Ready your wooden deck now

With the long-awaited arrival of spring, it’s high time to ready your wooden deck for the summer fun ahead. Tackling the project sooner, rather than later, is smart for a couple of reasons. “Not only is it more comfortable to work in springtime temperatures, but deck stain forms the most durable, long-lasting finish in mild… Read More »

Spring Grow It! Garden workshops May 12

The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) presents the 2014 Spring Grow It! Workshops for community and school garden leaders in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi. The Grow It! Workshops provide garden leaders with timely training and networking opportunities at seven regional locations around the state. The Winooski workshop is presented in partnership with local and regional groups, the… Read More »

Waldorf fourth graders receive donated spruces

Local Edward Jones representative Bill Root, a sponsor of Fourth Grade Foresters USA, was at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne last Friday morning to present fourth graders with a tree of their own to plant and care for. Established in 2007, Fourth Grade Foresters has given out 505,000 trees in its effort to… Read More »

Sustainability and eco-responsibility: VSC walks the talk

By Laurie Caswell Burke Shelburne’s neighbor, Vermont Commons School (VCS), has a longstanding mission guided by a strong environmental ethic. “Understanding the relationships between humans and the world they share is the primary goal of education,” VCS believes. “For students to appreciate their place and role in their environment – and respond with wonder and… Read More »

Reflections on Green Up Day

By Laurie Caswell Burke I found myself traveling to the middle part of the state for a work-related event on Green Up Day. I was struck by the multitude of people gathered on highways and country roads clad with green bags and gloves picking up trash. From my vantage point, they seemed to be enjoying… Read More »


Mr. and Mrs. Dan Barrett of Scarborough, Maine and Dr. and Mrs. Ted Fink of Shelburne are pleased to announce the engagement of Kelsey Barrett and Mike Fink. Kelsey is a graduate of Bates College and teaches mathematics at Scarborough High School.  Mike is a graduate of Bates College and earned his PhD in chemistry… Read More »

Helen-Mary L. Danyow – Shelburne/Ferrisburgh

Surrounded by her loving family and the compassionate staff at Starr Farm Nursing Center, Helen-Mary Lull Danyow, 79, died May 3, 2014. Helen-Mary was born on Jan. 4, 1935, in Hanover, N.H., to Robert D. and Catherine (Durick) Lull. Her early childhood years were spent in Poultney, followed by a move to Shelburne. She met… Read More »

From soup to sushi at Chef Leu’s House

By Lesley Snyder In the words of the hungry diner, “Chinese” is often followed by “takeout” – but Chef Leu’s House will have you rethinking your vocabulary. While the popular restaurant offers both pick-up and delivery, the 21-year-old Shelburne staple received a highly-anticipated facelift last spring. A revamped menu, modern dining room, spacious patio, and… Read More »