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 »

Studio Cacao brings divine chocolate to Shelburne

Studio Cacao brings divine chocolate to Shelburne

By Megan Downey To some, chocolate is a treat or a tool employed for bribing children, or apologizing to or romancing a love interest.  For others, it may even be an obsession, but for the owners of Shelburne’s Studio Cacao, Kevin and Laura Toohey, chocolate is a religion. “Chocolate is a complex food substance with… Read More »

Students pay tribute to their SHS teachers

Students pay tribute to their SHS teachers

By Roderick W. Durrell After dinner programs can be boring. But not for the Shelburne High School (SHS) reunion held on July 19 at the Town Offices, formerly the Shelburne Central Grade School and High School. Although all classes were invited to attend, the event was organized to mark the 50th graduation anniversary of the… Read More »

By Morgan Magoon, WRP Intern Have you noticed the new addition outside the Pierson Library? A butterfly habitat designed by landscape architect and Shelburne resident Charlotte Albers and sponsored by the Friends of the Pierson Library was planted by the Shelburne-Charlotte Garden Club last month for all to enjoy. And they are. Gardening enthusiasts Sue… Read More »

Selectboard tackles issues at regular meeting

By Heather McKim The July 22 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard saw the return of a familiar face to the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission (HPDRC), a meeting with the Bike and Pedestrian Paths Committee, and a look at the town’s trees. David Webster, who had previously served on the HPDRC for a few… Read More »

Community urged to attend Form Based Zoning meeting

By Dean Pierce, Shelburne Planning and Zoning Director A complete draft of the Form Based Zoning document is now available online and can be downloaded (in both MS Word and Adobe Acrobat formats) from As previously announced, the project steering committee will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7pm to discuss the document. This… Read More »

Gearing up for election season

Primary Election: The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The polls will be open from 7am to 7pm in the Town Gym. The last day to register to vote in this election is Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 5pm. Ballots are in and registered voters may come in to vote early in the… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

Call 985-9551 for Parks & Rec Program and Registration information or visit Dig into Nature Series: Campers will scoop soil, turn over rocks, examine plants, hunt for insects, and test the water in the outdoor classroom of forest, fields and lakeshore. Bring a backpack with snack, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray. Please… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Today! Kitchen Science: Our younger patrons are invited to come to the library at 1pm to learn some kitchen science. Using everyday materials, including food, candy and condiments, we will conduct fascinating experiments. Learn how to walk on raw eggs and blow up marshmallows.  If this sounds like fun, do join us. Bridge Building: Our… Read More »