Community Notes

Veterans Day ceremony
The Shelburne Veterans’ Monument Committee invites all to a Veterans Day Ceremony, beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, in the McClure Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 5171 Shelburne Rd. Speaker will be Shelburne native Maj. Jason Galipeau, of the Vermont Air National Guard. Guest vocalist will be Laura Kalagher.

Vineyard hosts 9th annual festival to support food shelf
Shelburne Vineyard this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will host its ninth annual specialty Food and Wine festival to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

Instead of an admission or sampling fee, visitors just need to bring a contribution of non-perishable food items for the Food Shelf’s collection or make a donation to the Food Shelf Raffle, which each hour will choose a winner of a product donated by one of our vendors. Information:

Chittenden Solid Waste District facilities closed Friday
The facilities of the Chittenden Sold Waste District will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day. They will reopen with their regular schedules on Saturday. All CSWD Drop-Off Centers, the Environmental Depot and the administrative office will be closed. The Green Mountain Compost facility will be open for leaf and yard debris drop-off.

The district’s recycling Materials Recovery Facility will be on its regular schedule.

All facilities will resume regular schedules on Saturday, November 11. For more information, call the CSWD hotline at 872-8111 or visit

Winter clothing collection under way at schools until Nov. 17
The Champlain Valley Union High School Refugee Outreach Club is hosting an annual Winter Clothing Drive. Drop boxes are in all of the Champlain Valley School District schools. Volunteers plan to distribute clothing on Nov. 18, so donations will be collected through Nov. 17.

Needed are new or gently used winter coats, hats, mittens, boots and any other warm clothing.

3rd Annual Culinary Classic to support local cancer patients
The 3rd Annual Culinary Classic to benefit the Cancer Patient Support Foundation will be held on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center. Five of the area’s most talented chefs will compete for the title. Chef Christian Kruse, the 2016 Culinary Cup Champion will defend his title against Chef Donnell Collins of Leunig’s Bistro & Café, Chef Adam Raftery from Waterworks Food + Drink, Chef Shawn Calley at the Burlington Country Club, and Chef David Hoene from Pauline’s Café.

Attendees will be able to sample food from each participating chef and get to vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

The Culinary Classic is sponsored by NorthCountry Federal Credit Union (NCFCU). All proceeds benefit the Cancer Patient Support Foundation and its Emergency Fund, providing direct financial assistance to cancer patients and their families in Vermont and Northern New York.

Tickets are $85 for an individual or $150 for a couple. For more information or tickets: or call 802-488-5495. There will also be a full dessert bar and exciting live and silent auctions with prizes such as Broadway tickets and a bike tour in France.

“Resilience” film showing at Charlotte Sr. Center Sunday
This Sunday at 1 p.m. the film “Resilience,” will be shown at the Charlotte Senior Center. It addresses the concept of addressing adverse childhood experiences that can cause lifelong health problems. A panel discussion with Dr. George Till, a state representative from Hinesburg/Jericho and Priscilla White, Child Victim Treatment Director for the State of Vermont, will follow. The screening is sponsored by the Social Justice Ministry of the Charlotte Congregational Church and the Charlotte Library.

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