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  • Mayfest at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School

    Posted by Posted on Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 03:51 PM

    FROM PRESS RELEASE

     Mayfest: Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School, 359 Turtle Lane, Shelburne.

    Join us for our annual outdoor celebration of spring, created specially for children ages six and under and their families. Enjoy maypole dancing with live music, pony rides, face painting, flower crown making, and other fun activities for children. Farmers and Foragers and other vendors will offer local and organic food and you are welcome to bring a picnic. 

  • Aikido - A Modern Martial Art

    Posted by Posted on Saturday, 08 Apr 2017 02:20 PM

    Talk and Demonstration April 13 in Bristol

    FROM PRESS RELEASE

    Aikido holds a unique place among the forms of martial arts. Although it in-cludes the lineage of ancient martial art forms, Aikido was developed in Japan in the twentieth century. Aikido practitioner and instructor Linda White will discuss and demonstrate this non-violent martial art form on Thursday, April 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. This free event is hosted by the One World Library Project. 

  • Green Mountain Transit Begins Testing a BYD Battery-electric Transit Vehicle

    Posted by Posted on Saturday, 08 Apr 2017 02:10 PM

    FROM GMT PRESS RELEASE

    On March 29, Green Mountain Transit (GMT) began testing a 40-ft battery-electric transit bus in revenue service. The bus, manufactured by BYD, is the first of its kind operating in transit service across the nation. It utilizes BYD’s proprietary Iron-Phosphate battery, produces zero emissions, and boasts a 160 mile range on a single charge. The battery-electric transit vehicle will be used throughout GMT’s transit system, including some LINK Express runs. Passengers can expect the ride to be similar to the buses in the current local bus fleet. The exception being that the BYD bus is not equipped with a fare box and will operate fare free!

  • Friends of Families Spring Kids’ Clothing and Book Swap - April 8

    Posted by Posted on Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 03:35 PM

    BY RACHEL KRING, COORDINATOR, HINESBURG COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

    This popular FREE event is for anyone seeking children's clothing and books. The swap will be held at Hinesburg Town Hall on Saturday, April 8, 9--10:30 a.m.

    To ensure another successful swap, donate all gently-used children's clothing, sized infant to 14 and children's books, toddler to middle-school level. Drop off clothing and books at Hinesburg Town Hall on Friday, April 7, noon to 8 p.m., (no toys and no drop-offs on the day of the swap, please!). This is a great way to do your spring wardrobe switch, get new sizes for your own kids and pass on some clothing to friends and neighbors.

    The swap is sponsored by Hinesburg Community Resource Center's Friends of Families Program.

    Swap FAQ

    Q: How does it work?

    A: Donate as many gently used items as you want on April 7 (items will not be accepted on swap day). Volunteers will sort clothing by size and gender. We don't assign dollar values or tally up what you drop off. Participants in the swap can pick whatever they need for their families on April 8.

  • Investing in the Future of Vermont PBS

    Posted by Posted on Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 03:32 PM

    BY HOLLY GROSCHNER, CEO OF VT PBS

    President Trump recently released his “skinny budget,” in which he recommends defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as well as many other American core cultural and educational institutions. While the “skinny budget” is just a recommendation and not a law, it should stir concern in those of us who value education and the arts. 

    At nearly the same time, you may have heard that Vermont PBS recently announced the exciting news that it has sold one of its four broadcast licenses in a Federal Communications Commission-sponsored auction. The FCC conducted the auction to further its goals of improving mobile internet service by reallocating broadcast airwaves to wireless carriers. The FCC will compensate Vermont PBS for the license with a one-time payment of approximately 56 million dollars.


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