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If it had not been for a lousy snow season, Elaine Pinckney might never have been superintendent of the Champlain Valley School District. In fact, she might not have worked in education at all.

As part of its “Ready, Set, Kindergarten” initiative, the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains are hosting summer webinars to help girls transition into kindergarten effectively in the fall.

I first became acquainted with my neighborhood red-bellied woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus when it visited my bird feeders last winter. Sporting a black-and-white-striped back with a red nape, this medium-sized woodpecker certainly made a vis…

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Hikers and rock climbers can return to Vermont cliffs starting August 1 now that peregrine falcon nesting season has ended. 

There was a sucking sound as my rubber boot sank into the deep black muck.

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About 60 people, including the Champlain Valley School Board, administrators, educators and the public, attended the board’s Zoom meeting on Tuesday, July 21.

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When the world seemed to stop, dancers kept moving. And they found innovative ways to do it. The Vermont Dance Alliance is morphing to meet current challenges, and its members are using dance as a form of healing.

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Feeling over-Zoomed and under-connected in the struggle to maintain a coronavirus-free home? Looking for a socially distanced communal activity? Just wanting to have some creative fun?

Don’t let your yard become Jellystone Park for hungry Yogi and Boo-Boo look-alikes, warns Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. They’re reporting people are having issues with hungry bears near their homes, who might be tempted by the new c…

We were touring the neighborhood backroads one summer evening when the kids noticed a sleek movement through a small pond. At first, we thought it was a beaver, but its smaller size and – once we got a closer look – slender tail revealed this…

Large fishing spiders walking on water can be fascinating – or terrifyingly unnerving. The latter reaction is common among St. Michael’s College students as we sample Vermont’s streams and ponds.

Each fall, thousands of broad-winged hawks soar across the New England sky in flocks known as kettles on their way to South and Central America. The sky swirls with hawks bubbling up on thermals of hot air and then streaming southward. It is …

What wildlife have you been spotting lately? Lee Krohn, town manager in Shelburne, snapped this osprey family while out and about. Send us your shots at jessie@shelburnenews.com

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A graveside service for Nancy Moyen, who passed away on December 26, 2019, will be held on June 26, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington.

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