Orchard Observations

By Megan Humphrey Shelburne Orchards We’re heading in the right direction with regards to farming in Vermont. Between 2007 and 2012, the number of farms has risen by 5 percent, agricultural land has increased by 1 percent, and the market value of agricultural products has gone up 15 percent. However, with the average age of… Read More »

Shelburne 9/10 All Stars win District title

After a 4-0 run through pool play, the 9/10 Little League All Star team continued their dominance and won the District 1 crown by defeating Burlington American 10-2, and Williston 9-5 and 13-7 respectively. Above, the District 1 Champions Front row L-R: Ronan Noonan, Ollie Pudvar, Ryan Canty, Angelos Carroll, Erik Jensen, and Lily Burris.… Read More »

Twin State games on tap for Saturday

Graduated Vermont and New Hampshire’s top high school soccer players meet for the 40th Annual Lions Soccer Cup Saturday at Castleton State College on Saturday, July 19. The Vermont girls, including Champlain Valley Union (CVU) standouts Haliana Burhans and Mackenzie Kingston, kick off the doubleheader at 4pm. The Vermont boys, featuring CVU’s Joseph Castano and… Read More »

Resident wins burger cook-off

Resident wins burger cook-off

Chef Contos Kitchen and Store (CCKS) hosted a burger cook-off on Sunday, June 21. Out of the seven competing burger connoisseurs, Mark Smith, owner of Green Pasture Meats and Shelburne resident, won first place with his meaty creation. Smith’s burger was composed of Green Pasture Meats beef, Bristol Bakery caramelized onion bun, roasted cherry tomato… Read More »

Bonfigli family shares award with King Street Center

King Street Center, a community organization providing social, recreational, and academic programs for low-income youth, is pleased to announce that the Bonfigli family has directed a $4,000 donation to the Center to support the Woody Classic Tennis Tournament and King Street’s Kids on the Ball tennis program. The contribution is thanks to the 2014 New… Read More »

Credit and Payment Security: a cycle of good news and bad news

It was good news. In July 2013, federal prosecutors in the United States brought indictments against members of a sophisticated Russian syndicate. The gang members were charged with stealing and selling more than 160 million credit card numbers from JCPenney, 7-Eleven, JetBlue, Heartland Payment Systems, Carrefour (in France), and one of the world’s largest credit… Read More »

Shelburne Museum wins award for Wyeth Vertigo

The New England Museum Association (NEMA) recently announced that the Shelburne Museum has won an award in the 2014 Publication Awards Competition. The Shelburne Museum’s entry “Wyeth Vertigo” won Third Place in the Exhibition Catalogues category. The exhibit ran from June 22 to October 31, 2013, in the Webb Gallery. It examined the collective artwork… Read More »

Bark for Life returns Aug. 1

The American Cancer Society will host Bark For Life, an event that brings dog owners and their pets together in the fight against cancer, Friday, Aug. 1 and it’s not too late to get involved. This non-competitive 1.5 mile walkathon will raise vital funds for the American Cancer Society while celebrating the special bond between… Read More »