The South Burlington Rotary Club will again host its speech contest. Students from South Burlington High School, Rice Memorial High School and the Common School are eligible to participate.


What’s red, white and delicious all over? South Burlington staple Al’s French Frys continues its quest to out-wit the COVID-19 virus, installing new, heated greenhouses for diners.

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Jeffrey Pascoe of South Burlington took this photo of male and female Eastern bluebirds celebrating on a winter day near the LaPlatte River Nature Park foot bridge in Shelburne.

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Howard Center presents its virtual annual conference, “Perspectives on Connection, Compassion and Belonging” on Tuesday, March 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring national speakers, Dr. Laurie Santos, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, and V (formerly Eve Ensler).

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Howard Center’s free, public Marna & Stephen Wise Tulin Spring Community Education Series continues Tuesday, March 9, 6-7:15 p.m. with the center’s Dr. John Brooklyn speaking on “Alcohol Use — Why we should be talking about it.”

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High school graduation is usually a time of celebration, excitement and planning for the future, but this year told a different story.

In a February forest, evergreens provide welcome color. But look more closely on the bark of trees, both conifers and hardwoods, and you’ll find other bright hues, from sunny yellows to blue-greens. These are lichens, common but often overloo…

Bruce Ogilvie was walking near Rock Point in Burlington when the sun-bathed, icy shoreline caught his eye. What are you seeing on your local travels? Share with us by emailing

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