Two local companies win state grants

Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg and Shelburne Orchards are both recipients of funds distributed to Vermont businesses by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. The agency awarded $74,000 to nine Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. Money was distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible… Read More »

April forecast: Spring sports with a side of snow

April forecast: Spring sports with a side of snow

GIRLS LACROSSE The Champlain Valley Union girls lacrosse team opened the season with a 10-7 win over host South Burlington on Tuesday night, outscoring their opponent 6-3 in the second half to earn the victory. Cate Noel led the attack for the Redhawks (1-0) with four goals, while Lydia Maitland tallied twice. Bella Rieley scored… Read More »

CVU Spring Preview

SOFTBALL PREVIEW Coach: Mike Sullivan (second season) Last season: 8-9; lost in the Division I playdowns Key returnees: Paige Niarchos, senior, shortstop; Riley Canty, junior, pitcher; Sophia Dattilio, senior, outfield; Shayla Lawrence, junior, outfield; Kylie McClure, sophomore, catcher. Key newcomers: Too early to tell Outlook: While the Champlain Valley Union softball team didn’t graduate a… Read More »

VT trout season opens Saturday

Despite lingering snow on trails around Vermont, trout season officially opens Saturday. Officials from Vermont Fish & Wildlife say anglers can be successful this early in the season by following a few basic tips. “Given the cold weather and runoff from recent storms and snow melt, water levels will be high, flows will be faster… Read More »

VT trout season opens Saturday

VT trout season opens Saturday

Despite lingering snow on trails around Vermont, trout season officially opens Saturday. Officials from Vermont Fish & Wildlife say anglers can be successful this early in the season by following a few basic tips. “Given the cold weather and runoff from recent storms and snow melt, water levels will be high, flows will be faster… Read More »

Get ready to commute to work or school on your bike

Local Motion’s expert workshop leader and daily bike commuter, Peter Burns, hosts a session April 19 to get local riders ready to commute to work or school by bike. The bicycle commuting workshop will be held at Jericho’s Deborah Rawson Memorial Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Topics to be covered include: • What gear… Read More »

Elizabeth Bunsen: Lifelong artist continually redefines her work

Elizabeth Bunsen: Lifelong artist continually redefines her work

Elizabeth Bunsen describes her art as an “ongoing conversation.” Burlington City Arts must agree, since this year the 63-year-old Charlotte resident received the Barbara Smail Award given to mid-career artists who, among other criteria, are “expanding their creative experience.” The award was particularly moving for Bunsen since she displayed Smail’s work at Passepartout, the gallery… Read More »

Girls lacrosse aims for D-1 top spot

Girls lacrosse aims for D-1 top spot

Two years ago, the Champlain Valley Union girls lacrosse team took the first step toward the top of Division I. The Redhawks fell to Mount Anthony in the semifinals. It was the first semifinal appearance in 10 years for CVU and the program felt a sense of accomplishment. “It was icing on the cake that… Read More »

Redhawks Unified Basketball starts strong

Redhawks Unified Basketball starts strong

While the rest of the Champlain Valley Union spring sports are in the midst of preseason, there is one Redhawk program already off to a winning start. The Unified Basketball team — which partners student athletes both with and without disabilities on the court — is off to a 4-0 start, just one year after… Read More »