CVU football players kick up the dust during agility drills last week, ahead of the fall regular season.
By MADELINE HUGHES School buses are rumbling across Vermont for the start of another school year that got under way in the Champlain Valley School District on Wednesday. As usual, teachers and staff across the district had their “first day” late last week as they began preparations for the new year. Last Friday, teachers swirled… Read More »
By LAUREN READ • Photos by AL FREY CHEERLEADING Coach: Courtney Troescher Key returnees: Shayla Lawrence, senior; Deona Proulx, junior; Binny Patton, junior; Lily Michalek, junior; Annalise Kramer, junior. Key newcomers: Abby Willis, freshman; Hannah Fuller, junior; Alexis Stillwell, freshman. Outlook: After coming back from a four-day camp, the CVU cheerleading team is hard at… Read More »
The Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary took part in Shelburne Day festivities on Aug. 18. Right, Al Gilbert of Charlotte cooks up some hot dogs and hamburgers. Above left, Shelburne Cadet Firefighter Lauryn Ouimet pulls the ripcord releasing 1,075 golf balls from a WWII Army duffle bag suspended 50 feet above the Shelburne Little League field.… Read More »
COMMUNITY BURLINGTON Intervale Center Summervale Aug. 23, 30: 5:30-8 p.m. Weekly food and music festival. Each week has different Slow Food Vermont tastings, live music, guest community organizations, food vendors, kids’ activities. This week’s tasting is with Natural Sugars; music by Julia Caesar; City Market demo on making pesto; reps from Burlington Electric Department and… Read More »
The fourth annual Lake Champlain Open Water Swim was postponed from Saturday to Sunday last weekend due to windy conditions. On Sunday, 49 swimmers took to the water in Essex, N.Y. for the 3.76-mile race to Charlotte. Dozens of kayakers followed along. The race benefits the nonprofit Lake Champlain Committee. Organizer Christophe Lissarrague didn’t have… Read More »
By TIM ETCHELLS A light rain fell early on Saturday as boats and their sailors gathered at Point Bay Marina in Charlotte for the sixth annual Diamond Island Regatta. It was a cool, overcast, blustery morning, with a stiff wind from the north blowing down Lake Champlain. The automated weather station on the race’s namesake,… Read More »
Fire departments from Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg and South Burlington responded to a call for smoke from a blown transformer at Shelburne Museum’s Webb Gallery on Friday. A museum maintenance worker caught the smoke coming from the boiler room, and the departments responded quickly. There was no damage to the gallery, according to a museum spokeswoman.
By MADELINE HUGHES Maddy Born swaps her shoes for Crocs, puts on an apron and hairnet, scrubs her hands and then turns on some Beyonce tunes before she begins “cheddaring” Shelburne Farm’s award-winning cheese. The farm’s youngest cheddar won first prize for this year’s American Cheese Society’s Cheddar – Aged Up to 12 Months –… Read More »
Editor’s note: For 14 years, volunteers with Hands to Honduras Tela have traveled to Tela, Honduras, for service projects that have included constructing health centers, school classrooms and latrines; providing health brigades; leading educational and training seminars; delivering school, medical and athletic supplies, and more. The 2018 team had 46 volunteers, many from Shelburne and… Read More »