Art Corriveau: finding a community of writers in Charlotte
Comedy Night benefits Charlotte and Shelburne PTOs
A snip in good health: Affectionately Cats works to tame the feral cat crisis
Readhawks book drive supports African Library Project
OM’s Green Submarine will travel to Iowa

Raising the Bar: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design workshop


As April showers begin to fall and the snow of the long winter continues to melt, town managers, planners, landscape architects, and other natural resource professionals should be thinking about stormwater management. National trends in stormwater management are shifting towards Continue reading

Op-Ed: CCTA Board committed to employees and community


CCTA’s mission is to promote and operate safe, convenient, accessible, innovative, and sustainable public transportation services in the northwest and central Vermont region that reduce congestion and pollution, encourage transit oriented development, and enhance the quality of life for all. Continue reading

Charlotte School directors tackle issues


By Gail Callahan Throughout last week’s Charlotte Central School (CCS) Board meeting, Charlotte resident and parent Jill Lowrey posed many questions to members. She first requested moving the regularly-scheduled school board meetings back to the Central School. Holding the meeting at Continue reading

School Board looks at growth, technology in Hinesburg


By Gail Callahan During the 90-minute meeting of the Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board, the panel and administrators discussed topics that will likely alter education in the southern Chittenden County community. Principal Allegra Miller updated Board members on spring kindergarten Continue reading

A snip in good health: Affectionately Cats works to tame the feral cat crisis



By Lesley Snyder It’s a hard-knock life for the estimated 50 million feral cats roaming the United States. With stressors like malnourishment, injury, parasites, and disease, it’s far from the cushy, domesticated lifestyle of yarn balls and catnip. “Add onto Continue reading

Impressionism and American paintings highlight new Shelburne Museum season


Edouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), The Grand Canal, Venice, 1875, oil on canvas.  Shelburne Museum.

French Impressionism and American paintings highlight the new exhibitions opening in the upcoming season at Shelburne Museum, Director Thomas Denenberg announced. Throughout May and June, four new exhibitions will open, including two focused on quilts – a solo exhibition of contemporary Continue reading

Lake Champlain Waldorf School breaks ground on new campus


The Waldorf School groundbreakers back row L-R: Lisa Espenshade, director of development; Danielle Drogalis, high school faculty; Jeff Davis, executive vice president of DEW; and Jon Lamb, DEW superintendent. Middle row L-R: Avis Krag, parent and board member; Johanne Schwendler, parent; Pam Graham, director of admissions; Michelle Starr, first teacher at LCWS in 1984. Front row: Trina Webster, capital campaign co-chair; Lauren-Glenn Davitian, parent; Maureen Wheeler, capital campaign co-chair; Brenda Bisbee, grandparent; Josh Simonds, parent and president of the board of trustees; and David Pill, parent and architect of the project.

The Lake Champlain Waldorf School is thrilled to announce that construction is underway for the transformation of the former Morgan Horse Museum into the new campus for its high school. At a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday, March 31, faculty, staff, grandparents, Continue reading

SCHIP raffle ticket purchases benefit Shelburne Food Shelf this month


By Mary Candon, SCHIP Board Member Established in 2003 as a nonprofit organization, the Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP) currently raises money through sales of donated items to the SCHIP’s Treasure Resale Shop in Shelburne village. Since its inception, Continue reading

Norwich names Director of Class Giving Hinesburg’s Carolyn Roesler selected


Carolyn Roesler of Hinesburg was recently named Director of Class Giving at Norwich University. Roesler will oversee and actively participate in all aspects of the Norwich undergraduate, parent, and faculty/staff annual giving and the fifth through 45th reunion giving programs. Continue reading

VCAM offers free workshops to community members


Become familiar with Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM), a nonprofit community media and technology center located in Burlington. VCAM’s mission is to promote free speech, civic engagement, government transparency, and public dialogue by enabling easy access to the expanding world Continue reading

Charlotte illustrator brings words to life at Annette’s Preschool in Hinesburg



By Andrea Sambrook, Annette’s Preschool Director Developmental literacy is a process in which children are exposed to a variety of important precursors which support formal reading in later years. Quality early care and education programs promote this every day, and Continue reading

Gold Medal Chefs participate in Jr. Iron Chef Competition



A team of five Charlotte Central School students–Andrew Silverman, Matthew Silverman, Jack Boynton, Logan Jipner, and Iain Buxton–represented the school at the 2014 Vermont Jr. Iron Chef competition at the Champlain Valley Exposition on March 22. The Charlotte Gold Medal Continue reading

Lyric Theatre’s “Les Misérables” begins April 4


Above, right: The Leading Players of Lyric Theatre Company’s “Les Misérables”. (L to R): Margaret Garofalo, Mme. Thenardier; Bob Bolyard, Thenardier; Abby Maurice, Fantine; Ian Ferris, Jean Valjean; Ben Hain, Enjrolas; Merrill Cameron, Cosette; Michael Yassick, Marius; Mark Cranmer, Javert; and Kianna Jensen, Eponine. Photo by Karen Pike Photography

Lyric Theatre Company, one of New England’s largest volunteer community theatre organizations, opens a nine-performance run of “Les Misérables” on the MainStage of Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 4. “Les Misérables,” the musical phenomenon based Continue reading