Inside a Vermont Fresh Network partnership

Inside a Vermont Fresh Network partnership

Radishes ripe for the picking in Monkton made their way into a bin that would soon be delivered to Wake Robin’s kitchen in Shelburne. The Wake Robin retirement community houses about 360 residents. Director of Dining Services, Kathy King, uses almost 40 percent of her budget to purchase local and sustainable products. She buys from… Read More »

Shelburne Pond: a study in progress

Shelburne Pond: a study in progress

Lisa Borre came all the way from Annapolis, MD to visit Vermont with a University of Vermont college friend who had rented a house on Lake Champlain for the 4th of July holiday. Her friend, Dr. Jason Stockwell, director of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Laboratory at UVM, arranged for her to join his research team for… Read More »

Exotic snake abandoned at Shelburne Pond

Exotic snake abandoned at Shelburne Pond

A boa constrictor was captured by Shelburne police at Shelburne Pond Fishing Access Saturday. Police received a call concerning the exotic snake. Officers responded, captured the snake, and turned it over to Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Shelburne Police Officer Al Fortin said. The five-foot snake was apparently abandoned at Shelburne Pond, Fortin said. State Game… Read More »

Bay Road house fire considered a total loss

Bay Road house fire considered a total loss

Shelburne Fire Department Chief Jerry Ouimet said a Monday house fire at 230 Bay Road is a total loss. An alarm came in at 3:55am July 20, he said. The cause is believed to be electrical. Upon arrival, Ouimet and his crew found the residence fully involved. Both occupants were out of the building. It… Read More »

Locals get their circus on at big top extravaganza

All Photos by Lynn Monty Olivia Santos, 8, of Charlotte balanced a plate on a stick while performing a back bend, and her pal Elizabeth Nostrand, also 8 and from Charlotte, perfected her cartwheel back stage before their big performance together. Santos and Nostrand, joined by more than a dozen other novice performers, followed the… Read More »

Vermont cheesemakers share a taste of the land

  Photos by Lynn Monty The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival made its annual appearance on the shores of Lake Champlain this summer to celebrate Vermont cheesemaking and culinary artistry. Cheeses, locally produced artisan foods, local wines, craft beers, ciders and distilled spirits and scores of people made The 7th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival a success Sunday,… Read More »

Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Harbor Road’s playground, across from Shelburne Community School, is under construction. The new natural playground at Davis Park is expected to be completed by July 17, weather depending. Until then, town officials are asking visitors using the tennis courts to park north of the parking circle, closer to Harbor Road. Shelburne Community School visitors are… Read More »

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Julie Rubaud, owner of Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, said home gardeners and farmers all share a responsibility in keeping late blight, a damaging fungal disease, at bay. She is urging local growers to destroy any infected plants by cutting down the foliage and burning it or disposing of it in sealed garbage bags at… Read More »

Nature education in Hinesburg

Nature education in Hinesburg

Daniel Ashe, a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School, will help kids get closer to nature this summer. He’s been an avid camper over the years, and now is on a leadership mission for his Graduation Challenge project. He has organized, and is directing, the Small Wonders Nature Camp through the United Church of… Read More »

Good Food Truck visits Harbor Place

Parents need time and money to put healthy, well-prepared food on the table. Locally-sourced food delivered to the door would be any working mother’s dream. Especially those who are food insecure. Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is making that dream come true for some. While many Vermonters are struggling, the food shelf is getting creative in… Read More »