Schools celebrate the arts at CVU

Schools celebrate the arts at CVU

Nearly four months into the school year and students have a lot to show for their efforts. Last week, students at Champlain Valley Union High School organized an extensive visual and performing arts show to showcase their best work to date. Celebrate the Arts Night also included student work from the district’s K-8 schools including… Read More »

Wreaths in remembrance

Wreaths in remembrance

Last weekend more than 400 people attended the National Wreaths Across America Day ceremony at the Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington where wreaths were placed at each gravesite as each veteran’s name was called. The event is held along with wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50… Read More »

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus comes to town

Above: Santa Claus was spotted all around town Saturday evening escorted by Hinesburg Community Police and Hinesburg Fire Department. Neighbors kept track of his route with posts on Facebook. On Sunday, Santa spent some time at the fire station with kids of all ages. Below: Santa also made a surprise visit to the Hinesburg Cub… Read More »

SCHIP’s has one-of-a-kind treasures

SCHIP’s has one-of-a-kind treasures

By MARY ANN LICKTEIG Need a last-minute Christmas gift? How about a cashmere sweater for $30, Bruno Magli slingbacks for $10 or a $4 tie? At SCHIP’s Treasure in Shelburne, you can even pick up a Hermès silk scarf – a Parisian luxury – for $275. Rather donate to charity in lieu of buying gifts?… Read More »

Special Olympics Vermont holds holiday games

Special Olympics Vermont holds holiday games

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Special Olympics Vermont hosted its Holiday Games at St. Michael’s College Dec. 9. Dozens of athletes from around Vermont participated in swimming, floorball and bowling competitions. Local athletes who took part were Shelburne swimmers Jesse Campbell, Olivia Lamothe and Terry Taylor; Toni Duba and Scott Krueger from Hinesburg in singles bowling; Carrie… Read More »

CVU starts off winter season strong

CVU starts off winter season strong

By LAUREN READ WRESTLING The Champlain Valley Union wrestling team headed to the Londonderry (N.H.) Holiday Invitation on Saturday and came back with some hardware. Justin Bissonette earned the top spot in the 170 lb. weight class and Jared Forsythe was first in the 182 lb. weight class. It was the second win a row… Read More »

CVU gymnasts look to defend hard-fought title

CVU gymnasts look to defend hard-fought title

By LAUREN READ For the first time in a long time, Champlain Valley Union gymnastics coach Madison Bourdeau does not have to talk about trying to dethrone longtime champ Essex. That’s because this year, everyone will be trying to knock off the Redhawks. Last year, CVU upended the Hornets, ending their 12-year run as gymnastics… Read More »

Polar Express magic

Polar Express magic

Charlotte author Stephen Kiernan reads “The Polar Express” storybook by Chris Van Allsburg at last weekend’s Polar Express event at Union Station in Burlington. The magical annual event run by dozens of volunteers attracts hundreds of children and their families and benefits the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation. Santa’s busy weekend also included a visit to… Read More »