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Chat with the Superintendent
January 23, 2017

Join Yaw Obeng for the third in a series of “Chat with the Superintendent” opportunities at local venues. Different topics will be highlighted at each, the third being the Multi-Year Strategic Planning Process, to be held at Bagel Café & Deli (1127 North Ave.) on January 26th from 8-9 a.m.
MLK Day Event
January 12, 2017
UVM MLK Celebration
Tuesday, January 24, 4PM, Ira Allen Chapel
The guest speaker for this year's event is civil rights activist Sheyann Webb-Christburg. Born in Selma, Alabama, Ms. Webb-Christburg was eight years old when she first became inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The determined young girl would sneak out of her house at night to attend mass meetings at the Brown Chapel AME Church, starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches, and help lead the congregation in singing freedom songs. Dr. King nicknamed her “the smallest freedom fighter.” Ms. Webb-Christburg was the youngest participant in the infamous 1965 “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march, and she has been keeping the flame and the fight alive ever since. Ms. Webb-Christburg is co-author of the book Selma Lord Selma, the inspiration for the Disney movie of the same title.

We hope to see you soon at the Champlain Cafe!
January 5, 2017

The Burlington Technical Center Culinary Arts Program has opened its student-operated restaurant, the Champlain Café . We are located next to the cafeteria in Building A of Burlington High School.

We currently accept lunch reservations and take-out orders for 11:50 a.m.12 p.m.12:15 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. The menu and reservation form are sent out the Monday before each Friday we are openEach prix fixe menu is based on a theme that is relevant to what culinary arts students are learning. We will make every effort to accommodate any dietary restrictions our guests may have. 

If you are interested in receiving our reservation form and menu on a weekly basis, please
email Cheryl Niedzwiecki: 
cniedzwi@bsdvt.orgIf you would rather
call us for more information, the number is 

We are not open on the following Fridays:
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January 3, 2017

EMS Robotics Team’s efforts pay off at the
State Robotics Competition with a 2nd place finish in the
 Robot Tournament. 24 middle schools from around the
State participated this year.

Charles J. "Uncle Charlie" Benway
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Dec. 29, 2016 

Charles "Uncle Charlie" J. Benway
Age: 79 • Essex Junction
Charles J.
Charles J. Benway, "Uncle Charlie", 79, of Essex Junction, passed away Tuesday morning December 27, 2016 at his home on West Street.

Charlie was born February 19, 1937 in Burlington, the son of the late Frederick and Frances Allaire Benway. He served his country during the Korean War with the US Army. Following his discharge from the military he went to work for Blair's which later became Benway's Trucking in Burlington followed by employment with the Burlington School District in their Property Services Division for 37 years, retiring in 2006. A man who loved to work, he then went back to work for the school district working in the school kitchens as a helper for the last 10 years up until his death.

On January 18, 2014 he married Dielene Bluto Donley. A man who loved music, he enjoyed singing whenever he could, be it Monday nights at the Senior Hall in Milton, Tuesday nights in Essex or Saturday nights at the School Street apartment complex in Milton where he could be found sharing his love of music with others. He was a very dedicated and loving family man whose love was unconditional and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Dielene of Essex Junction, his daughter, Pamela Roberts of Essex Junction and her children and grandson. Dielene's children, grandchildren and one great grandson; 3 sisters, Maggie Bell of Colchester, Shirley Chapman of Gorham, Maine and Pearl. Dielene's sisters and brothers and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 brothers and 5 sisters.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 5 to 8 pm in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. Those attending are welcome to share their memories of Charlie at 8 pm. Burial will be held later and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Arrowhead Senior Center
P.O. Box 785, Milton, VT 05468.

Online condolences may be made at www.minorfh.com.

Visit burlingtonfreepress.com/obituaries to Express condolences and sign the guest book.

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