Budget, transportation dominate HCS Board meeting

By Gail Callahan During the Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18, the panel firmed up its initial round of budget meetings. In addition to the first budget forum on Monday, Nov. 24 at 5:30pm at the Community School, school directors will host a Dec. 8 and a Jan. 14 budget meeting,… Read More »

Topics spark debate among CCS board members

By Gail Callahan As budget season looms, the Charlotte Central School (CCS) Board grappled with hot button topics from how to finance a renovation project to their level of involvement with Chittenden South Supervisory Union (CSSU) hiring. At its meeting on Nov. 18, school officials heard that a slate of repairs labeled urgent by administrators… Read More »

Master Gardener course accepts applications now

Experienced as well as novice gardeners are invited to sign up for the 2015 University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Master Gardener course. The deadline to register is Jan. 23. The home horticulture course will be offered from Feb. 3  through April 28 on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 9pm. Classes will be held at… Read More »

Nursery school students plan toy drive for Ronald McDonald House: Drop off in Hinesburg through Dec. 12

The students at the Shelburne Nursery School are collecting toys to support the Ronald McDonald House (RMcDH) of Burlington. The RMcDH provides children and their families who live too far away from the hospital to commute a place to stay while receiving medical treatment at Fletcher Allen Health. Please support the toy drive. Any donation… Read More »

Shearer Chevrolet sponsors bully prevention at CCS

Burlington-based nonprofit Puppets in Education (PiE) received a second year of funding from Shearer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac to support a full day of Bully Prevention programs at Charlotte Central School (CCS) in Charlotte on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The programs presented complimented the anti-bullying curriculum at CCS. Students learned important tips and tools on how… Read More »

UVM offers new master’s program in Leadership for Sustainability

The UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Sciences is offering a new distance learning master’s program designed for emerging leaders who are committed to deepening their capacity to catalyze change and collaborate effectively across different fields and sectors. This professional M.S. concentration in Leadership for Sustainability offers a blend of residential and online learning… Read More »

Love and Religion: an interfaith workshop for Jews and their non-Jewish partners

Sheryl Foxman, a licensed psychologist, will conduct a four-week workshop for interfaith couples titled “Love and Religion” beginning Monday, Nov. 17 at 7pm at Temple Sinai in South Burlington. In a safe group setting, Foxman will work with couples to openly discuss issues they face as partners from two different backgrounds. Couples will work on… Read More »


Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pa. Lisa Iadanza of Hinesburg is one of 524 Dean’s List recipients for the 2013-2014 academic year. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. Sarah Monteith of Charlotte was one of 37 WPI student-athletes to receive NEWMAC Academic All-Conference recognition for the fall season.  

CCS PTO announces new officers Annual Fund kick-off begins Nov. 17

The Charlotte Central School (CCS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) warmly welcomes new officers Julie Wade and Meghan Metzler as co-presidents and Carol Blanshine as Treasurer. Julie, a lawyer, moved to Charlotte from Dallas, Texas with her family last year. She has children in kindergarten, first grade, and third grade. Meghan is a director at PwC… Read More »

Sanders announces Fifth Annual State of the Union Essay Contest

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has launched his fifth annual State of the Union essay contest, designed to engage Vermont’s high school students on the major issues facing the country. The U.S. Constitution calls for the president to “give to the Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their consideration such… Read More »

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