Rachel Ahari: Helping people be good to their skin

Rachel Ahari: Helping people be good to their skin

By PHYL NEWBECK In some ways, Rachel Ahari is a throwback to the olden days of Vermont, living above her first-floor Shelburne business. Her business, however, is anything but old school: Ahari is a licensed and certified master aesthetician whose be. Skin Clinic offers natural skin care products and services for patients of all ages.… Read More »

Middle schoolers finish fast at cross-country finals

Middle schoolers finish fast at cross-country finals

Local runners finished well in the Vermont Middle School Cross-Country Run Championship, wrapping up a season that spanned all kinds of weather and all kinds of terrain. Matthew Servin of Charlotte, who ran for the Mater Christi team, finished second overall in the boys race, which took place on Oct. 28 at Trapp Family Lodge… Read More »

Essex defeats CVU in D-I girls volleyball title rematch

Essex defeats CVU in D-I girls volleyball title rematch

By JOSH KAUFMANN Imposing as the undefeated No. 1 seed, Essex’s size and athleticism were what doomed Champlain Valley Union’s valiant and intense effort to win the rivals’ third straight finals meeting. The Redhawks had won the inaugural Vermont Principals Association girls volleyball tournament over Essex, and were looking to avenge the Hornets’ 2018 finals… Read More »

Three finals – three titles for Redhawks boys volleyball

Three finals – three titles for Redhawks boys volleyball

By JOSH KAUFMANN The Redhawk boys dropped their first set of the season but dominated from the service line and at the net the rest of the afternoon, remaining Vermont’s only boys volleyball state champion with their third straight title in a 3-1 victory over Lyndon Institute on Saturday at St. Michael’s College. The Vikings… Read More »

Undefeated: Season goes down the wire to D-I boys soccer title

Undefeated: Season goes down the wire to D-I boys soccer title

By LAUREN READ Fewer than three minutes into the Division I boys soccer state championship game on Saturday at Burlington’s Buck Hard Field, Champlain Valley Union found itself in an unfamiliar position. The top-seeded Redhawks surrendered an early goal to the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers and, for the first time all season, trailed in a game.… Read More »

Seventh title in eight years, CVU girls dominate

Seventh title in eight years, CVU girls dominate

By LAUREN READ For 45 minutes in relentless cold rain on Saturday, Colchester goalkeeper Olivia Moore stymied the potent Champlain Valley Union defense. Six minutes into the second half, the Redhawks figured out how to get through the Lakers’ brick wall: keep the ball away from her. “As soon as I saw Olivia cross the… Read More »

Vermont’s 16-day rifle deer season starts this Saturday

Vermont’s 16-day rifle deer season begins this Saturday, Nov. 10, and ends Sunday, Nov. 25, and wildlife officials say they expect hunters’ chances to be good. “There are more deer in Vermont than there have been in recent years, with the greatest numbers of deer found in the southwestern and northwestern regions of the state,”… Read More »

Tiny saw-whet owls are on the move

Tiny saw-whet owls are on the move

By BRETT AMY THELEN Every autumn, when the air tastes of apples and leaves crunch underfoot, my thoughts turn to tiny owls – northern saw-whet owls (Aegolius acadicus), to be exact. Just eight inches in length with a round head and bright yellow eyes, the saw-whet is arguably New England’s most endearing owl. Deer mice,… Read More »

Hinesburg Police Log

Oct. 22 7:30 a.m. An officer assisted the Maine State Police with a background check. 8:30 a.m. An officer went to Richmond Road where a trailer was reported stolen. Police are investigating. Oct. 23 7:43 a.m. An officer responded to Pond Brook Road for a motor vehicle disturbance. 9:30 a.m. An officer went to Baldwin… Read More »

Veterans Home salutes veterans

To the Editor: The Vermont Veterans’ Home is extremely grateful for our U.S. military veterans, past and present. The rights and freedoms we enjoy are incumbent upon your unselfish service to our nation. We live in the greatest nation on earth and continue to thrive because of your commitment to duty, honor, and country. Please… Read More »