Champlain Dragon Boat Festival returns for ninth year Aug. 3 at Burlington’s Waterfront Park

Dragons and drums will reverberate throughout Burlington’s Waterfront Park for the ninth annual Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, Aug. 3 to benefit Survivorship NOW, Dragonheart Vermont’s Cancer Wellness Initiative. Nearly 2,000 paddlers representing local businesses, organizations, families, and friends along with breast cancer survivor teams from the US and Canada will join Dragonheart… Read More »

Rowing weekend at Maritime Museum

Rowing weekend is July 12-13 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Rowing teams and the general public are invited for this special two-day event. The Museum is open from 10am-5pm and activities are included with admission (Challenge Race fee includes Museum admission for two). Relax, visit the exhibits, talk with the staff and volunteers, and enjoy… Read More »

Boating infrastructure grants available

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is now accepting applications to fund projects that will help improve boating facilities in Vermont. Grants are given out for marina improvement projects that directly benefit transient boaters, or boaters that stay at one slip for 10 days or less. Funding for the grants comes from the U.S. Fish &… Read More »


ENGAGEMENTS Thomas-Galbreath Laurie and Bruce Thomas of Shelburne are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Laurie Thomas, to Zachary Stephen Galbreath, son of Penny Sicard of Bridport, Vt., and the late David Sicard, and Bruce Galbreath of Hinsdale, N.H. Megan is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and a Montessori… Read More »

Shelburne’s Aronsson captures first win

Molly Aronsson of Shelburne shot a final-round even-par 72 to capture the 2014 Island Resort Championship on Sunday at Sweetgrass Golf Club. She finished at 1-under for the three-day tournament, one stroke in front of her college teammate at the University of Washington, Sadena Parks. Aronsson becomes the ninth first-time winner on the Symetra Tour… Read More »

Shelburne church celebrates Fourth of July

Shelburne will celebrate its 52nd Annual July 4 Chicken Barbeque, Auction, and Bazaar to benefit the Methodist Church on Friday, July 4, this year. “At 9am there’s a line of people waiting to get in to the white elephant sale,” Julie Broadway, chair of the annual sale, explained, “The barbeque starts at 11am and the… Read More »

Safety Spot

By Jim Buell 2nd Asst. Chief, Shelburne Fire Dept. Summer has arrived! A lot of us will be taking a vacation, but fire doesn’t. Please stay vigilant around the issue of fire safety. Here are some tips that may help keep you, your family, and your home safe. Keep a fire extinguisher near your BBQ,… Read More »

SCHIP celebrates 10th Anniversary

The schedule of monthly celebrations for SCHIP is as follows by: July: Charlotte month—all Charlotte residents get 10 percent off in store August: Raffle month—proceeds go to Charlotte Food Shelf September: Shelburne month —all Shelburne residents get 10 percent off in store plus Volunteer Party October: Hinesburg month—all Hinesburg residents get 10 percent off in… Read More »