College Counseling Corner: Decision Time

By Sarah Soule Area high school seniors are now hearing from the colleges and universities to which they have applied as to whether or not they have been admitted.  For those who were accepted, congratulations. Acceptance to college is cause for celebration. Many families ask, now what? First celebrate and jump for joy. Then review… Read More »

What parents need to know about universal preschool

Publicly funded preschool through Act 166 is currently available in many Vermont towns and by July of 2016, the program will be available state wide. What this means for parents is that children ages 3-5 who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten will be eligible to receive a minimum of 10 hours of publicly funded… Read More »

Flying Pig welcomes parenting expert Vicki Hoefle April 6

Flying Pig welcomes parenting expert Vicki Hoefle April 6

The Flying Pig is proud to bring parenting expert Vicki Hoefle back to the bookstore on Monday, April 6 at 6:30pm in Shelburne. Hoefle’s new book, “Straight Talk on Parenting: A No Nonsense Approach to Raising a Grown-up,” is a great companion book to the best-selling “Duct Tape Parenting,” which has fundamentally changed the way… Read More »

Schoolhouse team wins OM state tournament

Schoolhouse team wins OM state tournament

“We won, we won,” exclaimed an exuberant and proud Calvin Jordan, a fifth grader at The Schoolhouse in South Burlington and member of the school’s Division One (D-1) Odyssey of the Mind Team.  His pronouncement was 50 percent excitement and 50 percent surprise as this was the first time The Schoolhouse sent students to the… Read More »

Charlotte’s Machavern has podium finish at Road Atlanta

Charlotte’s Machavern has podium finish at Road Atlanta

There’s always a deep, competitive field at a U.S. Majors race and Road Atlanta was no exception. Charlotter Dillon Machavern put the #24 Heritage Motorsports Spec Miata on the pole for both rounds of the weekend. Missing the test day to keep up with his college workload, Machavern went right to work in the Panic Motorsports prepared,… Read More »

Covering the Field: Introducing Carolyn Snell

Covering the Field: Introducing Carolyn Snell

Rice Memorial High School head girls basketball coach Tim Rice uses his pet nickname “Super Snell,” when first asked to describe Carolyn Snell, his standout senior forward of four years. Other accolades include, “Carolyn is perhaps the best offensive rebounder Rice has ever had. She has played in four final four games for Rice. She… Read More »

Rick Norcross plays solo gig at Good Times Café

Rick Norcross plays solo gig at Good Times Café

Rick Norcross of Rick and the All-Star Ramblers, a Burlington based Western Swing Band, will perform a rare solo show on Saturday night, April 4 at 8:30pm at Good Times Café in Hinesburg. Norcross suggests stopping in early for a great meal before the show and promises some rarely heard tunes and some old favorites… Read More »

“Grease” star Moran comes home and gives back

by Lettie Stratton No matter your age, you probably know “Grease,” the 1987 musical film about two high school lovers played by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. And chances are you know the words to most of the film’s soundtrack. But what you might not know is that Shelburne resident Sean Moran was part of… Read More »

ArtsRiot hosts Art of Giving April 9, fundraiser benefits Vt. Children’s Trust Foundation

The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation will host Art of Giving, an annual art fundraising event, on Thursday, April 9 from 6:30-9:30pm at ArtsRiot on Pine Street in Burlington’s South End. Over 20 local artists, including Ethan Bond-Watts, Lisa Kent, Debba Pierce, Kim Senior, and Jay Volger will show paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, and more. Art will be… Read More »