Jack Fairweather’s 2019 biography “The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz” won the Costa Book Award in the biography category this week. Fairweather spent years researching and writing about Witold Polecki, a Polish resistance fighter who volunteered to go into the concentration camp, organized a resistance movement from within, and then successfully escaped.
Congratulations to the Kelly Brush Foundation and Kelly Brush who were honored with a Resolution of the House and Senate offered by Rep. Mike Yantachka.
At Renewable Energy Vermont’s 18th annual Conference and Exposition, held October 18 and 19 in Burlington, the organization conferred on Charlotte Representative Mike Yantachka its Renewable Energy Legislative Champion award for his contributions to advancing renewable energy in Vermont as a member of the House Energy & Technology Committee, the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR) and the climate caucus.
Charlotte Girl Scout Troop #30066 attended Scout Day at the Great Escape in New York on June 9. While there they participated in various activities such as scavenger hunts, tie-dyeing, making SWAPS and enjoying the rides.
On June 6, the Vermont Association for Middle Level Education (VAMLE) named Charlotte Central School 6th grade math and social studies teacher Natasha Grey as the recipient of the Rising Star in Middle Level Education award.
Vermont state representatives Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, and Mike Yantachka, D-Charlotte, presented House Concurrent Resolution H.C.R. 364 to Dr. Jackson Clemmons and Mrs. Lydia Clemmons on Wednesday, May 2, in recognition of the Clemmons Family Farm’s A Sense of Place project,
Charlotter Jim Hyde was recently was voted Comcast Vermont Mentor of the year for 2018. A retired college professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, Jim decided that he did not want to give up working with students and helping them learn, so he looked for a program in which he could put skills that he had used over the years to younger students’ benefit. Four years ago he discovered Charlotte Central School’s “Connecting Youth” mentoring program through its director, Wendy Bratt.
A total of $185 was raised throughout the 2016-17 school year at Charlotte Central School through its “Be the Change” program. The school received the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) Youth Hero Award for that effort, which will be presented at a school assembly on Nov. 17.
We are proud to announce The Charlotte News has won “Distinguished Newspaper” in our category in The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) “Newspaper of the Year” 2017 competition.
At the May 4 statewide Arbor Day conference, with the theme “Make Vermont a Shade Better,” the Vermont Urban…