Encore: Mozart festival entertains new offers

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent As they regroup in the wake of this summer’s cancelled concert season, volunteers with the Vermont Mozart Festival say they are optimistic that new leaders may emerge to take over the troubled but popular musical endeavor. Just last week, Gene Richards said he received two unsolicited, “encouraging” inquiries from people interested in… Read More »

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Century-old trees reach new heights as tables, bowls

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Century-old trees reach new heights as tables, bowls

JULIA BAILEY-WELLS Community News Service Tawny peels of bark and wood fiber flew from the cottonwood trunk on a recent Thursday afternoon. John Monks and his team at Vermont Tree Goods had lowered the saw to begin milling one of the trees they’d hauled from Shelburne Farms to their Bristol mill last winter. Vermont Tree… Read More »

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Fans of one of Vermont’s most popular outdoor summer music events will need to make new plans and in some cases seek ticket refunds after the Vermont Mozart Festival announced this week that it has cancelled its 2019 summer concert series. “Vermont Mozart Festival is currently reviewing opportunities and evaluating all options… Read More »

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A steep but blessedly short climb up a path led visitors through waist-high grasses to a knoll behind Shelburne Farms’ Farm Barn Friday evening. The destination was a campfire and stories by Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki nation. More than 50 people, roughly 20 more than… Read More »

Sugaring Season

Sugaring Season

Above, Dana Bishop of Shelburne Farms explains how the evaporator works as sugaring begins. Every seven minutes a timer goes off, and more wood is fed into the evaporator to keep it hot enough. Left, Bishop pours syrup after it’s been processed in the evaporator to remove water. Now it’s ready to be filtered and… Read More »

Giving back and learning about town government

Giving back and learning about town government

The Renaissance Elementary School at Shelburne Farms values civic and community engagement through service and project-based learning. Teachers model this in their classroom in daily lessons and on field trip experiences for the children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Students in the fourth and fifth grades, under the guidance of Assistant School Director Danielle Harris… Read More »