As members of the Champlain Valley School District school board began making their annual round of budget presentations to selectboards, they were anticipating a return to normal school life next fall.

Last June my wife Marie and I encountered a mature wood turtle while walking through a forest near our home. We admired the intricate topography of its shell, inspiration for this species’ scientific name: Glyptemys (“carved turtle”) insculpt…

Paul Franklin Eddy, longtime resident of Hinesburg, died peacefully at the McClure Miller Respite House on Dec. 21, 2020, just two weeks before his 95th birthday.

Norman Bean, 93, died peacefully at Bishop’s Glen in Holly Hill, Fla., on Dec. 11, 2020.

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Recently Nigel Mucklow was walking through his woods in Charlotte/Shelburne with his dog named Mudflap and came across what can only be described as an astonishing wonderment, according to an anonymous source.

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Mornings are quiet now. Gone is the loud chorus of bird song outside my window that I awoke to in spring and summer. While we brave the cold, snow and bitter winds of winter by donning extra layers or throwing another log on the fire, most of…

If you are out walking on an early winter morning, you might be lucky enough to see some of nature’s most beautiful and ephemeral sights: hair ice and frost flowers, both snow-white and delicate against the dull forest floor.

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Andy R. Mansfield, 81, of Charlotte, died at home on Dec. 18, 2020, surrounded by his family after a year of declining health.

As winter settles in, people watching their birdfeeders hope to catch a glimpse of something out of the ordinary – perhaps a visitor from the Far North. Nothing satisfies this desire like the bubbly and charismatic common redpoll. A member of…

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Vermont Ballet Theater School closed shop in March as the COVID-19 pandemic reached Vermont, but the group has worked to keep its students dancing, providing 10 weeks of online courses.

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The Vermont Folklife Center and the Pride Center of Vermont have teamed up for a new exhibit, “Pride 1983,” which explores the origins and legacy of the state’s first pride march that summer.

One night just before Christmas last year, my youngest daughter and I opted to walk the short distance home from dinner at my parents’ house, rather than drive with the rest of the family.

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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and if you are healthy and eligible to donate, please visit www.redcross.org for more information and to schedule an appointment at a drive near you.

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David Jonah, Manager of Shelburne Farms Farm Store and Welcome Center, tacks up the latest tally on Shelburne Farms fundraising challenge thermometer.

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So many local shutterbugs have sent in photos of these gorgeous winged creatures — have you seen snowy owls in your neighborhood?

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