Local punk rock bands take stage at Maritime Festival

Local punk rock bands take stage at Maritime Festival

Higher Ground and Lake Champlain Maritime Festival will host three local punk rock bands to perform in a once-in-a-lifetime concert event on Burlington’s waterfront. Legendary bands The Offspring, Bad Religion, and Pennywise, with The Vandals, helped extend an invitation to Vermont artists Get A Grip, As We Were, and Better Things to perform on the… Read More »

ASIG hosts concert on the lawn Aug. 2

ASIG hosts concert on the lawn Aug. 2

All Souls Interfaith Gathering will host Alpha Rev, an American alternative Rock Band from Austin, Texas in concert on the lawn Aug. 2. Gates open for picnickers at 5pm. The opening act, Gregory Douglass, will begin at 6pm. In case of rain, the concert will be held inside. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased… Read More »

Maker Faire adds robot competition

Maker Faire adds robot competition

The organizers of the Champlain Mini Maker Faire have created the ChampBot Challenge, a new competitive event at this year’s Faire, slated for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5 at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn. The ChampBot Challenge aims to provide interested community members an opportunity to show off technical skills and creativity by building a remote… Read More »

VSAC offers advice on how to fix FAFSA errors

Vermont Student Assistance Corp., the state’s nonprofit corporate agency committed to the mission that all Vermonters can pursue education after high school, is advising Vermont students who filed FAFSAs to double-check their application. Updates by the federal government in this year’s online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allowed some filers to inaccurately report… Read More »

Gov. Shumlin, UVM partner for Cabinet-level graduate internship program

Gov. Peter Shumlin and the University of Vermont (UVM) are pleased to announce a new collaboration to put tomorrow’s leaders to work on the issues of today. The Governor’s Cabinet Graduate Internship Program, administered by the UVM Department of Community Development and Applied Economics Master of Public Administration program, will provide new opportunities for top… Read More »

CCS fifth-grade class reconfiguration moves forward

By Gail Callahan Despite the concerns of a number of parents, administrators at Charlotte Central School (CCS) plan on moving ahead with the proposal to reduce the number of fifth grade classrooms from three to two. The concept, which was introduced during the budget process last year, caused a small firestorm among several incoming fifth… Read More »

Credit and Payment Security: a cycle of good news and bad news

It was good news. In July 2013, federal prosecutors in the United States brought indictments against members of a sophisticated Russian syndicate. The gang members were charged with stealing and selling more than 160 million credit card numbers from JCPenney, 7-Eleven, JetBlue, Heartland Payment Systems, Carrefour (in France), and one of the world’s largest credit… Read More »

Green Pasture Meats: The new old fashioned butcher shop

Green Pasture Meats: The new old fashioned butcher shop

By Phyl Newbeck Starting this weekend, carnivores of Chittenden County will have a new place to fulfill their craving for Vermont-raised meat. Green Pasture Meats of New Haven will be moving next door to the Bearded Frog, selling pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and other products. Green Pasture Meats owner Mark Smith, a Shelburne residdent, has… Read More »

Point Counterpoint offer free concert

Point Counterpoint offer free concert

The annual Constance Holden Memorial Concert presents talented instructors from the Point Counterpoint Music Camp on Lake Dunmore, joined by pianist Diana Fanning, for an evening of exquisite classical music at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm. Fanning has taught at Middlebury College for 35 years, and among her many accomplishments,… Read More »