Drivers urged to watch for birds of prey along highways

Drivers urged to watch for birds of prey along highways

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging drivers to be alert for birds of prey that are seeking food along the highway this time of year due to snow-covered ground. Many species of hawks and owls are hit by motor vehicles on highways when they swoop down to catch small rodents crossing the open… Read More »

Free Ice Fishing Day Jan. 26

Free Ice Fishing Day Jan. 26

Vermont’s sixth annual Free Ice Fishing Day is Jan. 26 when people are invited to try ice fishing on any waterbody statewide without buying a fishing license. That day the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department hosts a free Ice Fishing Festival at Knight Point State Park in North Hero from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Read More »

New fund supports Rice Memorial High School music programs

New fund supports Rice Memorial High School music programs

At last week’s Advent Concert, officials at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington announced the creation of an endowed fund to support school music programs. Principal Lisa Lorenz informed attendees at the holiday performance that as a commitment to the arts, a new fund will be established at the Vermont Catholic Community Foundation to… Read More »

A call close to home: Hinesburg Fire Department honored for lifesaving

A call close to home: Hinesburg Fire Department honored for lifesaving

By MADELINE HUGHES Members of the Hinesburg Fire Department received the Vermont EMS Star of Life Award last week for their efforts in the early morning hours on Halloween that saved one of their own family members. The award is presented to emergency medical service professionals who perform “life-saving actions above and beyond the call… Read More »

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 »