New England is home to dozens of species of mammals, hundreds of varieties of birds, and tens of thousands of different insects, but only one lizard: the five-lined skink. Though I am fond of reptiles and often seek them out, I have never see…

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Sam Edward Titus, of Shelburne, died unexpectedly on October 1, 2020. Sam was born on a beautiful sunny day, June 21, 1986, to Tracy and Brenda Titus, of Charlotte.

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The iconic Round Barn and Beach Gallery are welcoming visitors at the Shelburne Museum, along with the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education (featuring the exhibition Creature Comfort: Animals in the House), Pleissner Gallery, and Webb Gall…

Sitting in a grassy field at Townshend State Park on a late summer day, I watched dozens of dragonflies roaming the sky. Their slender bodies drifted in and out of view as they rode the air currents. I thought of the cool autumn days to come …

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Carpenter-Carse Library continues to be busy with curbside pick-up requests and browsing appointments, but they ask that you make an appointment if you wish to browse or use the computer.

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“Safe as Lightning” by Scudder H. Parker of Middlesex represents the author’s first collection of poetry. Though several of his works of verse have appeared singularly in prestigious venues like Vermont Life, this volume from Rootstock Publis…

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The celebration, set for Oct. 10, will feature a blessing from Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Abenaki and drumming and dance demonstrations. The event will also feature storytellers and local musicians all leading up to headliner Joanne Sh…

Sam, 2, and his mother Emily Vickers enjoy Musical Storytime on Thursday, Sept. 24, behind the Hinesburg Town Hall.

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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…

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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