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Plenty of backyard birdwatchers consider blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata) the villains of the avian world. Mark Twain best summarized anti-blue jay sentiment when he compared the bird’s principles to that of an ex-congressman. In Native Americ…

It’s that time of year when Leaf People mysteriously begin to pop up around the town of Shelburne. All indications seem to be that the creative cornstalk creations are inspired by the changing of the leaves, apparently attracted by the bright…

Paul Edwin Brown, 83, husband of Eleanor (Desrochers) Brown, passed away after a lengthy illness on September 16, 2020, at the Arbors in Shelburne. For the full obituary go to gregorycremation.com.

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Norman Leo Fay, 76, died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8 at his home for the last two years, Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford.

Taylor Rime Spillane and William Robert John Conroy were married Aug. 8, 2020, in a small family ceremony at Shelburne United Methodist Church, with Rev. Greg Smith officiating.

The September before my daughter was born, my husband and I went for our last pre-baby hike around Camel’s Hump. We stopped for a snack on the ridgeline, and as we sat munching granola bars we were surprised to see a monarch butterfly flap pa…

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The Poartry Project, an organization that creates opportunities for people to share their experiences through poetry, is holding a plein air poetry experience from Rock Point for those who love words, being outdoors and storytelling. The one-…

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Pierson Library continues to reopen safely. The library has expanded its hours and services as follows.

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George Anthony Schiavone, 90, of Shelburne, died on August 10, 2020, after battling glioblastoma with his usual optimism and grace. He was born July 28, 1930, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to George Anthony Sr. and Margaret (Flynn) Schiavone. George…

On Friday, Sept. 4, Vermont Day School held a small, socially distanced, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commemorate the opening of their new school building and to celebrate the beginning of the new school year.

Some of my favorite children’s books describe life cycles as heroic tales of persistence and redemption. From “The Ugly Duckling” to “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to “A Seed is Sleeping,” these stories have brought the miracles of growth and …

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The Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department helped out the U.S. Coast Guard this weekend, keeping tabs on a Lake Champlain Sailing Center benefit concert. Lee Krohn grabbed this shot while out at the lake.

Someone seems happy, spending time on Lake Champlain last weekend.

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