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The Humane Society of Chittenden County is asking for donations of new and like-new purses, clutches and handbags for its annual Purrrses for Paws event.

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Some people are excited for the New Year, celebrating with parties, countdowns to midnight, and resolutions. Others dread the day, feeling melancholy and even loss.

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The Milton Middle School has nominated Aundrea Nunez of Team Equinox as a Student Stepping Up.

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The Milton Middle School nominated the following students from Team Equinox as Students Stepping Up.

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Milton High School senior Katrina “Kat” Adams was nominated as Student Stepping Up by math teacher Sara Meigs, who wrote:

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Milton High School sophomore Gabe Griffin was nominated as a Student Stepping Up by Service Learning and Internship Coordinator Angela King. King wrote:

Local resident Debbie St. Amand took this photo of the full moon from her backyard, on Thursday night, Dec. 12.

Local wildlife photographer, Sharon Radtke, took this photo of Lake Arrowhead in Milton covered in fog, on Saturday morning, Dec. 14.

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This month, second graders on Team Discover are completing a kindness calendar challenge! Each day students are challenged with completing a different kindness task at school. For example, they have made appreciation notes, made friends smile and complimented people. Students are enjoying sp…

The SD Ireland holiday truck will be at the Milton Town Offices on Bombardier Road on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

If you are attempting to eat more healthfully, a holiday dessert buffet filled with pies can be a disaster waiting to happen. However, the holidays are a time when many of us choose to indulge, so if you are going to satisfy your sweet tooth, you should know which holiday pies are the health…

MILTON — RiseVT, a primary prevention strategy of OneCare Vermont, is expanding its reach to serve the community of Milton as part of a massive statewide expansion to improve the health of Vermonters where they live, work, learn, and play. OneCare Vermont is the Accountable Care Organization…

Community members Chip and Mary Hart are calling on fellow Vermonters to donate turkeys to Feeding Chittenden, and they will match the next 500 turkeys donated! Thanksgiving is less than a month away and Feeding Chittenden is 3,873 short of its 4,500 goal.

Vermont State Game Wardens and the Vermont Marine Corps League are partnering to support Toys for Tots. Wardens will accept toys, gift cards, and donations until Dec. 15, which will allow time to transfer them to the Toys for Tots program.

SOUTH HERO — Vermont-based Spot The Dog’s products were included on the popular ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ gift list for the holiday season. The products include the Puppy Plaid Reversible Bandana and The Flip Reversible Bandana.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, underscores the importance of active learning. And while this term is frequently used to describe a more hands-on approach to education, it’s also true for most learners.

We live in a beautiful county in a beautiful state. We asked readers to share their Fall photos with us and they didn't disappoint!

More than 80 area 4-H’ers and family members gathered at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction on Nov. 3 for the annual Chittenden County 4-H Achievement Dinner and Awards Night.

Milton High School (MHS) senior, Molly Loucey, was one of ten student-athletes in the state recognized at the Vt. State Athletic Directors Association Student-Athlete Leadership Conference on Nov. 4.

Girls on the Run Vermont’s spring coach registration is now open. Becoming a coach for Girls on the Run Vermont means creating a positive impact for Vermont girls. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development (PA-PYD) program that is designed to enhance girls’ soc…

Alan K. Kinney III was recently named president of the Vermont Insurance Agents Association. He is principal at Kinney Insurance Agency, with his brother Drew Kinney. Kinney Insurance has offices in Milton, St. Albans and South Hero.

Students Stepping Up is a bi-monthly feature recognizing Milton students, K-12, who are good citizens in their classrooms. This week, we feature Milton Middle School students Gavin Clark and Rianna LaFond.

Oliver is extremely helpful and willing to take on any task. Oliver is caring and will check on classmates and friends to make sure they are okay or if they need help. He also has worked diligently in reading and social studies so far this year! He has already flown through three books and i…

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Kira McDonaldGrade 8, Age 13

Facilities director Bruce Cheeseman said Cameron offered similarly invaluable assistance this summer.

Alexis SavoyGrade 9Age 13