April 30, 2016

I Want to be a Veterinarian Nurse

Observer illustration by Celia Perkins, Grade 3 What do I want to be when I grow up? A vet.

Observer illustration by Celia Perkins, Grade 3
What do I want to be when I grow up? A vet.

By Abby Mabee
Grade 3

When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian nurse. BEVS (Burlington Emergency Veterinary Specialists) is a vet for cats, dogs, hamsters and sometimes, baby porcupines! [Read more…]

Guest Column

My Opinion on Vermont’s Sugaring

 By Hunter Durgin

Grade 8

Everybody should know about Vermont’s maple syrup industry. Maple syrup is what Vermont is known for and if you live here you need to know about this great product. People should have a basic knowledge about the process of making maple syrup. Many Vermonters are making a living off maple syrup production, many of the Vermont forests have maple trees on them, and it’s part of Vermont’s history. People should know the basics on how you tap a tree, collecting sap, and boiling sap into syrup. It is important that people know that a maple tree produces sap. Many people don’t know that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. Another important fact to know is that only in the spring does the sap run from the trees. And the most important fact that everyone should know is how great Vermont maple syrup tastes.

If I Could Change One Thing About the World… [Read more…]