Big week for 4-H and sheep showman at the fair

Big week for 4-H and sheep showman at the fair

Hinesburg 4-H member Corinna Hobbs, 10, visited the Meat Sheep Fitting and Showmanship at the Champlain Valley Fair last Saturday. This competition is different than breed class completion, she said. This is where exhibitors are judged on how they handle their sheep, and present themselves. Hobbs, a five-year 4-H veteran, is prepared to show her… Read More »

Yacht regatta benefits new fall educational programming

Yacht regatta benefits new fall educational programming

Taking the yacht out at Point Bay usually leads to a nice cruise through Kingsland Bay, Converse Bay, Barn Rock, or Basin Harbor, home of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, but Saturday, competitors gathered to race. Royal Savage Yacht Club hosted the Lake Champlain Championship Series event, The Diamond Island Regatta, at Point Bay Marina… Read More »

New beginnings celebrated at AALV community gathering

New beginnings celebrated at AALV community gathering

American dishes, along with foods from an array of cultures, spanned the length of three picnic tables at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington on Saturday. Jacob Bogre, of Colchester, made his rounds, taking great care to speak to every family at the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV) Annual Community Gathering. More than 200… Read More »

Charlotte Central School PTO is back with a new board

Charlotte Central School PTO is back with a new board

By Chea Waters Evans My youngest child is starting kindergarten this fall, so instead of enjoying my newly-free days exercising and working on my script for The Real Housewives of Chittenden County, I have volunteered once again to be on the board of the Charlotte Central School Parent Teacher Organization. I’m excited to be co-president… Read More »

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

By Lynn Monty Cheesemaking processes, farm animal care, and the vast forest behind Shelburne Farms, make for a robust educational setting for the almost 65 students who will attend the Renaissance Elementary School on the grounds there this fall. Head of Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, Lisa Zengilowski, said there are six main classroom teachers… Read More »

CVU grads jazz up Stowe Brew Fest

CVU grads jazz up Stowe Brew Fest

Champlain Valley Union High School graduates Greg Pauza, Luke Hausermann, David Titus, and Chris Page play in their band, Tenderbellies, at Stowe Brewers Festival on Aug. 15. The successful Burlington-based band blends Americana, bluegrass, new grass, jazz and rock.

Summer softball inspires love of the game

Summer softball inspires love of the game

Hitting, fielding, and base-running were on Hattie Roberts agenda. This varsity softball pitcher organized and ran an evening summer camp for about a dozen newcomers Aug. 10-14. The drills she planned were intended to be challenging, and yet inspire a love of the game. The instructional camp was for any girl entering fifth grade and… Read More »

Dragonheart Vermont takes on the world at championship competition

Dragonheart Vermont takes on the world at championship competition

By Phyl Newbeck Dragonheart Vermont rowers are in Welland, Ontario, getting ready to compete in the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championship. Kim Dittus, Linda Retchin and Tag Carpenter are three of the sixteen members of who will be representing the United States against teams from 25 other countries. Breast cancer survivor Dittus is an… Read More »

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