The Paper Cranes walk their way to $500,000

The Paper Cranes walk their way to $500,000

For some, raising some money to fight cancer is enough. For others, walking 26 miles in honor of a friend is enough. For Jeanette Voss of Shelburne, however, raising money for cancer research and supporting friends by walking the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk was never enough. The tireless effort by Voss and her team,… Read More »

Bridging the generation gap with a selfie and some smiles

Bridging the generation gap with a selfie and some smiles

Though there was a noticeable lack of duck lips, and no one ended up posting their hottest picture on Instagram, selfies were the main scene last week at Wake Robin in Shelburne. Thanks to Carly Stine and the Champlain Valley Union High School students who volunteer with her through the nonprofit Technology for Tomorrow, sixteen… Read More »

Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Ever since the early days of Vermont’s beer boom, beer lovers around the state have been passionate about their growlers. As local craft beer brewing became a full-blown craze, those 64-ounce jugs of deliciousness have become more popular with local drinkers as well as beer tourists, who come to Vermont specifically to get a taste… Read More »

Vermonters do their part for the refugee crisis in Greece

Vermonters do their part for the refugee crisis in Greece

An orange raft, an angry sea, a huddled group of frightened refugees. A toddler crying, a lifejacket full of straw, wet shoes. A 12-day-old baby, scores of pregnant women, men separated from their wives and children, a heart patient whose medicine has been thrown overboard by smugglers. Megan McIntosh Frenzen witnessed these stories and so… Read More »

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 »