Celebrate Shelburne Day this Saturday: Biggest farmers market of the season, Rotary ball drop, music, food, fireworks

Celebrate  Shelburne Day this Saturday: Biggest farmers market of the season, Rotary ball drop, music, food, fireworks

STAFF REPORT From morning until dark, Saturday will be a bustling day in Shelburne for the annual Shelburne Day festivities. Starting at 9 a.m., the Parade Ground in the village will be packed with many more booths than a typical Saturday Farmers Market. A project of the Shelburne Business and Professional Association, the Shelburne Day… Read More »

Corrections

• Chris Robinson is Shelburne’s water quality superintendent. In a story in the Aug. 9 Shelburne News about sewer-line work on Harbor Road, Robinson’s title was incorrect. • Turnout in Vermont’s primary election in August 2016 was 26.5 percent of the state’s 453,405 voters. The percentage was incorrect in a story in last week’s Shelburne… Read More »

The Other Paper joins group: Stowe Reporter buys third Chittenden County paper

The Other Paper in South Burlington is joining the Stowe Reporter newspaper family. The purchase took effect today. That brings to six the number of micro-local weekly newspapers in the Stowe Reporter group. The others are the Shelburne News; The Citizen, which covers Charlotte and Hinesburg; the Waterbury Record; and the News & Citizen of… Read More »

Hallquist celebrates historic victory, trains sights on Scott

By XANDER LANDEN, ALEXANDRE SILBERMAN and KEVIN O’CONNOR VTDigger.org Christine Hallquist, a former utilities executive, became the first transgender candidate in the nation to be nominated by a major party in a governor’s race, scoring a clear win over three Democratic challengers in primaries on Tuesday. “We made history,” Hallquist told reporters after the Associated… Read More »

School program benefits from Box Tops collection

School program benefits from Box Tops collection

Volunteers with the Box Tops for Education effort say collection boxes have seen donations all summer and they are hoping the community continues to contribute as the new school year begins. The program involves collecting the little “Box Tops for Education” logos on many grocery items. They are redeemed for cash put towards enrichment programs… Read More »

State creates mail-back envelopes to dispose of medicines

The Vermont Department of Health is offering free prescription medication mail-back envelopes as a safe, simple and secure way to dispose of unwanted and unused medications. Up to eight ounces of unused, expired or unwanted medications, either in their original containers or in a sealed bag, can be put in each pre-addressed, 8- by 11-inch… Read More »

Learn composting basics with UVM master gardeners

Registration is open for a Vermont master composter course offered this fall by the University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener office. Composting is a simple, cost-effective way to turn food scraps and organic yard waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment for gardens and lawns. Register by Sept. 12 for this course which runs Sept. 13… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

Information on fall programs is now available online at shelburnevt.org/160/Parks-Recreation. Kindergarten Soccer Mini-Mites: A fun, instructional soccer program that introduces kindergarteners to basic soccer techniques. Curriculum includes fun ball-mastery activities, interactive fundamental technical training between players and exciting small-sided games. Boys and girls will be separated into different groups. Registration deadline is noon on Friday,… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

Pierson Library has moved to the Shelburne Field House on Athletic Drive for the duration of the reconstruction project into 2019. The phone number is still 985-5124; website is piersonlibrary.org. Summer reading logs: Turn in your log by 8 p.m. tonight. The reader who reads the greatest number of pages in each age group will… Read More »

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