April 20, 2019

Sugartree Maple Farm


Gail Edna Dawe Halverson [Read more…]

Services that can help with the rigors of travel

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

Do you know of any services that help seniors with the rigors of traveling? My youngest daughter is getting married in a few months and would love to have my 82-year-old mother attend, but she needs help flying across the country.

Searching Daughter [Read more…]

Sugar on snow party time

By Lucy McCullough

If you didn’t have an opportunity to visit the sugarhouses during their open house tours last weekend and enjoy the sugar on snow parties, try it at home. It is not difficult and you only need maple syrup and snow (or ice shavings if you can’t find fresh snow). Don’t forget the pickles and doughnuts. The pickles help cut the sweetness, and no need to justify the doughnuts. [Read more…]

Build your own rain barrel

Early spring is the perfect time to start thinking about incorporating the use of a rain barrel to reduce harmful stormwater runoff and to re-use rainwater for lawn and landscaping needs. Join the Chittenden County Stream Team and the Colchester Conservation Commission for a “Build-A-Rain Barrel Workshop” at 5:30 p.m. April 17 at the Bayside Activity Center, 2 West Lakeshore Drive in Colchester. [Read more…]

‘Rally for the Planet’ on April 12

The Vermont Youth Lobby is planning a “Rally for the Planet” event April 12 at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. [Read more…]

Of plants, birds and bees

Stock up on native species at the WNRCD’s annual tree and trout sale

By Corrina A. Parnapy

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Buccaneers huddle at Bucks game

Observer courtesy photo

Observer courtesy photo

The Chittenden South Supervisory Union Buccaneers Youth Football team made a special appearance March 17 during halftime of the first game of the Vermont Bucks — Vermont’s first-year professional indoor football team. [Read more…]

CVU’s Shepardson headed for Hall of Fame

Dan Shepardson

Dan Shepardson

The Vermont Principals’ Association recently revealed the VPA Hall of Fame Class of 2017, and Champlain Valley Union High School fans will recognize a familiar face. [Read more…]