Social Band celebrates spring with choral concerts

Inspired and invigorated by the coming of spring, Social Band, Burlington’s lively band of choristers, sings of journeys, both literal and figurative, that change us along the way. As always, Social Band brings its characteristic “joie de vivre” to this program, combining powerful singing, food for thought, and their collective sparkling personality. Join them for… Read More »

Shelburne Craft School hosts “The Wonders of Wood,” opening reception Thursday, April 9, 5-7pm

Shelburne Craft School hosts “The Wonders of Wood,”  opening reception Thursday, April 9, 5-7pm

The Shelburne Craft School (SCS) recently announced its spring showcase, “The Wonders of Wood,” featuring handmade objects from the school’s woodworking program. The exhibit will be on display from April 9 to May 29. An opening reception with the artists will take place Thursday, April 9 from 5-7pm. Given that the school’s founder, Reverend J.… Read More »


J. Michael Baker III  – Rutland Joseph Michael Baker III, 46, of Rutland died unexpectedly on March 25, 2015, in Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Rutland, July 1, 1968, son of Martha Gardner Baker and Joseph Michael Baker Jr. Michael was a 1986 graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Acadaemy and a 1991… Read More »

SBAC: Coming to a school near you

SBAC: Coming to a school near you

Context: the groundwork leading to SBAC In 2010, Vermont adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Math and English. Since that time, CSSU schools have been working diligently to integrate these more rigorous standards into daily lesson plans. The aims of these standards are to: provide high-quality academic standards that are consistent across the… Read More »

CVU Board reorganizes, addresses stalled turf field bond

By Gail Callahan During its Tuesday, March 17 meeting, the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) School Board completed its annual re-organization of officers and later began to address why voters rejected a ballot measure to fund an artificial turf field at the school. The meeting kicked off with Bob Mason, chief operations officer for Chittenden South… Read More »

HCS Board gives thumbs up to trip, reorganizes

By Gail Callahan As the Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board is required to approve field trips that bring students across state/international lines, HCS eighth-grade students Abigail Ferrara, Shea Stirewalt, and Taylor Gauthier stepped up to enthusiastically present plans for a trip to Montreal for the graduating class during the board’s Tuesday, March 17 meeting. The… Read More »

ECHO hosts mentoring pairs for Community Science Night

ECHO hosts mentoring pairs for Community Science Night

The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center hosted Community Science Night, a celebratory event for local adult-to-youth mentoring pairs from the Chittenden County Mentoring Network (CCMN) on Wednesday, March 11. Nearly 200 adult mentors and youth mentees from mentoring programs in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties attended the free event, which featured open exploration… Read More »

Apply for Lions Club scholarship by May 1

by Margery Sharp The Hinesburg Lions Club reminds graduating high school seniors who are Hinesburg residents and plan to continue studies at a technical school, professional school, or college that the deadline for submitting an application for the club’s annual $1,000 scholarship is Friday, May 1. Any applicant who is a Hinesburg resident and will… Read More »