For whom the bells toll

The Northern Bronze Handbell ensemble will perform a winter concert series, “Bells in Wintertime” at three Vermont venues. Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, it will be the perfect time to enjoy these concerts of snowy fun and reflections. According to Charlotte resident Jeri Bergdahl, Director of  the Northern… Read More »

Lake Champlain Waldorf High School hosts inaugural concert

Lake Champlain Waldorf High School hosts inaugural concert

The staff and students of Lake Champlain Waldorf High School invite music lovers and community members to a piano concert featuring talented musicians associated with the school on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 7:30-8:30pm in Shelburne. Admission to the event is free, however, as there is limited seating, seat selection is on a first-come, first-served basis.… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyard hosts Pete Sutherland and Posse

Shelburne Vineyard hosts Pete Sutherland and Posse

Shelburne Vineyard’s monthly Thursday concert series returns Thursday, Jan. 8, with a visit from Vermont icon Pete Sutherland and his band Posse. With Sutherland on fiddle, piano, banjo, and vocals, Oliver Scanlon supporting on fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion, and vocals and Tristan Henderson on guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, bodhran, foot percussion, and vocals, the program will… Read More »

Funding available for programs that increase access to college and career education in Vermont

The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation has announced available funding for the 2015-16 school year to support public-private partnerships that address systemic improvement in the access Vermonters have to college and career education. A supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, the McClure Foundation envisions a Vermont in which no promising job goes unfilled… Read More »

Gov. Phil Hoff named honorary chair of VSAC 50th Anniversary Council

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) announced that Governor Phil Hoff will serve as honorary chairman of its 50th Anniversary Council. VSAC was created by the legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters plan and pay for college and it was Governor Hoff’s leadership that made higher education a life-changing opportunity for Vermonters, said Scott Giles,… Read More »

Early Childhood Leadership Institute accepting applications now

The Snelling Center for Government is happy to announce that the application process is now open for the newly launched Early Childhood Leadership Institute (ECLI). Initiated in 2014, ECLI seeks to stimulate enthusiasm for and effective collaboration around childhood issues in Vermont. The Snelling Center for Government will accept applications through Feb. 15 to build… Read More »

Vermont sees hike in minimum wage

Vermont’s minimum wage rose by 42 cents, from $8.73 to $9.15, on Jan. 1 because of legislation signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin earlier this year. The rate will climb to $9.60 in 2016, $10.00 in 2017, and $10.50 in 2018, and will be re-indexed to the CPI-U inflation rate in subsequent years. “There… Read More »