Book club for men mixes beer, pizza and da Vinci

Book club for men mixes beer, pizza and da Vinci

By CHEA WATERS EVANS There are different kinds of book clubs: The kind where no one reads the book and everyone drinks a lot of wine; or the kind where paperbacks are riddled with Post-It note discussion questions and members passionately debate literary theory. Shelburne’s Books on Tap, a men’s book club coordinated through the… Read More »

Supreme Court finds in favor of Laberge Shooting Range

By CHEA WATERS EVANS For now, the long-running legal battle between the Laberge Shooting Range on Lime Kiln Road in Charlotte and the Firing Range Neighborhood Group — a collective of anonymous neighbors who take issue with the range’s Act 250 status — has come to an end. The Vermont Supreme Court ruled 3-2 last… Read More »

Bissonette Fields vandalized, causing frustration and heartbreak

Bissonette Fields vandalized, causing frustration and heartbreak

By CHEA WATERS EVANS Hinesburg Police Chief Frank Koss and Frank Twarog, chair of the Hinesburg Recreation Commission, used the same word to describe how they felt after a vehicle damaged the Bissonette Recreation Fields last week: frustrated. Last Friday, Aug. 10, the person who mows the fields alerted a recreation commission board member that… Read More »

Lost little brown bat caught napping at fire station

Lost little brown bat caught napping at fire station

When there’s an emergency in Shelburne, people know that if they call 911, the fire department will come. A little brown bat in distress skipped the middleman last week and showed up at the fire station needing some assistance. Shelburne Fire Department Deputy Chief John Goodrich arrived at work at 8 a.m. last Wednesday to… Read More »

Fifth-grade teacher wins national award

Fifth-grade teacher wins national award

Dave Baird’s smile is a familiar sight in the upstairs hallway at Charlotte Central School; it’s not always an easy feat to keep smiling when one is in the company of 10- and 11-year-olds all day, but he keeps it steady. His congenial manner and teaching style is appealing to students and is now being… Read More »

Two village landmarks get new life

Two village landmarks get new life

Two village landmarks on Shelburne Road are getting new life as one expands its already iconic offerings and the other puts a new spin on an old space. Village Wine & Coffee is getting bigger while and Peg & Ter’s is taking over the iconic Café Shelburne space. Johnny and Tina Helzer bought the Café… Read More »

Students connect with astronauts

Students connect with astronauts

The Charlotte Central School multi-purpose room, the site of decades of school plays, middle school dances, and first-grade gym classes, was transformed into a portal to the galaxy as students videoconferenced with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Last week, as part of NASA’s ISS Educational Downlink program, 175 middle school students plus teachers, school… Read More »

Windblown

Windblown

Scenes from Saturday Top A tree landed on a house on Falls Road during Friday’s storm. Top right Barrett’s Tree Service was called in to remove fallen trees from the village cemetery. Left Shelburne Public Works crews cut trees to clear the debris from the roadway in front of Shelburne Museum. Center At Shelburne Airport,… Read More »

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