Collins Aerospace builds bikes for kids

Collins Aerospace in Vergennes had a bike-building event on Wednesday, May 3. Eleven teams of four people raced to assemble twelve bikes purchased by Collins.

City youth club, firm partner to raise funds

As Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Club CEO Alicia Grangent tells it, most things have gone well in the 11 months since she took over as the leader of the city youth club despite the financial uncertainty of running a nonprofit.

Boys and Girls Club reaps road race benefit

The Vergennes Day Race Committee on Sept. 19 presented the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes with a donation of $4,500 generated out of proceeds from the road races the committee sponsors annually on Vergennes Day.

$650K in grants will back kids’ programs

Four Addison County programs will net $650,000 in federal grants to give more children access to summer and afterschool programs during the next two summers and the 2022-2023 academic year.

Vergennes-area teen club chooses new CEO

ALICIA GRANGENT VERGENNES — The newest chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is a city resident who has spent most of a career spanning about two-and-a-half decades working with youth. Alicia Grangent, a 47-year-old nat … (read more)

Vergennes Boys & Girls Club honors Collin Clair

A sophomore at Vergennes Union High School, Collin has been an active member of the club since he was in 7th grade.

Boys & Girls Club wins grant

VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes has received $22,987 from the Summer Matters for All Grant program to help fund its summer programming, club CEO Kat Nelson confirmed late last week.The grant will help pay salaries for club staff who … (read more)

Boys & Girls Club offering summer in-person programs

VERGENNES — Rocketry. Woodworking. Arts and crafts. Ice cream making. Painting. Sports. Rope climbing.It’s all on the menu for area 4th- through 8th-graders this summer, offered in weekly chunks every morning in-person at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater … (read more)

Zach Botala named Youth of the Year

VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is thrilled to announce Zachary Botala is its Youth of the Year.A VUHS senior, Botala has been coming to the club since he was 10 years old and most recently has acted as a mentor to younger youth.“We … (read more)

Homeward Bound is partnering with Boys and Girls Club

VERGENNES – Homeward Bound and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes have partnered to offer humane education to the Club’s members, ranging in age from 9-18, after school each Thursday. The pilot program runs through April. Homeward Bound’s Execut … (read more)

City Boys & Girls club hires new leader

VERGENNES — When members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes return on Sept. 9 to their Armory Road clubhouse for the first time since March they will be greeted by the club’s new leader, Shelburne resident Kathryn “Kat” Nelson.  The club’s boar … (read more)

Boys & Girls Club ready to reopen

VERGENNES — After a summer of online programming, the Boys and Girls of Greater Vergennes is preparing to welcome its members back into its Armory Lane clubhouse. With COVID-19 safety precautions and guidelines in place, of course, according to outgoing i … (read more)

Boys & Girls Club reopening in September

VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes has announced that the club will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and will be open Monday-Friday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. daily. An open house with music, games and social distancing and safety protocols in p … (read more)

Addison youth wins state honor

VERGENNES — Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Youth of the Year Michael Davis has been selected as Vermont Boys & Girls’ Clubs’ Youth of the Year. According to Vergennes Club Interim Director Cookie Steponaitis, Davis prevailed over “a very competiti … (read more)

City youth club offers virtual summer camp

VERGENNES — Cartooning. Firefighting. Painting. Helicopter tours. Writing. Birds of prey. Scuba diving. Those presentations and more are beaming onto youths’ computer screens around Vergennes and beyond this summer, courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club of Gr … (read more)