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Before her family moved to Charlotte, Tara Hetz spent her formative years in East Africa. The lessons she learned from her parents, who were both involved in conservation work, stuck with her.

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Meredith Gordon has been crafty, finding new ways of entertaining and educating her two children from their Shelburne home.

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Here’s a sampling of the wide variety of camping experiences available nearby this summer.

Constance (Connie) Lavallee, of Hinesburg, died peacefully at home Wednesday, March 18, in the loving arms of her family. She fought a long, hard battle against cancer with great courage, vigor and good humor.

As she walked into Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library on an overcast day, JC Wayne’s presence was unmistakable. She exudes cool, she moves with confidence, she beams a smile.


As anyone with children in the Champlain Valley School District surely knows, the schools are closed to students.

Ominous skies cloud Shelburne Bay, as seen from Burlington’s Overlook Park on Tuesday, March 17, as word of the coronavirus’ grip on the world continues to spread. As of press time, 17 positive cases had been reported in Vermont.


Pierson Library Director Kevin Unrath commented on the contradiction of having to close their library. “Pierson Library’s motto is: Learning, gathering and celebrating community,” he said in an email. “It is the ‘gathering’ part – normally su…

Sometimes it pays to be an insomniac. One frigid winter night, I climbed out of my restless bed and slipped outside to stand under a sky littered with stars and take in the complete silence of darkness.

Public speaking is not Branden Martin’s forte but on Feb. 21, the 30-year-old found himself standing in front of more than 125 people at the Delta Hotel in South Burlington.

Bernard J. Lavalette, 87, died Sunday, March 8, at Birchwood Terrace Rehab & Healthcare in Burlington surrounded by his family.

Get Your Summer Camp In Our 2020 Guide

This program and recreation guide gives parents a chance to peruse seasonal offerings well in advance of summer; and for camp directors, it’s a great place to advertise fun opportunities for kids.

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