Tending fields of memories at CVU

Tending fields of memories at CVU

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter When head groundskeeper Nathan Miner looks back over the athletic fields he tends at Champlain Valley Union High School, he’s sees a big part of his fami-ly’s history. The fields where CVU students now run, play, and practice sports were once part of his grandparents’ farm. Hector and Mildred Aube’s farmhours… Read More »

Managing wildlife by the numbers in New Hampshire

Managing wildlife by the numbers in New Hampshire

By BRETT AMY THELEN Forty years ago, amid the surge of legislation that accompanied the rise of the modern environmental movement, New Hampshire passed its first Endangered Species Conservation Act. The goal was to protect wildlife facing extinction in the Granite State. There was just one problem: they had no list of exactly which species… Read More »

Family effort helps bring ‘Mamma Mia!’ to Flynn Center

Family effort helps bring ‘Mamma Mia!’ to Flynn Center

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The musical may be “Mamma Mia!” but for at least one Shelburne family, it’s mamma, papa and daughter. For the Friedrichsens – Heather, Peter and Emily – the Lyric Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!” is a family affair. Emily, a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School, plays the lead –… Read More »

Charlotte & Hinesburg Maple Open House Weekend 2019

Charlotte & Hinesburg Maple Open House Weekend 2019

The Vermont Maple Syrup Makers Association sponsored Maple Open House Weekend, March 23-24. At Sherman Hollow Farm, Pat Reed took visitors on a tour through the woods to see the tapped trees and the tubing that carries the sap back to collection barrels. The sap goes through a reverse osmosis process to remove water, is… Read More »

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN and MARIA VALIENTE Local schools participated in a district-wide digital detox last Friday in different ways, replicating the National Day of Unplugging on March 1. Though not mandatory, at Shelburne Community School many staff members and students unplugged, stashing away their laptops, phones, and other devices. For some, eliminating technology from their… Read More »

Jordan skis home for NCAAs

Jordan skis home for NCAAs

By LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent In last week’s NCAA Ski Championships, Saint Michael’s skier Colby Jordan had a unique leg up on the competition: he was skiing at home. Jordan, a Charlotte native and four-year skier at the Mount Mansfield Winter Academy, competed for the Purple Knights at the 2019 NCAA Ski Championships from March… Read More »

A Show of HANDS: Artwork auction benefits older adults

A Show of HANDS: Artwork auction benefits older adults

The seventh annual “A Show of HANDS” features 100 decorated wooden hands adorning the walls at Penny Cluse Café during the month of March. A silent auction of the hands takes place Thursday, Mar. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. The event benefits HANDS, a local nonprofit that provides food for older adults. The HANDS artwork… Read More »

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter While several Vermont school systems are still struggling with school consolidation, not only has Charlotte and other towns in the Champlain Valley School District already dealt with merging, it wasn’t their first trip to the school merger rodeo. In 1869, Charlotte had at least 14 school districts, each with its… Read More »