Registration opens for UVM Extension tax schools

Vermont’s tax practitioners will be going back to school this fall for an update on tax legislation, regulations, and rulings that will affect tax preparation for 2014. The annual income tax schools will be conducted by University of Vermont Extension in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (Vermont District), the Vermont Department of Taxes and… Read More »

Blittersdorf receives honorary degree, delivers commencement at Wentworth Institute of Technology

Blittersdorf receives honorary degree, delivers commencement at Wentworth Institute of Technology

Vermont renewable energy entrepreneur and President and CEO of All Earth Renewables, David Blittersdorf, received an honorary degree of Doctor and Engineering Technology from Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology and delivered the keynote address at their summer commencement Saturday. Blittersdorf, who grew up in Pittsford, received an associate’s degree in Mechanical Design Engineering Technology from… Read More »

Charlotte student graduates from Air Force BMT

Charlotte student graduates from Air Force BMT

R. Charles Shea of Charlotte graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Aug. 7, 2014. Shea is a Green Mountain Boy in the Vermont Air National Guard and will serve as a Tactical Aircraft Crew Chief working on F16s and eventually F35s when he returns… Read More »

CVU grad earns Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship

Carly Brown, a June 2014 graduate of Champlain College’s Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP), has received the 2014 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship. She was selected from a pool of more than 180 applicants, and is one of 32 exceptionally talented, early career science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) teachers to be awarded a fellowship.… Read More »

Local educator selected as a facilitator for NEA GPS Network

Kelly Bouteiller, a teacher at Charlotte Central School, was recently selected as a facilitator for the National Education Association (NEA) Great Public Schools (GPS) Network.  The GPS Network is an online community where teachers, parents, education support professionals, and other community stakeholders can share ideas and resources aimed at improving student success. Currently, the Network… Read More »

Locals graduate from Governor’s Institutes of Vermont

Over 400 Vermont high school students attended the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) this summer. GIV hosts intensive, hands-on learning experiences for young people on college campuses throughout Vermont. Nine Institutes were held this summer in the following topics: Arts, Asian Cultures, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science & Technology, Farms, Food… Read More »

Registration open for Master Composter course

The Vermont Master Composter course will be offered at 13 locations around the state on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning Sept. 18. The course will provide training to anyone interested in becoming a backyard composter by learning how to turn yard trimmings and vegetable scraps into “black gold.” It is sponsored by the University of Vermont… Read More »


Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. William Kiernan of Charlotte was named to the Dean’s List for the 2013-14 academic year. Kiernan is majoring in Liberal Arts, and a 2013 graduate of Champlain Valley Union HS. University of Albany-SUNY, Albany, N.Y. Rachel Lalumiere of Hinesburg was named to the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students for spring 2014.… Read More »

Host families needed for international high school students

The Program of Academic Exchange (PAX), is seeking families who have an interest in hosting an exchange student that will attend Champlain Valley Union High School this fall. This experience offers families a great opportunity to learn first-hand about another culture while also sharing what is special about life in Vermont. Community Coordinator, Kelley Cartularo… Read More »

Hinesburg teen completes NOLS course

Hinesburg teen completes NOLS course

Christopher Adams of Hinesburg recently completed a semester-long wilderness expedition with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in the Southwest. On Feb. 24, Adams and 13 other students left on multi-activity expedition that included hiking, canoeing, climbing, an independent student exploration, and a Wilderness First Aid course. During the semester-long adventure students did not have… Read More »