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Champlain Valley Union High School survived contentious playoff competition to win the Scholars Bowl team championship at Montpelier High School earlier this spring.

Beneath the forest canopy, or overstory, of towering trees is a second layer of vegetation known as the understory. It is composed of shrubs, saplings and understory trees that grow in the dappled shade of the overstory.

When hiking in Vermont’s woods, have you ever been wowed by a larger than average tree? Or perhaps you have a mammoth specimen growing in your own backyard. If so, you may be looking at a champion tree, one worth adding to the state’s big tre…

The Hinesburg Artist Series is bringing back Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo” on Sunday, May 22, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Hinesburg, with performances at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Champlain Valley Union High School students, with support from the school’s business program, will host its annual Make-a-Wish Family Fun Day Saturday, June 4, 4-7 p.m., at the high school.

A mountain biker enjoys the view from Mt Philo on a recent spring day.

The Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary Club’s bike repair station at Charlotte Beach.

The Age Well meal pickup for Thursday, May 12, is from 10-11 a.m., Charlotte Senior Center, 212 Ferry Road, and features roast pork with raisin sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, Scandinavian vegetables, wheat roll, apple crisp with topping and milk.

Father Tim Naples of St. John Vianney Church, 160 Hinesburg Road, South Burlington will host an interactive mental health presentation on Thursday, May 12, 6-7:30 p.m. by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont.

Claire Black, renowned Burlington-based pianist, will perform music by Robert and Clara Schumann and Ludwig Beethoven on Sunday, May 15, 7-9:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 39 Main St., Essex Junction

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