CVU fall sports season opens

By Mal Boright Cross Country Coach Scott Bliss sees a girls team that needs time to reach the Division 1 title goal that is always in the season game plan. But he also believes he has a challenger for the boys title. “The boys are very strong this year,” Bliss said. “We are returning six… Read More »

Francesca Blanchard releases first full-length album

Francesca Blanchard releases first full-length album

Francesca Blanchard, 23, of Charlotte will release her first full-length album of original material, Deux Visions, on Oct. 2. She previously recorded a 6-track EP called Songs On An Ovation back in 2011. We spoke with Blanchard prior to her Aug. 29 pre-release performance and party in Charlotte. Q: Tell me about Deux Visions. Francesca… Read More »

Artists and conservationists team up for local exhibits

Artists and conservationists team up for local exhibits

Eyes on the Land is organized by the Vermont Land Trust in partnership with Shelburne Museum. The exhibition features thirteen Vermont artists and 15 conserved Vermont lands and will be on view inside and on the grounds of Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education, from Oct. 3 to Jan. 3. One year ago,… Read More »

Set building with Roger Howland

Set building with Roger Howland

By Phyl Newbeck Two years after the Shelburne Players theater group was formed in 2002, Roger and Betsy Howland saw a need, and found a solution for the budding company. The empty-nesters began the hobby of set building, after all they built their own house. “It’s been 35 years and it’s almost done,” Roger Howland… Read More »

COTS back-to-school drive in full swing

COTS back-to-school drive in full swing

Committee on Temporary Shelter launched its #172vt campaign in March to raise awareness about the 172 homeless children in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. A back-to-school drive is being held to further support these children and their families as the academic year draws closer. The #172vt Back-to-School Drive is collecting supplies to fill 172 backpacks… Read More »

Hinesburg Community School wins environmental excellence award

Hinesburg Community School wins environmental excellence award

Recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence were announced and recognized at a ceremony at the State House in August and Hinesburg Community School was among them. “From businesses and non-profits to municipalities and educational institutions, it’s inspiring to see the work Vermonters are doing on a day-to-day basis to protect our environment… Read More »

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

By Lynn Monty Cheesemaking processes, farm animal care, and the vast forest behind Shelburne Farms, make for a robust educational setting for the almost 65 students who will attend the Renaissance Elementary School on the grounds there this fall. Head of Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, Lisa Zengilowski, said there are six main classroom teachers… Read More »

Board moves forward with plan to hire behavior systems resource coordinator

By Gail Callahan The Charlotte Central school Board voted 4-1 in a special meeting last week to approve the creation of a full-time behavior systems resource coordinator. The full-time position is currently is advertised on SchoolSpring, an educational web site, and carries a salary of $45,000. Charlotte Central School Principal Barbara-Anne Komins-Montroll recommended the creation… Read More »

Education Enrichment for Everyone fall series to begin

Education Enrichment for Everyone (EEE) is a lifelong learning organization, run by volunteers and supported by dues, presenting 12 weeks of diverse programs each fall and spring. Membership includes programs at 8 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes sites throughout Vermont. The fall series begins on Friday, Sept. 11. The series is held at the Faith United… Read More »