study

This fall, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History will be partnering with the Patricia Hannaford Career Center in an innovative research partnership.  Douglas Brooks will lead students from the career center in researching the traditions of historic Vermont trapping boats. Brooks is a noted boat builder, author, and researcher.  He will introduce students to… Read More »

VSAC offers ‘Paying for College’ workshops at local high schools Students; families learn more about available financial resources

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) will offer free workshops at local high schools to help families plan how to pay for college and training after high school. The presentations, which normally run 90 minutes to 2 hours, provide students and their parents with information on financial aid and other resources available to pay for college.… Read More »

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