What’s the story behind those buses?

What’s the story behind those buses?

I’m careening in my car toward the beach around the curve on Lake Road in Charlotte, singing along with Adele at the top of my lungs, because I actually secretly am Adele, when … Hold on. Wait. I read Front Porch Forum, and I know speeding isn’t welcome here in the town of Charlotte, so… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Though we’ve come to the end of the holiday shopping season, shopping locally is a New Year’s resolution I can keep, since it doesn’t involve giving up sugar, bread, vodka, or spending money. We’re going to finish with a flourish with some books, last-minute panicking at the drug store, and in our hearts. Flying Pig… Read More »

Glycol leak causes evacuation at nearby school

Glycol leak causes evacuation at nearby school

Charlotte Central School was evacuated for the day Dec. 9. Students were brought by bus to the Charlotte Congregational Church after an initially unidentified smell, that was causing some students and staff members to become lightheaded, was discovered coming from the boiler room. In a recording sent to parents, Chittenden South Supervisory Union Chief of… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

We’re nearing the end of our shopping excursions for the year, but there are still so many people you need to buy for, and you’re losing steam … don’t worry. There’s lots of stuff right here in town, and you won’t have to fight for a parking spot. This week, sweets are sweet for anyone… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

This week, in my local shopping expeditions, I figured out where to get cute jewelry and fight human trafficking at the same time. Plus, I shopped where Santa shops when he needs to buy a birthday party gift. And then I hit my favorite place of all time—the hardware store. God help me, there’s so… Read More »

Shopping with Chea: I’m back, and ready to buy stuff

Shopping with Chea: I’m back, and ready to buy stuff

Woo-hoo! It’s only taken 11 months, but I’ve finally emerged from my eggnog fog from last holiday season, and I’m ready to hit the streets and heat up my AmEx for another round of local shopping and good cheer. Shopping locally benefits the people who own our neighborhood stores, but it helps you, too—local business… Read More »

Single parents at Champlain College benefit from women supporting women in education

Single parents at Champlain College benefit from women supporting women in education

Women (and a few men) from around Chittenden County gathered at Champlain College on Thursday, Oct. 29 for the annual Women Supporting Women in Education fundraiser for the school’s Single Parents Program (SPP). Presentations by Champlain staff, a current student and an alumna of the program highlighted the life-changing benefits that the SPP supports. While… Read More »

Residents experience swimmers’ itch from Lake Champlain

Residents experience swimmers’ itch from Lake Champlain

A swim in Lake Champlain on a hot, late-summer day can cause many things: happiness, a sense of well-being, and for some people, an itchy rash. Over the last few weeks, at least a dozen swimmers in the Charlotte and Shelburne area, many at the Charlotte Beach, have experienced an unfortunate side-effect of enjoying the… Read More »

New law makes preschool available to more local students

New law makes preschool available to more local students

Preschool is a special and exciting time for little ones: big-kid sneakers, cool lunchbox, new friends, and learning away from home for the very first time. Early childhood education is considered a vital first step in the academic and social development of children, and state legislators signed Act 166 into law last year in order… Read More »