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.

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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 jessie@otherpapersbvt.com.

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