Vermont Open Farm Week celebrates local food origins

Vermont Open Farm Week celebrates local food origins

Farmers across Vermont opened their barn doors and garden gates for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscape for Open Farm Week last week. This inaugural event was held Aug. 3 through 9. Organizers planned it to coincide with National Farmers’ Market Week – also the first week of August. More than 100 farms… Read More »

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity hosts open house in Harrington Village

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity hosts open house in Harrington Village

Bhutanese refugee Dinesh Pradhan, along with his wife and children, will move into their new home this week. The Pradhan’s contributed more than 400 hours of sweat equity into building their Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity home. About 300 volunteers helped them. “We are really excited,” he said. “The main thing is the affordability.” Habitat… Read More »

FreshTracks Road Pitch hits the road a second time

Bob Bloch, of Charlotte, runs an entrepreneurship program called BYOBiz (Build Your Own Business) at Champlain College. He hopped on his motorcycle for a second stab at FreshTracks Road Pitch last week. FreshTracks Road Pitch is a multi-day motorcycling ride where motorcyclists with investing, and business savvy, stop in small towns to listen to entrepreneurs… Read More »

CVU student to rappel Courtyard Marriot

Champlain valley Union High School senior Bridget Kerr, 17, of Shelburne plans to rappel 9 stories down the side of The Courtyard Marriot Harbor Hotel in downtown Burlington to support Flynn arts and education programs on Sept. 5. We spoke to her on July 30. Q: Why Flynn Theatre arts and education? Bridget Kerr: I… Read More »

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Shelburne grew out of necessity around the hard labor of shipbuilding, agriculture, and milling. Over the centuries, family homes and village buildings took on designs of the times, from a Greek revival gable front on a home on Rte. 7 to Tudor arches on the town office building. Today, any time a property owner wants… Read More »

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Boats powered by steam drove commerce for about a century on Lake Champlain. Ferries and barges were also used, but steamships were the quickest mode of water transportation. Today, steamboats on the lake are a bit slower, a lot smaller, and a rarity. Enter Russ Steeves, Redbud, and the North American Steamboat Association. Redbud is… Read More »