Registration open for Master Composter course

The Vermont Master Composter course will be offered at 13 locations around the state on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning Sept. 18. The course will provide training to anyone interested in becoming a backyard composter by learning how to turn yard trimmings and vegetable scraps into “black gold.” It is sponsored by the University of Vermont… Read More »

Parks and Rec News

Call 985-9551 for program and registration information or visit Parks and Recreation’s Summer Concert Series ends with a bang! Thanks to Shelburne Farms for hosting our final concert of the summer held on July 30 which entertained over 1,300 people! Everyone enjoyed music from the Rhythm Rockets followed by a spectacular show of fireworks.… Read More »

Vermonter with local ties wins San Francisco Marathon

Native Vermonter August Brautigam, age 29, won the 37th annual San Francisco Marathon in 2 hours, 32 minutes, and 16 seconds on Sunday, July 27. With 6,620 runners participating, Brautigam ran one of the best races of his career, only one second slower than his personal best. “I have competed in at least 12 marathons,”… Read More »

Wiffle Ball Tournament features Little Field of Dreams Annual Travis Roy Foundation tourney resumes Aug. 15-17

An addition to the venue and an expanded field highlight the 13th annual Travis Roy Foundation Wiffle Ball Tournament slated for Friday-Sunday, Aug. 15-17 in Essex. The fun-filled backyard event takes place at the home of natives Pat and Beth O’Connor and the event is free and open to the public. Joining Little Fenway and… Read More »

Help protect your ability to save

What do you believe is the biggest threat to your ability to save for retirement, education funding or other big goals? “Job loss” probably comes to mind first, but “lack of cash flow management” should rank higher — and it’s an ongoing challenge rather than a rare event. More than just tracking your income and… Read More »

Local builder applauded for building Green Certified Homes

Snyder Homes has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2014. Being one of only a handful of Home Innovation’s green certification participants to be recognized validates the commitment the Shelburne business has made to provide its customers with increased value, comfort, durability, and efficiency through its National Green Building Standard… Read More »

Castleton prepares for 76th annual house tour

Castleton prepares for 76th annual house tour

The 76th Annual Castleton Woman’s Club Colonial Day House Tour will feature outstanding private homes in a wide variety of architectural styles including Colonial Revival, Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Gothic Revival. The tour includes over a dozen sites throughout the village including outstanding period homes, public buildings, galleries, and historic sites. The 2014 Castleton Colonial… Read More »