Author: Sun staff

Needlefelting succulents: no water needed

Every other month, a group of novice crafters, savvy artists, teachers, lab technicians, moms, publishers and the like meet at the Burnham Memorial Library to transform colorful strands of wool into artfully styled pieces. Themes vary depending on the season; October brings pumpkins and ghouls to the table, while in February, you can find students felting candy hearts and Valentines, perhaps to send to loved ones. Penny Cunningham, Burnham’s adult programming and outreach coordinator, teaches the needle felting class and has done the craft herself for 10 years. Cunningham has worked with the library for five years but also...

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Colchester Police Reports: June 5 – 11, 2018

Warnings: 39 Tickets: 7 Speeding 3 Using portable electronic device (first violation) 3 Vehicle not inspected within 15 days of Vt. registration 2 Using portable electronic device (subsequent violation within two years) 2 Operating without a license 1 Starting parked vehicles 1 Passing school bus 1 Obedience to traffic control devices 1 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (second offense) 1 Inspection sticker not assigned to vehicle 1 Inspection expired within 14 days Arrests: 4 Driving with a criminally suspended license 1 Drugs – cocaine possession (misdemeanor) 1 Prohibited acts 1 Operation without consent 1 Unlawful mischief (misdemeanor) Tuesday, June 5 5:30...

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Athlete of the Week: Trinity Callahan

Callahan was a driving force in the offense as Colchester opened the Division I playoffs with a pair of one-sided wins, 23-0 over Champlain Valley on May 29 and 16-0 over Middlebury two days later in the quarterfinals. While ace pitchers Riley Magoon (perfect game against CVU) and Ali Sheets (no-hitter vs. Middlebury) dominated in the circle and at the plate, Callahan contributed to the high-powered offense with a pair of runs batted in against CVU and a home run and two singles against the Tigers, scoring four...

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Athlete of the Week: Cam LeClair

The No. 13-seed Lakers took No. 4 South Burlington to overtime before falling 13-12 in their Division I playoff opener May 29, and LeClair’s 13-save performance in his final game for CHS helped throw a massive scare into the Wolves, runners-up to CVU each of the past two seasons. South Burlington (10-4) had rolled to an 18-6 win at Colchester four days earlier, but the 1-12 Lakers — last in the Division I regular-season standings — played their game of the year to come within one break of a stunning...

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Colchester native takes helm at MBS

By PHYL NEWBECK for the Colchester Sun When Jordan Burke was hired by Malletts Bay School as an assistant principal four years ago, she didn’t need much of an orientation. Burke, a Colchester native, is a graduate of MBS and was happy to return home. After attending Colby College in Maine, Burke taught at a charter school in Nevada before heading back east to the Haverhill Cooperative Middle School in New Hampshire. Although her training was for older students, Burke enjoyed working with middle school kids in the classroom and on the field as a coach for several sports....

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