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This young black bear decided to get a closer look inside South Burlington Rep. Ann Pugh’s home in the Hilltops neighborhood on Monday. City residents have reported a number of black bear sightings in the city over the last few weeks. Police …

Sojourn Bicycling and Active Vacations, based in Charlotte, is partnering with the Shelburne Athletic Club and RaceVermont.com to host a fundraising bike ride benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington and Passion for Paws. Ride Strong …

The Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program and University of Vermont Extension recently announced their Raise the Blade campaign in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program and five other local organizations. The campaign’s goal is to educ…

Howard Center has been named the recipient of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2019 Excellence in Addictions Treatment Award. Selected from 230 nominations from across the country, the award was presented to Howard Center in Nashv…

Mercy Connections is offering a training program for women interested in becoming part of their Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program. It begins April 24 and continues Wednesday evenings, through May 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Mercy Connections of…

Lund’s second annual Pitchin’ for a Purpose cornhole tournament will be held Saturday, May 11, at the Burlington International Airport. The tournament will feature 64 teams competing to be crowned the 2019 Pitchin’ for Purpose champions. Fund…

The board of directors of Special Olympics Vermont announced the appointment of Melissa “Missy” Siner Shea as their new president and CEO. She replaces interim president and CEO Lisa DeNatale.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1063 Prim Road, Colchester, hosts an End of Life Café Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m. The free discussion, open to the public, will offer the opportunity to learn and talk about all aspects of death including medical an…

Lauren Chase and Sue Richardson of Griswold Home Care present Sarah Lemnah, executive director of the Cancer Patient Support Foundation, with a $500 donation.

The exhibit titled “A Show of Hands” is an annual fundraiser for HANDS, a local nonprofit that provides food for older adults. A silent auction of the hands takes place Thursday, March 28, 6 to 8 p.m., at the café, 169 Cherry Street. Megan Hu…

The University of Vermont Medical Center has awarded $350,000 in grants for community programs that address homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, children’s nutritional needs, chronic medical conditions, and other physical and …