Mercy Connections’ Start Up classes launch thriving women-owned businesses in Vermont

A pioneer in entrepreneurial education for women, Mercy Connections’ Women’s Small Business Program was the first — and remains the only — community-based program in Vermont focused on launching women-owned and operated businesses. The Fall 2021 semester of “Start Up” will run from Aug. 24 through mid-December with classes being held online via Zoom. The online […]


Public invited to learn about forest management at the Hinesburg Town Forest

Take a self-guided tour through an ecologically-managed forest The Hinesburg Town Forest Committee and the Chittenden County Forester invite the public to visit the Hinesburg Town Forest (HTF) to learn more about responsible forest management and its benefit to wildlife and habitat through two new self-guided tours. Creating and promoting high quality wildlife habitat is […]


Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition announces new director

David Martins to lead dynamic statewide membership organization BURLINGTON, Vt. (July 21, 2021) – The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition is pleased to announce that it has selected David Martins as the Coalition’s new Director. David brings to VAHC over a decade of nonprofit and ecclesial leadership, with a background in counseling for those in addiction […]


Jodi Lawaich, owner of The Write Stuff VT, LLC awarded as a Top 100 Marketing & Advertising Leader at MARsum 2021 Marketing, Advertising & Retail Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jodi Lawaich Phone number: 617.448.5791 Email: [email protected] Website: https://www.thewritestuffvt.net BURLINGTON, Vt. (July 19, 2021) — Jodi Lawaich, owner of The Write Stuff VT, LLC is honored to announce her award as a Top 100 Marketing & Advertising Leader at this year’s MARsum Marketing, Advertising & Retail Summit. The summit took place […]


Office of Health Care Advocate launches medical debt project

BURLINGTON, Vt. (July 19, 2021) – Today the Office of Health Care Advocate (HCA), a project of Vermont Legal Aid, launched a storytelling project focused on medical debt and its impact on Vermonters. The HCA assists thousands of Vermonters every year with a broad range of questions and problems related to insurance and access to […]


Free webinar on 7/21 at 7 p.m.: What can YOU do to protect the Lake Champlain Basin?

HINESBURG, Vt. (July 19, 2021) – The Composting Association of Vermont (CAV), in partnership with Friends of Northern Lake Champlain and Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation District, is hosting a free webinar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, to explore the connections between soil health and water quality, and best management practices for […]


Shared housing is an answer to the nationwide crisis of affordable housing

DUMMERSTON, Vt. (July 20, 2021) – Sharing Housing, Inc., a Vermont-based nonprofit whose mission is to develop shared housing in communities through education and advocacy, today releases two online courses to encourage shared housing as an answer to the twin crises of affordable housing and social isolation. According to Harvard University’s The State of the […]


Health officials urge Vermonters to watch for cyanobacteria blooms

Know what blooms look like so you can enjoy summer safely BURLINGTON, Vt. – Cyanobacteria blooms, an unwelcome staple of summer, have been forming in Vermont waters. These blooms can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and animals, and health officials want you to know what cyanobacteria blooms look like so you can avoid […]


River Roadshow stream table is back!

This year brings students back to your classroom and you’ll be able to resume many of the group activities that make learning so much fun and memorable. ONRCD is again loaning stream tables, complete with professionally-prepared and tested lesson plans to teachers like you. Students achieve Next Generation Science Standards while experimenting with the table […]


Library brings free summer fun and programs

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library will bring a wide array of programs to the library lawn and throughout the city this summer to entertain and educate all ages. FFL visits more than 15 parks and recreation sites each week to bring books and activities to children and teens this summer. Visit fletcherfree.org/summer-challenge-outreach-schedule to […]